Gallery Resume Goodies

People wishing to contact the Artist please do so via,

Australian inquiries

aMBUSH Gallery
4A James Street Waterloo SYDNEY NSW 2017
AUSTRALIA
T +61 (0)2 8399 0707
F +61 (0)2 8399 0708
E info@ambushgallery.com
E bill@ambushgallery.com
E john@ambushgallery.com

New Zealand inquiries

OREXART
Entry at Upper Khartoum Place, Kitchener Street
T 649 379 0588
E orex@xtra.co.nz
European inquiries

Denmark
Black Pop Contemporary Art Gallery
Fiolstræde 10-12 // 1171 KBH K.
info@blackpop.me
+45 2690 9625

UK
Pure Evil Gallery
108 Leonard st London EC2A 4RH
Phone 020 7729 2866
Mob 07805 420771
cue@sofuzzycrew.com



The work of Haha explores the power of mass media within Australian popular culture. The reality TV phenomena, the religion of sport, criminal lifestyles, get rich quick & instant fame becomes the obsessions, the new virtues of the 21st century.

By using multi-layered stencils of up to 40 layers Haha’s work is a reflection of popular culture. He gets his images direct from the newspaper or from photographing the subject to tell a story of the here & now. Without the aid of a computer, his cutting technique produces lifelike imagery

Haha is a self taught artist who started off by spray painting stencils on the street & has since then graduated to the gallery.
He has been exhibiting for over 8 years he has held 10 solo shows in Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart & Sydney. He is represented by 3 commercial galleries across Australia. His work can be found in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, BHP Billiton, State Library of Victoria, City of Melbourne, Artbank & private collections across Australia, NZ, UK & USA.

 



SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012

Guilty of Art, Mays Lane, Sydney, Australia

2011

Personal Heroes, Orex Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2010

Urban Legends, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

2009

Phat of the Land, Boutwell Drapper Gallery, Sydney
Victorian, Dickersons Gallery, Melbourne

2008

AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE OI OI OI, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane
The Cult of Personality, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney

2007

Such is Life, Mays lane, Sydney
Land of Milk and Honey, Untilnever Gallery, Melbourne
We are Young and Free, Criterion Gallery, Hobart

2006

Australian Lifestyles, Criterion Gallery, Hobart
God Save Haha, Until Never Gallery, Melbourne
Aussie Rulz, The Box, Melbourne

2005

Crime Walls, Citylights, Centre Place, Melbourne
Banana Republic, Blacklab Gallery, Brisbane
Sovereignty, Criterion Gallery, Hobart

2004

Zero Tolerance, Croft Institute, Melbourne

2002

Zero Popular, FAD Gallery, Melbourne

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012

Project Space, Waikato Art Museum, New Zealand
Atelier Anthracite Inauguration Exposition, Lyon, France
Stencils-Peaceful World, Cut Up Gallery, Rastede, Germany
Galore Street Art Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
Kings of Concrete Urban Festival, Dublin, Ireland

2011

Outpost, Cuckatoo Island Arts, Sydney
Stencil World, Gallery AM, ST Louis, USA
Young & Free, 491 Space, San Francisco, USA
Space Invaders, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane
Space Invaders, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
Space Invaders, WPCC, Dubbo, NSW

2010

Space Invaders, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
On the Wall, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
Paste Modernism 2, Sydney
Mugshots, Gorker Gallery, Melbourne
Sweet Streets, Melbourne
Shark Love, Japan
Friends with Knives, Crewest Gallery, LA, USA

2009

Trailblazers, Boutwell Drapper Gallery, Sydney
Melbourne Stencil Festival, Melbourne

2008

Contemporary Australia: Optimism, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
ARTBRIS’08 Brisbane
The Blender Studios Open day, Melbourne
Black Digger, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney
The Sublime Equine, Rushcutters Bay Gallery, Sydney
Kids Today, MTV Gallery, Sydney
Splenda, Michael Koro Gallery, Melbourne
Outside Inside, Carmichael Gallery, L.A.

2007

“001”, Sideroom Gallery, Auckland New Zealand
I Still Call Australia, Gadfly Gallery, Perth
“Meatpackers & fruit pickers”, Melbourne
“Political footy”, Art Garden, Melbourne
Youthquakers, Melbourne

2006

The Big Day Out, Melbourne
Rumble, Until Never Gallery, Melbourne
Kidz These Dayz, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne
Selftitled, Autopsy Gallery, Melbourne
Class of 06, Blank Space, Sydney
Swipe, Hush Hush Gallery, Melbourne

2005

The Big Day Out, Melbourne
Criminal Intent, HO Gallery, Balaclava
Tranzit, M.A.S., Lt Latrobe St, Melbourne
Un-Australian and Proud, Trocadero, Melbourne
Stencil Festival, Meatmarket, North Melbourne
Dinner Party, Ember Space, Fitzroy

2004

Role Models, Forest One Gallery, Adelaide
A Cut Across, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart
Rats of Smelbourne, Early Space, Melbourne
AAAXXX, Area 101, Adelaide
Melbourne Stencil Festival, Melbourne
Cash & Carry, Blender Studio's, Melbourne
Cut Sik, Labour Club, Sydney
Streetworks, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
67% Say They Were Mislead, Spark Lane, Melbourne; Streetside, Dublin,
Ireland
Blending In, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne
Outlandish, Traumatic Art Gallery, Melbourne
Affiliated Two, Forest One, Adelaide
Freeze Mutha Sucka This is a Stick Up, The Big Day Out, Melbourne

