Alex Grey ticket details

Details have been released for the Alex & Allyson Grey show in Melbourne next year.  Tickets are $70 per person for the event:

For the first time in history, visionary artists Alex and Allyson Grey will step foot upon Australian soil to present their radiant portfolio of visionary paintings, drawings, and multimedia to art, science and music lovers across the nation. The main event in Melbourne will take place at the iconic Astor Theatre in St. Kilda on Saturday January 29, featuring an artistic showcase and interactive discussion with both Alex and Allyson followed by a live painting performance. Displaying their finely detailed images of subconscious symbolism, this full day with the Greys will allow each participant to truly delve into the artistic realm of Alex and Allyson Grey and their transformative works of art.

This spectacular event is bound to inspire, encourage, and transform.

$70 to Spiral Out doesn’t sound too bad and you never know who you might bump into…

 

35 thoughts on “Alex Grey ticket details

  1. in_the_blender

    Dali was 23 bucks, and that was a huge exhibit. Im wondering how much there actually will be to see, its one day at the Astor and then hes off the Rainbow Serpent Festival for 3 days, I cant imagine the place filled with pieces.

    No chapel of sacred mirrors, but perhaps a certain Mr Jones?

    Its the bloody economy I tells ya, I just wanna say hi and get my Lateralus signed.

  2. petemasterpetecarbon copy jesus

    For those who’ve not seen his work in person, $70 does seem fair.
    We visited COSM in NYC during the 10K mini and was lucky to see an extensive amount of his work up close and personal. Alex was quite gracious and willing to make time for all and anyone who had a query, a story, an inspiring moment… signing just about anything you were willing to hand him, shaking hands. It was a fairly small gallery, but we were still able to keep ourselves content and occupied for several hours.
    Personally, I think I’ll have to pass considering my previous trip to his gallery, matched with the bulk of shows I’ve spent money on for the summer, with the likelihood of more to come and the Ocean of Love print hanging in my living room. Either way, if you have the extra pennies, an open mind and a genuine interest in his work, I would highly recommend you take stop by and stroll through whatever sort of gallery he’s willing and able to put together.

  3. petemasterpetecarbon copy jesus

    in_the_blender – 4 minutes ago  » 
    Dali was 23 bucks, and that was a huge exhibit. Im wondering how much there actually will be to see, its one day at the Astor and then hes off the Rainbow Serpent Festival for 3 days, I cant imagine the place filled with pieces.
    No chapel of sacred mirrors, but perhaps a certain Mr Jones?
    Its the bloody economy I tells ya, I just wanna say hi and get my Lateralus signed.

    Some of the mirrors are incredible… but I do doubt anything to that extent will make the trip. You are quite right about the Dali pricing, but I’m confident that Dali is a much larger draw and enterprise in comparison, with sponsorship and collaberation of most of the event and his works.

    Might have showed you last time you stopped by, but I had him sign my first ever owned copy of Lateralus in place of all of the 10K days hoopla of the time.

  4. ajreeb

    $70 seems kind of steep to me, but I’ve been “anti-Grey” ever since they ran those commercials on the screens before the summer 2009 tour shows.  You remember the ones, asking for money to build a “Tool Shrine.”

  5. 264zn

    wonder if he has done any car crash inspired work…? That was a huge impact if you saw the pics.

    70AUS, yeah pretty expensive, just depends on how much you like pretty pictures I guess. I know I would go to the gallery in the states if I was in town though for sure!

  6. halo

    wonder if he has done any car crash inspired work…? That was a huge impact if you saw the pics. 70AUS, yeah pretty expensive, just depends on how much you like pretty pictures I guess. I know I would go to the gallery in the states if I was in town though for sure!

     
    A video from Alez Grey, comes with music from TOOL

  7. bigboy55693

    70 bucks…?
    I can go to the Met for a $20 donation and see real, world renowned artist works.  Those which are actually historically significant and worth the time and effort to see.  Plus you can spend days in the Met they have so many works on display.
     
    Or I can spend $70, see a couple paintings, get something signed (the only real point of spending $70), and talk to an old whacked out acid-head hippie. Hmmm, seems like an easy decision to me.
    Is he really legendary, like his PR machine wants me to think?  I don’t see him referenced or talked about much outside of Tool fans.
     
    Am I wrong?
     
    - Yours Truly,
    Mint Berry Crunch
     
     
     
     

  8. hellboy1975hellboy Post author

    [quote comment=""]Am I wrong?   – Yours Truly, Mint Berry Crunch        [/quote]

    Value for money is very subjective.  Like you I wouldn’t go for $70, but I’m sure for others it’s a suitable price.

  9. BurlyIves

    bigboy55693 – 1 hour ago  » 
    70 bucks…?
    I can go to the Met for a $20 donation and see real, world renowned artist works.  Those which are actually historically significant and worth the time and effort to see.  Plus you can spend days in the Met they have so many works on display.
     
