Exhibitions

Now & Then || Tokyo

THE MAIN EVENT OF THE THE RVCA WORLD TOUR, TOKYO TOOK PLACE THE EVENING OF WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 AND WAS ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS. THE “NOW & THEN: A DECADE OF BEAUTIFUL LOSERS” EXHIBITION VENERATES THE 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE ‘BEAUTIFUL LOSERS’ DOCUMENTARY THAT MADE ITS US PREMIERE ON AUGUST 8, 2008 AT THE IFC CENTER IN NEW YORK. ‘BEAUTIFUL LOSERS ,’ DIRECTED BY AARON ROSE AND JOSHUA LEONARD, CAPTURED THE CHARACTERISTIC SPIRIT OF A COMMUNITY OF ARTISTS AFFILIATED WITH THE ALLEGED GALLERY IN MANHATTAN IN THE EARLY 1990’S. ‘BEAUTIFUL LOSERS’ DEPICTED A COMMUNITY OF ARTISTS INCLUDING BARRY MCGEE, ED TEMPLETON, MIKE MILLS, THOMAS CAMPBELL, JO JACKSON, SHEPARD FAIREY, CHRIS JOHANSON, AND MARGARET KILGALLEN DURING THE ALLEGED GALLERY ERA.

THE EXHIBITION INCLUDED WORKS BY ANP AND FRIENDS OF THE LIKES OF DEANNA TEMPLETON, STEVE POWERS, TOBIN YELLAND, CHRIS JOHANSON, CHERYL DUNN, GEOFF MCFETRIDGE AND MORE, AS WELL AS THAT OF THE SHOW’S CURATOR, CREATOR, EDITOR OF THE ANP QUARTERLY AND LONG-TIME RVCA AFFILIATE, AARON ROSE. OTHER RVCA ADVOCATES REPRESENTING THE SKATE, SURF AND SPORT TEAMS FILLED THE GALLERY SPACE ALONG WITH HUNDREDS OF OTHER SHOW-GOERS.


Excel Visual Archive | RVCA Japan Shibuya

Last Friday RVCA hosted an opening event for Excel Archive Show at Shibuya Gallery. The event celebrated their first ever Japan tour. All arts and photo archives from the band. Such names like RxCx Ric Clayton, Alexis Ross, Michael Seiff, KSN Crew(Shaun Ross) and many others exhibited. Shaun Ross from band was big help for making it happen, thank you. A surprise guest Pushead was displayed and made a night even more special and memorable. This exhibition will run till January 6th at RVCA Shibuya Gallery and there will be limited L/S tees available in store.


Everything's Unreal | Paul McNeil

It's been two rewarding, but relentless years with solo exhibitions in Sydney, Tokyo, San Francisco, Auckland, Hobart, Christchurch, Bali, Byron Bay and Portugal. Now we're proud to present the latest series of works by prolific artist Paul McNeil.

Everything's Unreal is a collection of new pop works reflecting McNeil's dry humour and incredible wit. Simplicity is the backbone to this ongoing series. Personal truths, localism, music, politics, humanity and surfing show up in these vibrant paintings and sculptures.


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Born in NZ, now based in Byron Bay. McNeil's career spans over 40 years. An original Mambo artist, Paul has published several kids books, co-founded The Art Park and designed endless graphics on Surfboards, skateboards, clothing, album covers, merchandise for musicians and tour posters including The Clean, Pavement and The Rolling Stones.

This exhibition is proudly supported by RVCA and the Artist Network Program.

The artist would like to thank The Music Farm Studios in Byron for their ongoing patronage.


30 Years Slam Skateboarding

To close out the year at the RVCA Corner Gallery we are excited to host an event with Slam Skateboarding to celebrate 30 Years of the iconic Australian skateboarding magazine.

Also premiering on the night is the RVCA Greenhorns clip from the recent RVCAustralia trip featuring Gabriel Summers, Sean Ryan, Mike Mieruszynski, Floyd Scott, Jack Kirk, Bryce Golder, and Max Couling.

Issue #221 now on sale at Slam Skateboarding

Presented By: RVCA & Vans // Supported By: Melbourne Bitter & True East

Photos: Sebastien McNamara


Alex Matus | Shibuya Japan

November 2nd marked the opening reception of Personal Medicine, a solo exhibition by ANP Artist, Alex Matus . The show will continue to run until November 18th, at our flagship store in Shibuya, Tokyo.



SPRINGTIME 3.0

The RVCA Corner Gallery was proud to open for the third year running, 'Spring-Time’ an all womens group show that is curated by ANP Artist Melissa Grisancich.

Featuring an array of local and international artists including Patrizia Cercamondi, Elle Mittas, Alice Oehr, Amy Jean, Claire Johnson, Tallulah Fontaine, Allie Webb, Sabrina Sterk, Steph Hughes, Aki Yaguchi, Rachael McUlly Kerwick, Bonnie Eichelberger & A Soft Collective.

A big thanks to all those brought this amazing exhibition to light.



Kelsey Brookes Exhibition | Fibonacci Waveforms and Capsid Symmetries

September 29th marked the opening reception of ANP artist Kelsey Brookes exhibition at Quint Gallery, titled "Fibonacci, Waveforms, and Capsid Symmetries" in San Diego, California. Kelsey Brookes has been making sculptures for most of 2018. "It's been an eye-opening experience and a mostly enjoyable process."The show's title (noted as a mouthful by the Kelsey) Fibonacci, Waveforms, and Capsid Symmetries" features vibrant, colourful sculptures made/painted using mathematics and science. Inspired by the Italian mathematician, Fibonacci , considered to be "the most talented Western mathematician of the Middle Ages". Fibonacci is most notable for creating the Fibonacci Sequence. "The order goes as follows: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144 and on to infinity. Each number is the sum of the previous two. This series of numbers is known as the Fibonacci numbers or the Fibonacci sequence. The ratio between the numbers (1.618034) is frequently called the golden ratio or golden number." - How Stuff Works

"The famous Fibonacci sequence has captivated mathematicians, artists (like Kelsey Brookes), designers, and scientists for centuries. Also known as the Golden Ratio, its ubiquity and astounding functionality in nature suggest its importance as a fundamental characteristic of the Universe." - Gizmodo

If you're not familiar with Kelsey Brookes, his art and the Artist Network Program, check out his bio and more here.

More about this exhibition from the artist himself, "Viruses can be organized using many different features, for my upcoming show at Quint Gallery. I am focusing in on a broad morphological classification system usgin capsid symmetry as a starting point to create these paintings/scupltures. My past career as a microbiologist really coming in handy a decade later. You really never know here life will take you, do you?"

To celebrate the opening reception of Kelsey's exhibition, we've released a new RVCA Platform t-shirt (image below)


JACOB BOYLAN / THIS IS YOU AND OTHER THOUGHTS

We're proud to have hosted the first solo exhibition by Artist and musician Jacob Boylan this Friday at RVCA's Back Gallery in Byron Bay.

This is You and Other Thoughts is a collection of screen print and collage works referencing iconic era's in Australian culture and how they relate to our identity. This series of work Boylan prompts his audience to embrace a state of self reflection.

Thank You Corona for opening night refreshments.


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