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Old 12-06-05, 12:57 AM   #61
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I can see Marc's pix fine (x2)...

Maybe I will post more pix soon, Pete, but Michelle's just had her twins and I'm off to the hospitiful to greet them!! Jeremy and Darcy Doyle.

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Old 12-06-05, 03:40 AM   #62
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Have I missed something here? Can any/everyone else see Marc's pics?
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Old 12-06-05, 06:50 AM   #63
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I can still see Marcs pics,,,,
There very nice Peter../????
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Old 12-06-05, 08:38 PM   #64
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Opps, sorry Peter

I'll keep that in mind for next time. I usually like to link my images rather than attaching them since then I can post the same image to more than one site without too much muck about.

Cheers for the knid comment Nick, i'll post more soon as i get back to my home computer.
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Old 12-10-05, 08:04 PM   #65
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Old 12-14-05, 09:27 PM   #66
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Wow! Some of that stuff is seriously serious, so to speak.
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Old 12-29-05, 07:37 AM   #67
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Piggy Tis the season to enjoy beer resposibly..

Melbourne is hot this year and we've got a bout of mid-30c days this summer. This pic is of a recent ad. job, organised by Jenny. (other street pix appeared about the country).

Perhaps it is in theoretical, and ethical contrast to the last pic I posted, "Litter and plastic belongs in the bin".

But as a good friend of mine would say..
"A girl's gotta make a living"

And I do like a beer
P.N.. I think the Brahma would be well-served chilled, with a little lemon or lime.

P.P.N. To Martins post .. The murals were rather dizzying on the stressbuster site! Most impressive.
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The stressbuster murals broke my brain, I'm still in shock.

Nice beer Ulla, but whats the metal dove emblem? Is it a symbol the beer uses?
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Old 01-01-06, 05:42 PM   #69
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Piggy Branding the bottle

Yes the "Brazillian" bird is part of the beer branding. I added an olive branch to the ad agency graphic, in response to the big beer riot in Sydney the week prior!
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Howdy gang.

Ah summer, goodtimes!

Here's a pic I did for the world buskers fest in CHCH. Need to get my skills up especially with my coloring. So I tryed alot of new things with this piece.

Sorry for the crap photo. This was as high as I could get with a donated fuji quicksnap *tm. They need Helicopter services for pavement artists or something. There's a whole bunch of little goblins at the bottom that have been cropped

More pics on the way.

Another masterfully epic picture ulla! Come visit if you and Nick are down this way.
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Old 02-08-06, 06:18 PM   #71
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Here's a picture I did for the arts centre in CHCH NZ. It took 6 days cos' it's been HOT

Just click on the little picture to link to the big one:




It was to big to get clearly in one shot of I made a collage. Enjoy.
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Hey Marc, there's no little pic or link

Is that the first time you’ve done the CHCH Buskers’ festival?

When Jodi first rang me in ’97 to devise the CHCH workshops we had one philosophy and objective in mind. To try and teach some NZ artists for festivals so that people like me did not have to be imported.

I know you have been working a lot ( Guinness Book of Records and all) and have done many festivals since, but this is the first I’ve heard of you at CHCH Buskers’ Fest.

Jodi takes pride in only having the best and you’ve really made my day by getting there. It is among the best festivals in our world and you’ve made the grade. The circle (chalk?) is now complete.

I hope you made a lot of new friends and contacts.

Occasionally, something you did years ago comes back to visit. I’m glad this has.

How are the others among “Chawk” doing?
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CHAWK
(Christchurch, Artists, Without, Kanvas)
Is now only me sadly, the main members are all doing other things,

Hanna, Is working but is keen to get back into it.

Dixie, Is now the manager of a posh Irish Pub

Jeremy, Just got back from Travelling Europe and is here for two months. Before going back overseas.

Those Workshops were Great! Cheers Chalk circle! Everyone got something great out of the experiences with you guys.

Here's some more art. I did this one for The Wellington Fringe Festival:
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Well done Mark glad you are picking up some gigs and strutting your stuff which looks like you had a good time doing it to and that is so important.

I am posting Diana's latest corporate work she did in collaboration with Peter a coupla weekends ago in melb for pacific magazines. Diana worked on all the portraits and figures while Peter did the mapping and signwriting . The blocking and the mast head they both worked on.

