Anything Sydney Artist Ben Frost puts his hands to Rocks! The guy has street cred and is dedicated to his craft. Pretenders and learners watch and learn.
Together with the very talented Bridge Stehli they have curated the second Installment to the original PASTE MODERNISM 1, calling it PASTE MODERNISM 2. Featuring artists from Sydney and all over the earth, this will be definitely worth getting to. Why? well because you can’t buy it, it’s all up on the walls.
PASTEMODERNISM 2 OPENS THURSDAY OCT 7TH 2010 !! 6-9PM
AT LO-FI GALLERY (ABOVE KINSELLAS ON TAYLOR SQUARE, SYDNEY)
PASTE-MOD 2 WILL BE OPEN FROM 5.30PM – 12PM FRIDAY OCT 8TH, SAT OCT 9TH + SUN OCT 10TH
CLOSES MONDAY 11TH OCTOBER.. SO GET IN TO CHECK IT OUT…
PASTE MODERNISM 1 here
The world is revolving around Sydney right now, if you didn’t know, then you must be living under a rock. Fashion Bible to all who believe, VOGUE has come out strong with its September Issue (The January for fashion publications worldwide). The cover features the beautiful Australian super model Catherine McNeil flanked by Sydney rocker Akira from Sydney band LA MANCHA NEGRA, both hanging out waitin for the rest of the gang to join them for milkshakes ala 50′s stylee.
The fashion story inside also features a few more rockers ie; the handsome Liam from the now daparted THE SCARE, he has a new band MYTH & TROPICS. Apparently one guy is from a famous Rockabilly band in Newcastle (will get info) and the other guy is the son of Angus Young from AC DC.
Anyway if you know your Surry Hills street wall paper then you’ll be happy to see that the infamous rooftop of the Hibernian House is featured heavily in the shoot. Some of Sydney’s most iconic artists and random’s have lived here over the years including Ben Frost, Bridge Stehli (we’re featuring her right now), Love Ariel, Oliver Heath, Stupid Krap, World End Studios, Anthony Lister, Beastman, Kill Pixie and more…
The story was styled by Australia’s no.1 stylist / Vogue fashion director, Naomi Smith (has kids to one of the FAIT ACCOMPLI‘s). And to cap it all off, the whole she bang was photographed by the talented Max Doyle (yes front man for SONGS).
It’s nice to see a little bit of Sydney being put in a time capsule in the pages of one of the more important fashion magazines of our time. Choosing Surry Hills over more famous locations such as Paris or New York is a sign that maybe Sydney is coming of age and what we’re doing here is worth showing to the world. More Ben Frost / Beastman and less Banksy imposters on the walls please.
Check out the behind the scenes video of the shoot here
Link to the actual story c/o FASHION GONE ROGUE here
*We were joking about the Angus Young’s son bit.
VOGUE September Issue out today.
There are many young female artists making a name for themselves on the Sydney scene right now, one who stands out from the pack in particular is Bridge Stehli. We’re not entirely sure why? But she just seems to be out there amongst it, keeping hela busy, not giving a fuck, doing her own thing and keeping most of the boys in check. It’s a nice way to be. Nothing’s more disappointing than a writer who doesn’t write, a band that doesn’t jam or an artist who doesn’t paint.
We caught up with Bridge and she shared with us little snap shots of her soul. It was a nice surprise, enjoy.
*Illustration of Bridge Stehli by ARTIST UNION