Melbourne’s Everfresh graffiti and street art spray painting crew started back in 2001 in a studio in the city business district (CBD) called Blender Studios situated in Franklin Street. Since then they have become one of Australia’s best known street artists collective of talented painters, screen printers, sign writers, designers, photographers, sculptors, installation artists & makers.
- The name Everfesh came after one of the members found an old local business sign – ‘Everfresh Confectionery’.
Everfresh Studio was formed in 2004 when the members moved to a disused storage shed in Collingwood. The new suburban base allowed the artists to broaden the reaches of their work to include all of Collingwood and the neighbouring suburbs of Fitzroy and Brunswick, as well as the whole of the city’s CBD centre.
Earlier members included: Sync, Rone (Tyrone Wright), Reka (James Reka now based in Berlin), Wonderlust, Phibs, Meggs (David Hooke), Prizm, Mike Makatron and The Tooth (Callum Preston) whose bios are all featured in the Miegunyah Press book of 2010 Everfresh: Blackbook: The studio and streets – 2004-2010.
In this book Wonderlust says of the Night Cat wall project (3 images featured above) that “We had permission to paint the Night Cat wall for over two years before we got around to starting. Every time I went down Johnston Street I was sh*tting myself that someone else was going to be marking it up. It’s such a good spot we really wanted to do something big for the local community, something that would become a bit of a landmark for Fitzroy. Hopefully we got there in the end”. (And they did!)
According to their studio website the current line up in the Everfresh Artist Network include: Callum Preston (aka The Tooth), Rone (Tyrone Wright), Tom Civil (aka Civil, Civilian), Mika Makatron, Phibs and Meggs (David Hooke).
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