Graffiti South Africa Book Launch Events

Graffiti South Africa Book Launch Events

Graffiti South Africa Book Launch Events

The Graffiti South Africa book launch will take place at three prestigious events across the country. The launches will coincide with diverse group exhibitions featuring talented urban and street artists. Other activities include video screenings, street art tours, live painting, sketch wars and book signings. The author will be present at all launches.

Graffiti South Africa Book Launch Cape Town

Cape Town, 29 January

Space Between, 139 Albert Rd, Woodstock.
Official launch of the new studio and gallery space, Space Between.
‘Urban A’ group exhbition, featuring work by Nardstar*, Ariel23, Ninjabreadboy, Skullboy, Fersyndicate, Steve ‘Crack’, Chris Auret, Jack Fox and r1.
Video screening by Cale Waddacor.
PLUS:
Street art tours in Westridge (SA’s graffiti birthplace) on Friday 30 January and in Woodstock on Saturday 31 January with The Street Is The Gallery Tours.
Book signing and live graffiti at the Open Wall on Saturday 31 January at Side Street Studios (48 Albert Rd).

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Graffiti South Africa Book Launch Johannesburg

Johannesburg, 26-28 February

Kalashnikovv Gallery
153 Smit Str, Braamfontein
Video screening and photographs by Cale Waddacor.
Live graffiti painting.
Book signing.
Braamfontein street art tour with Past Experiences.

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Graffiti South Africa Book Launch Durban

Durban, (T.B.C)*

Open Plan Studio
39 Station Dr, Durban
‘Tracksides’ group show by a selection Durban’s finest urban and graphic artists (Artists TBA).
Sketch wars.
Video screening by Cale Waddacor.
Other entertainment throughout the day.

Event link TBC

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Keep up-to-date via the Facebook event pages and our Twitter feed (@graffitiafrica).
Please note that the event itinerary may be subject to changes.

Book your place on one of the street art tours by emailing mail@graffitisouthafrica.com.
The tours are 90-minutes long with very experienced tour guides. Costs vary per tour, all welcome.

Limited copies of the Graffiti SA book are available for purchase at a discounted rate of R650.00 – first come, first served. Reserve your copy to avoid disappointment.

http://www.graffitisouthafrica.com/book/

SKATEISTAN THE MOVIE SCREENING

Revolution Presents: Skateistan The Movie Screening

Revolution Presents a Screening of:

Skateistan: Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul

10 April
Revolution Woodstock, Cape Town
Free Entrance

Find out all the details on the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/658288030874253/658288640874192/

Changing the lives of Afghan youth through Skateboarding – a feature documentary about Afghanistan, Skateboarding and the people who started Skateistan.

SKATEISTAN – Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul:

In Kabul, torn by more than thirty years of war, a couple of Australian aid workers discover the surprising power of the skateboard to connect with young Afghans of different genders, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Documenting the ambitious efforts of SKATEISTAN, Afghanistan’s only co-educational skateboard school, the film journeys into the lives of Afghanistan’s urban youth with surprising results.

It also captures exclusive footage when an international group of professional skateboarders, including Holland’s Louisa Menke, America’s Cairo Foster and Kenny Reed, and Syria’s Maysam Faraj visit Kabul to work with Skateistan’s kids and to explore the city for interesting skate spots. We see Kabul through the eyes of these pro’s and share their emotions when they first encounter Kabul’s street kids. We’re with Louisa when she experiences the challenges to being a female skating in an Islamic world – but we also capture the joy when Skateistan’s kids and the pro’s skate the streets and landmarks of Kabul together.

REVOLUTION WAREHOUSE SALE STARTS TODAY

Revolution Warehouse Sale

We’ve had a lot of people asking if they can check out the Warehouse Sale earlier than Friday because they’re going to Ramfest… Well, your wish has been granted. We’ve decided to open the Warehouse Sale today from 2pm until 6pm.

Keep up to date with the most recent photos and news through our social networks:

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/577423409008772/
Revolution Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RevolutionSA
Revolution Twitter: https://twitter.com/Revolutioncoza
Revolution Instagram: @revolutionskatesupplyco

REVOLUTION PRE WAREHOUSE SALE PHOTOS

Darkstar, Verb and Zoo York decks

This year’s Revolution Warehouse Sale will include a lot more hardgoods, including decks, wheels, bearings and trucks.

