“Ora Ora” – Shohei Otomo at Backwoods, Melbourne

Son of the legendary Katsuhiro Otomo – Japanese author, illustrator and creator of cult classic Anime AKIRA – Shohei Otomo is cut from the same cloth as his father. With intense concentration, he produces ballpoint drawings of semi-imagined figures and situations, blending the old guard sensibilities and pop-culture of Japan with his own dystopian take

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

Felipe Pantone “Stereo Dynamica” in Melbourne, Australia

Felipe Pantone who resides in Valencia, Spain visits Australia for the first time to paint a massive wall for WonderWalls festival in Wollongong and then to Melbourne to launch his solo exhibition Stereo Dynamica at Backwoods Gallery. His incredible vibrant canvas works often use a black and white geometric background filled with splashes of bright