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Melbourne artists Heesco and Mayo collaborate for the first time on a notorious wall in Richmond not far from the city centre. 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 portion of the diverse mix of cultures seen in modern day Melbourne. Photographs were taken of some locals from the community around the area. The whole tilt slab wall measuring forty metres across by eight metres high was buffed black. Mayo then took to the wall, covering the whole space in his signature repetitive tags in a mix of shades of gold and copper metallic paint. Next up Heesco painted the six large portraits one by one, in black and white, gazing out into the distance. The hoards of people passing by daily are loving the finished wall and there seems to be a fresh sense of community pride with this new art gift.



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.