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Megan Cullen. 2008. First work in the original space above Mellino's Italian Restaurant.

No Years 2011.. A year to remember: Lister, Yimmy, Dum Dum's x

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Last Show at a Fixed address; Nine Lives to Close

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We've decided the old full time gallery front just ain't for us anymore. There will be a few project based exhibitions in the coming months to look out for but for now, we're playing host to one final show in the current space.

It's with our tea drinking, profanity loving English illustrator pal 'French' next week. That's fitting really, he was one of the first to show with us above Mellino's in late 2008 and now he's helping us see out this space with a bang.


- a collection of new prints, a zine and more.

Opens Thursday Jan 19 - continues until Jan 22.
Opening night from 6pm.

Proudly supported by The Outpost, Earl Grey, Tyms Guitars, Pass Port and Small House Books.


Want to take this opportunity to thank you all for the ongoing support over the last few years. We're very happy that we've been able to contribute to ol' Brisbane towns cultural landscape in some way or shape. For a long time this city's been seen as the little sibling to its southern counterparts but we really do think that is changing. Brisbane has plenty going on and there's a bunch of young creatives making that happen.

Come along Thursday, have a beer. We'd love to see you.

Freunde von Freunden visits Karen & Christian Boros

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Seems like everyone has amazing apartments in Berlin. Hoping my friends' Hoshi and Poppi's new apartment evolves into something amazing too.

Beck Surfboards - Blood lines

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If you're after a short board there is no better place..My brother

Benoit Aquin

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For twenty years, Benoit Aquin has travelled widely, determined to construct a global project. From initial forays into the Caribbean in the late 1980s (notably Haiti, where he focused on the practice of voodoo, a project that he would extend over the next five years), through photographing the banana plantations of Nicaragua, to recording the drastic effects of climate change in northern Quebec, Aquin’s work has always been characterized by a deep concern with the environment and humankind’s increasingly devastating impact on it. (SOURCE)

A photographer who seeks out the places most of us have never been to and probably would avoid for our comfortable lives. Purely captivating images from around the world that are nothing but real and true. Check out his folio of works HERE

Hero = 3.2 million dots

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by Miguel Endara

Smalltown - our end of year show.

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It's the last show of the year, so we've asked some of our favorites to send some new works up this part of town.

Small Town
- a group show to see out the year.


Opening Thursday 15th of December.
Drinks from 6pm.

Show continues until Christmas.

Timber, paper, watercolor and ink. All works are on the smaller size of the spectrum and are priced just right for a Christmas gift.

Beastman tomorrow night.

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Tomorrow night in Sydney. Our pal Beastman's latest solo show - Cosmic Nature, opens. Here's a video of some of the works being put together. For a guy using such a bright colour palette he sure listens to some darkness!

Beastman - COSMIC NATURE from Beastman on Vimeo.

Acid Drops from Lachie!

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This guys is looking for work? i think not! Ill pay you to what you want!

Acid Drops - Episode 1 - Jason Dill from Matt Box on Vimeo.


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McBess is a French illustrator living in London. His illustrations combine great typography with tattoos, old style cartoons, sex and rock n’ roll (of course). Check out more of his work HERE

Girl/Chocolate Vid soon...

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Have always skated Girl & Chocolate boards and a massive crailtap fan. Can not fuckin' wait for this. More Gino, Anderson and Carrol in Skatefairy vision.

Amy Longworth x No Years

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Call Out For Submissions

Getting behind local talent Nine Lives and No Years are also putting a call out for submissions from Brisbane’s best artists, graphic designers, photographers to show alongside established creative such as Beastman, Numskull, Leif Podhajsky and WeBuyYourKids. Deadlines for submissions is December 7th, 2011 with artists announced on December 14th. We welcome all types of creative poster submissions with the only requirement being they must be to no larger than 2mb and emailed to us in JPG format no later that 3pm December 7th.

If your submission is selected you will need to provide a print quality A0 portrait sized image in the following formats: JPG, PDF, TIF, PSD, AI & EPS. CMYK / 300dpi.

Submissions are to be emailed to info@wehaveninelives.com and titles No Years x Nine Lives. Selected artists will be announced via our website and Facebook page on the December 14th.


This Thursday.

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All Things Lost from Bobby Carey on Vimeo.

All Things Lost - Mark Alsweiler and Max Berry.

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Its been a couple of weeks between drinks but next next Thursday the 24th sees the opening of All Things Lost , new works by two Sydney based artists Max Berry and Mark Alsweiler. After Mark's successful show with us last year and Max's feature in several group shows we've hosted, its a perfect time to showcase these new pieces before we see out the year.

