LAND OF SUNSHINE
Documenting street art and graffiti in melbourne and beyond

Rone has just launched The OMEGA Project and totally transformed a quaint abandoned house in Melbourne into a temporary exhibition only open for viewing for just seven days before being demolished. Seven female portraits appear like ghosts – one in each room, inviting the onlooker to leave their reality and immerse themselves in the immediate surroundings teeming […]

Will Coles – the man that used to call Sydney his home launched his new solo exhibition aptly titled FUCK SYDNEY last night.  Realistically the artist and his incredible sculptures should have called Melbourne home but instead of leaving Sydney to move to our fair city, he jetted off to Spain never to be seen […]

It’s not everyday you get to meet a true street art legend but that’s exactly what happened in Sydney recently. Shepard Fairey – the man behind the “Andre the Giant has a posse” sticker campaign, the killer Obey clothing label, and the Obama “Hope” poster, was in Australia as part of Vivid Festival 2017. Whilst […]

                         

There are certain artists that really inspire me and my imagination – I see their work around town, don’t know their identity and yet fall in LOVE with what they do. I look at Bode Klein’s previous work on the streets and think wow, what an awesome message, clearly a lot of thought has gone […]

Although traditionally Vienna is known as the City of Music, it’s probably better known for being the home of Sigmund Freud, one of the greatest minds of our time. These days Viennese born street artist @Nychos forms part of a new breed of young artists proving there is more to his home town than the Waltz and […]

Deams has been a favourite of mine for years, so much so that an epic work of his features on the cover of my book Street Art Now. As part of the legendary AWOL crew from Melbourne, he creates incredible geometric murals that I think fall under the category of graffuturism. I have known him to be a […]

Unwell Bunny is one of those super talented artists that has evolved from writing graff pieces to painting large street art murals to having solo exhibitions not just in Australia but Amsterdam, Los Angeles and Paris. Residing in Melbourne, we have been fortunate in this town to see so many of his works, commissions, go […]

Fourteen Melbourne based artists were each commissioned to paint a panel to be displayed outside The Art of Banksy – with a plan to sell them all and raise money for charity when the exhibition finishes in January 2017. The funds raised through the online auction will be split between two Melbourne charities – STREAT […]

Q. What do you do when you take over a beautiful old building that’s about to be demolished? A. Offer it to your mates and a vast range of artists to use as a blank canvas before you put on possibly the best street art exhibition of the year! Here are some of the incredible […]

I was contacted about The Art Of Banksy exhibition coming to Melbourne a while ago, and I had mixed emotions. It was not authorised but at the same time all the eighty original artworks were sold by Banksy himself thus creating a secondary market for his works. I was assured there were no pieces in […]

Outside the Box was an exhibition featuring 100 Australian based artists, in the month of October 2016 at No Vacancy Gallery, conceived and activated by Just Another Agency. This exhibition was unlike any other, all artists placed on a level playing field, no matter their status, experience, style, or technique. Each creative will have exactly 8 […]

Rone started leaving his mark on Melbourne’s streets and laneways back in 2004 around the time the infamous Everfresh Studios began. Over the last decade, his career has skyrocketed and he is now one of those highly sought after street artists, nearly always travelling to the next street art festival or off to paint a massive mural on the […]

I met Adnate years ago as he was painting his very first mural on the side of a building in a back street in Fitzroy. We didn’t chat too much but it was the beginning of a relationship that has not only lasted but grown over the years. I have followed and documented his career – […]

I first actually met ROA at the Outpost Project in Sydney back in 2011. We had a brief exchange as he was up high on a scissor lift painting a large mural across the whole side of a building. In 2012, he came to Melbourne, created the controversial solo exhibition Carrion, visited Healesville Sanctuary and painted a few incredible pieces (video here) and before […]

GOONHUGS the street artist – I love his work and think he is one of a kind. Best known for his stickers and paste ups which can be found slapped up all over Melbourne, as well as the odd total shop front and bus shelter takeover. I was seriously lucky to have received a one off […]

First there was an Instagram shout out, then I received a little heads up with the finer details of an exhibition that was about to happen, and then The Age  article came out. The media article made the exhibition install even more difficult as the security were now on high alert at the National Gallery of Victoria  – […]

Kaff-eine was was one the first street artists I really followed. From those early days around Brunswick I felt like I already knew her a bit as I could see what she was doing each week through her hand drawn stories ending up pasted on a wall in some hidden laneway. It took a few years and lots […]

This was such an awesome project – over one hundred artists came together to paint in an old timber mill to help raise funds for local charities – organised by Arianna Leane, Alex McCulloch and Ken McGregor. Check the news article here and some videos here and here