    Or I can spend $70, see a couple paintings, get something signed (the only real point of spending $70), and talk to an old whacked out acid-head hippie. Hmmm, seems like an easy decision to me.
    Then save your $70 then ya ignorant piece of shit
    Is he really legendary, like his PR machine wants me to think?  I don’t see him referenced or talked about much outside of Tool fans.
     
    Am I wrong?
     
    - Yours Truly,
    Mint Berry Crunch
     
     

    Save your money then dummy

  10. Squeezeme

    bigboy55693 – 1 hour ago  » 
    70 bucks…?
    I can go to the Met for a $20 donation and see real, world renowned artist works.  Those which are actually historically significant and worth the time and effort to see.  Plus you can spend days in the Met they have so many works on display.
     
    Or I can spend $70, see a couple paintings, get something signed (the only real point of spending $70), and talk to an old whacked out acid-head hippie. Hmmm, seems like an easy decision to me.
    Is he really legendary, like his PR machine wants me to think?  I don’t see him referenced or talked about much outside of Tool fans.
     
    Am I wrong?
     
    - Yours Truly,
    Mint Berry Crunch
     
     
     
     

    Alex Grey is very well respected in the Psychedelic community.

  11. noname

    ^that’s certainly true. He presented a painting to Sasha shulgin last april in his honor at a psychedelic science conference. It was an amazing painting. He received a huge ovation that night and the night before when he gave a keynote speech. He mentioned tool a few times too. Anyway, Alex and Allyson inspire peace and tranquility with their paintings and their words. Like hellboy said, $70 isn’t shit for some. For others it’s a years salary. There’s no need to express disdain for the price tag. I just wonder what he may have to do with the new tool stuff that’s supposed to be presented down there. I hope something. It’d be cool to see chet and alex collaborate.

  12. hellboy1975hellboy Post author

    bigboy55693 – 2 hours ago  » 
    Is he really legendary, like his PR machine wants me to think?  I don’t see him referenced or talked about much outside of Tool fans.
     

    Alex Grey is a pretty widely respected artist, even outside of the Tool community. Having said that, I personally feel that his PR team go pretty overboard in a lot of their press releases.

    For example in that Youtube video it talks about “for the first time in history Alex Grey visits Australia”. While true (I presume) it does sound pretty pretentious…

  13. Rockgirl

    $70 isnt bad.
    He has to lug all his gear over which Im guessing wouldnt be cheap. If I had the day off work Id go.
    Hell of a lot cheaper (and more likely) than me ever getting to see his stuff in the States.

  14. doorsdoors

    [quote comment=""]$70 isnt bad.
    He has to lug all his gear over which Im guessing wouldnt be cheap. If I had the day off work Id go.
    Hell of a lot cheaper (and more likely) than me ever getting to see his stuff in the States.[/quote]

    Doors is back..yeah boiii.

    $70 doesn’t sound bad? The Rembrandt exhibition was half the price…Rembrandt was a MASTER and Grey wishes he was in the same class. This is a mockery..

    Alex Grey is a pretentious prick whose artwork isn’t even special. If this was a Cam De Leon exhibition I would go in a flash. Much more interesting and versatile artist.

  15. ajreeb

    [quote comment=""][quote comment=""] Alex Grey is a pretentious prick whose artwork isn’t even special. If this was a Cam De Leon exhibition I would go in a flash. Much more interesting and versatile artist.[/quote]

    Are we even allowed to speak ill of “the man behind the breathtaking imagery of the rock band tool” while at same time give props to the defrocked “Happy Pencil” guy in a tool forum?

  16. briopiate

    [quote comment=""][quote comment=""][quote comment=""] Alex Grey is a pretentious prick whose artwork isn’t even special. If this was a Cam De Leon exhibition I would go in a flash. Much more interesting and versatile artist.[/quote] Are we even allowed to speak ill of “the man behind the breathtaking imagery of the rock band tool” while at same time give props to the defrocked “Happy Pencil” guy in a tool forum?[/quote]
    I agree with doors. He’s also got a Jesus complex. Also you kinda get the Idea of his work after you see just a couple of his works…then it’s the same thing over and over…
    He also is not taken very seriously in the established contemporary art world…not that that is a necessarily a bad thing…

  17. rodsharc

    Alex is really a nice guy. For that $70 you will most likely get to meet him, have him give you a tour of his works and explain in great detail about what his message, motivation, and meaning were for each piece.

    He will most likely do a live painting as well. (his live painting sessions usually involve a band that performs while he paints and can last for hours.)

    All of his works do have a meaning and story behind each one. Unlike a lot of artist that just create something that is nice to the eye. his works reflect his (and TOOL’s) philosophy of living life in a spiritual way.

    I toured the chapel the last week it was at the chelsea location. Spent hours with him talking about his works.

    I don’t think there are too many artist out there that would take the time he does to hang with people that admire his works.

