Friday, November 4, 2011

Get your Carnie on

"The Village is a beautiful, beguiling festival that exists to provide an intimate environment in which professional and non professional artists and audiences can meet each other in bliss. The programming esthetic is populist, accessible, quirky, and littered with the familiar and the exotic. Folks you know personally and things you never knew existed." 

This weekend for 4 days only allow yourself to be entertained in the wonderful Edinburgh gardens. With many stages and tents and performances running for hours, how/why would you not want to be involved

opening times 
Friday 6pm
Saturday 12pm 
Sunday 11am

Follow the link below to discover more

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The 2011 Australian Stencil Art Prize and The Outpost Project

The Australian Stencil Art Prize is an annual stencil exhibition that is this year taking place in collaboration with The Outpost Project which is a HUGE urban art festival in Sydney Harbor on Cockatoo Island. The event goes from 4th of November until December 11th. If your in Sydney at any stage during that time I highly recommend you check this out as this years line up includes some of Australia's best stencil artists:

23rd Key Aaron James McGarry Adam Obscene BAT Boo dale Danny Guinsberg DEAKZ Earwig El Lobo FUKT Gabriella Szablewska Giselle Baron Harry Warne Jared Gibson Jason McLeod Jay Medlen Jessica Row Jimmy Neilly Joshua Smith Justin Garnsworthy Karren Torrisi Katherine Jukes Lorenzo Fontana Michael Duncan Miss Link MR SWEET Ms. Slice Nick Hore Nigel Sense PAWA Pixel P Poncho Army Ralf Kempken Robyn Cross Shanta Skallywag TERRIBLE HORRIBLE Teschi Veronica O'Leary

You can also check out the complete finalist gallery here.

And here is a link to the Outpost Project.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chatsworth Gallery Opening

Number 6 Chatsworth Rd, Prahran, has recently been renovated and transformed into a semi-professional gallery. What was once a filthy garage is now a legit as all hell gallery space where up and coming artists can showcase their work to an audience of like minded people. All of the art will be up so sale, and all of it will be affordable - There is a $60 sale price limit on any one piece of art.

Grand opening is on Friday the 4th of November from 6pm to 9pm. Come down, have a drink, check out some rad art and music. Also, follow the Chatsworth Gallery facebook to find out more and keep updated.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

At Large Graff Jam

As part of High Streets Inaugural High Noon Festival, At Large Gallery hosts its biggest ever graff jam yet with 12 Old and New School writers.  

Lineup includes:

- Keisha (QLD)
- Snotty
- Presto (NSW)
- Kaligs + Smeg
- Mupz
- Enix (WA)
- Ishi
- Getn Jigy
- Muchacho
- Ghosto (NSW)
- Rukkus

There'll also be DJ's AND a sausage sizzle and frivolities kick off from 10.30am tomorrow at At Large (
208 High Street 

See the facebook page for more info

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Semi Permanent

Semi Permanent the annual design conference hits Melbourne on 22 September and there's still tickets available.  Speakers include Kelly Thompson, Droga 5, Buro North, Sam Leach, Patrick Clair, Jurppa Hosk, Ken Taylor, The Entente, Benja Harney, Animal Logic, Scott Dadich and Platon.

In conjunction with Semi Permanent, Just Another Agency is bringing the second installment of of their annual Just Another Group Show on 22 September from 6 - 9pm at 1000 Pound Bend.

1000 Pound Bend will also host the Semi Permanent after party on 24 September from 8 - 12pm.

Check out the full program and the website for more details.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Paradise Hill

Paradise Hills First Birthday is being celebrated this month with a lottery fundraiser, exhibition extravaganza!
With artists including....
 Kevin Chin, Rus Kitchin, Jasper Knight, Morten Lassen (Denmark), Justin Lee Williams, Song Ling, Josh Lord, Aaron McDonald,  Krishnamurti Suparka, Alisa Tanaka, Mark Threadgold, George Whelan, Paul White, Xoy Zoy and many more, wih Bands and DJ’s taboot, this is sure to be a very cool event.

When: Saturday, 17th of September. 7pm till late!
Where: Paradise Hills Gallery, 1-9 Doonside St, Richmond, Victoria

Sunday, September 4, 2011

This week at the Bend

With last week's NoteMaker sale still in mind, we present to you this week's calendar courtesy of a 2011 Moleskine diary. 

