Holy crap! Ride opens this Thursday night! See you there!

Holy crap! Ride opens this Thursday night! See you there!

Nov 15. 2 Notes.
ARTIST PROFILE - JAMES JIRAT PATRADOON
Who are you and what do you do?I’m an artist/illustrator based out of Sydney, I’ve been doing this thing for a couple of years now but this was the first year I started doing it full time out of a studio. My work explores notions of artifice and superficiality.What is your best bike memory? Do you ride now? I was a heaps fat kid so my parents bought me a bike so I could lose some weight. I used to go for rides for like two hours a day in the park near where I lived and it was pretty awesome, that was a simpler time. I live in the city now and I had a bike that I’d use to ride to and from the studio late at night but it got stolen out of my apartment garage a couple of weeks ago, they ripped the lock straight out of the wall too! Ahh city living.
Three words to describe your ply-bike…I didn’t want to paint on the ply bike so I did an illustration that played on the 2D/3D nature of the ply-bike and the nature of authenticity in bike culture, I used to ride a lot when I was young and it wasn’t a big deal but now people are all of a suddenly really serious about it. I did an image loosely based on Tron.
http://jiratpatradoon.com/

ARTIST PROFILE - JAMES JIRAT PATRADOON

Who are you and what do you do?
I’m an artist/illustrator based out of Sydney, I’ve been doing this thing for a couple of years now but this was the first year I started doing it full time out of a studio. My work explores notions of artifice and superficiality.

What is your best bike memory? Do you ride now?
I was a heaps fat kid so my parents bought me a bike so I could lose some weight. I used to go for rides for like two hours a day in the park near where I lived and it was pretty awesome, that was a simpler time. I live in the city now and I had a bike that I’d use to ride to and from the studio late at night but it got stolen out of my apartment garage a couple of weeks ago, they ripped the lock straight out of the wall too! Ahh city living.

Three words to describe your ply-bike…
I didn’t want to paint on the ply bike so I did an illustration that played on the 2D/3D nature of the ply-bike and the nature of authenticity in bike culture, I used to ride a lot when I was young and it wasn’t a big deal but now people are all of a suddenly really serious about it. I did an image loosely based on Tron.

http://jiratpatradoon.com/

Nov 09. 0 Notes.
ARTIST PROFILE - RIKI SALAMWho are you and what do you do? I’m Riki Salam, Creative Director for Gilimbaa and I paint stuff!What is your best bike memory? Do you ride now? My greatest bike memory was when I turned 12 years old my parents bought me my first ever BMX - it was a Chrome moly Mongoose with white spider-mags and blue safety pads, it was the greatest bike to ever hit the streets and makeshift dirt ramps of Cairns, or so I thought! I loved that bike. Today you can find me on the roads of Bris Vegas commuting to and from work on my Flat-Bar Road Merida Speeder T1. Describe your ply bike (collaboration with David Williams) Our bike is the Deadly Treadly. It’s all about a Reckon - cycle - nation!http://www.gilimbaa.com.au

ARTIST PROFILE - RIKI SALAM

Who are you and what do you do? I’m Riki Salam, Creative Director for Gilimbaa and I paint stuff!

What is your best bike memory? Do you ride now? My greatest bike memory was when I turned 12 years old my parents bought me my first ever BMX - it was a Chrome moly Mongoose with white spider-mags and blue safety pads, it was the greatest bike to ever hit the streets and makeshift dirt ramps of Cairns, or so I thought! I loved that bike. Today you can find me on the roads of Bris Vegas commuting to and from work on my Flat-Bar Road Merida Speeder T1.

