LOST/FOUND EXHIBITION OPENS TONIGHT

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Revolution presents:

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Verb 2013 Artist Series Range Launch
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lost/found: an exhibition of exploration

Verb Artist Skateboard Range 2013:
Daniel Ting Chong
Gerard Human
Hanno Van Zyl
Jade Klara
Justin Southey
Jaco Haasbroek

And artists:
Paul Senyol
Simon Berndt
Jason de Villiers
Dani Loureiro
Ninja Bread Boy
Motel 7
Justin Poulter
Cassandra Johnson
Nicola De Jager
Matthew Oldfield
Candice Jezek aka Z
Chris Valentine
Michael Dos Ramos

DJ’s on vinyl from Roastin’ Records

Cash bar

Opening:
28 November 2013
7 – 10pm

Good to know:
A portion of proceeds from the evening will go to Milkshed; a not-for-profit business that uses reclaimed wood to create furniture and rebuild schools.

Revolution, The Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock

021 447 6801

Verb | ROASTIN’ RECORDS – Cape Town | Revolution | The Kraken Rum | Milkshed

LOST / FOUND EXHIBITION

lost found exhibition

Revolution presents:

lost / found

Verb 2013 Artist Series Range Launch
&
lost/found: an exhibition of exploration

Verb Artist Skateboard Range 2013:
Daniel Ting Chong
Gerard Human
Hanno Van Zyl
Jade Klara
Justin Southey
Jaco Haasbroek

And artists:
Paul Senyol
Simon Berndt
Jason de Villiers
Dani Loureiro
Ninja Bread Boy
Motel 7
Justin Poulter
Cassandra Johnson
Nicola De Jager
Matthew Oldfield
Candice Jezek aka Z
Chris Valentine
Michael Dos Ramos

DJ’s on vinyl from Roastin’ Records

Cash bar

Opening:
28 November 2013
7 – 10pm

Good to know:
A portion of proceeds from the evening will go to Milkshed; a not-for-profit business that uses reclaimed wood to create furniture and rebuild schools.

Revolution, The Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock

021 447 6801

Verb | ROASTIN’ RECORDS – Cape Town | Revolution | The Kraken Rum | Milkshed

OFFICIAL OPEN DESIGN CLOSING PARTY

The 31st of August will see the closing party of the Open Design Cape Town Festival at the Woodstock Exchange. Existing on the vanguard of creativity and functional design in Cape Town, the Woodstock Exchange reflects the ethos and commitment to urban renewal and development intrinsically linked to Cape Town and it’s securing of the title “World Design Capital” for 2014.

The evening will follow an “open studios” format, whereby tenants (both retail and business) will open their doors for members of the public to get an intimate view of the form and function of the Woodstock Exchange as a whole.

Revolution Woodstock will be open on the night.

Free for the public.

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/539370119450353/

LEON BESTER INTERVIEW

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Leon Bester is one of the nicest guys you might ever meet. A local Cape Town boy, Leon has been active in skateboarding, art, photography and videography for a while now, and owns at both. Find out more about the man behind the wayfarers. We introduce you to Leon Bester…

Take us through a day in the life of Leon Bester.

Alarm goes off, snooze button, snooze button, snooze button. This goes on for quit a while. Then I’ll start my day with a nice cup of tea, check on my plants and water them. Next I’ll jump into some denims and depending on the weather I’ll cycle down to the Woodstock Exchange to take care of business. If I leave before sunset I’ll go for a little skate, maybe a cheeky beer after. Then it’s dinner time and chill time.

Who/what inspires/influences you to do art?

There are endless things that will inspire me or spark a new thought or idea. I love to gather inspiration from all over and from many different things, situations and artists.

What sparked your interest in screen printing?

When I started my course in Graphic Design at Cape Tech, I was always fascinated in printmaking and I knew screen printing was part of our course, but only from second year. After my first year they pretty much scratched screen printing from our course, so when the time came to go and do an internship, I decided to intern at ilovescreenprinting. After the two week internship I was hooked on this new skill I’ve learned. I pretty much built a DIY set-up and bought a few screens and just carried on printing. For the whole of 2012 I ran my own screen printing studio in the northern suburbs. I mostly printed t-shirts, but my favourite is to print onto wood. I don’t print as much anymore, but it’s always fun to go mess around in the studio and make some t-shirts or print some artwork, get covered in paint, etc.

Leon BesterKlick Klak Exhibition Photos. Screen print on wood.

What are some of your favorite projects that you’ve worked on?

I am really amped on all of the adidas projects I have been involved with. The most recent being the PE (Port Elizabeth) skate trip and the Gonz Exhibition. Always good fun and interesting trips. Another one stands out; about 2 months ago, Toby from ‘Hello Again’ in long street asked myself and Inus Smuts to do some t-shirt designs for his shop. I did a photo series on well known streets and landmarks of Cape Town, but from a first person view on a bicycle. I pretty much looked like crazy tourist cycling in the middle of the streets through town with my camera dangling from my neck while shooting the photos, haha. But I am really happy with the way it came out in the end. Risked my life a few times to get those shots, haha.

What are you listening to right now?

Yeasayer, Tame Impala, Neil Young, Future Island and some Witch.

What is this ‘Streets’ gang you’re part of? Does your Mom know about it?

Hahaha! Streets is pretty much a bunch of homies that love to skate, travel, braai, hang out, smash some beers and cause all sorts of shit together. Yeah, we are a diverse group of people that just started skating together in the school years and we still skate, hang out and make missions together as much as we can.

streets-design-clock-screen-printed‘Streets’ design clock. Screen printed.

