Street Art articles

Guerrilla tactics!

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,

Introducing the very unique Gigi

By Lorraine Ellis Gigi is a relative newcomer to the local street art scene and this is the first time we’ve had a chance to engage in conversation.  It was a wide-ranging discussion covering the many facets of life: puppetry, print making, art school, miniatures and society. When Gigi turned 20, she went travelling by

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

The medium is his message

Phoenix is the thinking woman’s paste-up street artist! In our interview, I made the point that he’s the only artist putting up work with any frequency that has a message. Everything else on the street tends to be decorative. To which Phoenix responded: “I think my work is political without it being about partisan politics.

They’re hooked!

Bali Portman is the founder and spokesperson for Yarn Corner, a group of highly visible and productive Yarn Bombers. A lot of people are dismissive of the activity as being too crafty and possibly “women’s business”, but I see it as a means of expression for those who don’t draw or paint and therefore wouldn’t

Cause and Effect

As Will Coles (CBD News February, 2015) now resides in Spain, V-T-R is out there on his own! Sadly, there are no-other artists putting 3D sculpture, political or otherwise on our streets. Originally from Nambour in Queensland, V-T-R (also known as Van T Rudd) worked in a casino for a short time. This he maintains

The kindest cut

The artist known as “Man of Darkness” doesn’t relate to either title of stencil artist or street artist. “The stencil is just another medium that I enjoy using to best represent an idea that I’m trying to communicate,” he said. About four years ago he set himself up as a graphic designer in a studio

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