Peter and Paisley Present: Two Knights Only

1000£Bend regulars Peter and Paisley are performing a comedy show at ours as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival and we can’t wait for the medieval spectacular these two gentlemen will bring.

Directed by Harley Hefford, their show fortunately runs for more than just two nights but does indeed only feature two knights. It tells a tale of epic medieval adventure featuring an array of characters played by Peter and Paisley themselves. Let yourself be whisked away a few odd centuries and delight in what only two men pretending to be knights, as well as peasants, villains and kittens (so we’ve been promised) can offer.

Check out their official Fringe Festival page for tickets, or for fun medieval facts and more info, check out their Facebook and event page.

Show runs from 19th September til 9th of October, upstairs at the Bend. 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Outpost Project

The Sydney Biennale this year will play host to a free street art festival Outpost Project at Cockatoo Island from November 4th until December 11th.

The festival is the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, and will feature over 100 local and international street artists and collectives. Its biggest drawcard is the exhibition of the private collection Oi You! which contains 23 works by the infamous Banksy.  Other exhibiting artists include Faile, Swoon and Micallef as well as Melbourne's Miso and Just Another Agency's very own Beastman

...worth the plane ticket me thinks
Check out these sites for more info:

Friday, September 2, 2011


Its Melbourne FRINGE time again. A time to celebrate all forms of art and music and what better way that with some Drag

"This ain’t drag like your grandaddy did it. FUGLY is a one-night art-drag armageddon, where you can tranny-out alongside the crème de la femme of Fringe.
The world’s most successful and beloved theatre company SIXXTERS GRIMM are challenging a few of their artist-friends to step out in drag for the first time, alongside Melbourne’s finest/foulest alt-trannies. "

This shows will excite most, inspire some and entertain all. The show is on at Fringe Club- Arts House, North Melbourne Town hall, Saturday the 24th of September starting at 9pm for a fantastic 4 hours and best of all its FREEEEEEE!

more deets at

Thursday, September 1, 2011

C3 in September

Contemporary art space C3 opened Exhibition Number 36 their new show last night.
Exhibiting Artists..

Gallery One
Foyer Space
"Of Invisible Them"
Eleanor Butt

Space A
"Nature Prints"
Ann Cunningham

Space B
"Need to Seem  to Glimpse"
Amber Wallis
Paul Philipson
Warwick Baker
Ross Taylor
Lisa Young

Project Room
"Sun in The Sky, You Know How I feel"
Tai Snaith

Gallery 2+3
"9112011: A Deccenalia"
Andy Hutson
Mia Salsjo
Linda Tegg
Peter Thomas

Show runs from 31st August - 18th September

Abbotsford Convent: 1 st Heliers street, Abbotsford, Vic 3067.

For more Info check C3 blog 

introducing ROBERT SCHOLTEN: 1000 Pound Bend Cafe Arist of the Month

1000 Pound Bend is excited to have Robert as September's cafe artist. All of his works are for sale. Come on in, grab a coffee and check out his amazing pieces.

Robert Scholten is an artist based in Melbourne, Australia. With diverse influences such as ukiyo-e, typography, comics, printed ephemera and flemish paintings (to name a few), Robert integrates the contrasts of human experience in his own visual style - the sublime and the profane, the reality and the immaterial - while having a lot of fun in the process! His work invites you into a layered world of weird fantasy mixed with comic realism, building strange narratives within the viewer.

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Here’s something for all you scientifically inclined art aficionados. Biomedical artist Beth Croce, the brains behind Bioperspective, creates fine art and jewellery with a biological perspective in mind. What results are pancreas cufflinks and uterus earrings to sketches of human skeletal bats.

You can check out her website here, but you can also see her jewellery range in the flesh at the Bend as we play host to Melbourne Spring Fashion Week’s ‘Spotlight Emerging Designer Exhibition’. Beth, as well as 11 other local designers will be showcasing their SS11 range for the next two weeks. Come by and see the hard work of Melbourne's emerging fashionistas.

The show runs from 29th August until 11th September.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

What do YOU listen to in the studio?