Revolution Warehouse Sale
7 – 8 March 2014
Revolution Woodstock, Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town

Find out more details on the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/577423409008772/

Tensor Trucks

New Globe shoes

There will also be some brand new samples from Globe and more!

Revolution Warehouse Sale

021 447 6801
info@revolution.co.za

REVOLUTION WAREHOUSE SALE

Revolution Warehouse Sale

That’s right, another Revolution Warehouse Sale!

Shoes from R200
Shirts from R100
Hoods from R100
Caps from R100
Decks from R200

And many more specials from DVS, Lakai, Fallen, Globe, Osiris, LRG, Brixton, KFD, Killer, Verb, RVCA and Hurley, and more…

WHILE STOCKS LAST

7 – 8 March 2014

Friday: 9 – 5
Saturday: 9 – 3

Unit B 005, Woodstock Exchange, 66 – 68 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7925

021 447 6801
info@revolution.co.za

Facebook Event

Revolution – Skater Owned and Operated
http://www.revolutiononline.co.za/

REVOLUTION WOODSTOCK SAMPLE SHOE SALE

Revolution Woodstock shoe sample sale

Revolution Woodstock is having a sample shoe sale on selected Fallen, DVS and Vision sample shoes.

Fallen / DVS – R350
Vision – R400

Get down there now to get yours before they get snatched up! Some are one of a kind in SA.

Revolution Woodstock Exchange, Cape Town: (021) 447 6801 / woodstock@revolution.co.za

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Revolution Woodstock shoe sample sale

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LOST/FOUND EXHIBITION PHOTO GALLERY

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The lost/found Exhibition took place at Revolution Woodstock last week Thursday. It was a huge success. Not only were there some incredible artworks exhibited, but it was also the launch of the Verb Artist Series decks by artists Daniel Ting Chong, Justin Southey, Hanno van Zyl, Jade Klara, Jaco Haasbroek and Gerhard Human. The Kraken Rum kept the social juices flowing, and Roastin’ Records kept everyone stoked with their DJing. Milkshed, the non-profit that a portion of proceeds from the exhibition will go to, were there as well, and displayed some beautiful furniture made from reclaimed wood; a children’s bicycle, a small set of table and chairs, a lamp, and some rad stationary holders for your desk. We also put out one of the new Verb DIY decks and let people draw on it. The exhibition was packed, art was appreciated and sold, and everyone had a good time.

Thanks so much to everyone who came to the exhibition opening last night! A special thanks to Simon and Candice for curating, The Kraken Rum, Roastin’ Records, Milkshed, the artists that exhibited their work, and the artists who collaborated with Verb for the Artists Series skateboard decks. We are really proud of the series.

The exhibition is still running for another week, so feel free to drop by anytime (when we’re open obviously) and browse the art.

Revolution Woodstock Exchange, Cape Town: (021) 447 6801 / woodstock@revolution.co.za

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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

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KENT SKATES KRYPTONICS

Received my first sets of the Kryptonics Star Trac’s yesterday and took some time out on my local slide hill in Woodstock,Cape Town, South Africa to see what they can do. This is a result of a short 20 minute session in between board shaping. Acceleration, controlled slide, and lightweight and I am happy with the wheel! Good job people at Kryptonics with the successful re-issue of a classic! – Kent

Kent Lingeveldt tests out the 70mm Green Kryptonics Star Trac wheels. He is the first international rider to test them out.

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NEW WORK FROM SENYOL

Paul SenyolBonnie, mixed media on canson montval 300gm

Paul SenyolRobin, mixed media on canson montval 300gm

Paul SenyolWondrous Cloud, mixed media on canson montval 300gm

Paul Senyol is an abstract artist, based in Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa.
senyol.blogspot.com

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/

#WHILEYOUWEREHUSTLING EXHIBITION

#whileyouwerehustling is an exhibition by Bryan Little and Conn Bertish. These are some photos by Lúcia Pinto of the opening night.

Exploring themes of evolution, gentrification, obsessive quests, misfits and outsiders. A process orientated body of work that seeks to unravel notions of progress. Where do we take our guidance from, and where are we going?

