Street Art articles

He’s Kranky!

He’s Kranky!

Kranky has a history with street art/graffiti that dates back to the late 1960s. For it was then, as a young art student, sporting an Afro and all attitude and acne, he took to the walls of the CBD, railing against the major issues of the day: the Vietnam War, apartheid, the Berlin Wall, nuclear

The leader of the pack

The dog is a reoccurring image in Cezary Stulgis aka CRUEL’s work. His now sadly-departed Stashy, who was his muse, best friend and mate, inspired him. Cezary’s original imagery arose from studying anatomy and figurative sculpture in Poland. However, it was the closer study of a dog’s behaviour, its anatomy and dynamic, that saw him

Craft imitates art

In April/May of this year, Sayraphim Lothian had her first exhibition in seven years. Craffiti was a direct translation of street art, representing it in as many types of craft as possible. The artists’ whose work she was inspired to pay homage to in this marrying of craft with street art, were all very supportive,

He’s RAD!

“Street art is good for getting a message across and being listened to.” Motivated by the desire to create, this talented artist is constantly experimenting and evolving. He considers himself to be a painter rather than a street artist. Rad, like many of the artists I’ve interviewed, doesn’t have an art school background. Drawing and

Ha-Ha – Legend, alien theorist and oyster connoisseur

This gentle and quietly-spoken man is a pioneer of the Melbourne street art scene. Originally from New Zealand, he was a practicing oil painter and an exponent of the “Stuckism” movement when he came to Melbourne in the late 90s. He exhibited these works in artist-run spaces. Around 2002, Ha-Ha burst on the street art

Paintup 2

Lorraine Ellis In 2013, Hosier Inc, a group of 10 active members, including residents, artists, business owners, community members and anyone with an interest in the lanes, applied for a Melbourne City Arts and Cultural Grant to fund the PAINTUP Project. Matt Adnate was commissioned for the inaugural PAINTUP. This took place in Hosier Lane

Timing is everything!

Cel Out doesn’t have an arts background and, is quick to stress, not confident with drawing. However, this does not diminish his contribution and place in Melbourne’s Street Art scene. For what he does have is a sense of humor and a strong sense of injustice. Cel Out’s work falls into the category of social

Desirable!

By Lorraine Ellis So sort after is his work, that glue is not a deterrent to some street art connoisseurs! He is the most stolen (successful or otherwise) artist in the country! This has forced Will to change the composition of the concrete used in the casting of his sculptures but, sadly, his work still

No rules

By Lorraine Ellis Word has it that when Heesco picked up an aerosol can for the first time his peers were awestruck, such was his skill! Since then he’s gone from strength to strength, developing his unique painting style. Originally from Mongolia, he has been in Australia for 15 years, first settling in Sydney, where

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