Describe your ply bike (collaboration with David Williams) Our bike is the Deadly Treadly. It’s all about a Reckon - cycle - nation!

http://www.gilimbaa.com.au

Nov 09. 1 Notes.
ARTIST PROFILE - DAVID WILLIAMS Who are you and what do you do? My name is David Williams, and I’m the CEO of Gilimbaa, Indigenous Creative Agency.What is your best bike memory? Do you ride now? One of my fondest memories was the BMX bike I got for my 9th birthday which was a blue Intrepid. Nothing too fancy, but was the necessary item to get around on as a kid growing up in Rockhampton. I was known as the Evil Knievel of the kids in the neighbourhood. You know when you might think it’s a good idea to build up a dirt jump to cross a 5 metre canyon like creek bed down at the local park, well we did that, but nobody was game to be the first to jump it. Enter stage left, me. Trying to get status amongst the older kids, i’d try it, survive it and would look for the next challenge. Little did I know that the next challenge would land me in hospital. These days, you’ll find me on my Avanti Aggressor hard tail shredding the trails of Gap Creek Reserve in Brisbane on the weekend, or on my Specialized Tarmac roadie putting some km’s is on the commute to work, doing some laps around Mt Coot-That, or on the ever faithful River Loop on the weekends.Favourite time of year to ride:August- The Flight Centre MTB Epic 100km’s of pain.October- Wilson HTM Brisbane to Gold Coast ride.Three words to describe your ply bike? Interesting, fun and deadly!http://www.gilimbaa.com.au

ARTIST PROFILE - DAVID WILLIAMS

Who are you and what do you do? My name is David Williams, and I’m the CEO of Gilimbaa, Indigenous Creative Agency.

What is your best bike memory? Do you ride now? One of my fondest memories was the BMX bike I got for my 9th birthday which was a blue Intrepid. Nothing too fancy, but was the necessary item to get around on as a kid growing up in Rockhampton. I was known as the Evil Knievel of the kids in the neighbourhood. You know when you might think it’s a good idea to build up a dirt jump to cross a 5 metre canyon like creek bed down at the local park, well we did that, but nobody was game to be the first to jump it. Enter stage left, me. Trying to get status amongst the older kids, i’d try it, survive it and would look for the next challenge. Little did I know that the next challenge would land me in hospital.
These days, you’ll find me on my Avanti Aggressor hard tail shredding the trails of Gap Creek Reserve in Brisbane on the weekend, or on my Specialized Tarmac roadie putting some km’s is on the commute to work, doing some laps around Mt Coot-That, or on the ever faithful River Loop on the weekends.
Favourite time of year to ride:
August- The Flight Centre MTB Epic 100km’s of pain.
October- Wilson HTM Brisbane to Gold Coast ride.

Three words to describe your ply bike? Interesting, fun and deadly!

http://www.gilimbaa.com.au

Nov 09. 2 Notes.
ARE YOU ATTENDING RIDE?
Facebook events have been posted for all our Festival happenings. Click to RSVP for Ride check out what else is on offer during the Sydney Bicycle Film Festival.

ARE YOU ATTENDING RIDE?

Facebook events have been posted for all our Festival happenings. Click to RSVP for Ride check out what else is on offer during the Sydney Bicycle Film Festival.

Oct 25. 1 Notes.
ARTIST PROFILE - MARK ALSWEILER 
Who are you and what do you do? Mark Alsweiler, emerging artist originally from New Zealand now living in Sydney.
Do you have any childhood memories of riding? Now that you’re older, do you still ride? Had a few bikes growing up.  The best present Santa ever got me was my firstbike - a bright yellow BMX.  I now have an old rusty machine (Neil) living in myhallway, think his traveling days are over though, a fallen soldier.  In need of a newbie.
Three words to describe your ply bike… Olden Golden Livin

ARTIST PROFILE - MARK ALSWEILER

Who are you and what do you do? Mark Alsweiler, emerging artist originally from New Zealand now living in Sydney.

Do you have any childhood memories of riding? Now that you’re older, do you still ride? Had a few bikes growing up.  The best present Santa ever got me was my first
bike - a bright yellow BMX.  I now have an old rusty machine (Neil) living in my
hallway, think his traveling days are over though, a fallen soldier.  In need of a newbie.

