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PHLEGM for Provocare Melbourne

DeanSunshine DeanSunshine
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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.
July 31, 2017
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UK street artist Phlegm was just in Melbourne, commissioned by the Chapel Street Precinct Association as part of the PROVOCARÉ Festival Of The Arts. John Lotton from CSPA spent two and half years planning this project, choosing the right artist, and locating the right wall for a large mural with a vision to become a landmark piece of public art for the area and add to the social fabric of the precinct . After several months of negotiations, a decision was made to use the northern wall of the historical Love and Lewis building built in 1913 that was originally a department store before being converted into apartments. Phlegm was chosen not only for his large global following with people of all ages, but also as they believed his style was sympathetic with the building’s architecture and surrounding area. With access via an adjacent open air car park, the artist battled the challenging Melbourne weather over a week to complete the four storey mural. The tricky project was executed by CSPA Events & Marketing Director Chrissie Maus. Check out the sweet time lapse HERE

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