Wow! What a year it has been in Melbourne street art and graffiti, this is my 2nd last post covering 2013. December post coming soon. I hope you all had a good Christmas and New Years Eve whatever you got up to.
I’ll start off with this great talk Ghostpatrol gave at Renew Newcastle Creative Talks. GP talks about his current life as a full time artist, growing up and the influence and importance of street art on his current work. GP also mentioned the ABC documentary made about him (and his partner – Miso) which is also definitely worth a watch – available here.
Kaffeine used the All Your Walls event as a launching board for her latest project HEARTCORE. (I’ll be doing a separate article on All Your Walls Part 2 soon).
Kaffeine painted her 1st piece for her new project HEARTCORE. For this amazing project Kaff is working with Berry Street, a child and family services organisation, and using real stories created by young people at the at Berry Street.
From the Just Another Blog “Creative writing and poetry from young people in Berry Street School will be interpreted by renowned Victorian street and contemporary artist Kaffeine and painted as a series of large and small street art murals on walls across Melbourne; including one that will take up a whole inner-‐city laneway. A coffee-‐table book titled HEARTCORE will then be launched at the conclusion of the project, made up of professional and artistic photographs of the murals together with the writing”.
Plus here’s a great interview (via an article in The Age newspaper) with Kaff talking about the project/piece.
I’m really excited to see what else Kaff produces as a part of this project.
Check out this video of Shida while he was in New Zealand collaborating with Eno. Shida’s style works really well with Eno, who’s work I am a big fan of.
Eno also visited Melbourne recently and painted some great pieces with Shida and Taylurk.
Burger fiend Eleven was featured in Issue 24 of VNA Magazine. I love this photo!!
This recent piece in Berlin is one of my favourite Rone pieces I have seen in a while. Beautiful intricate faces and great use of the space with those pesky windows.
Reka was in NY again in November and he painted these awesome pieces. I particularly like the grasshopper on the side of the building and the horses at the Aqueduct Murals project.
Vexta painted this rad piece with Aaron Glasson while at Residencia Gorila in Tulum, Mexico.
So here’s what some of our local paint spotters found this month.
Love this paste by Slimsone who has been putting up some awesome work lately (more here) thanks to AllThoseShapes.
Here’s a few of my favourite shots from David Russell’s monthly ‘Through the Lens‘ series for November.
And to finish up a couple of shots from Dean Sunshine’s monthly top ten.
Photos courtesy of The Opening Hours, Dean Sunshine, David Russell, AllThoseShapes, Reka, Kaffeine and VNA
Videos courtesy of Renew Newcastle, The Age, Residencia Gorila and Eno