The News: CK x Art Park

I am so very honoured and proud to be part of a collaboration with ‘The Art Park’ for their Summer 2011 range.!

As a long time fan of Art Park (who I am actually speaking alongside at this years Analogue/Digital Gold Coast) I was very excited when asked if I would submit some art prints for their collection.

The tee is the ‘Transmission’ tee on a lovely soft Blue Marle base and the art is an interpretation of what a Yin-Yang would kind of look like on Mars or 100,000 feet under the Ocean… Contradiction? I think not…

anyways… it reads something like this:

Gold Coast swinger and semi-pro dancer Claudio is the newest artist to collaborate with the Art Park. Adding his golden touch and innate graphic flair Claudio is a fresh blast of Queensland air in the Park. Welcome sunshine!.

You can purchase this brand new piece of art Here Online, and at these Fabulous Retailers soon.!

Thankyou Art Park.!

CK

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The News: Analogue/Digital Gold Coast

Tickets are now ON SALE for the Analogue Digital Creative Conference in October.

Get in early as it will definitely Sell Out.! and will be Amazingly inspirational beyond your Wildest Dreams, but dreams can be pretty Wild… but it’s gonna be Really Good anyways.!!!

See you there.

CK.x

The News: AD / GC

OK.

So the News is out.

After a hugely Successful maiden voyage conference on the Sunshine Coast in May this year, the crew from Analogue/Digital are back and bringing it to the Gold Coast.!

I am speaking again and so proud to be on Home Turf…! And somehow I ended up being the ‘Poster Boy’ … So go figure Haha…!

Alongside some long time friends and idols who I just cannot believe have been pulled together for this event including The Art Park crew Paul Mcneil and Craig Rochfort, Dare Jennings of Deus Ex-Machina and Mambo fame, Angus Gruzman AKA Gus Da Hoodrat of Bang GangKsubi and Local Artist Troy Archer who I have worked with and alongside for the past 12 years. I am Fucking Excited.

It’s on Friday 21st October at Event Cinemas in Robina.

Should be an amazing day and not to mention night time festivities…! Get your tickets on early as it is Bound to sell out, and there are super limited seats… Don’t say I didn’t warn ya.!

Peace.!

CK

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The News: Vintage Winter Menu

Well Winter is nearly kinda over… sorta…

But the Vintage Winter Menu is still here.!

I designed this a couple months back for the Crew at Vintage Espresso in Mermaid Beach…

Amazing Coffee, Excellent Service, Wonderful Friends.

Drop in and say hi… you will Love it.

CK

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The News: ‘STREET BEATS’ A.M.P vs E.T.C

From a Spark to a Flame to an Explosion.!

Don’t call it a Comeback.!

Last Sunday saw the return of A.M.P (Anger Management Program) in their first gig in So many years…A.M.P is the Project I have worked on for over 10 years with close friend of mine Tim Philips.

Adultered, Tongue in Cheek, Rock/Rap Hip Hop… a Pop Culture Fuck Up…

We played our ‘Classic’ tracks ‘Mama Don’t Know My Girlfriend’s a Stripper’ and ‘Hookers, Cocaine and a Camera’ amongst some other re-works and crazy Mash Ups.

One Word. FUN.!

It was part of the weekly ‘Street Beats’ at the Cave in Nobby Beach, which is organised by VSONE and D/TACH of ‘Enter The Centre’ and we shared the stage with the Boys for a classic night. A weekly get together and regular DJ sets and Live Painting from some amazing local Artists and Musicians. Every week just gets Better and Better and So proud of the Boys for doing what they do for the Love.!

Thanks to the wonderful Jaimee Keyer of ‘Egg of Columbus’ fame for the photos from the Night.

And a Massive thanks to everyone who came down to witness a bit of History.!

Never say Never.

CK

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A.M.P

Nazz & Lez

Dru

Gordon & Hayley

Celine & Clark

D/TACH of ‘Enter the Centre’

Nathan Bond & Jaimee

Bris Crew

Laura Strange & CK

Mr Kenny Smith and Partner

Mr Mike Perry Jnr.

Janine & Kiel

Marty & Jaimee

A.M.P – MCK & T/RASH

MCK

D/TACH

MCK

D/TACH

Ben Slee

MCK… on the Ground… Again

Street Beats.!

Vintage

VS ONE

FerryMan

CK & Jaimee

Alana InLove

Uncle Stylus

The News: A.M.P vs. E.T.C

If you around the Gold Coast this Sunday, be sure not to miss this One Off Crazy Event.!

I am performing as part of A.M.P ( Anger Management Program )… The Mics are out, The Outfits are dusted off and it’s gonna be One Hell of a Party.!

