Melbourne

This Is Art - a venture by Ero by JoFF Rae

Ero...

"After months of negotiations I have finally manage to score a pop up studio/shop in the third largest shopping complex in Australia, the numbers are huge, 16.7 million people through per annum with approx 250,000 through each week. Highpoint shopping centre in Maribyrnong have handed me the keys to this shop space. In this space it will be a studio, shop, gallery and workshop all rolled into one. For the gallery we will have a show once a month for a week starting in February so if anyone would like to have a show or group show pm me and I will email you details. The rent will be $450 for the week with $100 being for food, advertising etc. Commission will be a pay what you think is appropriate deal. Workshops will be starting in the school holidays and if anyone has a particular workshop they would like to put on pm also. I want to run eight hour workshops broken into two four hour blocks spread out over three days with three workshops running concurrently over the three days and depending on interest ten to fifteen participants per workshop. Each participant with be charged $65 per workshop with $35 per participant going to the artist taking the workshop. If their are artisans who have products they have made I would also be interested in hearing from you. Anyone who does performance of any genre pm me. This project I am calling 'This is Art' and will be based around El lissiky's beat the whites with the red wedge. Substituting the whites with mass consumerism and the red wedge with the subculture of art. This is an idea I have been working on for a couple of years. It is about intervention in a community to see if I can affect change with art being it's principal tool."
Ero
 

Melbourne FRINGE '13 by JoFF Rae

2013 MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL   18 SEPT - 6 OCT 

Melbourne Fringe is a not-for-profit organisation that presents the annual Melbourne Fringe Festival. They provide artists with the tools to develop, present and promote their work, creating a community of audiences and artists that together represent a National arts network.

The Melbourne Fringe Festival is an open-access event. Each year artists from a wide scope of art-form and experience join the Independent Arts Program to develop and present their work as part of the Festival. Through the Independent Arts Program they run the Festival Hub, a curated space that offers a cross-section of arts experiences throughout the Festival period including the Fringe Club.

Central to each year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival is our Creative Program, Melbourne Fringe produced projects which bring emerging and established artists together to explore new ways to engage audiences with free works in public spaces. In 2012, our Creative Program delivered Double Take and Fringe Furniture.

The Melbourne Fringe Artist Development Program supports Festival participants and the broader independent arts community. Year-round they deliver a range of programs across all aspects of building a successful and sustainable career in the arts.  The Artist Development Programs include mentorships, forums, training and awards.

To present the Festival and support year-round activities, Melbourne Fringe works with a range of committed and valued partners.

VISION


Melbourne Fringe will play a leading role in the support and presentation of the independent arts by facilitating the development of innovative and diverse arts practices that engage with both artists and audiences.

VALUES


Participation
As an open-access, multi-arts Festival, Melbourne Fringe actively encourages a diversity of artists and audiences to participate in the arts.

Collaboration
Melbourne Fringe is committed to providing opportunities for collaboration between artists and arts facilitators on a local and National level.

Creativity
Melbourne Fringe supports the creativity of our artists and audiences and continually strives to reflect and respond to this creativity in their own work.

Integrity
Melbourne Fringe values the trust that artists and audiences place in them and understand their responsibility to engage with our community with openness and integrity.

HISTORY

In 2012, Melbourne Fringe celebrated 30 years. For more information on the history, click here.

 

update/ watch that space/ Guilty of ART!// by JoFF Rae

East End, London (23 May 2012) & Mays Lane, Sydney (24 March 2012); Melbourne April 2012

 Ha Ha - 6 layer stencil/ Guilty of ART!//

ART >> action / issue + project works = urban/ pop/ graff/ paste/ punked/ projected//

Prominent street artist Ha Ha aka Regan Tamanui has hit walls & spaces in Mays Lane, Sydney, the East End of London & French city of Lyon the / watch that space/ Guilty of ART!// treatment with the strong 7 layer stencil of Tame Iti as a prelude to an ongoing art mission//

Iti/ Ha Ha - 7 layer stencil on canvas/ ARTIVIST : collection

/ in light of global awareness & action the message is obvious/ images & installations are being created by various artists addressing the raids & subsequent trials on Tame Iti & the "Urewera Four" in the context of the global fear & control we have become accustomed to/ along with Ha Ha are images & works from Frizzell & Weston, DLT, Jos Wheller, ARTIVIST, AUE & others/ appropriately street & pop art is featuring strongly in the movement & statement around the issues/ commentary is simple/ direct/ beyond a reasonable doubt/ the intentions & questions on the streets/ in the galleries/ on walls near you!

Dr Tutu/ Frizzell & Weston

/ watch that space/ Guilty of ART!//

/ coming to a wall near you!

Yeah Right/ Frizzell & Weston

 

“Yeah Right” is a satirical adaptation of the popular Tui Beer advertising campaign that uses sarcasm in a humorous social commentary. In this artwork Mike Weston and Otis Frizzell present their version of Tui’s iconic ad, substituting an AK47 assault rifle for the usual perch branch. In Yeah Right, Tutu replaces both the Tui Beer branding, and also the social statement that is usually featured in the Tui beer billboard.

