Exhibitions

Baywash Magazine | Episode V Launch

RVCA were excited to launch the latest edition of Baywash Magazine, Episode V at the RVCA Back Gallery in Byron Bay.

After a year hiatus, the highly rinsed editor finally had the second edition of Byron Bay's worst magazine ready for print.

Featuring an array of conspiracy theories, insights into shredding the gnar, dating advice and the current state of farshiorn in Byron Bay - it will truly be the worst read for you to enjoy.

Special thanks to Corona for opening night refreshments.

Event Photos: Lewi Gray


Barry McGee | Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

June 30 marked the opening reception of Barry McGee's new exhibition titled "SB Mid Summer Intensive" at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. The summer evening was buzzing with hundreds of guests captivated by a comprehensive blend of Barry's paintings, drawings, sculptures, antique surfboards, and an interactive space titled, the "L. Fong Healing Arts Centre" -- a massive accumulation of illustrations, photographs, zines, and ephemera created the artists' friends. It goes without saying, soaking in Barry Mcgee's universe in Santa Barbara makes for an extraordinary summer experience.

The SB Mid Summer Intensive exhibition will be on display until mid October - visit MCA Santa Barbara for more details.

Photography: Delone Isaacs


The Draculas | Exhibition at Made By Millworks

The Draculas debut show titled “13” opened June 23rd at Made by Millworks in conjunction with POW! WOW! Long Beach.

This exhibit featured new works by ANP artist Jeff McMillan, Gary Musgrave, and Jake Kazakos in all large format hand screened prints. Every piece was designed to be a screen print and in limited editions of 13.

The show was inspired from all the work the crew had has done over the last 3-4 years under the Draculas name. Some of the art has made it onto walls while others have been used for illustrations and merchandise and some pieces in the show have never seen by anyone, just a bunch of reworked rejected drawings!!

Attendees of the show were supplied their own super secret decoder ring by The Draculas ... that they used to participate in a city-wide scavenger hunt.

also, EXCLUSIVELY available at the opening - pick up discounted drink tickets for Draculas after party at The V Room (Draculas HQ)

“13” runs through July 29th


REGAL | Works From Sam Octigan

'REGAL' is a solo exhibition featuring new works on canvas by Sam Octigan.

Opening on Friday the 15th of June 6-9pm at the RVCA Corner Gallery. 82 Stanley Street, Collingwood Victoria.

Refreshments provided by Melbourne Bitter, with support from RVCA Artist Network Program, WCSS & The True East.

Exhibition runs until Sunday the 1st of July 2018


No Days Off | ANP Group Show

For the first time in Australia there will be an exhibition dedicated to showcasing artwork from artists that form part of the diverse RVCA Artist Network Program, featuring a heavy hitting list of local and international talent.

Bert Krak / Ed Templeton / Alex Matus / Michelle Blade / Elliott Routledge / Soul McKenzie / Sid Tapia / Mark Alsweiler / Tom Gerrard / Melissa Grisancich / Josh Harmony / Trent Whitehead / Will Lynes / Benjiman Jean Jean / Michael Danischewski / Jeff McMillan / Nathan Pickering / DMOTE / Luke Pelletier / REMIO

Curated by Melbourne based ANP Artist, Melissa Grisancich. Big thank you to Melbourne Bitter for providing opening night drinks.


POROUS WALKER | VASF EXHIBITION

warning: the following artwork exhibited contains content for mature audiences only. viewer discretion is advised.

May 11, 2018 was the opening reception for Porous Walker's exhibition located at VASF, the RVCA Flagship Gallery in San Francisco, CA. The show was curated by Yong-Ki Chang of Equal Dist, providing a range of mediums, including Porous's perverted prints, infamous illustrations, interactive installations and a new RVCA sandal line that we may or may not release. The show had a tremendous turnout with hundreds of smirking faces throughout the night. The gallery was brimming with laughter from fans and friends consuming the brilliant absurdity of Porous Walker's work. This collection of works is on display at VASF until the end of June 2018. Stop by and check it out...unless you're easily offended.


