ROA in Ghent, Belgium
June 21, 2020
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Internationally praised street artist ROA just finished his new masterpiece on the façade of the GUM (Ghent University Museum). The brand-new science museum now acts as a canvas for a magnificent pile of skeletons, including that of an elephant, a rhinoceros, a grizzly bear and an okapi. In this piece of art, ROA once again…
15 Striking Animal Street Art Murals
May 15, 2020
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The animal kingdom have been a source of inspiration for many artists. Through reintroducing nature with the urban landscape, we get to rediscover our environment. From raising awareness about animal rights to just simply appreciating the beauty of the creatures, there are a lot of themes found in animal-inspired street art. Whether it is a whimsical…
Artist Retrospective: ROA
May 12, 2020
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During this uncertain period, Street Art and outdoor murals have been halted. We will use this downtime to showcase a series of artists and the oeuvre that they have created over the last decade. We start off with ROA, the most prolific muralist the world has ever known! ROA is a world-renowned graffiti and street…
ROA: ANNIHILATION
March 26, 2020
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Roa’s latest show, ‘Annihilation’ is on now at Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne, but due to current circumstances, the exhibition is only available for viewing by appointment only. However, as a special treat for StreetArtNews fans, we have loads of pictures of the install and artworks to share with the rest of the world. Stay tuned to…
ROA returns to Melbourne with a giant “Honey Possum”
March 1, 2020
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ROA recently dropped back into Melbourne for a six week residency as he prepares for his upcoming solo exhibition at Backwoods Gallery. Before getting started, he painted this Honey Possum on the side of  STREAT, a neat social enterprise based in a 150 year old building that was previously a bordello. Renowned for his monumental…
ROA’s Pangolin in Cape Town
May 27, 2018
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ROA recently stopped by the lovely city of Cape Town in South Africa where he got to create another of his lovely monochrome creatures. The Belgian artist brought to life a giant Pangolin, also known as scaly anteaters, are reclusive and nocturnal animals that roll up into a ball when threatened. Pangolin is an animal also…
ROA Paints a New Mural In Kiev, Ukraine
August 20, 2016
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Right before flying to Bali for the inaugural TropicaFestival, our friend ROA spent some time in Kiev. Invited by the curators Geo Leros, Iryna Kanishcheva and Waone Interesni Kazki, the Belgian artist painted this large new mural on a side facade of a 5 storey building for the ongoing ArtUnitedUs  project. Using a lot of negative space to emphasize…
ROA in Bali, Indonesia
August 6, 2016
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For the past two weeks, I spent some time with ROA in Indonesia where we travelled around the island of Bali to Canggu, Ubud and Sanur. Invited for the first edition of TropicaFestival, the Belgian artist started his trip by painting one of his signature monochrome pieces which is showing a detailed X-Ray view of a bird’s skeleton inside…
ROA – Hic Svnt Dracones (Here Be Dragons) – Melbourne 2016
June 14, 2016
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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…
The Crystal Ship: ROA in Oostende, Belgium
March 27, 2016
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The Crystal Ship Festival is kicking off on the streets of Ostend, Belgium where our buddy ROA just finished working on a rad new piece. The famed Belgian muralist spent a few days up high on his cherry picker to create this beautiful and impressive artwork showing some of his adorable monochrome creatures. The piece shows a…

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