The exhibition opened on Thursday 18 July, and is currently showing at /A WORD OF ART gallery in the Woodstock Exchange, Cape Town.

To find out more, visit the Facebook event here: http://www.facebook.com/events/171696109675503/

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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AMERICAN HARDCORE SCREENING GALLERY

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On Friday 12 July, Revolution, in collaboration with RISE Fanzine, hosted a screening of ‘American Hardcore; A History of American Punk Rock 1980 – 1986′ at our woodstock store in The Woodstock Exchange. The night was a huge success, and everyone had a good time. Roastin’ Records had an amazing selection of vinyl records on sale, and Bolo’bolo anarchist infoshop and vegan café set up a table of ‘zines, books and super tasty vegan baked goodies. We also tried out an honesty bar for the first time. A huge thank you to everyone who came through for the screening. New friendships were formed, cupcakes were eaten, conversations were had, and faith was restored in the Cape Town hardcore community. Think it’s nonexistent? Think again.

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REVOLUTION WAREHOUSE SALE DAY 2

Revolution Warehouse Sample Sale

The Revolution Warehouse Sample Sale opens again today at 10am!

We have just replenished the stock and there is a bunch of fresh new footwear and apparel. Don’t slack though, it is dwindling quickly. The sale ends tomorrow, so to make sure you get the best stock first, get down here asap!

Revolution Warehouse Sample Sale

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

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

Check out our new online store, constantly updated with rad new skate, headwear, footwear, and clothing.
http://www.revolutiononline.co.za/

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.

PATTERN LANGUAGE – RODAN KANE HART

Rodan Kane Hart. Shapes: Rotated. 2013. Mild Steel.

Pattern Language, an exhibition by South African artist, Rodan Kane Hart, is happening at the Whatiftheworld gallery in Woodstock, Cape Town, tonight.

Whatiftheworld is pleased to present ‘Pattern Language’ by Rodan Kane Hart, an exhibition of new sculpture, sculptural inlays, and installation.

In this exhibition Hart continues to explore experiential structures and sculptures. Inspired by architectural forms found in the urban environments of his native Johannesburg and Cape Town, his recent series of steel sculptures explore the notion of generative shape, pattern and form in relation to the viewers experience. These works attempt to stimulate a heightened emotional response through their illusionistic and fragmented forms.

Referencing Christopher Alexander’s architectural, urban design and community livability book titled A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction, published in 1977, Pattern Language attempts to identify, expose and ‘unpack’ the ideological constructs that underpin numerous urban forms found within these contemporary South African cities.

Hart’s most recent solo exhibition titled Structure (2013) presented a series of minimal steel sculptures, drawings & books investigating the ideological impulses that are revealed when manufacturing tectonic forms and how a better understanding of these impulses allows a more complex reading of these built environments. Using sculpture as a lens through which to view historical and spatial contexts, Hart creates shifts in context which intern become generators of experience. Activated by the movement viewer the shape and form of the work unfolds as time and motion proceeds.

Referencing the theory outlined in pattern language Hart focuses on the notion of pattern in a broad sense. Within a sculptural and visual paradigm pattern is deployed to track problem solving in a context of design as well as social transformation and urban environments. The underlying theory manifests in layout, city grids, paths of desire and built form, social interaction, human inhabitancy, connectivity and conversation.

A Pattern Language details how individuals could be empowered and equipped with the tools and language responsible for the design and construction of communities that reflected both their interests and those of the broader public. The book attempts to expose the function of language within design, the authors mention that in designing environments people will enviably always rely on certain visual ‘languages’ that allowing them to coherently articulate and communicate an infinite variety of designs within a formal system.

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

POP UP ART INSTALLATION AT REVOLUTION

Simon Berndt has a small pop up installation at the new Revolution Store in Woodstock, Cape Town. Featuring some of his personal artworks as well as his incredible Zulu Zombies Skateboard range that has recently been launched. If you in the area go check out this talented artists work and check out some of the fresh products at the store!

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FAITH 47 NEW VIDEO

Street artist Faith 47 doesn’t seem to stop. This new video is a little different from her past murals and is animated by Inka Kendzia painted on the corner of Williams and Sussex st, Woodstock in Cape Town.