Category Archives: #Stencils

Tom Civilian is Too Civil by Half

Street artist Civilian – (aka Tom Civil) is a Melbourne street artist. He came to Melbourne for the S11 blockades for the World Economic Forum in 2000 and decided to stay. Since then, Civil or Civilian has presented “empty shows” … Continue reading

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ROA’s Record of Achievement = No two walls are alike or the same

ECHIDNA: ARGYLE ST. FITZROY, (MELBOURNE) Street artist ROA (born c.a. 1976) is a world-wide known street art muralist from Ghent, Belgium and although his work has been much photographed and documented, very little is known about him. Early in his artistic career, … Continue reading

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All I can say is … Serves you right!

This is a story of before… and… after.  I’ve got to say that I truly believe that the local authorities, be it local Council or Railway authorities (doesn’t matter who it is),  have a ‘knack’ at turning what was OK … Continue reading

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Obey the almighty Shepard for he is the giant of graphic art

Famous and influential international Los Angeles contemporary graphic designer, illustrator and street artist Shepard Fairey was born on the 15th February, 1970 in Charleston, S.C.  Shepard’s early interest was skateboarding and through this he later ventured into graphics. He then … Continue reading

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A gnarly second anniversary

Lewis Kristian Marnell  was born in Melbourne, Australia in, December, 1982.  He was a professional international skateboarder who spent much of his life traversing between Australia and Sweden, due to his parents ancestry.  None of this stopped him from pursuing the love of his … Continue reading

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A Burg-meister in street art

Burg is a street artist who is well-known around Melbourne and other places. After recent visits to the NSW coastal nirvana of Byron Bay, Burg has had some recent exhibits both there and back in Melbourne. An artist whose passion … Continue reading

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Proof That Love Steez Forever

This week we came across an incredibly sad sight that has affected us all week. Finding ourselves an ingredient short of a great recipe idea at dinnertime, we made a quick visit to the local supermarket. Parking the car in … Continue reading

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Whovians celebrate their half-century

One of the greatest catch-phrases of the 20th century was “Where were you when JFK was killed?”, which was not to be surpassed until the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, when a similar question was asked – “Where were … Continue reading

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A Black Day for Street Art

A Black Day for Street Art-  or so it seems, according to media write-up, however, there still is an element of alarm with the latest black out on Hosier Lane in Melbourne. This has been a mega street art destination … Continue reading

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“I know, it’s only tongue-in-cheek, but I like it, like it – yes I do”

What do a pop artist designer, an English Knight, Shakespeare and an anonymous stencil artist have in common? You may recognize the lips insignia used by the Rolling Stones band for many a year. Its presence has often aided the … Continue reading

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Art through history portrays history through art

Apparently it was 20 years ago, on or around 17 April, when a young indigenous, Aboriginal football player made history in a stance against racism both ‘in sport’ and in general. The occasion was a tough match against his team … Continue reading

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Can’t Say by WhoDunnit

I was running for the bus the other day and happened to quickly glance down and see this stencil set on the footpath. My immediate thought was “it kind of says it all”, but what is it really saying. Is … Continue reading

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Vexta’s Vector

Vexta’s work is mostly human portraiture. Some of her work has been purchased by the National Gallery of Australia. She has a background in print-making. You can see examples of her work on her website. According to a page on … Continue reading

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As the phoenix rises from the ashes, so does street artist in time

Phoenix the Street Artist uses a mixture of collage paste-ups and wall plaques.  In fact he paid homage to Banksy’s ‘Little Diver Girl‘ which was vandalised and ultimately destroyed by creating ‘The Little Diver Resurfaced‘ – a paste-up restoration. Phoenix … Continue reading

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‘For the Meek Shall Inherit the Land’

Which is what The Bible says. Meek is also the name of a local stencil street artist. Meek (born 1978) in Melbourne specialises in stencil street art. He has hijacked billboards and used whea- paste and stickers.  There is a … Continue reading

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