I am not posting mine cos although it was the same subject I think her work has a unique style and is a more youthfull and humerous take on a magazine cover.
She composed herself well despite the client was truly gonna take us to hell in a handbasket and to a certain extent still is.
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Old 04-03-06, 04:12 AM   #75
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Hi Again, thought you might be interested in Diana's and my new year pic "the wishing well". which we kept going for the Common wealth games in Melbourne's Sth bank.
This was a busking project nothing actually to do with the games but it became part of the games when on a Sunday it had a men's marathon team go over the top and along the usual Souththbank pitch.
The little fox terrier, Diana's dog, Dotty is featured in the garden. She came and posed before the games and barked at the Sunday crowd and had to go back in the car for a little while anyway. Hope you like it . We enjoyed turning the sidewalk into a garden.

Ps Hey Ulla would like to see the picture you and Jenny did in NZ.
Could you please post it here. Heard it was a beauty!
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Old 05-01-06, 08:54 PM   #76
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The garden is lovely!

I am starting to miss busking in Melbo.. have to get to it soon before its too cold!!. The festival works I have been doing have been lots of fun (well.. Rotorua wasn't really that much fun...), but always feel very rushed...

Jenny and I worked on "A Window to the future- Auckland 2888". It would have been good to have more space for the both of us to work in, as it was a complex composition based on the City, and we had some nastiness (and stop-work meetings) from a local trader as we were "blocking his entrance". We figured his entrance was blocked well before we arrived, however.....

At the Harbour festival I did a very large 5 x 3 metre Auckland seascape, with dolphins, ships, etcetera... Recently I've been working on Cockatoos (continuing on from the Games Village paintings) at Geelong and ARmadale, WA, but at Freo I did a memorial to Bon Scott of AC/DC as they are thinking of erecting a statue to him there.

PN- Roland should be in Melbo town next week...
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A weekend at the Harbourfest.. end result.
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Old 05-01-06, 09:07 PM   #78
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Nice writeup on a US pavement art festival:

http://online.wsj.com/article_email/...jcxMzYxWj.html

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They'll Be Painting
The Town Red -- and Every
Other Color, Too
By ARNIE COOPER
May 16, 2006; Page D6

Santa Barbara, Calif.

If you think performance art requires a stage or nightclub, envision a mass of contorted limbs crouching and bending over hot asphalt. Add to that some chalk pastels and inspiration from the Renaissance and you've got another kind of performance art -- street painting.

In Santa Barbara, I Madonnari, a street-painting festival, is held every Memorial Day weekend in front of the Old Mission church. Tracy Lee Stum, last year's featured artist, says she loves "being able to share the creative process with people who would normally not be able to see this." Another Madonnari regular, artist Jane Portaluppi, says: "Normally you want to present something finished; you don't want anyone coming along while you're working. But in this medium, the process and the interaction with the audience is the emphasis." And over the coming holiday, some 25,000 people will gawk and hover as Ms. Stum, Ms. Portaluppi and 400 other artists, some donning rubber gloves, most wearing huge straw hats, rub three-inch pieces of multihued pastels onto the pavement.
[Street paint]
Chalk it up to experience: Every Memorial Day weekend since 1986, the parking area in front of Santa Barbara's Old Mission church has become a temporary canvas.

Street painting is said to have originated in Italy in the 16th century, when madonnari (so named because they painted the Madonna) would travel from village to village for religious and folk festivals. As time passed, these itinerant artists would expand their repertoire to other religious icons as well as reproductions of the old masters. But their payment, coins thrown onto their "canvases," remained their only compensation.

A few centuries later, in 1972, the practice was revived when the small northern Italian town of Grazie di Curtatone began the International Street Painting Festival, which takes place every Aug. 15 on Assumption Day. Santa Barbara resident Kathy Koury attended the Grazie event in 1986.

