"Eric & Robyn Werkhoven, who exhibit together under the title of Studio La Primitive, present an exhibition of drawings, paintings and assemblages. For the past thirty years Eric and Robyn Werkhoven have lived and worked as a professional contemporary artists in the Hunter Valley, NSW. Both are award winning artists and have been Finalists in major Australian art prizes. Their work has been selected for exhibitions nationally and internationally.
Art Music by Michael from The Mermaids– explores their perpetual intrigue with the rituals, mysteries and absurdities of existence.
“Revealing the world of human caprice, with a sheer delight and a touch of irony”.
The artist’s individual styles are evident in their collaborative works; Robyn’s passion for portraiture and figuration, and Eric’s stylised mythical beasts and human creatures, as is their shared attraction to bold colour and line. Their styles come together in these works complementing each other and creating an exciting collection of new works.
The exhibition includes a series of drawings and paintings by Robyn and sculptural assemblages by Eric and several works by Monique Werkhoven.
The exhibition will be officially opened by Joe Eisenberg OAM
Back again it's No Refunds #70 with the experimental double record launch of the proverbial Travelling Wilburys of Australian exploratory artists Vavenge and Newcastle's perennially excellent The Mermaids Vavenge comprises the dual synth & vocal attack of Nick Dan (xNoBBQx) and Nicola Morton (Club Sound Witches), the gothic bass melodies of Anthony Guerra (Love Chants) along with the semi-random automated whizzer percussion contraption courtesy of Matt Earle (Breakdance the Dawn, etc). Their fourth release contains four lengthy, disembodied moods appropriate for zoning out within spacious surrounds. Each enveloping field whisks one away into a subtle background of negative density, pausing in time for a reflection on nothingness.
The Mermaids are the duo of Mikey Liestins (Grog Pappy) and Nic French from Newcastle, Australia. Their album ‘For More Smoking Pleasure’ sees the aural trouble makers manipulate a cornucopia of recording devices such as 8-track tape, turntables, circuit bent toys and other loopers to mangle the Aussie spirit of ‘taking the piss’ to a level of the absurd that would disturb the mind of even the most rational cynic. This psychedelic layer cake bubbles with ecstatic noises and has inhaled the vapour of joyful flippancy.
DEAL OF THE CENTURY: VAVENGE OR THE MERMAIDS LP FOR 20 DOLLARS
So I have a couple of the BLOODY BURKA (Myjercall/Karen Constance) & POPTARD (Bonnie Hart/Nicola Morton) split cassettes on Chemical Imbalance. $9.00 post paid. First in worst dressed. Alternatively get it, and some other neat shit directly from CHEMICAL IMBALANCE, or better yet just go listen to it, whack a cassette in the deck and tape it yourself ;) Cut out the middle men :)https://chemical-imbalance.bandcamp.com/…/bloody-burka-get-…
| title: SINDRE BJERGA 'breaking down the speed of sound' cassette | running time: approx 47 minutes | grogpappy47 | released: 07 May 2017 | hand numbered edition of 20 copies | black on sky blue paper | email: grogpappy(at)gmail.com Two live offerings from Sindre Bjerga (Gold Soundz) recorded in Hamburg and Augsburg, Germany. radios, contact mics, scatching and scratching and rattling and rolling.
| title: MYJERCALL LEASHTINS & ONE STRING JIM 'dolphin purring' cassette| running time: approx 73 minutes | grogpappy48 | released: 04 May 2017 | hand numbered edition of 20 copies | two different covers. ten on light yellow. ten on fluro yellow | comes with two inserts by Myjercall | email: grogpappy(at)gmail.com
Myjercall Leashtins (Cock Safari, The Mermaids, Synchronised Periods, Hacked To Chunks) & One String Jim (Party Ov One, Skin Prison, Liquid Diet) from Newcastle, NSW jamming out tracks with eight tracks, electronics, guitar, processing (Myjercall) and Violin (One String Jim). Eerie prescription feel. Must have for the lonely pill popper. Comes with two inserts by Pappy himself.
| title: CONE PUNCHER 'cone puncher' c60| running time: approx 60 minutes | grogpappy49 | released: 07 May 2017 | edition of 20 copies | black on lilac coloured paper | comes with two two stickers | email: grogpappy(at)gmail.com The third Cone Puncher release and the first full length 'albumish' slab of bong fuelled miasma. travels between authentic harsh noise with home made synth and gadgets, walks into a drunkards idea of the perfect infants electronic toy collection before it spills into a glitched out 8 or so bit shoot 'em up. Hot stuff. comes with a sticker of ganja queen Schapelle Corby and a sketch of a bong. fuck off! all the new tapes are $6.50pp in Australia contakt: grogpappy(at)gmail.com
| title: SYNCHRONISED PERIODS 'crimson tide I' cassette | running time: approx 71 minutes | grogpappy45 | released: 03 Decemeber 2016 | hand numbered edition of 24 copies | two different full coloured pro covers | B+W xerox inserts | email: grogpappy(at)gmail.com
| title: SYNCHRONISED PERIODS 'crimson tide II' cassette | running time: approx 78 minutes | grogpappy46 | released: 03 Decemeber 2016 | hand numbered edition of 24 copies | two different full coloured pro covers | email: grogpappy(at)gmail.com $7.50pp in australia or both cassettes for $12.00 email for overseas orders Synchronised Periods are an improvised tape, homemade gadgets, electronic group with a core line-up or members from the Mermaids, Obat Batuk, Polyfox & The Union of the Most Ghosts, Cock Safari, Hacked To Chunks etc and a rotating line-up of members from Cone Puncher & Spasmoslop and more. :)
REPTILIAN NOISE CHANNEL #2 Sat 3rd Dec in Studio 5 @ Magnet Studios 11 Roosevelt St. Nth Coburg 8pm - $Donation - Synchronised Periods (Newcastle) - Spasmoslop - Tina Douglas - cleaninglady - Erin K. Taylor >>>>>FACEBOOKLINK<<<<<
INTERSTATE SLUMBER PARTY
Sun 4th Dec @ The Barwon Club Hotel
509 Moorabool St, Sth Geelong 3220
7pm - $?
