···············24.02.11Stop(the)Gap: International Indigenous art in motion
···············13.05.11MAY'S: The May Lane Street Art Project
···············13.05.11HIJACKED 2: Australia/Germany
···············15.07.11White Rabbit – Contemporary Chinese Art Collection
···············14.10.11Your Move: Australian artists play chess
This exhibition is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia.
Image: B.U.G.A.U.P., Write of Reply (detail) 2007, aerosol and acrylic on primed board, 276 x 360 cm © the artists, photograph Sharon Hickey
The May Lane Street Art Project
''As long as aerosol and graffiti are used to pigeon-hole and keep legitimate artists down, I will keep blowing your minds.'' Omen
The May Lane Project is an outdoor gallery space located in St Peters, in Sydney's inner west. The project commenced in 2005 as an initiative of Tugi Balog, a local businessman who turned the exterior walls of his business premises into a site-specific gallery for street artists.
The exhibition presents a selection of large scale street art, created at May Lane between 2005 and 2009 by legendary Australian graffiti artists and celebrated international street artists.
Vibrant, dramatic and confronting, the May Lane work spans a range of street art styles, from New York graffiti, spray paint and paste ups, to stencils and sculpture.
MAY'S has been curated by Tugi Balog and features works by Chor Boogie (USA), Kamion (UK), Kenji Nakayama (USA/Japan), Peque (Mexico), Taring Padi Collective (Indonesia), and from Australia: B.U.G.A.U.P., Peter Burgess, Cultural Urge, Deb, Die Laughing Collective, Dlux!, Dmote, Adam Hill, Jumbo & Zap, Luna & Peru, Mare, Mini Graff, Nails, Numskull, Otis & Peru, Phibs, Scram, Spice, Zap and Zombe, with a catalogue essay by Adelaide artist James Dodd.
Media release - Samstag Museum brings the outside in (PDF file, 327 kb)
Interviews with May Lane artists - (63 mb MP4 file)
See May Lane artists at work -
Radio Adelaide interview with Tugi Balog and Mini Graff (60 mb MP3 audio file)