> 02/12/2013 - TSFA - New Photos!
Photos of the new work from TSFA are now available to view online. Check them out here.
> 25/11/2013 - TSFA - New Show Opening This Week!
Gary Silipa's first solo show opens this week. For more info go here.
> 18/11/2013 - From The Ground Up - Street Art Event in Christchurch!
If you're in the area during this time come and check it out!
> 11/11/2013 - WANA: TSFA!
Photo taken by Brendan Kitto - www.brendankitto.com
> 04/11/2013 - Graffiato - Street Art Event in Taupo!
A collaboration with a great friend and amazing artist Askew One at Graffiato over Labour weekend in Taupo.
> 28/10/2013 - We Are Not Alone: The Search For Answers!
Part of the finished mural. Check the full wall out in Onehunga, Auckland.
> 21/10/2013 - New Outdoor Mural!
Working on a new outdoor mural in Onehunga, Auckland.
> 14/10/2013 - New TGTB Zine, Issue # 07 - Chopped & Screwed!
The next TGTB Zine issue is now available to view for free online! This zine investigates the interaction between humans and their environment by highlighting our urban landscape through the journey of a graffiti writer in Auckland City.
Check it out here.
> 07/10/2013 - United Flavours 2013, Palmerston North!
Last year some friends and I were invited to paint at a youth event in Palmerston North called United Flavours and it was so much fun we went back again this year. Below is a photo of part of the wall painted over another great weekend. More photos coming soon..
> 30/09/2013 - New Video For Bradley Lane!
Check out the video for Bradley Lane below:
> 23/09/2013 - Bradley Lane - Done and Dusted!
The first Bradley Lane event took place on Saturday. Thanks to everyone who came out to check it out.
Photo by Brendan Kitto - www.brendankitto.com.
> 16/09/2013 - Bradley Lane!
The Aotearoa Urban Arts Trust (AUAT) presents 'Bradley Lane' in Glen Innes this Saturday. Come check it out!
> 09/09/2013 - Street Art Event in Bradley Lane, Glen Innes!
A few weeks ago a man who had been shot was found in Bradley Lane but on the 21st of September 2013 this lane will host a street art event in association with the Aotearoa Urban Arts Trust including artists Askew One, Benjamin Work and Gary Silipa confirmed so far! More details coming soon...
> 02/09/2013 - TGTB Zine - Issue # 06 Available!
Physical copies of the new issue (including previous issues) are now available from the TGTB Studio.
> 26/08/2013 - New TGTB Zine, Issue # 06 - VERSE AND RHYME FROM A TATTOO SHOP WINDOW!
The next TGTB Zine issue is now available to view for free online! This issue is based on a poem written by my friend Eno. Physical copies coming soon!
Check it out here.
> 19/08/2013 - New Paintings!
First of a few new paintings made in the new studio.
> 05/08/2013 - New TGTB Studio!
TGTB Studio is now open in Onehunga, Auckland.
> 29/07/2013 - Auckland Zinefest!
TGTB at its first zinefest! Thanks to the Auckland Zinefest team, fellow zine-makers and the crowd for a great turnout on the weekend.
> 22/07/2013 - New TGTB Studio - Opening Soon!
Before and after pictures of the new TGTB Studio.
> 15/07/2013 - TGTB Zine Issue # 05 Physical Copies!
I'll have physical copies of TGTB Zine Issue # 05 with me at the Auckland Zinefest on the 27th of July in St Kevins Arcade.
> 08/07/2013 - New TGTB Zine Issue # 05 - Life After Death!
The next TGTB Zine issue is now available to view for free online! I'll have physical copies available at the Auckland Zinefest on the 27th of July so check it out there.
See the full zine here.
> 03/07/2013 - Auckland Zinefest Stallholders Q&A!
The Auckland Zinefest is being supported/promoted by Presencezine.com. Here's a bit of the Q&A about the TGTB Zine below:
How did you come to create your own?
My friend Elliot O’Donnell got me hyped on trying to make one at the beginning of the year (2013) so he showed me the basics of laying it out on the computer and then I figured out how to print, trim, staple, and try to distribute on my own.
What’s your favourite part of self publishing?
Being able to produce a publication that is completely mine with no one telling me what I can or can’t do.
Check their website and the rest of the Q&A with the stallholders at the zinefest here.
> 01/07/2013 - TGTB Zine at the Auckland Zinefest!
Thanks to the Auckland Zinefest organisers for hooking up a stall to showcase/sell/distribute the TGTB Zine! Check the details out in the flyer below and be sure to come and check it out!
> 24/06/2013 - TGTB Zine Issue # 04 Available!
I was finally able to get some more toner to start printing copies of the TGTB Zine Issue # 04 - We Are Not Alone! These zines are completely self-published and I've included some images of the zine-making process below.
> 10/06/2013 - Auckland Zinefest!
This year I've applied for a stall at the Auckland Zinefest at the end of July to showcase/sell/distribute the TGTB Zine! Stay tuned for more details!
> 03/06/2013 - New TGTB Zine Issue # 04 - We Are Not Alone!
The next TGTB Zine issue is now available to view for free online! I should have some physical copies available soon once I get some more toner for my printer seeing as I used it all printing the previous issue :|
Until then you can check the full zine out here.
> 01/06/2013 - TMD X Glen Eden Library Window Display!
The TMD crew have teamed up with the Glen Eden Library to display some of their artwork in the librarys window space! Featuring work by AskewOne, Berst, Haser, Mark Henare, Rimoni, Brendan Kitto, Benjamin Work and Gary Silipa, these works will be on display until the 21st of June 2013.