- Obat Batuk (Newcastle)
- Synchronised Periods (Newcastle)
>>>>>facebooklink<<<<< Synchronised Periods are an improvised tape, homemade gadgets, electronic group with a core line-up or members from the Mermaids, Obat Batuk, Polyfox & The Union of the Most Ghosts, Cock Safari, Hacked To Chunks etc and a rotating line-up of members from Cone Puncher & Spasmoslop and more. The Periods will have two releases, Crimson Tides I & Crimson Tides II. Big thanks To Nik Slop & the Geelong crew for having us. xxoxox
partial discography includes 'we don't all sniff petrol, fuck off' CDr [magik crowbar/noise machine], split cassette with Prehistoric fuckin' moron(s) cassette [confirmation tapes], White Man Got Me By The Balls / You Can Ukulele2xmini CDr [heard worse records] & first split with Crabby Bogman [grog pappy] | title: Cock Safari 'semi-kinduh-cocky-discography' CDr | running time: approx 62 minutes | grogpappy44 | released: 19 November 2016 | hand numbered edition of 22 copies | full coloured pro covers in 'dark,' 'medium,' and 'light' (specify for preference) | 2-sided A5 B+W xerox inserts | email: grogpappy(at)gmail.com $8.00 postage paid in AU ($9.00 if using paypal) cash, credit, cheque, debit, trade (considered) overseas orders contact grogpappy(at)gmail.com
BEAUTIFUL NOISE #3 SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2016 6pm -12pm CHEAP BAR run by UNITE 4b Wicham St Fortitude Valley KRAUS (nz) "Like Rick Bishop's idea of Bach played with tangly guitar lines, twinned with whooshy sounds from keys and/or treated percussion." (The Wire) "Kraus are fuckin’ weirdos." (Tiny Mix Tapes)
COCK SAFARI (newcastle) pitch-shifted cassettes, eight track loopings, home made gadgets, warped vinyl. PYJAMAS ON PLUNDERPHONIKKS!!!
FAECAL FLOWERAlrey Batol, loud, analogue noise, popular among doomsday preppers. LOGIC BOMB BONNIE HARTHer struggle externalised through a lens of best intention and educational narcissism. Bonnie Hart doesn't know what she is or what she does. Life events as rehearsal for the cosmic audition in a flicker of mundane reality that is more psychedelic than fiction could ever be.
PINK MOUSE 6pm -12pm CHEAP BAR run by UNITE 4b Wicham St Fortitude Valley $7 entry
⊙ COCK SAFARI ⊙'grog pappy' label head honchos main guise 'Cock Safari' - manic tape loop mulch mastery & bent troniks from the newcastle 3099 wasteland. see also The Mermaids, The Mince Poppers, Mmmoowcowtituggz. a total honour to host an event for this influential project. not to be missed! http://grogpapp.bloigspot.com/
⊙ THE PERFECT LOVERS ⊙led the enigmatic jamie hume (the year of the sex olympics, the auchenflower red light district), the perfect lovers are the longest standing real free-noise/improv band in town. members include those who form wtem, unique oil free air, blend 42 from outer space, the 16th century, x in o, impromptulons, many more. incredible history, rarely perform since the reunion. releases are very hard to track down, cdr and tape here & there if you dig deep. http://halftheory.com/theperfectlovers/
⊙ TxSx/TEEN SEX ⊙one-off reunion set, members of 'faecal flower' and 'pluto'. rare, out of retirement dirge from this long-missed project. circuit bent mass consumerables & mic'd up everything. very, very limited online presence spoken in hushed conversations, 'damn i miss them!'. i think they had a blog once? other than that, dodgy bootlegs are laying around. i also just found my copy of the live cd compilation they put out years ago, their only release? had to really twist some arms to see them out again
~~ FREE/DONATION ~~ 530PM, Sunday 20th November 2016 East Brisbane Bowls Club 38 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane
COCK SAFARI will have a partially partial discography, pretty limited tour CDr to help with their travel funds and your listening pleasue featuring 'we don't all sniff petrol, fuck off'' CDr [magik crowbar/noise machine], split cassette with Prehistoric fuckin' moron(s) cassette [confirmation tapes], White Man Got Me By The Balls / You Can Ukulele 2xmini CDr [heard worse records] & split with Crabby Bogman [grog pappy]