ROA: ANNIHILATION

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”

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Elephants” by ROA in Bangkok, Thailand

While we last heard from him in Puerto Rico a few weeks ago, ROA is now in Southern Asia where he was invited to create new pieces on the streets of Bangkok in Thailand. After a few days of work, the globe-trotting Belgian street artist created two of his lovely monochrome creatures with these upside-down elephants. In Thailand,