Monday, November 29, 2010

Kevin Tran // Open Studio

Open Studio, an Exhibition by Kevin Tran is now on at

Mils Gallery :: 15 Randle Street :: Surry Hills :: Sydney.

Runs from Thursday 25th November from 6 – 9pm and runs through to Sunday 5th of December.

Kevin's new exhibition "Open Studio" is a collection of new & existing works..

Kevin's work has the ability to insight an emotional response to the intangible world of Animalia that exist in his imagination.

Kevin Tran // RipeCollective Member .... Brilliance; in NewWave - Digital Progressive Art.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Illustrator Hilit Shefer

Illustrator Hilit Shefer moves between edgy fashion illustration and the more sublime urban impressions. Since graduating from Bezalel academy of arts in 2003 she has worked for most of the major publications in israel, mostly Yediot Achronot. She has also illustrated varuies advertising, fashion and book projects. Ripe loves the old school glam and 50s Hollywood aesthetic Hilit brings to her work! CHECK IT

Tropical Toxic

Two brothers -

Asaf Hanuka and Tomer Hanuka dazzle us with their talent and skill , seriously. Asaf has worked with editorial illustration since 1995 and for the last 4 years he has been teaching illustration and comics at Shenkar college of Engineering and Design, living in Tel-Aviv.

Tomer is an illustrator and a cartoonist based in New York City. A collaboration (on so many levels) between the two brothers - Tropical Toxic show cases their amazing ability to unite creatively and blow our minds. Check it!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Desert Lovers

Here in the nation’s capital, when it (finally) heats up, the city is like a desert. Dry heat. Warm breeze. No beach. Brown grass and oasis-like green oaks scattered around the suburbs. Suddenly bodies are tanned and faces come to life; the city comes alive. And everybody knows if there’s an orange sun in the sky, the bushfires have come.

This country is the driest inhabited continent in the world. And oddly in summer, when the temperatures soar, the effortlessly cool nature of Australians oozes out.

Desert dwellers unite - but only during the week.

On Saturday I’m busting outta here and hitting up Bondi.



3rd: private collection

4th: private collection

Ball Park Music



Ball Park Music have been described as “top of the pack” of rising Brisbane bands, and have recently scored themselves a spot at the 2011 Gold Coast Big Day Out. Ball Park Music have a number of achievments under their belt, having played alongside Aussie greats Cloud Control and Philadelphia Grand Jury, international greats, Radiohead, as well as just wrapping up an Australian tour with the Hungry Kids of Hungary. They launched their second EP, Conquer The Town, Easy As Cake, in May this year and have their single, iFly, humming on the lips of fans nationwide. Their new single, Sad Rude Future Dude, is just the right amount of naughty; with the ‘f-bomb’ scratched off the list (iFly uses the word three times in each chorus), sex is now the new kid on the block.

Sad Rude Future Dude is a little more civilised than iFly, but still catchy. It’s a bit naughty in the chorus so I think people who liked iFly will like this one too” says Jen Boyce, the band’s bass guitarist. And judging by the increasing interest in this delightful bunch of people, it’s safe to say Ball Park Music has well and truly arrived.

Ripe suggests you get on this band wagon. It’s a good ride.

Richard Denny



UK born and Melbourne based photographer and artist, Richard Denny, has a new exhibition open at 19Karen Contemporary Artspace on the Gold Coast.

Denny’s work is multi-faceted; combining enamel, acrylics, map and canvas cuttings and wood (to name a few) to create images of the diverse people and places that are his life.

This multi-layered territorial approach produces confronting yet reassuring wide-eyed portraits that hint at the layers and pathways of the mind and the ordered chaos of everyday life” – 19Karen

Denny graduated from Melbourne’s RMIT in 1995 and has since been working as a free-lance photographer and artist in Europe and Australia.

If you’re up that way, head on over the Mermaid Beach and take a look at these works. If not, have a squiz on the website: