Category Archives: StreetArt

Framing Heck | The Hijinks of skr3am and Jinks1

  skr3am and Jinks1 of Redlight Studio have created a number of framed street art images across Melbourne, using pictures of famous icons. So far, the likenesses of ’60s fashion icons such as Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton have graced the … Continue reading

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This is why Maka’s is so popular…

Mike Maka or Makatron (born 1979) is a well known Australian street artist and painter easily recognised by his large scale murals inspired by mechanical machinery, flora and fauna.  Maka uses a mix of aerosol and acrylic water-based paints, whilst … Continue reading

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When Art Begins to Imitate Art

Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) was a famous Dutch Baroque period artist who died at a veritable young age of 43 years; but managed to produce 34 quality paintings during his short career. Vermeer was known to paint slowly, touching and polishing … Continue reading

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Born Free | To Be Free

  Be Free is a street artist who began her street art in September, 2010. She uses stencils and free flowing acrylics for installations and street painting and pasting adventures around Melbourne; which she is slowly introducing around the world. … Continue reading

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Suki’s Anything But Kookie

Suki moved to Melbourne starting out in street art with small lino print paste-ups and then progressing to bigger pieces. Suki is inspired by traditional Asian wood block prints, brown-paper fabric and yarn. Suki is a street artist from Melbourne … Continue reading

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Pop Art | Dot Art | Appears to Tear the Heart

American pop art artist Roy Fox Lichtenstein was born on October 27, 1923 in New York, into an upper-middle-class Jewish family. He is known as a leading figure in the pop-art movement which focussed on parody; where his work was … Continue reading

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On the Street Man with Beastman

Sydney based prolific street artist Beastman (Bradley Eastman) is influenced by beauty and symbolism behind nature’s repetitive geometric and symmetrical repetitions, glyphs and tribal images. Beastman’s instantly-recognisable style has graced walls throughout Australia including a commission to paint the frontage … Continue reading

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Btoy Will Never Be Coy

Born in Barcelona, Spain in 1977, Andrea Michaelsson (aka Btoy) is a female street artist known for creating extremely fine and detailed stencils. Michaelsson studied law for four years before realising it was not the career she wanted and began … Continue reading

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Mister Lister | What a Twister

Brisbane born street artist, contemporary Australian painter and installation artist Anthony Lister (born 1979+) lives in Sydney but his work can be found worldwide on streets, in galleries and decorating high-end shops and businesses. As a 17 year old teenager, … Continue reading

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How to become a Walker Stalker

British street artist David Walker likes to paint around East London. Walker aims to challenge preconceptions about fine art and urban art painting within the gallery confines and the public domain. According to his website, Walker’s works are mostly in … Continue reading

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A Dash of Ash | Up in a Flash

Ash Keating (born Melbourne, 1980) is a male artist born in Australia, currently working in media, sculpture, painting, photography, installation and screen-based performance. Keating painted a 19 m x 7.5 m vinyl billboard on the North Wall of the National Gallery of Victoria … Continue reading

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Some Scenics by Phoenix | The Street Artist

Phoenix the Street Artist has been making collage installation street art in public spaces around the Melbourne CBD and beyond since the 1980s. Phoenix works with a combination of drawing and photocopying using cardboard, paper, pencil, pens, box cutters, transparencies, … Continue reading

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Is the Scalpel Mightier Than the Pen?

ELK aka Luke Cornish is an Australian born street artist (born 1979) who has created unique, powerful images from handmade stencils from Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney. His rise within the contemporary art world has been meteoric, becoming the first artist … Continue reading

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Ha-Ha | ‘It’s better than sex’

Ha-Ha the street artist is also known as Regan Tamanui. As a street artist he has been using spray can and stencil art in and around Melbourne since 2001. He is also a professional artist and gallery curator with several … Continue reading

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bluebirds Fly…

Australia Fair, performed on the 73-key Belgian built Verbeeck Concert Street Organ. ‘Australia Fair’ is the name of this beautiful street organ made by Johnny Verbeeck, built from the Verbeeck’s Organ Works (Est 1884), in the city of Antwerp, Belgium. … Continue reading

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