Tag Archives: Street Art

Ink and aerosol

Ink and aerosol

By Lorraine Ellis Steve Cross is a veteran of the graffiti/street art scene, having put up his first tag 30 years ago as a 14-year-old. A keen skate-boarder, tagging and sticker bombing became something he did as he traversed the streets of Perth. These days Steve straddles two scenes: that of tattooing and graffiti/street art. He

Júlia Both: a jewel in the urban landscape 

Júlia Both, although she has contributed to many collaborations, doesn’t consider herself a street artist, but as an artist/illustrator who occasionally works in public.  This vivacious and talented young woman of Brazilian decent, has lived in Australia for seven years. She studied visual communication and design in Brisbane but love and the compatibility of their

Eyes wide open …

As you walk around this beautiful city what do you see?  What do you enjoy? There is Federation Square with its many cultural events, a gathering place for people to see, hear and enjoy.  Shady trees that save us from the unpleasant heat that is amplified by concrete and asphalt. High-class shops, restaurants and cafes

Sirum is the antidote for Venom

Andrew Bourke (aka Sirumvsvenom or Sirum1) is not only an artist with exceptional talent, but a genuinely nice guy who’s personable and well respected – always with a ready smile and up for a chat. A semi-rural upbringing and a passionate interest in nature is evidenced in Andrew’s work. Many of his pieces depict reptiles

Banksy art is coming to Melbourne

By Sunny Liu Australia’s largest ever Banksy exhibition is coming to Melbourne this month.  Private collectors around the world are contributing 80 pieces of Banksy’s artwork for the major art event of the year. Many might be surprised to know the exhibition will be held without Banksy’s permission or blessing. The Art of Banksy is

Guerrilla tactics!

The years have seen Baby Guerrilla’s paste-ups grow literally and figuratively, from A3 to “ginormous”! Princess, the work pictured and installed at Russell Court, is 24 metres high and her largest piece to date. “One day I saw the daughter of some very dear friends with a tiara and a wand in her hand. Inspiration

Paving the way: the bitumen is Drasko’s canvas

My first encounter with Drasko’s stencils was on the footpaths of Windsor and Prahran. But it wasn’t until he ventured into the CBD laneways, that I was to learn of his identity. “My first foray onto the street was with paste-ups but I found this a very expensive means of expression. The other problem was,

MiKoniK pieces it together

Sometimes known as the Westside Puzzler, MiKoniK’s street art life began as a graffer. This was around 1989 and it led to an early morning visit from the law and him being unceremoniously cuffed and taken away to be interviewed. It was not long after this incident that he legalised his writing skills by taking

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