Over the past few weeks, Balmores has been involved in the ARTillery Human Rights Arts Festival, run by Amnesty International.
Balmores provided support in the ways that we could for the following events as part of ARTillery:
› Poetry Slam themed around Freedom of Expression hosted at the Dancing Dog Cafe
› Hip Hop For Amnesty showcase representing fundamentals of hip hop culture and the importance of human rights at First Floor 393
› Risk – 48 hour Performance Generator performance pieces based on Amnesty International Campaign Individuals at Risk at the Collingwood Underground Arts Park
Over the course of 10 days, we were blessed to witness the skills of great local poets, emcees, producers and performing artists amongst other talents focusing their energies for a collective aim. Human rights are something that we in western society often overlook and too often take for granted. But we have … Read More »
Balmores is proudly supporting Hip Hop For Amnesty, part of the ARTillery Human Rights Arts Festival.
We’ll be there on the night, and we’ll have giveaways so come past for the chance to score some free stuff, see some mad talent and champion a good cause!
Check out the links below for more:
› Artillery Human Rights Arts Festival
› First Floor 393
Cockatoo Island in Sydney was the destination for Balmores last weekend as we made our journey up for the Outpost Project, a huge street art festival. Skateboards, spraypaint, stickers, stencils, shirts; anything and everything street was being celebrated in this menagerie of creativity and self-expression.
Balmores might have its origins in Melbourne, but living, breathing and celebrating the street culture around us, it becomes obvious that our swagger is, distinctly Australian.
The Ironlak bus
Left: By Ha-Ha, Right: By Shida
Next By T-World
By Shannon Crees
Check out the link below for more:
› Outpost Project
Last weekend we hit up a local dyno day charity event to see some beautiful metal and hear the engines roar.
Shoutout to Caroline and her team for representing and keeping the ladies looking good as the engines kept the fellas excited.
All for a good cause.
Check out at the links below for more:
› Caroline Du Makeup Artistry
› DMS Dragon Motorsport
On the night of May 28, 2009, a popular local nightclub in Melbourne opened its doors for another night of business.
The club was bumping; with a wild dance-floor, filled to capacity and drinks spilling everywhere, a huge crowd had gathered to celebrate the official launch party of a newcomer to the scene. That newcomer was Balmores Clothing.
Oh how much we’ve grown.
2 years ago, armed with nothing but some clean tees and a headstrong desire to take on the streetwear scene, Balmores threw itself into the fray, eager to make our mark.
Fast forward to now and we look back at our beginnings with a smile. Overcoming obstacles, making many friends and mistakes along the way, we’ve grown into the Balmores you see now. But one thing we know has stayed constant is our philosophy; we started Balmores wanting to make great, … Read More »
Last weekend the Princes Gardens in Prahran played host to the Converse Block Party, showcasing various local skate, basketball and hip hop talents doing what they do best…
Crowds gathered as some of Melbourne’s finest skaters hit the half pipe at full speed, eager to show off their skills — and grab a piece of the $7000 prize money.
The party could be heard blocks away and with great food and free refreshments an arms length away, it wasn’t hard to settle into the vibe of the party.
A great day in all, and a positive way to show love for the local community!
On a recent lazy Sunday we found ourselves at a flea market in Footscray at the Dancing Dog Cafe.
Handmade wares and items from another era were on display and although not for sale, it seemed the sense of community was being bought by everyone.
After a few drinks, we took a little stroll along the streets, observing with our eyes and our minds…
‘Wonderment’ by Ana Perez Alejandro
‘Dreaming Of Marilyn’ by Frida A. Sorenson
For more information, visit the following links:
› The Flea Market
› Dancing Dog Cafe
Fed Square in Melbourne was host to a swap meet last weekend and we were there to check out the goods.
Some awesome sneakers and jerseys on offer, and the range of caps was almost too tempting!
Right outside, a classic car club was exhibiting their collection.
Looked like a promising turnout with a good dose of sneakers, clothing and general cool stuff. Glad to see the Melbourne street scene alive and kicking.