Oh Really Gallery is becoming an underground success story. A bunch of friends, a real estate gamble and a love of street art has taken this little gallery from a bunch of mates displaying their own work, to a legitimate gallery space. Over the last 12 months they have been developing a reputation for showing some of Sydney’s best street artists and it seems they are branching into new grounds with their next show being portrait photography.
But lets not get ahead of ourselves. Without Walls Vol.1 clearly shows that these guys are not forgetting what they set out to do: they are giving the street art scene a place to thrive. According to the blurb for the show “Without Walls is a collective of friends who throw exhibitions for local artists and then take some of that art and make t-shirts from it. This first group show will exhibit the work of Sydney-based artists SMC, Cat Thomson, Houl and Michael Hazell.”
The gallery space was packed, and sadly we can’t say we spotted any t-shirts. There was however a mural underway (looking amazing) and some impressive pieces on the walls. We pushed our way through the crowd to get you some token closeups.
We were very impressed by the gestural portraits by (???). Really nice tone and ideas.
Really good crowd, as we mentioned. Hopefully (for the artist’s sakes) their wallets were loose.
The courtyard was packed with people enjoying the fresh air and DJ. The music was at such an inoffensive volume it was clear that there must be have been some neighbour issues in the past. Damn.
We’ve been meaning to drop by and get some pics for a long time, so glad we finally did. Keep up the good work. Next time we’ll remember to show up early and get some decent show coverage.