Three words to describe your ply bike… Olden Golden Livin

Oct 18. 1 Notes.
ARTIST PROFILE - JAMES ALCOCK 
Who are you and what do you do? I am a little human from Syd City. I am generally a photogrpher by trade. I do a little stencling around the place on occasion and have love for people expressing themselves through visual art in public places (from tags and graf to stencil art, sculpture and any other way peoples enhance the urban enviroment around them by interperating aesthetics).
Do you have any childhood memories of riding? Now that you’re older, do you still ride?  Ive always had pushies since the time I could walk.Its one of the few constants in my life and my dad was always good at repairing them. My grandfather actually had a pushie shop. I remember really clearly my dad letting me go at the top of a hill in Coogee near my house. I was just off my training wheels but didnt quite have a grasp on the back peddle brake thing.I flew straight across a busy street at the bottom of the hill just missing cars both ways and ended up going over the handlebars when I hit the oncoming gutter.There was plenty of skin off and my nuts where blue and purple for a week!My brother raced BMX at a national level all through the 80s. I am on my pushie every day and I love riding in summer (sans shirt/backpack) super blazed with Roots Manuva (or Skiphop) bumpin throuh my earbuds.
Three words to describe your ply bike… Clean. Cool. Contemporary. The approach is definatley to do something really tactile and to make it more dimensional.

ARTIST PROFILE - JAMES ALCOCK

Who are you and what do you do? I am a little human from Syd City. I am generally a photogrpher by trade. I do a little stencling around the place on occasion and have love for people expressing themselves through visual art in public places (from tags and graf to stencil art, sculpture and any other way peoples enhance the urban enviroment around them by interperating aesthetics).

Do you have any childhood memories of riding? Now that you’re older, do you still ride?  Ive always had pushies since the time I could walk.
Its one of the few constants in my life and my dad was always good at repairing them. My grandfather actually had a pushie shop. I remember really clearly my dad letting me go at the top of a hill in Coogee near my house. I was just off my training wheels but didnt quite have a grasp on the back peddle brake thing.
I flew straight across a busy street at the bottom of the hill just missing cars both ways and ended up going over the handlebars when I hit the oncoming gutter.
There was plenty of skin off and my nuts where blue and purple for a week!
My brother raced BMX at a national level all through the 80s. I am on my pushie every day and I love riding in summer (sans shirt/backpack) super blazed with Roots Manuva (or Skiphop) bumpin throuh my earbuds.

Three words to describe your ply bike… Clean. Cool. Contemporary. The approach is definatley to do something really tactile and to make it more dimensional.

Oct 18. 1 Notes.
ARTIST PROFILE - RACHEL JESSIE-RAE
Who  are you and what do you do? I’m Rachel Jessie-Rae - painter of colours  and glitter worked up from stickers, currently making kitschy pop art  goodness from The Blender Studio, Melbourne. This year I’m frantically  running around doing kids drawing projects, learning about fashion and  working out new ways to use my drawings on skin, clothes and computers.
Do you ride a bicycle? Where is your  favourite place to ride?  I  was just recently shot for the Northside Ladies Bicycle Calender in a  kelp seaweed two piece on a tributary of the Yarra river near Dights  Falls pulling a cute old yellow bike out of the water (also covered in  seaweed!) haven’t seen the shots yet but will post ‘em up when they’ve  been developed. Concept by local dance floor party cowboy Jamie Valiant.  When I’m not being a swamp monster I ride everywhere around Melbourne.  Love it! 
Describe your ply bike…  My  approach to my bike is the same as i would approach a canvas - lay  down a layer of paint, i chose yellow as it was my favorite colour at  the time and then set to work obliterating the yellow with other colours  and lines. I work pretty intuitively looking for where movement and  form come together and then adding layers of decorative paint and  glitter as I go. I painted the wheels in black and gold triangles and a  carnivalesque mood came to the bike so I just ran with that for a bit-  up turning old boxes to get dried glue chunks of old glitter paintings  worked in for some texture…. a bit of sky blue glitter magic here and  there a bit of varnish and voila! We got drunk at the studio the next  week and did a sweet photo shoot of myself riding the bike with fashion  designer and stylist Kathryn Jamieson directing the madness! More photos  for me to post when I get them! The ply cut out is awesome and I want  to use this idea in my work somewhere down the bike track of art  making…..
http://rjrae.tumblr.com/

ARTIST PROFILE - RACHEL JESSIE-RAE

Who are you and what do you do? I’m Rachel Jessie-Rae - painter of colours and glitter worked up from stickers, currently making kitschy pop art goodness from The Blender Studio, Melbourne. This year I’m frantically running around doing kids drawing projects, learning about fashion and working out new ways to use my drawings on skin, clothes and computers.

