Askew One and Elliot Francis Stewart paint a 9 story wall in Port Adelaide during the Wonder Walls Festival

February 12 2015 . 09:04am

“Here is the final shot of the 9 story wall Elliot Francis Stewart and I painted in Port Adelaide during the Wonder Walls Festival. It was a trying but exciting experience and we are both so stoked to have had this opportunity.

The wall is an ode to the history of the area and we tried our very best to include many things. Firstly the text reads: “Ngadluku Kaurna Miyurna Kaurna Yarta tampinthi. Marni niina pudni Kaurna yarta-ana pudni. Pukipirra tarrkarri mankutitya’dlu tirkanthi.” Translated into English that means “Let’s recognise Kaurna People and Kaurna Land. It’s good that you came to Kaurna land. Learn from the past so that we can grasp the future.”

Considering the past of the region and how affected Kaurna and other
indigenous people have been, I think this is such an incredible sentiment to have and feel honoured to have been given the task of painting these words. Ironically (and as always there’s a serendipitous aspect to every large wall I paint) we completed this on Australia Day.

The figure Elliot painted is looking back into the past with her arm extended out clutching some of the earth. Within the soil is some of the objects we found on the ground around our site, mainly birds eggs, feathers and skulls. The entire cycle of birdlife was visibly represented at our feet and we felt that was poetic. She has a hammer in one hand and a tool belt, this is an ode to Port Adelaide’s more recent past as an industrial centre but also represents
the rejuvenation the area is going through currently. She has one foot in the past, that knee is ripped and one foot forward, the tear on that knee has been patched up with the Indigenous flag.

We would like to extend a huge thanks to Uncle Lewis O’Brien for preparing the text for us, Jack Buckskin (who is doing so much work to define Kaurna as a written & spoken language) for making sure the spelling was current, Joel
Moore and Jane Marr for co-ordinating and making this mural happen. Also Digby and Sam for operating the lifts and keeping us company for a week. Thank you.”

Askew One

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VNA Magazine annouces newest issue #29 cover featured by Cleon Peterson

February 12 2015 . 08:50am

VNA Magazine just announced the release info about their newest issue #29. With Cleon Petersen as their cover artist, they picked his hometown of LA to celebrate the launch. The event will be held at Subliminal Projects, this Valentines Day, Saturday Feb. 14th, between 6-9pm.

This issue features an extensive report on Peterson and his violently bacchanalian work that echoes the brutality he sees in society. Other articles include a look into work of legendary street photographer, Ricky Powell and the co-founder of Alife clothing turned book designer, Tony Arcabascio, a peek at the nature-loving Jessica Albarn and a look at the latest street work from London, San Juan and Las Vegas. Plus, included is a retrospective on the work of Ron English and the low-brow lowdown Detroit kingpins Inner State Gallery.

Find out more info at arrestedmotion.com | verynearlyalmost.com

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Opening recap of REVOLUTIONARY DREAMS a photo exhibit by Dennis Morris | Celebrating Bob Marley’s 70th birthday

February 07 2015 . 10:58pm

 
DENNIS MORRIS / BOB MARLEY – REVOLUTIONARY DREAMS

Opening reception: February 6, 2015 | 7-10p
On view: February 6 – 21, 2015

A celebration of Bob Marley’s 70th birthday

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
February 6-21, 2015

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Dennis Morris in new the NME magazine

February 04 2015 . 10:07pm

Bob Marley NME

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No Smoke Without Fire: Reclaiming The Genius Of Bob Marley

February 04 2015 . 10:17am

Dennis_Morris_-_Bob_Marley

Read article at: thequietus.com

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