Launching tomorrow night – TEES: Exposing Melbourne’s T-shirt culture

Just as yesterday was the 12-12-12, TEES: Exposing Melbourne’s T-shirt culture is the sort of event that only comes around once in a life time… or… maybe twice but only if you’re lucky! Tomorrow night will see the T-shirt world’s answer to David Attenborough – Melbourne’s own Eddie Zammit – joining forces with Just Another Agency, the NGV and his own T-world to present TEES: Exposing Melbourne’s T-shirt culture. This amazing exhibition will not only examine and dissect the last 25 years of the city’s T-loving graphics, but it will show off some of the most amazing wearable cotton treats as seen through the eyes of an obsessive T-shirt collector. With Eddie digging into his own 4,500+ strong TEE collection, this show will exhibit the true power of Melbourne’s T-shirt past, present and future.

TEES: Exposing Melbourne’s T-shirt culture will be on display at NGV Studio (Federation Square) from 7 December 2012 to 17 February 2013. Opening night is 14 December 2012 – see you there!

Boywolf - photography by Nicole Reed

Boywolf – photography by Nicole Reed


Beci Orpin – photography by Nicole Reed


Schwipe – photography by Nicole Reed


Burn – photography by Nicole Reed


TEES – photography by Nicole Reed

Semi-Permanent Melbourne!

Every year Semi-Permanent scouts the world for the creme de`la creme of the creative world and gathers them all in one place to share their knowledge with lucky Semi-Permanent audiences. Today and tomorrow will see Semi-Permanent descend on Melbourne with another amazing line-up and a bunch of amazing side events – not to mention the after party! Pre-sale tickets have sold out but a limited number of tickets will be available on the door if you missed out. See you there!

14-15 September at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Banquet Hall, Level 2, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Melbourne.


Happy Days

Why hello there! Today we’re soaking up the comic-syle goodness of Melbourne based artist/ illustrator Sacha` Bryning. We came across his shiny shiny work while perusing through The Loop creative portfolio website and updating our own shizznit. As you can see from the cool as work below, Sacha`’s style is pretty varied. From traditional comic book illustration, to lovingly created detailed imagery to cheeky caricatures – it’s all covered!

into the dark

the magician

moray vs bunny

the syndrome

the syndrome

nick cave

the rock

The man with the blue velvet suit

Last night I had the pleasure of seeing the absolutely smashin’ comedian slash lounge singer, Oliver Clark, perform at the Order of Melbourne. 10 minutes into the show, and I was silently thinking of kicking everyone I knew who wasn’t there up the bottom for missing out on the balls out (not literally, though almost) hilarious comedy stylings of the man. With a touch of super galactic speed racin’ razzle dazzle, Oliver delivered a set with one of the most expressive faces, and cases of cheesy eyebrows I have ever seen. So who is Oliver Clark? Well, if Tom Jones and Bill Hicks were ever to conceive a love child that was delivered by Elvis Presley – then Oliver would be that child. What’s the midwife got to do with it? Well, to quote Oliver “it’s all in the delivery” – cue dad joke guffaws – ba boom tish. Comedy aside, you simply have to hear this man wail – his new album is called Warming up the Pipes, and can we tell you this man has got a set! I’ve also never seen a man do to a lovely Maton guitar what Oliver did – but I don’t want to spoil the show if you haven’t seen him yet so I won’t tell you what he did…

Look out for an interview with Oliver Clark in Issue 2 of Nothing to Nobody, but in the mean time catch him at a show, or buy his album – or do both! Well worth the price of admission.

oliver clark

oliver clark

Melbourne Design Awards – entries close soon

That’s right ladies and gentlebeans – the call for entries in the Melbourne Design Awards is closing soon and you now only have three weeks left to get your entries in. The Melbourne Design Awards is a brand new design awards program open to all creatives, provided they are active in the Melbourne market, and covering areas such as products and furnishings, architecture, interiors, landscape design, advertising graphic design, fashion, photography and digital media. Once entries close on 28 November, and a panel of industry experts has reviewed entires, voting for the winner in each category will be open to the public from the 1 December 2010 to the 13 February 2011. So – what are you waiting for you creative types? Get entering!

Insomnia Skateboards Speed Shop launches!

I feel the need, the need for speed! Yeah – if it was good enough for Maverick and the Ice Man then it’s good enough for us baby, so get ready for the launch of the Insomnia Skateboards Speed Shop and Skateboard exhibition tomorrow night – that’s Halloween y’all! It’s the night when the wall between world’s is thinnest and so we are expecting both dead and alive muthalickers to be getting their costumed behinds on over to the 4Walls Gallery at Miss Libertine (Franklin St, Melbourne) from 9:30pm. There’s some free drinks on offer, but it’s first come first served ladies and gentlebeans. On the walls you can expect to see some amazing, hand-crafted skateboards – old skoolers and new skoolers, and even some custom decks. The night is the perfect after party for the 7th annual Insomnia Skateboards skate comp being held from 6pm tomorrow in Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne – so get your creepy ghoul on and have some fun!

Don’t Shoot!

While attending the amazing first Secret Wars art battle in Melbourne on Wednesday night (photos will be up tomorrow!) I came across these very cool wooden guys in the 1000 Pound Bend Gallery space. Tucked away in a corner you could almost miss them! Created from stray bits of wood, forlorn pieces of wire, a lost camera and other materials these creations are pretty dandy. The Junky Project are responsible for them and all pieces are for sale. Our favourite is the Don’t Shoot piece. Head over to 1000 Pound Bend (Lt Lonsdale St, Melbourne) and check them out before the run away for good!

Secret Wars hits Melbourne!

Secret Wars is coming to Melbourne next week, with artists Scale and Bryan Itch facing off against each other. Hell yeah! This is going to be one mega art battle of epic proportions – and it’s only the beginning of the Secret Wars Melbourne series! You can grab tickets now, but they’re strictly limited so get yours while the gettin’s good. Sponsored by beer masters Asahi – you’re guaranteed some cold brews and awesome art – what better way to spend a Wednesday night? Check out the video from the Sydney grand final below to see what sort of goodness you’re in for.

Show details:
13 October, Doors open 6:30pm
1000 £ Bend, 361 Lt Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Tickets from

And here’s a few pics from a previous battle…

Everfresh Blackbook launch

It’s been 6 years in the making but finally it has arrived – the Everfresh Blackbook! The Everfresh crew have built up a name as one of the most stylish and respected graffiti/ street art crews around Melbourne (and the word) over the past few years, no mean feat as you can imagine given that it’s supposed to be a clandestine art form. Nothing to Nobody was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the book before the launch and we can tell you it’s pretty darn special. Filled with amazing imagery the Blackbook is a very cool record of the Everfresh crew’s work. Below are some snaps from the launch on the 3 September….