2003

Cut it Out, Hush Hush Gallery, Melbourne
Guerrilla Gorilla, George White Gallery & Bar, Melbourne
Derailed, Early Space, Melbourne
Friends of the Forest, Forest One, Adelaide
Above Ground, The Lounge, Melbourne
Affiliated, Area 101, Adelaide
Get A Real Job, Tomorrow Cafe, Melbourne
Permit Zone, Citylights, Melbourne
Open Studios, Blender Studios, Melbourne
The Empty Show, Willamstown & Canterbury, Melbourne. & Canberra.
67% Say They Were Mislead, Budapest

2002

Stuck Down South, FAD Gallery, Melbourne
Lollipop, Timba Gallery, Melbourne

2001

Group Show, FAD Gallery, Melbourne
Houdini to Hofmann, Chira Goya Gallery, Melbourne
Vote Stuckists, Fringe Gallery, London, UK

 

COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Australia
Artbank
BHP Billiton Collection
Multiplex
State Library of Victoria
City of Melbourne
Private Collections Australia, NZ, UK, USA

 

COMMISSIONS

Foxtel Tram project 07
Ghostrider, 2006
Redstripe Beer, 2005
Multiplex, Sydney, World Square, 2004
The Big Day Out, Melbourne, 2004 - 2006
Crumpler
The Great Britain Hotel, The Public Bar, 2004
Mooks Clothing, 2004
Yelza
City of Port Phillip
City of Melbourne
Just Jeans
City Lights Project
Collingwood Football Club, MCG

 

RESIDENCIES

2007-2009  Blender Studios2, Manager
2005-2007  Hush Hush Studios
2003-2004  Blender Studios, Assistant Director
2005-2007  Early Project, Co Director/Curator
2003-2004  Early Space, Co-Director/Curator, 201 Smith Street, Melbourne

 

REVIEWS

Cut it out, Ruth Browne, The Age, 9 Feb 08
Art refreshes tired old lane, Larissa Ham The Leader, 19 Nov,
Ben Cousins artwork lights up laneway, Sean Carsick, msn 21nov
Sideroom Magazine (NZ), winter issue 07
Acclaim Magazine, September 07
“Street Cred”, Injektion, Germany 07
Street art world draws the line, Ashley Crawford, The Age, 9-5-07
Street art moves to a posh new hangout, Richard Jinman, Sydney morning hearld, 9-4-07
"Regan Tamanui: Australian Lifestyle", Philip Watkins,
   Australian Art Collector, p.267, Jan-Mar 2006
Harper's Bazaar, September Issue, 2005
"Regan Tamanui: street art, gallery walls", Diana Klaosen, Real Time, Issue
   66, 2005
"Street Smarts Given New Life Indoors", Jane Rankin-Reid, Sunday Tasmanian,
   Feb 13, 2005
"City Lane Draws Fire Crime Victims Group" Martin Boulton, The Age, March 8,
   2005
"Sovereignty", Joerg Andersch, The Mercury Magazine, 12 February 2005
"HAHA", Out 4 Fame, Issue 27, 2004
"Street Cred", Inside, Issue 32, 2004
"Pop Ethos", The Age, James Norman, 1July 2003
"Street Art Goes Legit", James Norman, The Age, 12 September 2003
"The Art of Legally Showing Aerosol Works Indoors", Mark Moor, MX, 8 June
2003
"The Art of Being Stuckist Up", Gabriella Coslovich, The Age, 24 May 2001

 

FILM/TV/BOOKS

2007

Uncommissioned art by Christine Dew
Not quite art show, SBS TV

2006

Ghostrider, Movie
Mai time, TVNZ 2
Sunday arts show, ABC.
Street Art Uncut, Matthew Lun
‘Stencil capital of the world, Melbourne’, by Jake Smallman & Carl Nyman

2005

Rash, Documentary, Nick Hansen
True Fantasy, Book, Silent Army
Channel 9 News, March 9
Channel 10 News, March 9
Six Degrees: Melbourne, Lonely Planet, TV Show

2004

Here Spray, Book and Documentary, Melbourne City Council
Outside the Square, Documentary, Shyam Ganju
The Brush Off, Movie, Directed by Sam Neill
Conform, Book, Saskia Folk, published by Macmillan
MondoThingo, ABC TV
The Today Show, Interviewed by Tracy Grimshaw
Collingwood Footy banner, Collingwood vs. Carlton, 2004

2003

Cut Outs, by Cassandra Bakic
Urban Express, Documentary, Nick Hansen
Mind Spray, Shyam Ganju
Cut It Out, Documentary, Nick Hansen
Guerilla Gorilla, Cassandra Bakic

2001

Art Gets Unstuck, Documentary, Kaye Blum

 

STENCIL ART WORKSHOPS

2008

Geelong Grammar, Geelong
City of Yarra, Arts program, Melbourne
Gasworks, Melbourne

2007

Kew High School
Our Lady of Mercy Girls College
Albert Park School
Shepparton Regional Art Gallery

2006

Albert Park College
The Good Sheppard Program

2005

Taskforce Green
City of Melbourne, Children’s week program