Coverage: RONE “Empty” solo exhibition in Melbourne

RONE started leaving his mark on Melbourne’s streets and laneways back in 2004 around the time the infamous Everfresh Studios began. Over the last decade, his career has skyrocketed and he is now one of those highly sought after street artists, nearly always travelling to the next street art festival or off to paint a massive mural on the

Coverage: “The Art Of Banksy” in Melbourne, Australia

I was contacted about The Art Of Banksy exhibition coming to Melbourne a while ago, and I had mixed emotions. It was not authorised but at the same time all the eighty original artworks were sold by Banksy himself thus creating a secondary market for his works. I was assured there were no pieces in

“Taylor Swift, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian” by LUSH in Melbourne

LUSH has been very active lately putting up a variety of pieces on the streets of Melbourne using some of the big global stories as subject matter. Popular themes have been Pokemon, the US electoral candidates, Harambe, nude selfies and celebrities notably Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. This latest three storey mural features Taylor Swift, Kanye

Lush’s “Celebrity Takeover” in Hosier Lane, Melbourne

What an interesting week it’s been for Melbourne street art. Soon after the snapchat fight between Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Taylor Swift, went viral, Melbourne artist LUSH whipped up a controversial memorial piece to Swift in Hosier lane, with the face updated with a character and text changed to Harambe, and then yet again altered – this time with Kanye’s

“Otters” by Smug in Melbourne, Australia

Smug painted the otters wall before he started working on the four storey Grandparents mural in Melbourne. Story goes that the day after it was completed, a less talented person with a spray can decided to cap the whole piece creating heated arguments on social media about the ongoing battle between street art and graffiti on Melbourne’s streets

ROA – Hic Svnt Dracones (Here Be Dragons) – Melbourne 2016

I first actually met ROA at the Outpost Project in Sydney back in 2011. We had a brief exchange as he was up high on a scissor lift painting a large mural across the whole side of a building. In 2012, he came to Melbourne, created the controversial solo exhibition Carrion, visited Healesville Sanctuary and painted a few incredible pieces (video here) and before

Preston Fresh Hood in Melbourne, Australia

Last week fourteen artists came together to completely makeover an old food market in the northern suburbs of Melbourne that had been disused and empty for over two years. Our very own Dean Sunshine organised the project via The Space Agency, taking on board Duke (who recently held the inaugural Meeting of Styles Melbourne) to help

Eastland Urban Art Project in Melbourne

Over a six month period in Ringwood on the outskirts of Melbourne, nine female street artists were chosen from across Australia and abroad to paint nine large works of art at the newly renovated Eastland development.   These were the street artists involved: 23rd Key who painted the largest stencil artwork ever painted in Australia, Baby Guerilla who