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Documenting street art and graffiti in melbourne and beyond

A while ago I was approached by a local residents association who were trying to get the government to start a trial for a supervised injecting room in the area to minimise the increasing number of drug overdoses and deaths in the area. They wanted to organise a mural with a goal to raise awareness […]

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There is no denying that Melbourne’s LUSH is getting up around town like no other. The media can not get enough of him and his political and celebrity meme driven work on the streets with Seinfeld taking a photo at his portrait in Fitzroy just the other day. He was even foolishly mistaken for Banksy […]

Makatron recently finished a large jungle mural featuring wild animals, lush tropical plants, insects, a waterfall flowing into what looks like a cenote and some overgrown old technology hidden throughout the artwork. The whole commission took around a week to paint and is part of Green Your Laneway – an initiative by the City of […]

Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Street Art & Graffiti – July 2017

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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 […]

Sunshines Melbourne Graffiti & Street Art Top 10 – June 2017

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 […]

                         

Heesco and Mayo collaborate for the first time on a notorious wall in Richmond. For years there were multiple attempts to give this wall a well-needed makeover and finally, this goal was realised in just seven days in May. The aim of the project was to bring joy to this run down spot and highlight a small […]

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 […]

Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Street Art & Graffiti – May 2017

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This year for Nike Air Max Day, a couple of Melbourne’s finest graffiti writers came up with some incredible pieces based on each of their favourite sneakers. Some of the works were featured in Hypebeast’s article showcasing some of the best art for Air Max Day 2017 found on social media.

Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Street Art and Graffiti – April 2017

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Melbourne based street artist Heesco was commissioned by Visit Victoria to paint five portraits for the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards which are held in London every year although this year the massive event was in Melbourne.  In just three and a half days the Mongolian born artist completed all five artworks in Chin Chin lane in […]

Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Street Art & Graffiiti – March 2017

I recently supplied a list of Melbourne murals to Vogue. The brief was to show a range of different street art which were still available for anyone to go and track down and see for themselves in reality and in context… see the article and all thirty two murals here http://www.vogue.com.au/culture/features/galleries/melbourne+street+art+map,41820