Oh man we are so excited about the Outpost street art exibition on Cockatoo Island! We've had a sneak peek and it looks absolutely amazing. Sydneysiders, be sure to come check it out over the next five weeks... we'll be there every weekend selling some tees so be sure to drop by and say hi. Our friends over at Concrete Playground gave it a nice little write up if you want to know what it's all about...
"Whims can get a wee bit specific. Want a big street art show? Free?
On an Island? Done. Big, free and on Cockatoo Island, the five week Outpost
festival offers a changing roster of street art, artists and
entertainment to keep you ferrying out for a fresh look. Though some
arms of government use graffiti sites to arm their arrest warrants, this
one using its internet savy to fill the island with a flow of
interstate and overseas talent.
The lineup would be dominated by Aussie luminaries like Meggs, May's Lane and Reka,
if it wasn't already overshadowed by work from international stencil
superstar Banksy. The Banksy stuff is mainly from a private collection,
but the equally big Belgian muralist Roa
will show up in person to paint a
gargantuan animal over an island wall the weekend of November 4-5. Will Coles' work will be on show, his concrete graffiti a staple of Newtown streets, as well as fellow Newtown star Mox, the Kirbyesque Zap and Melbournian maestras Vextra and Deb.
Saturdays during the festival, Secret Wars will host art battles, while Shadow Wars hosts a one off battle of dance and Skateboard Australia presents a grand final. You can also check out Brazilian import Ethos blowing up his sketches up from the tiny to the huge, after Buff Diss taking his turn to spend a week to do interesting things with masking tape."