This year our workshops embrace and celebrate the many different forms of street art catering for different skill levels and areas of interest. Join some of our leading street artists for workshops on stencils, character development, street sculpture, illustration, yarn wrapping. Places in each workshop are limited, so bookings are essential. Go to http://www.sweetstreets.net/workshops-book-here/ to find out more details and to book online.
Join some of New Zealand’s leading street artists, Cinzah Seeyakem & Simon Ormerod (Cracked Ink), for a 3 hour workshop exploring character design & development using a range of different mark making materials & techniques. This session is designed to increase your appreciation of creative expression and finding your own unique style, and how to use available materials to best suit your style.
Session dates & Times: Tuesday 12th October 6pm – 9pm
Venue: Collingwood Underground Arts Park, 44 Harmsworth Street, Collingwood VIC
Enquiries: Contact Debbie Hall firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0431363097
Finding the place may be tricky, but it is worth the effort as Brunswick Street Gallery and the Sweet Streets Festival presents an amazing show of urban and street artists from Australia and New Zealand during the Sweet Streets Festival (8-21 october).
This cross-tasman show will feature artists working in comic illustration, stencil, free-hand graffiti, screen-printing, mixed media, and painting.
Megan Dell - Bados Earthling - Heesco - KA’a
Come party with the artists on opening night:
A free event on Wednesday 13th October, from 6pm featuring music by A DJ CALLED MATT!
Cinzah ‘Seekayem’ Merkens is an Auckland based Artist/Illustrator. Over the past 5 years he has exhibited in numerous exhibitions and expeditions throughout Australasia, South East Asia and the U.S. Cinzah quite often draws directly from his own imagination and past experiences, exploring familiar themes such as Childhood Nostalgia, daydreaming, nature, travel, and studies of slightly deranged city folk.
In 2007 Cinzah was awarded the ‘People’s Choice’ Award by the Auckland Art Gallery for a collaborative installation within the Auckland art gallery as part of the ‘Off the Wall’ Exhibition. Cinzah was also invited to be a guest artist as part of the 2008 Malaysia ‘Meeting of Characters’ Graffiti art convention in Kuala Lumpur.
His work has been exhibited alongside some of New Zealand and the U.S best established artists such as Misery, The Cut Collective, Rob Tucker, Nigel Brown, Philip Clairmont, Michael Tuffery, Fatu Feeu, Greg Craola Simkins, Greg Manchester, Anton Petrov and many more. Cinzah is currently working as a freelance Illustrator represented by Watermark Ltd. At the moment Cinzah is working towards a Solo Art Exhibition in Auckland, a traveling street art tour throughout South East Asia, and another solo show in Tokyo, Japan.
Check out Cinzah’s work at various events during the Sweet Streets Festival including:
- The Award Exhibition: 8-24th Oct, 1000 Pound Bend
- Sweet Streets at BSG, group show at Brunswick Street Gallery: 8-21st Oct, with opening night 13th Oct
- Live street- mural painting (exact locations to be announced)