| BNE May/June 2016
Where are you from?
Coffs Harbour on the NSW north coast.
Why did you decide to make Brisbane
For a long time I knew I wanted to be an
artist and I needed to live somewhere with
opportunities in the art world as well as places
to study art, so I decided to move to Brisbane.
It has a lot of potential for people who want to
make a career out of art. It’s also not as big and
overwhelming as Sydney and Melbourne can
be, and I had some friends here which was a
Where do you live?
Spring Hill, which I love because it’s only a short
walk to the CBD and Fortitude Valley. It also has
a great view of the city!
Where can we see your street art around
My murals tend to come and go but at the
moment I have several in pubs and clubs like
The Foundry, The Met, Kerbside (all Fortitude
Valley) and The Stock Exchange Hotel (CBD).
You can also check out some in West End on
Ashington Street. I have murals all around
Brisbane but one special project I have been
involved with is the Pillars, transforming
Brisbane’s boring concrete pillars into bright
contemporary murals. They can be seen on the
corner of Merivale Street and Montague Road,
What was your first street art project and
where was it?
I painted a mural for a group exhibition organised
by Amnesty International at Juggler’s Art Space
in Fortitude Valley which doubled as a fundraiser
for the great work that Amnesty does. It was a
fulfilling experience, collaborating with other
artists as well as raising money for a good cause.
Where can people see some of the best
street art in Brisbane?
Art is starting to become more prominent in
the streets of Brisbane. Since the first Brisbane
Street Art Festival in February this year we
are seeing a big change in the mindset of the
Brisbane community. There are some great new
works to be found, like Guido Van Helton’s six-
storey high piece in Woolloongabba (Trafalgar
Lane, 855 Stanley Street) – it’s hard to miss!
And there are many others around the city –
60 artists participated in the festival painting
murals all around Brisbane inside and outside
Where have you painted besides Brisbane?
I have painted all around Australia, more so in
the capital cities than anywhere else. I have also
Photography by Marc Grimwade