> 23/05/2013 - 'Life After Death' now showing!
Thanks to everyone that came out to the opening of the show lastnight! It was a very cold and wet night in West Auckland but we had soup, mulled wine and whiskey to keep everyone warm.
The show is open from Thurs 23 May til Weds 29 May so be sure to check it out!
We Are Not Alone
Acrylic on Recycled Wood
550mm x 550mm x 100mm
Photo by Rimoni - http://rimonitmd.tumblr.com.
> 08/05/2013 - Life After Death!
Come check out our new exhibition 'Life After Death' which opens in exactly 2 weeks! Open for 1 week only from Thursday 23 May. See the flyer below for more details!
Life After Death showcases a mixture of new visual artworks that represent life after transitioning from painting graffiti where the gallery was in the streets and the art was just letterforms. This dramatic change has led both artists to explore and perfect other areas of visual arts which they have come to love and pursue with the same energy previously focused on their graffiti.
> 06/05/2013 - Limited Edition TGTB X Route52 T-Shirt and Print!
My good friend Brendan Kitto (www.route52.co.nz) and I have worked together on a design called 'Life After Death' for a Limited Edition run of T-Shirts and Prints available now for purchase! We are also having a show together which opens on the 23rd of May, 2013. More details of the show coming soon!
The 'Life After Death' Limited Edition Print is a collaboration between Gary Silipa and Brendan Kitto. The wall was painted by GS and the photo shot by BK at a site in Auckland with an interesting history. Protests which occupied this site in the mid 90's, a suspicious fire in 2002 which tore through the buildings which were once there and an ongoing dispute as to what to use this prime piece of land for, this photo was taken on the old school grounds of a college in suburban Auckland left to waste away.
'Life After Death' is about something new being birthed from something old. A resurrection.
There are only 50 prints available so get in quick!
Life After Death (2013)
Gary Silipa & Brendan Kitto
Ultra High Quality Archival Print on Premium Matt Paper (210gsm)
420mm x 297mm (A3)
Signed and Numbered
$50 each + P&P
> 05/04/2013 - TGTB Zine!
TGTB Zine Issue # 03 is now available! All content is 100% GS'13 (art/photos/design) and is made (printed/cut/stapled) by hand. Physical copies include a few personal embellishments.
TGTB Zine Issue # 03
105mm x 148mm (A6)
36 pages (colour and b&w)
Here's a link to the pdf file for the full zine here.
> 28/03/2013 - New Wall!
Still experimenting with some indoor painting techniques outside...
> 20/03/2013 - Something Different!
A new piece to be used to store a cherished vinyl record collection. Loved all the different faces and edges on this!
> 13/03/2013 - New Print For Sale!
A new woodcut print of 'We Are Not Alone' is available! Gotta love the woodcut print look. Each print is handmade and with this process no two prints look exactly the same. Each print is signed on the front.
We Are Not Alone
Ink on Paper.
210mm x 297mm (A4).
> 07/03/2013 - New Paintings!
A collage of a few new paintings I've been working on. Still experimenting with some ideas I've been trying to develop but am pretty happy with how it's progressing. Stay tuned..
> 21/02/2013 - TGTB SALE!
JohnD: Is it true?
GS'13: Yes. It's true.
JohnD: Can you give me an idea of what's on sale?
GS'13: Well John:
- Limited Edition Series drawings are $30each and a set of 4 for $100.
- All ONE FIFTY canvases are (1 for) $50each.
- TGTB Symbol T-Shirts (check the Archive) are $30each. (For those that bought a T-shirt for $40, the next design I'm releasing soon you can get one for $20 for each one already purchased).
- Everything else - PRESENCE, whatever you see - send me an email and I'll let you know.
JohnD: Forreal? That's crazy! Why?
GS'13: You bet it's crazy but times are tough. I'd love to keep most of this stuff for myself.
JohnD: I can imagine. Anything else I should know?
GS'13: All prices are in NZD. Shipping costs aren't included. Also, this isn't a clearance sale. It's a 'make enough money for rent and food' sale which means the sale could end at anytime once I have enough. If you see me eating out, the sale has finished so get in quick John.
JohnD: I sure will!
We Are Not Alone
Acrylic, Spraypaint on Canvas (Stretched).
1200mm x 900mm.
> 20/02/2013 - HOLY MOLY!
This Saturday (23/02/12) I'm part of a lineup speaking at an event called 'HOLY MOLY!'. The event is associated with Pechakucha so it follows the same format. 20 slides, 20secs per slide so each presenter talks for only 6mins:40secs. I don't speak in public much but this should be fun. Check it out if you're free.
96 Lansford Crescent
Doors open 6.30pm
$5 cash door sales
> 15/02/2013 - Outdoor Mural for SVSG Building!
Painted with Askew1 and Benjamin Work, this mural is on the 'Samoa Victim Support Group' building in Apia, Samoa. Thanks to everyone involved and who helped out! Check out those yellow poles...UHHHHH!
> 12/02/2013 - Arrived back from Samoa last week. The longest time I've spent there during any previous trip has been 1 week so I wasn't too sure how being there for 5 weeks would go. Turns out 5 weeks was just right. 1 week spent hanging out with friends, 2 weeks getting tattooed, and 2 weeks healing from an infection from getting the tattoo :|
> 01/01/2013 - Happy New Year!
I'll be back from Samoa in February so will update what I've been up to when I get back.