It’s part of the resident Sunday’s at The Cave in Nobby Beach called ‘STREET BEATS’.

All details HERE.!

Get in Early… It’s gonna be BIG.!

CK

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The News: I Used to Skate Once 7

Tonight is the annual ‘I Used to Skate Once’ exhibition in Brisbane at The Zoo.

It is organised by the Amazing Matt Brady of ‘The Outpost’ / ‘Blonde Venus’ fame and it is always a stellar event with Artist submissions from all over the World.

I am so proud to be a part of it, and have been since day dot… wow… I can’t believe it’s in it’s 7th year.!

And this year I can actually Go.! See ya there.!

Congratulations Matt and Thea.!

CK

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‘Everything’ by Claudio Kirac for ‘I Used to Skate Once 7′

Bali Bagus.! Terimakasih.! x

A SMILE GOES A LONG WAY…

Life takes us on the most Wonderful Journeys and you have to be Prepared when it is all thrown at You.

These 2 weeks in Indonesia have been some of the most intensely creative productive times of my life. Firing on all cylinders, collaborating with the most Talented People… The Surfers, The Camera Crew, The Logistics, Our wonderful Hosts, The Locals… I can’t thankyou all enough and I honestly admit that I am truly blessed with an amazing Life. That’s a Wrap.!

Some highlights in words of the times of our life… See y’all in OZ. x

Awake at 4:30am every day for 2 weeks, Nasi Goreng, Mee Goreng, Potato Head, Desert Point, Bodysurfing, Watching Amazing Waves being ridden by the Best Surfers in the World, Keramas, Gengga, Not even Setting one Foot in Kuta…, Cafe Moka Baguettes, The amazing Villa Eden, Stirling, News from Home, Afternoon Naps, Crisp White Sheets, Barefoot Living, Sea Salt, Watching Listening & Learning, The Copter Kids, Phantom Gold, Remembering Andy <3, Dancing til you Can’t Stand Anymore, Lombok, Dogs of the Night, Jappels, Going to Hell and Back and Back Again, BBQ Nights, Bintang, Pinot Noir, 32degrees C, Our Drivers, Banana Fancake, Enich, Deus Jam Sessions, Laughing Every Fucking Day, Suntans, Grocer & Grind, Gettin’ ya Eel Out, The Dog Man, Skype, The Most Hi-Tech Equipment ever in the Most Lo-Tech Environments, The Sun at THAT time of the Afternoon, Midnight Scooter Rides with Jack, Sunshine & Love.

* ‘Phantom’ Frame Grab courtesy of Chris Bryan

Bali Bagus.!

Please excuse my absence… Have been on a Top Secret mission to Indonesia…

But you can always find Daily Love over at thefishinthesea

Peace & Love

CK

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The News: Sunshine & Rabbits

The weeks fly by but it’s still not the same…

Amazing times… putting end to Olde projects and opening up to welcome the New.

Upon returning from Melbourne I presented at the ‘Analogue/Digital’ conference on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. A grass roots design conference organised by the wonderful crew at The Various Artists and Just Us Gallery. Again, to speak alongside some of your peers, idols and collaborators is such an honour, a feeling that is so hard to describe but an absolute pleasure to feel. A huge thankyou to Matt, Brian and all the A/D crew for looking after us so well…! and very special thanks to Vaughan, Simon, Matt, Luke, Sofles and Jeremy for sharing the stage and making an unbelievable Day and Night.!

Last week saw the preview of a Multi-Arts hub Space here on the Gold Coast called ‘Rabbit & Cocoon’

The turnout for a ‘preview’ launch was crazier than anyone could have expected… with over 400 turning out to see Original Art, Fashion and Music on a ‘cold’ Thursday night on the GC, it was so refreshing to see for things that are in the immediate future… The girls are working tirelessly to bring together amazing experiences and artists under one roof. I painted a live mural permanent installation one one of the Studio doors. So much fun and So honoured… Thankyou to all the R&C crew and Ironlak for the sexy paint colours…

Keep and ear to the ground… cos what we started years ago is living, breathing and turning into a Creative Monster.

Please enjoy some pics form both events.

CK

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Vaughan Blakey, Matthew Haynes, Wade Goodall

Sofles and The Law

Vaughan Blakey & Craig Rochfort

Dylan & Emma

‘The Director’ – Michael Calvino

Matt & J

Angry Boys

Jaimee & Jeremy

Elzee & The Law

Rebecca & Caitlin

Sofles

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Rabbit & Cocoon

‘White Rabbits’ – Flat White Spaces

‘White Rabbits’ – Flat White Spaces

Dusc

Caley Tapp, Laura Strange, CK

Loretta Lizzio & Marcus Wilkins

CK & Talon