Studio Music provides an insight into the creative process of visual practitioners around the world, through the music that they listen to whilst working.  Studio Music is a site intended to review, critique and endorse music, it's not for profit and two new artist playlist's will be added to the site at the beginning of each week.  If you would like any more information, or to submit a playlist, email 

And if it were me...right now its gotta be 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Watch this space

Melbourne has such a huge list of galleries and more are always opening. One more to watch out for is Rooftop Art Space which opens with its first show on 1st of September at 6pm. All details are "coming soon" but as its so central at level 7 Curtain house, 252 Swanston street and if you are both curious and a regular gallery hopper make sure to check it out.

NOTHING (but flowers)

"Its a strange landscape"
Sculptor and installation artist Benedict Ernst currently has a show at West Space gallery. His work has been influenced by bouquets and botanical studies leading him to create "flowers" using objects such as bottle caps, saucepan lids, moss, wire and other collected debris. Its fantastic to see what can be created from what once was rubbish. Dont miss out

The show runs until 17th September at West Space level 1, 225 Bourke Street.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


English born graphic designer LAZER FIST was basically inspired by everything skateboarding, rap music, graff and design culture. Solo exhibition "Real Rain" opening on Friday, 26th of August from 6pm at RTIST gallery 29 St Edmonds Road, Prahran make sure you stop by and check it out.

Have a look at LF'S blog here..

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Paper Thin @ Colour By Numbers

Colour By Numbers Gallery is proud to present 'Paper Thin', a group exhibition of new works on paper by some of the best emerging and established street and fine artists from both Australia and overseas. After a successful fundraiser earlier this year, Colour By Numbers Gallery has found a fresh new space to call home in Newtown.

Opening 25th August from 6-9pm @ 55 Enmore Rd, Newtown, Sydney

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pound's Cafe Artist: Cassandra King

For the last couple of weeks, mixed media artist Cassandra King, has graced Pound's cafe wall. Studying Illustration at NMIT, King uses a variety of mediums and finds inspiration in trying new and unconventional mediums. Her works are 2D and influenced by her surroundings.

"I am passionate about travelling and I often find myself in different places. This change of scenery forces me to notice things that may seem part of the everyday to others."

Be sure to take a look at her work. All pieces are for sale, $50 for the smaller pieces and $80 for the mediums.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Burning Man Fundraiser

Tomorrow at 3pm git down to Noise Bar (291 Albert St Brunswick) to see live paste ups by 1000 Pound Bend's friends Fletcher Andersen (Facter), HeescoI & The Others and Itch.  

If that isn't enough there's also:

The Woohoo Revue
The Squid Squad
That Gold Street Sound
Toby Fairbank (DJ set)
Hobo Hifi (DJ set)

Workshops and stalls by:
Nargile Lounge – Middle Eastern Sheesha Lounge
Mr Nice Guy – Kitchen all day
Seed Temple Healing Room
Fen Shui Hair Saloon
Circus Skills workshop
Bondage Workshop
Tribal Belly dancing workshop
Photo booth by Erin
Recycled Goods Fashion Design by Eleanor

Performances by
Live Magician
Hoola Hoopers
Space lady
Fire Twirling
Fire Breathing
Burlesque Dancers 

Its a $5 donation entry 3pm-7pm (does not include band room) and $15 entry 7pm onwards (includes band room)
Tickets available on the door

For further information visit   


The quarterly event of In The Cut is back for volume 3.
Instead of hitting a crummy alley, we have managed to get a perfect venue at Goodtime Studio in carlton!!
so keep the date free (OCT 8)  and be ready for a night filled with art, dj's, mc's and one of the best rock and roll bands you'll ever hear!

Artist and Musician will be confirmed in the next 2 weeks!

Friday, August 19, 2011

I Wish I Were Near.

Some Beautiful imagery to inspire your weekend. Photographic work by London based photographer Nadav Kander

Put some effort in!!!!

Living for the weekend? Always end up at the same parties with the same people. Stuck for ideas? Confused as to whether your beard really works with your glitter eye make-up. fear no more. steal some ideas and courage from the fabulous Cockettes! no excuses!

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Purely for your viewing pleasure.

...gloves are incredible.

Sneaky Leaky Feist

As you have probably heard at some stage at the cafe, us Pounders love ourselves a bit of Feist.  Though considering it's been 4 years since her last album, The Reminder, we are gearing up for the release of her fourth album, Metals, in October.  Getting us even more psyched are these sneaky leaky videos Feist has been dropping every few days with a taste of what the new album is to sound like, set to some rad little film. Yay!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


To kick off the Bend's August Acoustic Session, Kodo Motif came in to serenade us all with an amazing set and a coooooooooool MGMT cover. The boys have a great folk/indie/rock sound so you best get on it. If you missed them the other Sunday, get to the Vic Hotel (380 Victoria St. ) this Thursday to see them live. Also stop in the cafe on Sundays from 2-4pm for your chance to see other lovely sounding bands!

