July, 2009


Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 by John


Ian & Jon from Karnivool got their noughts & crosses on with the Cut & Paste blank canvas.



Monday, July 27th, 2009 by John

Some pics from over venture onto the streets of melbourne… Check out the stockists page to find your nearest location.



Sunday, July 19th, 2009 by John


Sneak peack from behind-the-scenes of the Condor Tower Car Park in development…


Rottnest Island Comedy & Short Film Festival

Sunday, July 19th, 2009 by John


Perth’s very own island Rottnest is usually the domian of families, quokkas or rowdy leavers.
Come August Rottnest will have it’s very own Comedy & Short Film Festival and it;s shaping up to be a bit of alright.
Tame Impala,  comedian/MC Jeff Green (UK), French Rockets. WA “Best of… Comedy Shorts” and Injured Ninja will make this an unprecedented entertainment experience!




Saturday, July 11th, 2009 by John


SixThousand will soon become a weekly snapshot of Perth’s subculture, fired via the interweb into the loving arms of people who know the best things in life are often hard to find. Compiled by an amorphous gaggle of writers, stylists, designers and photographers who all like huddling under a big umbrella of creativity…

Cut & Paste head honcho John Macliver has gotten on board and will be writing the random SixThousand on the side //

Check out the Condor



Thursday, July 9th, 2009 by John



Callout for submissions!

Cut & Paste’s good friend and fellow contributor Nicole is gearing up for the fourth edition of  MD Ltd Ed’s.
A Perth based visual arts zine showcasing Perth’s finest visual and sonic artists. It feature graphic designers, street artists, projection bombers, illustrators, photographers, emcees, musicians, fashionistas, you name it, anything that can be seen will be heard!

MD 4, (due for release in August 09) is looking for contributions and submissions on the theme of Perth.

What do we lovehate about Perth?
Leave an anonymous tale,
A secret snap of the best hidden streets,
A picture of your friend at the coolest Perth cafe,
your opinion of Perthians, good or bad…

Welcome to the most isolated city in the world: REPRESENT!

Submit to: mercenary.damask@yahoo.com.au
Images: High res 300 dpi full colour/ black and white
Text: Standard Word Doc

Contributions close Monday 20th July 2009


Come Hither Noise at Fremantle Arts Centre

Thursday, July 9th, 2009 by John


1 August – 20 September 2009
An exhibition of sound works

Mark Brown (Aus), John Conomos (Aus), Richard Crow (UK)
Ross Manning (Aus), Thomas Meadowcroft (Aus/GER), Elvis Richardson (Aus)
Sam Smith (Aus), Sriwhana Spong (NZ). Curated by Jasmin Stephens

This winter the galleries at Fremantle Arts Centre become amplified – with music and noise, with exhibition Come Hither Noise an exploration of the senses.

1. John Conomos_Lake George Still

2. Ross Manning_pully, mixed meida, artists collection 2009

3. Elvis Richardson_visual sleet

1 // John Conomos, Still from Lake George (After Mark Rothko), 2007, digital video, 16:9, 23 minutes, courtesy and © the artist
2 //
Ross Manning, Pully, 2009, mixed media, dimensions variable, courtesy © and the artist
3 //
Elvis Richardson, Still from TELEVISUALS : SALUTE ELVIS, 2008, digital video, 4:3, 6:15 minutes, courtesy and © the artist

Come Hither Noise presents eight Australian and international artists, each with contemporary approaches to the concept of sound.

“Our first-ever exhibition featuring sound presents a fabulous cross-section of artists. Come Hither Noise is stimulation for the senses” says Jim Cathcart, Director of Fremantle Arts Centre.

Rev the engine of a V2 Holden Monaro engine sampler in an installation by Berlin-based Thomas Meadowcroft.

Marvel at a distance at the collection of kinetic gadgets installed along the hall by Ross Manning.

Mark Brown’s interest in the history of Fremantle and specifically the South Fremantle Power Station produces a resonant shrine to our electric past while Elvis Richardson’s hypnotic yet playful television test patterns provides a gentle contrast.

Poetic video works by John Conomos and Sam Smith span vast and colourful landscapes, whilst a three-part collaborative piece by Sriwhana Spong heightens the relationship between sound and sight.

In contrast, Richard Crow’s work is presented as part of a radio broadcast during the exhibition.