    I know he is in the long process of building the new chapel of sacred mirrors with the TOOL shrine at the new location in upper state ny. Probably part of why the ticket price is what it is as well.  

    I wonder how many TOOL fans realize that he is building a TOOL shrine at that new location, that will display a list of TOOL fans that have donated to helping build the chapel and shrine. I know that they played the alex grey promo during the last few tours, but most probably didnt hear what it was about.

  18. doorsdoors

    That’s right, Grey has a Jesus complex. He thinks he’s the second coming. The biggest mistake Tool ever did was strain their relationship with Cam De Leon. take a look at his website ‘happy pencil’..he does sculpting, prints, paintings that have a contemporary feel and on the other hand deal with the darker side of humanity.

    With Alex Grey its all chakra yes and chakra eyes. I just hope Tool don’t use his artwork for the next album.

  19. doorsdoors

    [quote comment=""]That’s right, Grey has a Jesus complex. He thinks he’s the second coming. The biggest mistake Tool ever did was strain their relationship with Cam De Leon. take a look at his website ‘happy pencil’..he does sculpting, prints, paintings that have a contemporary feel and on the other hand deal with the darker side of humanity.

    With Alex Grey its all chakra yes and chakra eyes EDIT* and rainbow colours*. I just hope Tool don’t use his artwork for the next album.[/quote]

  20. hellboy1975hellboy Post author

    [quote comment=""]Let’s face it if it wasn’t for Tool he’d be a nobody. Its only the Tool nerds with no life that worship him.[/quote]

    Let’s face it doors, you actually are a Tool nerd with no life.

    Grey was reasonably prominent before Tool came around.  He’d done work for Nirvana and the Beastie Boys prior to the Tool artwork.  I’m not convinced the whole Tool thing has made a large difference to his popularity outside of the Tool fanbase.

    I’d like to see Tool head a different direction with future artwork though.  I don’t mind Grey’s work but two covers is enough.

  21. petemasterpetecarbon copy jesus

    admin – 5 minutes ago  » 

    Let’s face it if it wasn’t for Tool he’d be a nobody. Its only the Tool nerds with no life that worship him.

    Let’s face it doors, you actually are a Tool nerd with no life.
    Grey was reasonably prominent before Tool came around.  He’d done work for Nirvana and the Beastie Boys prior to the Tool artwork.  I’m not convinced the whole Tool thing has made a large difference to his popularity outside of the Tool fanbase.
    I’d like to see Tool head a different direction with future artwork though.  I don’t mind Grey’s work but two covers is enough.

    Thanks for mentioning his other affiliations… I think most people, including tool fans are unaware, which leads to posts that infer I, amongst others, are only aware of him because we’re tool nerds. That’s like saying only fans of Alien have a clue who Giger is.
    His work with tool has made him more prominant amongst tool fans and that is all. Most of his best work, in my opinion, was done long before he and tool ever collaborated.

  22. spbaker

    hi all, this is my first post here after lurking for a few weeks and geting all the news on the tool tix, so thanks to you all for that!
    i know $70 is expensive but this is going to be so much more than just seeing his paintings in a gallery! both alex grey & allyson grey (who is an amazing visionary artist in her own right) will be there, the event goes from 3pm-midnight starting with a talk about visionary art and expanded consciousness moving into an open discussion. after that there are over 6 different sound artists, dj’s, vjs and other acts all playing tunes while alex & allyson live paint on stage. there will be space to boogie, to absorb, to chat and to learn all in the awesome decor of the classic astor theatre.
    $20 for a dali exhibit is great, but what would you have paid to get a glimpse behind his thought process and artistic process?
    the final thought is that tool are playing the very next day in melbourne at the BDO, i wonder what their saturday night entertainment might be……..

  23. doorsdoors

    I knew his history with Nirvana and the Beastie Boys. Back then he was somewwat tolerable now all of his artwork is bland, generic and predictable. Tool would be completely stupid to do a third cover with Grey. Hell..they had David Bottrill for 2 albums I think its time to move on.

  24. kittaan

    petemasterpete – 1 hour ago  » 

    now all of his artwork is bland, generic and predictable.

    good art is what you like, bad is what you don’t

    Absolutely. It’s all very subjective.

    (PS Pete, “which leads to posts that infer….” that should have been “imply” 8`)

  25. petemasterpetecarbon copy jesus

    kittaan – 18 minutes ago  » 

    petemasterpete – 1 hour ago  » 

    now all of his artwork is bland, generic and predictable.

    good art is what you like, bad is what you don’t

    Absolutely. It’s all very subjective.
    (PS Pete, “which leads to posts that infer….” that should have been “imply” 8`)

    Actually, not to be a total dick, Mr. grammar nazi, but:

    1. To conclude from evidence or premises.
    2. To reason from circumstance; surmise
    3. To lead to as a consequence or conclusion
    4. To hint; imply.

    most notably, I’d like to direct your attention to definition No. 4

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