Do you ride a bicycle? Where is your favourite place to ride?  I was just recently shot for the Northside Ladies Bicycle Calender in a kelp seaweed two piece on a tributary of the Yarra river near Dights Falls pulling a cute old yellow bike out of the water (also covered in seaweed!) haven’t seen the shots yet but will post ‘em up when they’ve been developed. Concept by local dance floor party cowboy Jamie Valiant. When I’m not being a swamp monster I ride everywhere around Melbourne. Love it!

Describe your ply bike…  My approach to my bike is the same as i would approach a canvas - lay down a layer of paint, i chose yellow as it was my favorite colour at the time and then set to work obliterating the yellow with other colours and lines. I work pretty intuitively looking for where movement and form come together and then adding layers of decorative paint and glitter as I go. I painted the wheels in black and gold triangles and a carnivalesque mood came to the bike so I just ran with that for a bit- up turning old boxes to get dried glue chunks of old glitter paintings worked in for some texture…. a bit of sky blue glitter magic here and there a bit of varnish and voila! We got drunk at the studio the next week and did a sweet photo shoot of myself riding the bike with fashion designer and stylist Kathryn Jamieson directing the madness! More photos for me to post when I get them! The ply cut out is awesome and I want to use this idea in my work somewhere down the bike track of art making…..

http://rjrae.tumblr.com/

Oct 18. 0 Notes.
ARTIST PROFILE - ANDREW QUILTY
Who are you and what do you do?  Ooh I don’t like this question and am excited to answer the next one so maybe I’ll come back to this. Okay, ready now. I’m part photographer, part surfer, part music lover, part book lover, part food lover, I like film way more than digital and photographs that depict reality more than contrived reality. I like the cold as much as heat and rain as much as sun and it invariably dictates where I point my camera.
What is your first memory on a bicycle? Now that you’re all grown up, do you still ride?  It’s probably one of my earlier memories - learning to ride my bike at The Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo. I got swooped by a magpie and fell off… Yep, I still ride now, mainly to commute. My FAAAAVORITE time to ride, rather than being a particular time of year is anytime between midnight and dawn, coming home from a night out, no traffic on the road, inspiration in my ears.
Three words to describe your ply bike…  IN PLANNING STAGE. As per usual it’s been the idea that I’ve found most difficult to come up with. I’ve toggled between ideas of decoration, protest, statement and self-expression and have finally hit on a goer! It’s going to involve the expertise of an… ahh… expert in the application of my idea and it’ll be as educational as it’ll be creative. It’ll also be very much experimental so fingers crossed!
http://andrewquilty.com/

ARTIST PROFILE - ANDREW QUILTY

Who are you and what do you do?  Ooh I don’t like this question and am excited to answer the next one so maybe I’ll come back to this. Okay, ready now. I’m part photographer, part surfer, part music lover, part book lover, part food lover, I like film way more than digital and photographs that depict reality more than contrived reality. I like the cold as much as heat and rain as much as sun and it invariably dictates where I point my camera.

What is your first memory on a bicycle? Now that you’re all grown up, do you still ride?  It’s probably one of my earlier memories - learning to ride my bike at The Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo. I got swooped by a magpie and fell off… Yep, I still ride now, mainly to commute. My FAAAAVORITE time to ride, rather than being a particular time of year is anytime between midnight and dawn, coming home from a night out, no traffic on the road, inspiration in my ears.