Associated events:
Exhibition Opening: 6:30pm Friday 31 July
Co-produced with Perth-based independent record label Love Is My Velocity, featuring a one night only performance paying homage to the experimental noise artists based in WA
Artists’ Talk: 2pm, Saturday 1 August
Join artists Thomas Meadowcroft, Mark Brown, Ross Manning and curator Jasmin Stephens
RSVP to Opening & Talk: rsvp@fremantle.wa.gov.au

Come Hither Noise is presented as part of the 9th Totally Huge New Music Festival in association with Tura New Music 10-20 September.

Fremantle Arts Centre: 1 Finnerty St, Fremantle WA fac.org.au
Free admission, open 7 days: 10am-5pm


Condor Tower Car Park // ONE NIGHT ONLY

Monday, July 6th, 2009 by John


Images // Hurben & Creepy. ololo 2009

Saturday July 25 will see the Condor Tower Car Park project launched to an eager Western Australian public. Arguably one of the largest permanent street art exhibitions in the southern hemisphere. Condor Tower features a five-level private car park in the Perth CBD and over the last twelve months its plain grey interior has been transformed into a multi-level contemporary art-space. A project developed by art collective ololo, Condor Tower Car Park has seen over 50 local and national artists add their unique artwork to a traditionally desolate space.

Condor Tower Car Park features original works from some of Australia’s finest and most promising new artists.  Original works from Stormie Mills, Reka One, Creepy, Yok, Pat Doherty, Daek, DrewFunk, Trevor6025, Kid Zoom, Timothy Rollin, Hurben, Showbiz, Shime, Jodee Knowles, THNK, RegID and Griv have been added over the numerous levels.

Condor Tower Car Park is a unique archive for the street art movement within Western Australia.

Condor Tower Car Park //

Date:                       Saturday July 25
Time:                       6 – 11pm
Address:                 Condor Tower Car Park, 26 St Georges Terrace (Enter through side                                         alley)

Go check out  www.ololo.info for a sneak video peek at what’s been happening


RTRFM Winter Music Festival & Harmonic 313/ Kode 9

Sunday, July 5th, 2009 by John


Images // Nicole Norelli. 2009


“How much can you fuck with a rhythm before it loses its groove?”

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 by John

Night outs in Perth just keep getting better and better. So much so that when it rains it pours. Last Saturday saw exhibitions packed to the brim with Overgrowth 2 at Last Chance Studio, Boom at Spectrum, and venues overflowing onto wet streets…..
With open log fires and howling winds, you couldn’t illustrate a better beginning to RTR FM’s Winter Music Festival at Mojos in Fremantle.

Coming in from the cold and accompanied by a good red wine was a fine way to defrost, as YLEM spun primordial webs of sexy dubstep with a killer 2 hour set. A master always makes it look so easy, (sadly Sibilance was unable to join him on stage due to illness).

Next up with the absolute ease of a pizza sliding hot out of a box, donning Freo colours and a Palestinian headscarf (as is his trademark style), Diger Rockwell started his set with our recently deceased King O’ Pop, the crowd not knowing how to react at first…I mean is he even dead? And even so, will we honour the death and historic music written by a glorified (albeit accused) paedophile? But all this confusion was soon forgotten when Billie Jean knew what was best for the dance floor, setting the place on fire and Diger, seeing his chance continued to keep it real by amping up the crowd with old school tracks like Technotronic’s ‘Pump up the Jam’. Failsafe.

Outback, a whole other party is happening at the Winter Music Festival to Paul Gamblin, raising hell under a tin roof. And it didn’t matter that torrential rain was bucketing in- this place could have been mistaken for a Cuban bar. It was hot in the club!

Onward through the night to The Villa, stylin’ soundproofed walls with a system capable of dissolving your insides through subterranean bass lines at will.
What a luxurious venue. Yes, they’ve pimped it good.
So make sure you have a pair of fresh undies and get ready to crap yourself, as I witness people losing their shit over Harmonic 313 and Kode9.
Masters of dance tracks! Composers of crowds!

Although there was some discrimination, some slight confusion to how different their set was (and his untalkative emcee) Mark Pritchard and co still commanded jaws to the floor, whipping the dance floor, into a frenzied pit of dubstep, glitchhop, dancehall and tech and in true form Kode9 annihilated the night with a slayer jungle set that saw a good fair portion of the crowd visibly jizz in their pants and kept them frothing at the mouth no matter which way they turned, a loyal audience at the helm!

Nicole Norelli

Kode9Harmonic 313