Rum Series :: A Large Format Photographic Installation By The National Grid & Myles Pritchard.

•July 10, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Rum Series :: A Large Format Photographic Installation By The National Grid & Myles Pritchard.

Thursday 12th July 2012
6PM – 12AM
Moonshine Cider & Rum Bar
Hotel Steyne. Manly

Accompanied by tasty rum, food & live music.

Ape Seven’s month long installation Opens at Damp Space :: Friday 15th June from 6pm

•June 4, 2012 • Leave a Comment

The Grid launches The Arm

•May 29, 2012 • Leave a Comment

The second installment of The Drawing Arm launch showcase kicks off this Friday the 1st of June from 6-9pm at The National Grid Gallery, 24 Chard Rd Brookvale.

Go here to RSVP.

Check out The Drawing Arm tute sweet!

Origins :: David Maurice Smith Photography

•May 4, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Origins :: David Mauric Smith Photography

The Drawing Arm :: Illustration Agency

•March 1, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Ever wondered what’s essential for quality illustration? A Drawing Arm – of course!
The National Grid :: Design Distillery has officially launched their brand new illustration agency.

The Drawing arm :: Illustration Agency

Directors, Simon Barrett and Lara Allport have spent the last decade establishing and developing The National Grid as a multidisciplinary design agency and gallery space. The rationale from the Boss Lady Lara Allport is, ‘we have met so many talented illustrators and designed for such a huge range of clients over the years. It seemed like the logical progression to connect these illustrators with new and potential clients and form our very own illustration agency.’

The Drawing Arm represents a collective of hand-picked, top-notch, super-impressive contemporary illustrators from Australia and beyond. The stellar line up includes Ben Brown, Edwina Buckley, Brandon Els, Georgia Hill, Jeremy Lord, Lara Allport, Ryan Hanrahan, Luke Morrell, Donn Pattenden, Marty Schneider, Stuart Smythe, Mia Taninaka, Kareena Zerefos, Bec Winnel, Numskull, Andrew Fairclough and more to be announced soon.

These illustrators aren’t new to commercial work. Previous clients include Apple, Intel, Panasonic, Telstra, Westpac, Samsung, LG, Sakkara Property Development, Colliers International, Red Bull, Tracks magazine, Harpers Bazaar magazine, Yen magazine, Triple J, Sydney Theatre Company, Holden, Yamaha, Hyundai, Fuel TV, Hurley, Volcom, Mambo, Sportsgirl, Kookai, Kim Kardashian and a multitude of fashion labels, musicians, festivals, record companies and more.

The industry launch will be held early April, For a chance to win one of the massive 2.4m illustrations from one of our illustrators, please go love our Facebook page!




T-World #7 New York Special

•December 20, 2011 • Leave a Comment

We got the honour of hanging around with T-shirt world legend Eddie Zammit last night. His latest edition of T-World magazine is pretty mindblowing with 200 pages of exclusive content, hardcover & its $20 flippin bucks!

This edition of the magazine goes in-depth into the world of the heavy hitters of the New York City T-shirt community.
An in-depth insight into who’s influencing & whos influenced the T-Shirt world over the past few years.
Interviews with a stack of designers & label owners including ALIFE, ONLY, Supreme, The Hundreds, 10DEEP, Jeff Staple & a ton more…
It’s the world’s only T-Shirt journal & a keeper for anyone into t-shirt graphics.
• HardCover
• 200 Pager
• 20 Bucks! (plus p+p) Or pick it up from the Gallery.

Order Online From Our Store.

BEN BROWN – DIE YOUNG – 9.12.11 – 6PM

•November 28, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Die Young is an exhibition of works by iconic Sydney Illustrator, Ben Brown.

Ben’s obsessive-compulsive artistic relationship with skulls and bones is clearly a consequence of being born with super human illustration skills and x-ray vision.

His latest series of candy coloured portraits split Kurt Cobain, James Dean, Sid Vicious, Jimmy Hendrix, Buddy Holly and music’s most recent victim, Amy Winehouse, quite literally, in half. The Andy Warhol inspired comical renders, are part morbid tongue in cheek (or skull) and part eternal depictions (flesh). Die Young salutes popular idols with untimely deaths. As Ben puts it…”the celebrity life-style that we seem to aspire to, had killed them all by the age of 27″

An illustrator for over twenty years, Ben Brown is a regular contributor of comics for editorial, including the notorious surfing publication ‘Stab’. He has designed extensive clothing graphics for brands such as Mambo, Insight, Globe, O’Neill, Rip Curl, Ocean & Earth, Nice Produce and Supply, and he has designed music and festival posters for the likes of Nirvana, Frenzal Rhomb, Silverchair, Fat Boy Slim, The Hoodoo Gurus, Big Day Out, Good Vibrations Festival, Homebake and The Falls Festival.

Die Young opens on the 9th of December from 6pm to 10pm and is on exhibition until the 24th December 2011 at The National Grid Gallery, 24 Chard Rd, Brookvale.


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