Ms. Koury heads up the Children's Creative Project (CCP), a local nonprofit that brings art to local schoolchildren. "For 10 years I'd been trying to think of a unique fund-raising event for CCP that would relate to what we do as an organization," Ms. Koury says. Two weeks after returning home, she got a call from a neighbor who was on the committee to celebrate the mission's bicentennial. The neighbor wanted to exhibit children's drawings there, but Ms. Koury had another idea. Hastily she gathered up a few snapshots of the Grazie festival and made an impromptu 15-minute presentation. Her idea was approved. Father Virgil Cordano even agreed to repave the mission's parking area -- piazze are hard to come by, even in Santa Barbara -- into what would become the town's biggest canvas.

I Madonnari began the following May. And though the medium is the same as in the Italian festival, the American version is decidedly different. Rather than being a judged competition that requires artists to stick to Christian imagery and to work all night to finish their pieces, I Madonnari gives street painters three days to complete their work, whose subjects must only be "appropriate for public viewing."

But what really sets the Santa Barbara festival apart is its dual purpose. Besides functioning as a community art event (with food stalls and live music), I Madonnari also raises money. Each of the approximately 150 artists' squares (ranging from 4 by 6 to 12 by 16 feet) is sponsored by individuals and organizations at a cost of $125 to $600. A number of 2-by-2 squares are also set aside for children. And though purists might wince at the big block letters with sponsors' names that appear above each image, the money ($60,000 raised last year) helps cover a major performance for county schoolchildren. Past events have included the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.

Artists' subjects over the years have included a convertible perched on an ocean bluff, a Technicolor Mickey Mouse, a Warhol-inspired Jackie Kennedy and a black-and-white portrait of Einstein with a galaxy spinning over his head. Ms. Koury herself appeared in a 2002 painting. Unsurprisingly, there have also been countless renditions of the mission façade. And, naturally, reproductions of paintings by Raphael, Michelangelo, Da Vinci and Titian have all graced the pavement.

More intriguing, perhaps, are the images that blend past and present. Consider Ms. Stum's painting from last year, an original concept she called "Medici Garden." "I tried to imagine Lorenzo di Medici talking to Sandro Botticelli and his model for Venus," she says. But they weren't discussing Botticelli's next piece. A hint to their conversation topic can be found in the future-filled crystal ball Medici is holding in the palm of his hand. It contains Stum's self-portrait with the ever-present mission in the background.

With its four topiary trees that appear to be standing straight up from the pavement, the painting is a perfect example of anamorphism -- a striking three-dimensional effect that pops up (pun intended) frequently at the festival.

This year's featured artist, Melanie Stimmell, will be creating a novel work to commemorate I Madonnari's 20th anniversary. The 12-by-16-foot painting will depict the history of street painting by incorporating Pompeo Batoni's "The Allegory of Art" along with figures from other Italian and French paintings in Renaissance, Classical and Baroque styles.

And just below, a team of artists will tackle the festival's largest-ever creation, inspired by the cultures of Santa Barbara's sister cities, Toba, Japan, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The 24-by-36-foot piece will be divided into two sections. One side will emulate woodblock print to portray a Japanese folktale based on a story of the Sun Goddess, Ama-terasu. This will morph into a depiction of Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca from the Aztec myth "The Five Suns." On Monday, May 29, the mayor of Toba, Kusuichi Kida, will help close out the festival, which culminates in a Japanese folk dance by the group Soran.

Street painting has clearly gone global. Festivals have been held in Geldern, Germany; Utrecht, Netherlands; and Istanbul. In this country, festivals can be found throughout California, as well as in Colorado, Florida and Pennsylvania. Yet no matter where it's done, challenges remain. For beyond needing a supple, flexible body to stoop and kneel on the pavement, street artists must always be ready to battle not only the broiling sun but the unexpected deluge.

Showers or not, these are ephemeral pieces -- an inescapable truth these modern masters must deal with. Participating at the Lake Worth, Fla., festival two years ago, Ms. Portaluppi and other artists painted their images directly on a temporarily car-free Route 1. Once the festival ended, skid marks quickly replaced sketch marks. "It was the strangest sensation to have spent two days on the ground like that and to see cars go over it," she says.

While the highway here in Santa Barbara is reserved for vehicles, the street paintings at I Madonnari eventually fade away, too. But for three days each Memorial Day weekend in front of the "Queen of the Missions," it is creation, not destruction, that holds center stage.

Mr. Cooper is a free-lance writer in Santa Barbara, Calif.
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