Dr Tutu is the name Tame Iti adopted when DJing on his various alternative radio slots.  It features in the title of works Tututables, and Tututime 2004, and the logo featured on the painted canvas works exhibited. In Maori, (and most if not all Polynesian languages also) Tutu has a multiplicity of meanings such as ‘revolution’, ‘to meddle’, ‘arson’ and ‘sedition’. Tutu and the glyphic logo formed by the inverted numerals 22 (see below) have been recurring motifs in Weston Frizzell’s work since 2004. The message it conveys relates directly to the arrest of Tame Iti and other Tuhoe members under the terrorism suppression act. If it were spelled out it might read: “A terrorist revolution? Yeah, right.” Yeah Right is a fine art archival inkjet print on Hahnemule 100% cotton rag paper, edition of 180.//

http://blog.prints.co.nz/2012/02/weston-frizzell-ask-who-are-real.html

The print "Dr Tutu featuring Tame Iti" is a combined image of four paintings from the 2004 exhibition at Mike Weston's "The Area" gallery. From left to right Whenua, Aotearoa Not for Sale, Horimoni and Tututime. Weston and Frizzell conceived an imaginary contemporary scenario where no colonisation had occurred and devised a number of graphic motifs and symbols such as you might find on road markings or signs or perhaps corporate branding responding to this notion.


ERO by JoFF Rae

Ero : Melbourne based artist from New Zealand.

“….that we should treat all the trivial things in life seriously, and all the serious things of life with sincere and studied triviality.”
Oscar Wilde.

To meet as many people as I can and to experience as much as possible.

To never have a regret that was "... if only..."

And to find kindness and share that with other people I meet along the way.

Religious views Believe in one's self is to believe in other's

Political Views Narcissistic Party (Planet Ero in the alpha mega quadrant)

Favourite quotations Please allow me to introduce myself. I am a peacock without a cause. A piece of transcendent trash. A futile blast of colour in a futile colourless world. Dancing in the lifeboat, about truth on the tight-rope, about laughing in the face of the firing squad. A man shot through by arrows, (all be it self inflicted), and yet still alive.

This is one of my favorite quotes from the artist Sebastian Horsley and his Autobiography "Dandy in the Underworld". Its dark conceptual nature belies its true optimism for the human condition.
Take that as what you will.

ARTIVIST : creative provide TD & visuals for NZ artists at AWME by JoFF Rae

ARTIVIST : creative provide technical direction & visuals for NZ performers at AWME 2009 including Rhombus (with Michel Tuffery MNZM), Little Bushmen, Mihirangi, Tama Waipera & the NOMAD. "It was an honor to work with such a calibre of act & a high level of artistic integrity" said JoFF Rae... "the features of the Expo for me were hanging out with legendary graff' artist HAHA, artists Ero & the NOMAD & the jam with the Mad Professor!  The Rhombus performance & working with Tuffery again was the cream!" The Expo in Melbourne was a success for CNZ & the artists with a stream of bookings!  The contingent from NZ had showcases in the Black Box at the Melbourne Arts Center, a nice room with an intimate feel & a capacity of not more than 250. Looking forward to 2010!  Special thanks to CNZ, Koa & the NOMAD.

Rhombus / Little Bushmen to perform at prestigious AWME, Melbourne by JoFF Rae

Rhombus & Little Bushmen  have been invited to perform for an exclusive audience as a showcase at the  Australasian World Music Expo , November at the Melbourne Arts Center.    ARTIVIST : creative  is designing a unique visualscape set & system with Modul8 driven content from  Michel Tuffery MNZM  &  ARTIVIST : creatives  to develop on concepts involving visuals in the  Rhombus  performance for this showcase...  The exclusive  Little Bushmen  showcase will involve some suitable choreographed  ARTIVIST : creative  visual content... Warren Maxwell & ARTIVIST : creative JoFF Rae have worked together on several projects over the last 20 years including Skapa, Southside of Bombay & very early Trinity (before the "Roots" was added)...  "This is exciting... two of the most artistic & creative contemporary bands in New Zealand & we get to make stuff with them" says JoFF... "then we get to present in an exclusive showcase scenario in my favourite city other than Wellington... can't get better!!!"

Rhombus & Little Bushmen have been invited to perform for an exclusive audience as a showcase at the Australasian World Music Expo, November at the Melbourne Arts Center. ARTIVIST : creative is designing a unique visualscape set & system with Modul8 driven content from Michel Tuffery MNZMARTIVIST : creatives to develop on concepts involving visuals in the Rhombus performance for this showcase... The exclusive Little Bushmen showcase will involve some suitable choreographed ARTIVIST : creative visual content... Warren Maxwell & ARTIVIST : creative JoFF Rae have worked together on several projects over the last 20 years including Skapa, Southside of Bombay & very early Trinity (before the "Roots" was added)... "This is exciting... two of the most artistic & creative contemporary bands in New Zealand & we get to make stuff with them" says JoFF... "then we get to present in an exclusive showcase scenario in my favourite city other than Wellington... can't get better!!!"