You were a videographer on the recent adidas skateboarding trip to PE. Care to share any stories from the trip?

There are so many good stories from that trip. Like when we had to saw off this piece of railing to make a handrail skateable. Or Jansen swinging and smashing everything in his way with the one golf club we had with us. Khulu falling over into the bath tub. Pieter giving Jansen a tomato relish shower. Yann shredding that bowl by the park. I can go on and on. There are so many.

Where are you at in skateboarding at the moment? Are you still pushing as hard as you always were?

At the moment I am just enjoying skateboarding for what it is to me. Sometimes I would just hang out with everybody and have a mellow session. Then other times I would find myself jumping or grinding stuff I would never even have looked at before.

Leon Bester Smith Grind Bowl. Photo by Wayne ReicheLeon smith grinds a bowl. Photo by Wayne Reiche.

What are your favorite things about South Africa?

Definitely all the amazing destinations to travel to and all them characters you meet along the way.

Shout outs?

My family for supporting and helping me out since forever. All of my friends for being unique characters. The streets homies, everybody I skate with, people I make art with, Inus Smuts for the daily entertainment, adidas, revolution, the woodstock studio mates and friends, the Pit, everybody that has helped me out on my travels… so many people to thank. All of you play a unique role, so thanks.

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WAREHOUSE SALE STARTS TODAY

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The Revolution Warehouse Sample Sale starts today!

RVCA, Fallen, Hurley, WeSC, DVS, Globe, Osiris, Lakai, Krew, Iron Fist, LRG, Verb, Killer, KFD, and many more…

Tees and Caps from R100
Footwear and Hoods from R250

All sizes.

Revolution Woodstock, Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town

Thursday 27th – Sat 29th June
10am – 5pm

While stocks last!

info@revolution.co.za
021 447 6801

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Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/469767076440985/

WOODSTOCK SKATE INITIATIVE

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Last week Friday, June 21, was International Go Skateboarding Day. It was also the day we launched our Woodstock Skate Initiative. We invited a bunch of local skate kids from around Woodstock to the Revolution Store in the Woodstock Exchange to celebrate Go Skateboarding Day with us. These are some photos from the day.

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Time to hit the streets!

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Jean-marc skated with the kids, and played some skate karaoke, with kids just throwing out tricks for him to do. We donated a few skateboards to the kids and they’ve been using them everyday since. Looks like good school holidays ahead! Thanks to Jean-marc for pulling in.

ABSTRACT STORIES EXHIBITION PHOTOS

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Last night was the opening of “Abstract Stories”, the latest art exhibition at A Word of Art in Cape Town. The exhibition features: Paul Senyol (CT), Black Koki (CT), Ello (CT), Freddy Sam (CT), AEC Interesni Kazki (Ukraine), Remed (Madrid), 108 (Italy), Ever (Beunos Aires), Andrzej Urbanski (Berlin), Overunder (Reno, Nevada), Joao Lelo (Brazil), Ree Treweek (CT), Jaz (Beunos Aires), Linsey Levendall (Canada), Lxone (France), and Jean de Wet (CT). The exhibition runs from 30 May to 14 July. We went to check it out, and were super impressed with the work on display. If you can get down to the Woodstock Exchange, it is well worth your time to spend an hour or two browsing the gallery.

“Abstract stories is a collaborative exhibition by renowned local and international artists. Each artist has a story to tell and gives an abstract depiction of life as seen through his eyes. The exhibition explores each artist’s individual creative expression and style.”

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Click on the image below to see the event on Facebook:

PHOTOS AND VIDEO FROM DOORS OF PERCEPTION

The Doors of Perception art exhibition opening last night, presented by Revolution and Psych Night, was a really good time. There was exceptional art to be appreciated and sold, quality musical entertainment from Bilderberg Motel, a lot of booze consumed, psychedelic imagery projected, and just all-round good times had. Have a look through the photos and video to get a glimpse of what it was like. If you were here, thank you for coming. It was great to see everyone. Thanks to Psych Night, Bilderberg Motel, Simon Berndt from One Horse Town and everyone else who helped make the night a success.

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DOORS OF PERCEPTION ART EXHIBITION

Revolution and Psych Night present: Doors of Perception art exhibition.

Doors of Perception is an upcoming exhibition of psychedelic art featuring:

Simon Berndt aka One Horse Town, Raoul Goetze, Mark Reitz, Jack Walsh, Tuscani Cordoso, Ian Jepson, Matt Oldfield, Ian Engelbrecht, Adam Hill, Hanno Van Zyl, Motel 7, Dylan Culhane, Dirk Steenkamp, Jade Klara, Jade Waller, Eckardt Kasselman, Sean Gibson, Jay Gordon, Justin Poulter, Kent Andreasen, Luke Cannon, Caroline Macintosh, Gerhard Human, Matt Goodall, Wade Barnes, Clement de Bruin, Alice Edy, Abrie Coetzee…

The event will be held at the Revolution Woodstock store, Woodstock Exchange, Cape Town.

The exhibition opens on the 23rd of May and the show will run until the 3rd of June. See you there!

Here is the link to the Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/547859495265800

Poster by Simon Berndt.

NEW BRIXTON STOCK AND NEW WOODSTOCK STORE

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Come check out our rad new Revolution Woodstock store and the new Brixton product we’ve just got in. The store is looking better and better every day, so come hang out.

The Revolution Woodstock store is located in The Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town.

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