REMIO | AUS CORNER GALLERY

The RVCA Corner Gallery was excited to welcome back REMIO to open, “I’m Not Discussing My Day” ­ his first solo body of works on display in Melbourne since his 2014 show “Subconscious Rumours”. To sum up his work, Art Primo SF describes REMIO as: "Known for his playful handstyles, throwups, and iconic “R” character, Remio is a founding member of the VTS graffiti crew and a regular contributor to the seminal THR and VLOK crews. Recently, Remio has transitioned from painting almost exclusively in the streets, to the staid gallery world, bringing his unique vision to the larger art community."

A big thank you to Melbourne Bitter for providing opening night drinks.

Photos: Michael Danischewski


Pumps In The Trunks | VASF Photography Exhibition

The opening reception for The Pumps In The Trunk photography exhibition was Friday, March 16th at the RVCA San Francisco flagship store. It was a fun event that brought people together around one of California’s oldest passions. Natalie Aleman, Matthew Bajda, Emmanuel Blackwell, Nick Jasso, and Rully each shared a personal view of their love of cars and the communities surrounding that passion. The raffle at the end of the night was a success in which people could walk away with prints of their own, and one lucky winner won a camera -- our hopes are that prize will inspire them to start shooting photos.

Special thanks to Tim Diet for providing the soundtrack for the evening, Pabst Blue Ribbon for the cold ones, and the crew at RVCA VASF.

Event photography by Rachel Rothstein


KUSP

Kusp is a collaboration between Ari Browne, Joshua Keogh, and JJ Stanbrook. The exhibition is a composite of finless surfboards, acrylic paintings, video, and 35mm photography.

Our pursuits were purely in the name of progress, not perfection. Whilst adhering to popular performance ideas, the surfboards follow a trajectory far different to other surfboard design.

The surfboards on show are a rarity in that they move away from typical design processes and start to voluntarily move towards exploring the unknown outer precipice or cusp of surfboard design.

Typically in surfboard design function outweighs form. Our aim was to invert this relationship and explore the dynamics that occurs when Form (the appearance of the surfboard) is placed as the priority over function (the performance of the surfboard). Unsurprisingly the resulting surfboard identify firstly as sculptural objects and secondly as surfboards.

Surprisingly however, no quantifiable sacrifice or detriment to performance was apparent. This is due to the clinical approach josh took when shaping the surfboards. Seamlessly harmonising performance and aesthetics. “The boards were well and truly operating in the performance window” Testifies Ari Browne. They all worked amazingly well.” “However,” continues Ari, “My paintings are a different story.”

The paintings strive to inform and embellish the surfboards. They support one another. Hopefully creating a flow of information between surfboard and painting. A relationship where the painting is revealing, and or, concealing something about the surfboard, and vice versa. The paintings are a direct response to the physical appearance of the surfboard, and also the sensations, memories, and feelings experienced whilst ridding them in the Atlantic ocean.

Stanbrook’s short film is a work of art in its own rights. In terms of the show, the short film acts as the glue that binds experience to surfboard, surfboard to place, and painting to surfboard. The film also gave us the opportunity to tell a story of adventure, fun, and of course, lordish behaviour. Stanbrook’s Knack for story telling and humour are at work as he depicts a washed up idiot, Ari Browne, who, plays himself a he minces around the exotic Moroccan coastline. Lastly the film showcases the exceptional performance attributes of the ten finless surfboards.

KUSP Gallery Opening Reception
RVCA Back Gallery, 30 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
Thursday 22nd February, 5pm to 7pm
Thank you to Stone & Wood for the opening night beers.

KUSP Video Premiere
Byron Bay Surf Festival's Sunset Cinema @ Denning Park.
Friday 23rd February, from 7pm

KUSP Portal
There will also be a small Kusp portal (including paintings, photos and a surfboard) on display as part of the Byron Bay Surf Festival's Art Markets at Denning Park.
Saturday 24th February, 9am to 5pm in the shapers area.


Fuck Knows || Opening At Monster Children

Late December we where stoked to have a one night installation, "Fuck Knows" from RVCA Special Edition Artists Will Lynes, Nathan Pickering, and Rick ‘Four Eyes’ Vaughan at our good friends over at Monster Children.

Returning to work the following Monday, the Monster Children crew were blessed to find not only the remaining art hanging on the walls awaiting their collection, but the evidence of Four Eyes’ decision to beautify the bathroom walls (If the MC landlord is reading this please direct all complaints to rickvaughan@gmail.com).


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