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RVCA X UPS COLLECTION LAUNCH

RVCA & UPS Skateshop where excited to launch the first collaboration collection together at the UPS Sydney store that was anchored with artwork from RVCA Advocates and UPS Team Riders Mike Mieruzsynski and Sid Tapia. A big thanks to all of those involved on the night, with special thanks to Grifter Brewing & Nighthawk Diner. Check out the collection here.


Oaxaca || By Jeff Canham & Kanoa Zimmerman

In May of 2014 artist Jeff Canham and photographer Kanoa Zimmerman spent a week exploring the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico, drawn there by the rich tradition of hand-painted signs, the abundance of colorful scenery and the lure of warm water surf. The state has had a long history as an influencial boiling pot of cultures and traditions, it has also been home to some of Mexico's most famous artists including Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Following on from their well received Japan exhibition and book launches last year, Canham and Zimmerman are bringing their distinctively bright paintings and photographs to Melbourne for this special exhibition.

Open May 1 - 28 at the RVCA Corner Gallery Melbourne (82 Stanley Street, Collingwood, 3066) Gallery

Hours Friday & Saturday: 10 - 6 Sunday: 11 - 4

Photos: Life Without Andy


Adam Bennetts || Kanan Sekali

RVCA Advocate Adam Bennetts has been scoring some fun waves with the last couple of swells to hit Bali. Check it out.


Now I See What You're Looking At

Opening Friday 29th of May (6pm to 8pm), 'Now I See What You're Looking At' is a group photographic exhibition looking at what makes the city of Melbourne.

Featuring:

KIRRILEE BAILEY / NADEEMY BETROS / CHARLIE BROPHY / BEN CLEMENT / MIKE DANISCHEWSKI / BRYCE GOLDER / ED GORWELL / JASON HAMILTON / ANDY JOHNSON / ALEXANDER KELAART / JOE MIRANDA / MAX OLIJNYK / CALLUM PAUL / MITCH PINNEY / AVAN PODHAJSKY / KRESIMIR SABAN / JACK SHELTON / ALEXANDRE SCHOELCHER / DALE VAN IERSEL / KEEGAN WALKER / SAM WONG

Open May 29 - June 21 at the RVCA Corner Gallery Melbourne (82 Stanley Street, Collingwood, 3066)

Gallery Hours

Friday & Saturday: 10 - 6

Sunday: 11 - 4




No Place Like Home || Works From Sam Octigan

The Melbourne RVCA Corner Gallery presents 'No Place Like Home', a solo exhibition featuring all new work by Melbourne artist Sam Octigan.

'No Place Like Home' explores the idea of leaving, returning to and creating a home. The possibility of what a new enviroment can hold. The desire for comfort, familiarity and to put down roots.

With this body of work, Octigan continues to use his form, figure, composition, colour and texture to represent these ideas. Contrasting realistic rendering with dynamic abstractions to produce larger & compelling painting on canvas.

Opening Friday 26th of June, 6pm to 8pm. Exhibition continues until July 19th.

RVCA Corner Gallery | 82 Stanley Street, Collingwood, VIC, 3066

Gallery Hours | Friday & Saturday: 12pm - 6pm | Sunday: 11am - 4pm


Matt Archbold | Signature Collection

Vice Magazine describes Matt “Archy” Archbold as, “One of those classic, iconic figures in surfing who represents everything punk little groms want to be.”

Archy cemented his mark in surfing in the mid to late eighties with his raw, attacking style and pioneering approach to aerial surfing. Archy surfed hard, played hard, and lived even harder, gaining life lessons over the years that turned him into a cult-like hero and the subject of his own documentary, Archy. Heavily tattooed from head to toe, Archy is a man with a no-bullshit approach to life, schooling the youth with heavy turns and committed lines at spots like Off the Wall.

Archy’s inaugural signature collection combines his love of ink, garage work, and greaser styling. Following an improbable friendship forged over a makeshift tattoo studio on a North Shore porch, the collection consists of workwear classics featuring custom artwork details and label packaging by ANP artist Bert Krak of Brooklyn’s Smith Street Tattoo Parlour.

Photography by Delon Ranger.


These Things Take Time || RVCA Corner Gallery

Melbourne artists Michael Danischewski and Andrew Johnson are joining forces to exhibit a new series of photographic works. These Things Take Time concentrates on quiet observations reflecting forged memories within unknown landscapes.

These images evoke an understanding of travel and personal growth only encountered with the freedom and inspiration of time on the open road.


Both photographers work primarily with analogue process to enhance their aesthetic, a skill they've both refined after countless hours under the haze of darkroom lights where they first met in their youth.


