Unruly Gallery presents the Calligraffiti Upside Down Tour featuring Dutch artist Niels Shoe Meulman (NSM) from 20 January to 18 February 2012. This tour includes exhibitions, book signings, live mural painting and lectures in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Singapore. Rather than shipping artwork from abroad, NSM will make site-specific art in each city. This not only brings the art alive, it also makes the art relevant in each individual city.
At all exhibitions and other events, the artist will be available on hand to sign his book Calligraffiti, the Graphic Art of Niels Shoe Meulman with personalized dedications. This book presents NSM’s unique style of writing that combines masterful calligraphy skills with the speed and attitude of graffiti. Ever since it was published, NSM has been travelling to spread the magic of his Calligraffiti around the globe. His more recent painting style can be described as Abstract Expressionism with a Calligraphic origin.
The Upside Down Tour kicks off in Sydney and subsequently travels to street-art haven Melbourne followed Auckland, New Zealand and finally Singapore.
Jan 25 – 30 Exhibition @ Kind of Gallery
Jan 25 – Feb 7 Exhibition @ Kinokuniya Store – Wedge Gallery
Jan 27 Live Calligraffiti @ May’s Lane
Feb 2 -12 Exhibition @ Rtist Gallery
Feb 2 Film Screening of Dutch documentary Kroonjuwelen (history of
graffiti in Amsterdam) @ Rooftop Cinema
Auckland, New Zealand
Feb 8 Lecture @ AUT Art & Design School/Design Institute New Zealand
Feb 9 – Mar 1 Exhibition @ Saatchi & Saatchi
Feb 16 – Mar 1 Exhibition @ Dominic Khoo’s 28th Février
Feb 17/18 Live Calligraffiti with water @ Singapore streets
Converse supports the Calligraffiti Upside Down Tour.
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