Three words to describe your ply bike…  IN PLANNING STAGE. As per usual it’s been the idea that I’ve found most difficult to come up with. I’ve toggled between ideas of decoration, protest, statement and self-expression and have finally hit on a goer! It’s going to involve the expertise of an… ahh… expert in the application of my idea and it’ll be as educational as it’ll be creative. It’ll also be very much experimental so fingers crossed!

http://andrewquilty.com/

Oct 17. 0 Notes.
ARTIST PROFILE - FLEUR HARRIS
Who are you and what do you do? I’m Fleur. I work 9-5 as a Graphic Artist at The Just Group, and 5-9 as a Freelance Illustrator and Designer.
What was your first bike like? Do you still ride? My first bike my Grandpa made me from old bike parts he got from the tip. He loves going to the tip and collecting things to fix. My bike was a little red steel tricycle with white handles and a white seat. I used to fang around on it up and down their balcony when I would visit them in QLD. The bike is still at their house and it comes up to my knee. I still ride, I have two bikes, a black road bike and a red and white cruiser. I used to ride every day to work in Richmond until I got hit by a car on Chapel Street riding home one afternoon. I’ve just started getting back on my bike.
Three words to describe your ply bike… Your Grandma’s Secrets.
www.fleurharris.com

ARTIST PROFILE - FLEUR HARRIS

Who are you and what do you do? I’m Fleur. I work 9-5 as a Graphic Artist at The Just Group, and 5-9 as a Freelance Illustrator and Designer.

What was your first bike like? Do you still ride? My first bike my Grandpa made me from old bike parts he got from the tip. He loves going to the tip and collecting things to fix. My bike was a little red steel tricycle with white handles and a white seat. I used to fang around on it up and down their balcony when I would visit them in QLD. The bike is still at their house and it comes up to my knee. I still ride, I have two bikes, a black road bike and a red and white cruiser. I used to ride every day to work in Richmond until I got hit by a car on Chapel Street riding home one afternoon. I’ve just started getting back on my bike.

Three words to describe your ply bike… Your Grandma’s Secrets.

www.fleurharris.com

Oct 17. 0 Notes.
ARTIST PROFILE - BEN BROWNWho are you and what do you do? Ben Brown. I work from a studio in Manly with 3 other visual mercenary types. We cover a fair bit of ground between us all - I specialise in skulls, zombies, death metal skate fiends, punk rock surf bums and strong coffee drinking. There are commercial and self indulgent elements to my work, but I try to fool people in to giving me money for all of it.
Did you have a bike as a kid? Do you have a memory from that time?Do you have a bike now? If so where / when is your favourite time to ride?I was given a brand new red malvern star dragster for my 9th birthday. the thing never worked properly, always some kind of malfunction, too many gears, bells, sissy bars - the works. After a few months of constant disappointment I stripped the thing back to an old regular seat - back pedal brakes, and painted it black with house paint. From that point on it was beast and was on active service until I was 16 or 17. I have a bike now. It is an ex rental from Manly Cycles which is kept in the studio and sees action as the lunch bike or the surf check bike.Three words to describe your ply-bike…My ply bike is entitled ‘the ghost bike’ and has a dual personality. It is cycling metaphor reflecting the good and evil which exists in us all.
www.benbrown.com.au


ARTIST PROFILE - BEN BROWN

Who are you and what do you do? Ben Brown. I work from a studio in Manly with 3 other visual mercenary types. We cover a fair bit of ground between us all - I specialise in skulls, zombies, death metal skate fiends, punk rock surf bums and strong coffee drinking. There are commercial and self indulgent elements to my work, but I try to fool people in to giving me money for all of it.

Did you have a bike as a kid? Do you have a memory from that time?
Do you have a bike now? If so where / when is your favourite time to ride?

I was given a brand new red malvern star dragster for my 9th birthday. the thing never worked properly, always some kind of malfunction, too many gears, bells, sissy bars - the works. After a few months of constant disappointment I stripped the thing back to an old regular seat - back pedal brakes, and painted it black with house paint. From that point on it was beast and was on active service until I was 16 or 17. I have a bike now. It is an ex rental from Manly Cycles which is kept in the studio and sees action as the lunch bike or the surf check bike.

