RISE OF THE MOUSE

RISE OF THE MOUSE (exhibition)

Is a collaborative project between Dunedin Artist DZNE and Auckland Designer/Skater Alistair Wasywich. Brought together with a shared passion for 1980s skateboard graphics and design. Alistair built and shaped five decks based on classic shapes and shipped them down to Dunedin to be painted by DZNE. Inspired by Powell Peralta and Santa Cruz skateboard designs DZNE created his own versions of the skateboards he had collected as a kid ‘Mike McGill’, ‘Tony Hawk’, ‘Natas Kaupas’ and the iconic ‘Powell Peralta Ripper’

RISE OF THE MOUSE (Publication)

15 years of putting up stickers, paste-ups and stencils collated into a limited edition publication. Hand cut cover, spray painted pages, risographs and photographs of the art of the Mouse. Limited edition of 50 stamped and numbered. Each copy is hand printed and bound by point printing. A joint publication by agallerypresents.com and GU

Published by agallerypresents.com

Conceived as a two-year project, ‘a gallery’ opened in February 2011 at 393 Princes Street, Dunedin and closed in September 2012. Strategically placed south of the center of town nestled between tattoo studios, sex shops and a needle exchange. What was integral in the selection of the gallery space was that it would be able to be viewed from the street through the street level floor to ceiling windows. This would allow the artists showing to be exposed not only to viewers visiting the gallery, but also those walking past, as a gallery was to represent artists that did not fit within the commercial gallery context or the so called experimental project space’s, this would be the best way to expose a particular group of artists selected by gallery curator/manager Jay Hutchinson, artists he respected and admired and felt were not being represented in the gallery scene at the time.

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