Sidewayz 2012

Sidewayz 2012 is proudly presented by Westsyde Connection & Balmoral Boards

Featuring artwork on recycled skateboards & snowboards from over 101 local & international artists including:

Alex Lehours, Apeseven, Bennett, Birdhat, Bridge Stehli, Caspian De Looze, Deb, Drewfunk, Kerupt, Luke Taafe, RJ Williams, Skel, Skulk, Vars, Wade Burkit and Stuart Smythe

Open night 23 August, 6:00 @ Global Gallery – Until 1 September

Sea Stoke + Surf Aid

Sea stoke exhibition

Sea Stoke is supporting Surf Aid with a Fundrasing exhibition of salt inspired art.  Works by: Morgan Bridgeford, Kat Charles, Xavier Davis, Mick Egan, Kyme Farley, Shaun Freeman, Luke Hallam, Matthew Hannon, Adrian Knott, Wade Lewis, Adam Lynch, Chris McConville, Gary Parker, Jeff Raglus, Ben Ross, Joel Stevens, Skye Walker, Peter Web, Mark Richards ( RIP ) + more
$5 fundraiser entry  – live music and drinks
@Boom Gallery Newtown




60 Years Of Innovation



The most iconic name in the surf industry is celebrating it’s 60th year of operation and innovation with a global art tour curated by Monster Children. Starting in Sydney on March 15th, artworks by Thomas Campbell, Geoff McFetridge, Mark Penxa, Jim Phillips Jr, Tim Chapman and Liam Gerrard, along with a plethora of O’Neill memorabilia will be exhibited in a global art and innovation tour. The exhibition will travel through Asia, Africa, Europe and North America, with the final exhibition being seen in Santa Cruz at the O’Neill Cold Water Classic WT surf event in November.

Opening 6pm 15th March, Old Paramount Building, Surry Hills
Tour Runs March 15th – 18th March

Follow the tour at

Ben Brown – Die Young

Die Young is an exhibition of works by iconic Sydney Illustrator, Ben Brown.

Ben’s obsessive-compulsive artistic relationship with skulls and bones is clearly a consequence of being born with super human illustration skills and x-ray vision.

His latest series of candy coloured portraits split Kurt Cobain, James Dean, Sid Vicious, Jimmy Hendrix, Buddy Holly and music’s most recent victim, Amy Winehouse, quite literally, in half. The Andy Warhol inspired comical renders, are part morbid tongue in cheek (or skull) and part eternal depictions (flesh). Die Young salutes popular idols with untimely deaths. As Ben puts it…”the celebrity life-style that we seem to aspire to, had killed them all by the age of 27?

An illustrator for over twenty years, Ben Brown is a regular contributor of comics for editorial, including the notorious surfing publication ‘Stab’. He has designed extensive clothing graphics for brands such as Mambo, Insight, Globe, O’Neill, Rip Curl, Ocean & Earth, Nice Produce and Supply, and he has designed music and festival posters for the likes of Nirvana, Frenzal Rhomb, Silverchair, Fat Boy Slim, The Hoodoo Gurus, Big Day Out, Good Vibrations Festival, Homebake and The Falls Festival.

Die Young opens on the 9th of December from 6pm to 10pm and is on exhibition until the 24th December 2011 at The National Grid Gallery, 24 Chard Rd, Brookvale.

Bens Website



GlamNation is Graphic Designer / Illustrator Dennis Chow, Dennis has some entertaining work on his site