Three words to describe your ply-bike…My ply bike is entitled ‘the ghost bike’ and has a dual personality. It is cycling metaphor reflecting the good and evil which exists in us all.

www.benbrown.com.au

Oct 14. 0 Notes.
ARTIST PROFILE - DAVID HOMER
Who are you and what do you do? David Homer. I spend my days doodling, scribbling, painting and pushing pixels around. Sometimes, at the end of a long day, an album cover pops out. When they finally appear, this is where I put them - www.debaser.com.au
Did you have a bike as a kid? I’ve had too many bikes to remember them all. But, my favourites were always hideously ugly bastards, usually an unholy alliance of old BMX frames, dragstar handlebars, racer seats – just whatever I could poach off my friends and occasionally, people I met in the supermarket. I still love the ugly ones the most.
Three words  to describe your ply-bike….I think I’ve broken it. (that’s 5 words)
www.debaser.com.au

ARTIST PROFILE - DAVID HOMER

Who are you and what do you do? David Homer. I spend my days doodling, scribbling, painting and pushing pixels around. Sometimes, at the end of a long day, an album cover pops out. When they finally appear, this is where I put them - www.debaser.com.au

Did you have a bike as a kid?
I’ve had too many bikes to remember them all. But, my favourites were always hideously ugly bastards, usually an unholy alliance of old BMX frames, dragstar handlebars, racer seats – just whatever I could poach off my friends and occasionally, people I met in the supermarket. I still love the ugly ones the most.

Three words to describe your ply-bike….
I think I’ve broken it. (that’s 5 words)

www.debaser.com.au

Oct 14. 0 Notes.
ARTIST PROFILE - CAITLIN SHEARER
Who are you and what do you do?I’m  Caitlin Shearer, a young illustrator currently living in Sydney.
Did you have a bike as a kid? Now that you’re all grown up, where’s your favourite place to ride?I was really great at riding a  bike with training wheels as a youngster, but never graduated onto a  proper grown ups bike (which is really very embarrassing). We had an  open plan house, and I remember opening all the doors and riding around  the house in circles for hours. Nowadays I just dream of a  shiny bike with a basket and peddling down a smooth street on a crisp  autumn day. One day it’ll happen - I just have to find someone to teach  me how to ride. :)
Three words  to describe your ply-bike….Fancy,  fruitful, fabulous.
www.caitlinquiet.blogspot.com

ARTIST PROFILE - CAITLIN SHEARER

Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Caitlin Shearer, a young illustrator currently living in Sydney.

Did you have a bike as a kid? Now that you’re all grown up, where’s your favourite place to ride?
I was really great at riding a bike with training wheels as a youngster, but never graduated onto a proper grown ups bike (which is really very embarrassing). We had an open plan house, and I remember opening all the doors and riding around the house in circles for hours. Nowadays I just dream of a shiny bike with a basket and peddling down a smooth street on a crisp autumn day. One day it’ll happen - I just have to find someone to teach me how to ride. :)

Three words to describe your ply-bike….
Fancy, fruitful, fabulous.

www.caitlinquiet.blogspot.com

Oct 14. 1 Notes.
ARTIST PROFILE - CUPCO
Who are you and what do you do?Luke Temby / CUPCOFelt
Did you have a bike as a kid? Now that you’re all grown up, where’s your favourite place to ride? I had a Myers BMX and a Gordonson (WA) racer with the handlebars turned up. Used to ride to school every day and stop off in the sand dunes for ciggies. I now have a Giant Bowery single-speed and ride from Summer Hill to Broadway every day without the ciggie break. Current best time: 16 minutes.
Three words to describe your ply-bike…Death on Wheels.
www.cupco.net

ARTIST PROFILE - CUPCO

Who are you and what do you do?
Luke Temby / CUPCO
Felt

Did you have a bike as a kid? Now that you’re all grown up, where’s your favourite place to ride?
I had a Myers BMX and a Gordonson (WA) racer with the handlebars turned up. Used to ride to school every day and stop off in the sand dunes for ciggies. I now have a Giant Bowery single-speed and ride from Summer Hill to Broadway every day without the ciggie break. Current best time: 16 minutes.

Three words to describe your ply-bike…
Death on Wheels.

www.cupco.net

Oct 13. 4 Notes.

Here is a little look at the journey all over Sydney that a couple of the Sydney Bicycle Film Festival Producers took a few weeks ago, delivering flat bikes to artists for our exhibition, Ride: Life in the Bike Lane. Stay tuned for more updates on the exhibition and all things bikes.

Oct 10. 1 Notes.