Photos by @p1xels
Adnate has not only been an amazing beacon for the Melbourne street art and graffiti scene for over a decade, he’s also been a massive influence and supporter of Juddy Roller from the get go. He’s one of the most humble and talented artists we’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. It’s been an honour to watch his work go from strength to strength over the last few years. Wether it’s an 11 story mural in Johannesburg, South Africa, or another sold out exhibition at Metro Gallery in his home town of Melbourne, he is constantly pushing himself to create emotive new works that test his skills and abilities.
The work below is a new installation for Strawberry Fields Festival. We are really impressed with the generosity of the event organisers. Not only have they shown their support for the arts by commissioning such a large scale piece for the event, they are also going above and beyond the call of duty by donating the work to a local school once the event has come to an end.
The images below show the first half of the installation. Stayed tuned to see the other half come to life over the next few days!
Melbourne based graffiti artist Mayonaize is already considered Australia’s premier Calligraffiti artist, so when we approached him to create an immersive work of art for Nike Australia’s latest project, he knew he was going to take his work to a whole new level.
The task; to create two artworks to fill two indoor soccer pitches for Nike’s international indoor soccer tournament – Nike Football X. The catch, the pitch has to be “remixed” by the artist for two tournaments.
Located in Melbourne, Australia, the pitches themselves are housed in a secret location known only to the lucky few to be invited to spectate and those good enough to play.
Armed with no more then a collection of mops, known more widely for their excellent cleaning abilities than their use as an artistic tool. Mayonaize personally customises the mops into oversized brushes capable of creating the long sweeping lines characteristic of his work.
After 3 long days, and countless litres of paint, the first stage of the multi-layered work is complete. Fortunately, for those not lucky enough to get an invite, Melbourne based photographer Nicole Reed was on hand to capture the entire process.
This year was the first time that White Night Melbourne had worked with street art. Juddy Roller delivered an high-energy art installation titled, Sofles – Graffiti Mapped, a graffiti mapped installation exploring the interconnected nature of street art, technology and the online frontier.
With creative direction by Shaun Hossack, Juddy Roller assembled an A-team of experts in their fields to deliver Sofles – Graffiti Mapped; an interactive mural project combining animation, traditional street art and graffiti with a syncronised audio track.
Sofles is well-regarded as a one of the most cutting-edge street artists in the world, Australian born and internationally renowned. Animator Grant Osborne provided motion design and award-winning New Zealand-native Opiuo produced the musical score. The entire process was documented by acclaimed cinematographer Selina Miles, producer of viral videos such as Infinite and Limitless.
The end result was an epic installation that was a standout component of the entire festival.
With the support of CitiPower Powercor, The Neighbourhood Justice Centre and City of Yarra, Juddy Roller transformed the Collingwood power substation at the corner of Easey Street and Wellington Street into one of Melbourne’s most iconic pieces of public art.
The graffiti treatment was a collaboration between some of the most sought after and influential contemporary street artists including Rone, Adnate, Mayo, Guido Van Helton and Askew. The monochromatic artwork was carefully curated, balancing community aesthetic and implementing subtle graffiti deterring features. Background and portraits by Askew, script by Mayo and photo realistic portraits by Rone, Guido and Adnate.
The power station is an stand-out example of how street art and graffiti aesthetics can be combined to create a lasting, positive impression on the community whilst having a strong anti graffiti and impact.