Max depicts meditative landscapes and seemingly vulnerable figures, whose calm isolation prompts the viewer to consider the relationship between the actual and the spiritual, agency and fate and the narrative in which they may co-exist.

Mark reflects more of an affinity with the imagery of yesteryear, letting that form the basis of his work. His instantly recognizable acrylic paintings and wooden sculptures often involve themes revolving around a world of contrast.

Show opens Thursday November 24 at 6pm and continues until December 11.


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A little late on the update here, SELF EST. actually started last night with a huge crowd heading to the newly opened 'Kind Of Gallery to see new works by Roid, Horte' and DMOTE curated by good friend Marty Routledge. Tonight, round two with Gallery A.S presenting a show in Surry Hills featuring works by Jeff Canham and Ben Baretto.
The full schedule is over at the SELF EST. website. If you live in Sydney, consider yourself lucky at the moment. There's so much going on.

Jeff Canham.

Ben Baretto.

Foam Symmetry

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The crew over at Foam Symmetry have launched themselves into the print world! Go check them out and get your hands on a copy of the magazine...great stuff.

Seo Young Deok

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Korean artist Seo Young Deok’s work is truly captivating. It's wonderful seeing art like this where you know how dedicated the artist is to their craft and subject. Check out more of his complete works HERE

Nyjah Huston - Rise & Shine

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Do yourself a favour and get this off iTunes. Nyjah is blowing minds!!

No Years 2011

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the boys over at Gato Heroi are doing some wild things. they just posted up a rad little video and im sure they have some cool stuff on the way. head over to the blogs and check them out.


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We are heading to the Gold Coast on friday!


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He's pretty busy in the studio producing work for the pcoming exhibition with Max Berry with us in November, but NZ Artist Mark Alsweiler has still found time to do some great new in store works for RVCA in Sydney. We'll have plenty more information on the upcoming show in the coming days.


Monster Children Photo Exhibiton and Launch

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If you're in Sydney next week you should head to Sun Studios on Thursday eve for this show. Details below. Got our fingers crossed for a few good friends who are still in the running to win sections of the competition too.


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We are proud to be apart of this event on New Years Eve at Brisbane Powerhouse. Last years event was an incredible experience and this year is looking better and better... Dum Dum Girls, Jonti & Ball Park Music are on the first announcement.. more goodness to follow.

More Info: No Years 2011

Andrew Trimbach

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Andrew Trimbach from Brooklyn... folio site HERE

A West End Soul Symphonium, singers included.

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Next Friday, two supremely talented locals are playing host to a wild card event at Kurilpa hall in West End. Lachlan Mitchell and Michael Medlycott, working alongside some talented performers have written scores that will be performed by a bunch of just as blessed sound makers in the makeshift orchestra. Details on the flyer, click to see it clearer. Do something different, you'll be guaranteed to enjoy yourself.

Chris Burden - Metropolis II

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Artist Chris Burden takes the iconic Hot Wheel and creates a kinetic art installation masterpiece entitled Metropolis II. The installation will be on show this autumn at the Los Angeles Country Museum on Art, and is made up of 1500 Hot Wheels cars, various electric trains and an entire micro-city. Watch the video below.

Stephanie Sian Smith

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London photographer Stephanie Smith is one of those photographers who has a refined skill for making everyday moments seem more than are. The ability to transport you to that moment, whatever the genre... She just takes great pics really!

Be sure to check out her website HERE

Uppercut x Salvation Army

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The Uppercut / Barebones lads had a couple of the local Salvation Army shelter fella's drop by for cuts. Some sharp looking results.

Uppercut Deluxe x Salvos from GroundedMotion on Vimeo.

Nina Simone - Thank you

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Thanks to Steph, Anna & Ellie for their great work for Nine Lives Gallery! Shouting this one out to you

Ruby & Prankstar opening its doors this week.

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This Thursday night, our very good friend and new Winn Lane neighbour Kristy Morgan opens the doors to her spanking new shop Ruby & Prankstar. Sporting a bunch of incredible one off jewelery and wearable leather pieces, the shop is well worth poking into next time you're our way. Opening is from 7pm, to make it even more worthwhile, Los Huevos are playing.. you're all welcome so come along.

Antony Micallef

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Having already exhibited in Tokyo, L.A, Tate Britain and even Bethlehem... Antony currently has a solo show on at Lazarides in London until the 15th of October. More of his works and sculptures HERE

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