Having spent the years since honing their craft, These Things Take Time is a celebration of free spirit and reflection of youth. It's a showcase of years well spent taking opportunity with a camera over shoulder and pocket full of film...

Show Opens 24th July at 6pm || RVCA Corner Gallery || 82 Stanley Street Collingwood || Show continues untill August 21st

Gallery Hours | Friday & Saturday: 12pm - 6pm | Sunday: 11am - 4pm


Tabung Babi

RVCA Advocate Adam Bennetts scoring in Indo with the last few swells that have punched through.

Footage: Philipp Vasilev and Bali Dingo
Music: RUFUS 'You Were Right'


Jeff McMillan | Prigus Sport Australia

ANP Artist Jeff McMillan will be starting off his Australia Prigus Sport Tour Friday, October 2nd from 6-8pm at the RVCA Corner Gallery in Melbourne. The Prigus Sport Tour will then continue on with shows in Sydney and Byron Bay.

ORIGINATING IN THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF GEORGIA IN A SMALL TOWN CALLED RABUN GAP, PRIGUS WAS BIRTHED BY SEVERAL COMPETITIVE FARMERS AND A COUPLE WILD DOGS. IT STARTED IN THE FIELDS 1922, MADE ITS WAY INTO THE EAST COAST COLLEGE CIRCUIT IN 1925, THEN SPREAD WEST AS FAR AS GOLETA IN SUNNY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BY 1936.

PRIGUS SPORT IS A FAST MOVING GAME WHERE THE PLAYERS ADVANCE THE GAME BALL (THE PRIGUS) UP THE FIELD USING PADDLES AND DOGS. THE OBJECT OF THE GAME IS TO KNOCK DOWN THE OPPONENT'S PINS IN THEIR GOAL ZONE WITH THE PRIGUS. THE FIRST TEAM TO KNOCK DOWN ALL SIX PINS WINS THE GAME. BUT THERE'S MUCH MORE TO IT THAN THAT!

AS WELL AS FOCUSING ON THE RICH HISTORY OF PRIGUS SPORT GOING BACK TO THE RABUN GAP GEORGIA ERA, THIS EXHIBITION WILL PREMIER SIX NEW PRO TEAMS AND FIVE MINOR LEAGUES IN FIVE TERRITORIES ALL OVER AUSTRALIA. PRIGUS SPORT AUSTRALIA IS THE FIRST EXPANSION LEAGUE OVERSEAS.

EXHIBITION OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 25TH

RVCA CORNER GALLERY
82 STANLEY STREET
COLLINGWOOD, VIC
AUSTRALIA


Womens Spring Swim 2015 | Lookbook

Spring 2015 sees the launch of RVCA swimwear here in Australia. Drawing inspiration from our featured artists and advocates, we bring a little downtown aesthetic to the coastal lifestyle.

RVCA Swim, built on the foundation of the brands ethos; "The Balance Of Opposites", is a collection designed to allow the RVCA woman to express her personal style in & out of the water. In a sea of beach bohemian swimwear brands, RVCA steps outside of the traditional swimwear styling.

RVCA Swim is an assortment of flawlessly fitting bikini seperates featuring high quality Italian tricot. Showcasing featured ANP artwork and a balance of prints and solids that invite you to mix and match to create your own signature look.

Each season takes shape by drawing inspiration from our featured artists and advocates and their lives.


Divine Portals || Kyle Montogomery

Sydney artist Kyle Montgomery’s infatuation with the afterlife is intriguing to say the least. He finds himself exploring symbolic items from both religious and spiritual realms then comparing their relevance to one another through various sculptural forms.

It has become an obsession, relentlessly hunting for for second hand ‘Mary’ statues - a commonly used icon for the christian faith, seen to offer guidance and support on the path to life after death.

At the same time, his interest in crystals and the knowledge and power they are said to contain, symbolise relevance to those on a more spiritual front.

The Crystal Mary - is an intentional collision of two separate beliefs in physical form, it combines religion and spirituality to create the ultimate icon.

Montgomery also explores the idea of afterlife in animal form. His taxidermy, often sourced as broken or damaged pieces, are carefully repaired with crystals - a symbolic gesture for animal returning to the earth. Taking with it, the knowledge from one life form to the next.

The artist’s sculptural works use principals and messages portrayed in his earlier collage works, and push them into the three dimensional.

To view the exhibition catalogue, contact info@mild-manners.com

Opens Friday October 23, 6-8pm
Exhibition continues until November 8.

RVCA Corner Gallery
82 Stanley St, Collingwood.
Victoria, Australia.


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