Author Archives: maryannadair

Sporadic Braddock | Is Hardly Nomadic

Michael Fikaris (aka Braddock) is an Australian multidisciplinary artist whose career has spanned nearly 20 years including street art. Initially a central figure in both Melbourne’s comic book and street art movements since 2003, Braddock has expanded his oeuvre into … Continue reading

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Ring Ring Why Don’t You Give Me a Call?

The Telstra Museum (Melbourne) is a small museum situated within the Hawthorn Telephone Exchange, Burwood Road, Hawthorn. It is managed by a group of dedicated volunteers from the Victorian Telecommunications Museum who strive to preserve Australia’s telecommunications heritage.  The museum … Continue reading

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One Man’s Junk is Another Man’s Treasure

Junky Projects is the street art contribution of refound items created by Daniel Lynch (born 1977). Lynch is a contemporary artist based in Melbourne and working in multiple media using waste and recycled materials as the principle material for his … Continue reading

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Not the Blue Poles You Were Perhaps Thinking Of?

Jonathan Jones Kamilaroi/Wiradjuri (born 1978) won an Art and Australia Emerging Art award in 2005 for his work entitled: Blue Poles. [Blue Poles (2004) 10 fluorescent lights, transparent synthetic polymer resin, composition board, electrical cord, 168.9 cm x 285.3 cm … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Put Off By Putos

Putos is a graffiti / street artist from Melbourne who loves painting dragons, dogs, lions, rhinos, hippos, gators, tentacled sea creatures and any other creature that comes to mind or suits the wall.Putos is an expert with tones, shades and … Continue reading

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A Great Combi-Nation of VW Art

This post introduces a new art page category –  VW ‘Kombi’ Art. I base this on my love of the Kombi/Combi VW van.  In fact we are a family of devotees of the Kombi and many friends and family members … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Itching to Show You These for Some Time

Inkbomb Studios is the online manifestation of Bryan Itch, or “Itch“, a melbourne-based illustrator and street artist with a diverse skill set drawn from experience in an array of oil and acrylic painting, aerosol street art murals, animated motion graphics, tattooing and … Continue reading

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Luna Park | Just for Fun

The Carousel at Melbourne’s Luna Park (formally known as PTC#30) is the 30th carousel machine made by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company (PTC) in Pennsylvania, USA and was built in 1913. Like a giant puzzle, the huge carousel complete with cast … Continue reading

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Never Debate the Art of DVATE

DVATE (born 1981) is a Melbourne graffiti street artist and professional artist since 2009.  He uses spray paint and acrylic to paint large scale works. DVATE has developed and varied his own unique street art font and has created amazing … Continue reading

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Heesco | Paradiso – How Could He Be So

Heesco Khosnaran (Real name: Khürelbaataryn Khosnaran) is an impressive photo realistic portrait street artist. Born in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Heesco moved to Melbourne, Australia in 2010 and has painted various artworks around the city and in the wider arena. Drawing since … Continue reading

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Three Slithers of Walter Withers

[Images: Allegory to Spring (Portrait of Gladys Manifold) oil on canvas (1902); The Drover (1912) Bendigo Art Gallery] Walter Herbert Withers was an Australian landscape artist and a member of the Heidelberg School of Australian Impressionists (The Heidelberg School) along … Continue reading

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Get Your Kaff-eine Kick Here Now

Katie ‘Kaff-eine‘ (born 1972) from Melbourne is a female street artist and former lawyer, horse-riding instructor and tree-lopper. Kaff-eine began mostly with black and white paste-ups back in 2009 and now spreads her free hand stories in colour painting with … Continue reading

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I’m Spinning Around | The Famous Hill’s Hoists

The Australian invention Hill’s Hoists outdoors clothes line transformed backyards across Australia in years after World War Two (WW2) due to a couple of wayward fruit trees behind a house in an Adelaide suburb. Lance Hill of Glenunga returned home … Continue reading

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The Giants of Baby Guerilla

Baby Guerilla studied oil painting and completed a Fine Arts Degree at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. Her artwork can be found at the National Gallery of New South Wales and in many other galleries and collections. … Continue reading

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A Topological Measure of Escher

[Images: Dream (early woodcut, 1935), Stars (polyhedron wood engraving, 1948), Vlinders aka Butterflies, (wood engraving, 1950), Circle Limit III (woodcut, 1959)]. Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis (M.C.) Escher aka “ Mauk” was born June 17, 1898, in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. … Continue reading

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