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Our good friend RONE recently launched The Alpha Project – a cluster of four massive portrait murals painted secretly over three months in an large abandoned paper mill due for demolition. In an nearby building, another smaller portrait is visible surrounded by rubble in a scene resembling a war zone not inner suburban Melbourne. The murals were revealed over two days last week to a select group of invited friends. The works have now been buffed by the artist prior to the buildings coming down in the next few days. Photographs of the five portraits will be available soon although the actual murals will never be seen by the naked eye again.

Dean Sunshine

About Dean Sunshine

Dean Sunshine has lived in Melbourne Australia all his life and experienced first hand the graffiti and aerosol art movement as it began there in the 80's. For the last decade he has keenly followed the development of the local street art scene and photographed and documented thousands of works for no other reason than appreciation of the art form. Putting his interest online Dean started his blog called Land of Sunshine in 2010 which led to the self-publication of two books – Land of Sunshine (2012) and Street Art Now (2014) His blog is regularly updated with the latest street art and graffiti in Melbourne and also takes photos when travelling the world. Aside from documentation, he also offers the exterior walls of his warehouse in Brunswick, Melbourne for local and international artists to regularly paint and facilitates large and small street art commissions and projects. All photos are his own unless otherwise specified.