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Just saw this write up on Dregs check it out if you have not already –   + Link to paper post


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What do you dream ?

This Thursday sees the launch of the Little Lotus Project Exhibition. Called ‘what do you dream ?’ great art / artists

check the line up.So if you are in welly go along support & check it out BMD will be painting live on the opening night !

And from the 8th of oct the art will be up to view Here –


Fresh Produce

New works from Cut collective & friends keep this date.



Askew solo show !

More info here

Askew One(Elliot O’Donnell) is a multi-disciplinary artist mostly renowned for his graffiti art paintings. Widely regarded as one of the New Zealand graffiti scene’s driving forces he has managed to remain at the forefront of the movement (both in New Zealand and throughout the world) whilst working tirelessly behind the scenes in a diverse array of projects.

With an abundance of achievements and experiences over 21 years in the graffiti scene which include a guest artist invite to Primary Flight – Art Basel Miami and taking out two consecutive ‘Write 4 Gold’ world titles as part of TMD crew (who remain undefeated), Askew is also versed in graphic design, illustration, photography, publishing, music and moving image. A self-taught, self-sufficient one-man army with no formal art qualifications behind him, Askew is an artist schooled by life itself.

Showing in March 2012, Smoke Signals is Askew’s biggest solo exhibition yet. A comeback after 5 years of struggling to identify a true style of canvas painting that best represents himself and his experiences as an outdoor artist, but within a confined indoor space. Said to be triggered by a ‘stroke-like’ event he experienced in 2011 called Call Fleming Syndrome, this newly found style was discovered five months later out of frustration whilst painting on a particular canvas at an art residency program (Fountainhead Residency, Miami), the moment captured on video.

A perfect blend of bold illustrative line work influenced by comic-books, the graphic power of the letter and his cynical yet patriotic slogans, with a mature taste of abstraction and finishing, these new paintings deal with his identity in New Zealand context but more specifically from the perspective of someone that grew up through the 80s and 90s. He cites the Americanisation of local culture during that era and growing up inner city as informing his aesthetic and creative direction. Four generations Kiwi but a mixed bag of European descent, Askew‘s Smoke Signals show discusses the cultural displacement of all the people living on this isolated island at the bottom of the Pacific ocean.

Opening: March 15th, 6:00pm / Viewing from March 16th
Weekdays 10:00am – 6:00pm / Weekends 10:00am – 4:00pm


Calligraffiti Opening 9th feb

Calligraffiti is a combination of calligraphy and graffiti. Calligraphy is about the art of writing and can have many forms. Whether it be Japanese ancient brush characters, Arabic pictorial scripts, illuminated mediaeval books or swirly quill writing… all calligraphy. Graffiti is the art of getting your (pseudo) name up in an urban environment. Perfected in New York City and now a worldwide phenomenon. Calligraffiti: traditional handwriting with a metropolitan attitude.


Beat Merchants on line store !!

So some news on Beat Merchants -Great place to grab your graffiti supplies !

Beat Merchants is NOT closing its doors for good!

We are taking the opportunity to not renew our lease, and have taken exciting steps towards opening an ecommerce website to cater for the growing demand in people that prefer to shop online.

The last day at our current site in Grey Lynn is January 25, 2012

Normal trading hours will continue throughout.

Our new premises are located at 377 New North Road. Kingsland 1021

The site is an office space, however By Appointment our customers will be able to still come up and grab Graffiti Art & Music supplies!

All our range will be viewable, with the option to allocate (for office payment & COD) OR pay online, via a secure website transaction.

HOUSE HEADS! Over 500 titles are NOW available to browse at our Discogs store. Delivery or pickup is available.

ALL of our HIP HOP vinyl catalog will be available to browse & purchase soon at:


We have committed to expanding our Art supplies range to make it the most comprehensive in NZ

Exclusive apparel , DJ Accessories, and AS ALWAYS cutting edge music from around the world.

This is an exciting new era for the business, please spread the word, we value your smiling faces & patronage!

Enquires or press opportunities:

Beat Merchants

555 Great North Road

Grey Lynn 1021

New Zealand

PH 64 9 376 28 66




Exhibition next Friday from Damin radford scott @ Kina 101 Devon street , New Plymouth , Taranaki.

Will be well worth checking out the work if you are in the area.

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