Listen to "A Girl Called Lullaby" for a peek-y-peek of Kodo's tunes here.
Oh...and Bend teamed up with Tone Deaf and featured Kodo here.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Craft Hatch Market

Leggings by Captain Robbo

Exciting things are happening this coming weekend at 1000 Pound Bend. The Craft Hatch Market is permanently moving to our gaff and its inaugural time here will be happening on Saturday 13th from 11am to 4pm.

Craft Hatch is well known for showcasing the hard work of emerging designers and it offers the public first dibs to the most freshest and innovative pieces, including clothing, stationary, homewares and plenty more. 

Head over to Craft Victoria for more info on the designers or on becoming a stallholder yourself!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Street Shot II

Folks! You are all welcome to attend the opening of Hepatitis Victoria’s Street Shot 2011 Exhibition on Thursday 28th July from 3pm @ Thousand £ Bend Gallery!

The exhibition highlights more than 50 photographic works taken by young people across the Victorian community who have participated in the Street Shot Photography Competition this year. Young people received education about hepatitis C, transmission and prevention and their works highlight the key health and social learnings gained from participating in this year’s competition conducted by Hepatitis Victoria (

Young and Free @ 941 Geary

Every now and again we come accross an exhibition that gets us BEYOND excited and this is one of them!

Normally I would cut sections of the press release out and put my own spin on it, but this press release really does say it all... so, read on...


"Some call Australia the ‘lucky country’, but we’ve always made our own fate. From a rebellious past we’ve forged an identity steeped in cunning ingenuity, creative discontent and unorthodox flair. We’ve staged rebellions over rum, gained notoriety and won Nobels. We invented cask wine and Wi-Fi and we’ve won countless world titles. There may not be a lot of us, but we’ve always packed a punch.

So it is no surprise that with nothing more than a can of paint and a glint in their eye Australians are taking the street art scene by storm. It’s time for the rest of the world to sit up and take notice.

Young & Free will be the most significant exhibition by Australian street artists ever seen in the United States. The show will feature fresh work by thirteen of Australia’s finest urban art guerrillas – from the already internationally acclaimed to the burgeoning up-and-comers.

This tribe of artists comes from a variety of backgrounds: brilliant new work by notorious 80’s train painters through to the sublime subtlety of a modern day Rembrandt armed with a spray can.

Young & Free is a reflection of Australia’s thriving street culture with a strong grounding in the past and a firm focus on the future. These artists are modern day bushrangers, patrolling the lane from Melbourne to Manhattan.

This show features a mix of direct sprays, stencils and paste-ups, representing the rich and varied groundings from which these artists have grown. No matter their age, medium or style, the Young & Free artists all share one thing in common: they want to give the urban landscape a fresh coat of paint.

There are many similarities between Australia and San Francisco. Both have famous bridges, internationally established street art cultures and, of course, trams. What is different is our beginnings. Australia’s criminal foundations have seeped into our national persona – Aussies are born with a spirit of rebellion. As the opening lines from our national anthem proclaim, ‘Australians all let us rejoice, for we are Young & Free.’ "

Featuring 13 of Australia's most infamous streeet artists including: Anthony Lister, Kid Zoom, Dabs Myla, NewII, Dmote, Ben Frost, Meggs, HAHA, Reka, Rone, Sofles and Vexta.

Opening 10th September 6-9pm @ 941 Geary - 941 Geary St, San Francisco, CA

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Fly From Nearby Opening thursday 27th at 6pm"The uniqueness of this venture is the sheer determination, in spite hard time he exposes us all to the fragility of us as people.  The often entertaining, sometimes raw images let us into a life and we can't help but get inspired by this man revealing his life & thoughts with us as well as his artist gift."

Limited editions of every 365 photo will be available from 6 pm on thursday ( edition of 10, each is numbered and signed) with $10 from every photo going to HEAD SPACE, Australia's national youth mental health foundation. Join us for a drink and some nibbles and be impressed, there are a hell of a lot of photos being hung right now!