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

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

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 […]

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

Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Graffiti & Street Art – February 2017

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 […]

Bailer (ID crew) is hustling like crazy in Melbourne right now and for this production brings together a great line-up including Heesco, Jorz, Knock, Retayner, Sigs, Adnate, Ling and DEM189 for an awesome lane takeover in the Paris end of the city…..

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ADNATE recently spent a few days painting the rear of a building in Fitzroy.  The three storey mural features the Dalai Lama whom he met in person last year in India. He was very moved after the meeting and wanted honoured to paint him. In his words “I believe the Dalai Lama needs as much […]

Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Graffiti & Street Art – January 2017