EVERFRESH STUDIOS OPEN STUDIO, TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY AND EVERFRESH SKETCHBOOK RELEASE 06/09/2014
Melbournians are invited to the launch of the new Everfresh Studio by artists Rone, Maka, Wonderlust, Tooth, Tom Civil and Mayo: collectively they share the iconic Everfresh Studio space in Melbourne. Coming together with their first ever Open Studio event in the studio’s ten-year history and the launch of their new Perry Street, Collingwood location will co-inside with the release of the Everfresh Sketchbook.
Presented by Ironlak, the event will run from 12pm – 5pm, Saturday 6th September 2014 at the new Perry Street, Collingwood studio. After several studio moves in the past year Everfresh is back in its heartland of Collingwood. The collective are setting up the new space that also includes the boutique print studio Dangerfork, a new international artist residency program, It Stands Out designer signage, and accommodates several other independent Melbourne artists, including photographers, jewelers and a variety of designers.
A major part of the event is the release of their latest collective work the Everfresh Sketchbook – an limited run of Ironlak black books, redesigned and illustrated by each of the artists Rone, Maka, Wonder, Tooth, Civil and Mayo. All will be doing a page in each book, plus a few special appearances from friends. The book is a fundraiser for the new studio space and designed to give the studio visitors a little piece of the studio to take home.
“Everfresh is one of the best examples in the world of a group of artists working both separately and collaboratively… But, crucially, their collaboration has a physical location – the studio in Collingwood – and in the centre of it is a large, shared table, used by all the artists... Everfresh put the principle of collaboration at the heart of their everyday practice” – Alison Young, Everfresh Blackbook
Presenting works by each artist on the day, the studio will also be open completely to the public for the first time. This is a unique opportunity to meet the long-standing icons of the Melbourne street art scene, as well as a look inside their open-plan workstations providing insight into their creative process and showcasing the new space in Collingwood. The new studio is set up to become an institutional hub for a multitude of creatives and fine artists in Melbourne over the coming years. Everfresh has moved, and the group invites everyone along to collect a piece of their history, the Everfresh Sketchbook – with many pages beyond the hand-finished pieces already included left blank, simply waiting to be contributed to and collaborate with the artists to finish the book for themselves.