JUST SWEETS in Upton St Altona, has just had its easter window done. Enzo, who owns and runs Just Sweets with his family, is an amazing old fashioned chocolatier. He makes EVERYTHING onsite! From GIANT chocolate freckles to their famous rocky road, JUST SWEETS has it all! Get down and support the businesses that support local artists!
Last week I was asked by good mate and fellow artists DUKE/STYLE and Brett Fanning to participate in a HUGE graffiti jam in Geelong at an abandoned and neglected powerhouse.
New owner Ian has resurrected this beautiful building and with a little help from his friends , is turning this amazing space into a desperately needed arts hub for the Geelong region.
Over 50+ artists turned up on the weekend to camp, converse and paint this awesome space. The creative energy was palpable and the outcome of just 1 weekend out of many until complete, was phenomenal! I know that I lifted my game because i was pushed and encouraged by crew and fellow graffiti artists from all over Australia and even some overseas guests!
I cant wait to get back there and paint some more and help with the clean up and transformation of a much needed space. I may even end up begging for studio space 😉 How can you beat a HUGE cathedral like space, right on the beach that you can paint freely and large and even park up my bus if needed 😉
So exciting!!! A HUGE thank you to Ian and his helpers/partners for the invitation and to DUKE and Brett for all their hard work and organisation and to SIGMA 80 paint for the dopest shades and pressure available in Oz!!
More photos to come of all the amazing work!
Civic Hot Bread, is a cute little family owned and operateds bakery on Civic Pde near the Millers Rd roundabout intersection, is the latest in a collection of Altona shops to get a SEARious make over. Thanks to Ladie POISE for her help on this project!!
Make sure you get in there and support Belinda & her hubby ‘The Baker’ & the kids. Tell ’em SEAR sent ya! Theyll definately look after you!
Support the businesses that support local art and artists!
For years the residents of Graham St. and its surrounds, have voiced their concerns regarding the safety and ‘ugliness’ of the Graham St. underpass and now skatepark. The dark and dingy thoroughfare for light rail commuters and the recreational area for the young people of Port Melbourne has been an ongoing concern that has either been put in the ‘too hard’ basket or just ignored….UNTIL NOW! Port Phillip council recently hired 8 of Melbourne’s prolific graffiti artists and youth mentors to give the area under the Graham St bridge a colourful makeover. Launching TODAY (29th November 2014) from 2pm-5pm, the finished artworks have transformed the area from an antisocial, intimidating hovel to a welcoming, bright, colourful, fun and safe feeling space that the youth of the area can call ‘home’ when away from home.
I finished 2 complete pillars on my own and collaborated with the amazingly talented artist (and my treasured friend) D.ROQ -(formerly known as ISIS) on another 4.
Community feedback over the 2 weeks of painting was nothing but positive! People tend to forget how much we are affected by our environments…changes WILL affect moods and behaviour.
If you have a neglected area in your neighbourhood that you think could do with a colour blast, contact me or your local council and get them to contact me at email@example.com.
Fat Tomato pizza is the latest in the Upton Street Altona properties to jump n the SEARious bandwagon with their new OPEN(window) and CLOSED(roller door) signs taking things to a new level. Across from a primary school its only natural that proprietors and residents alike would want to brighten up and make friendly this once dark dingy and dangerous back street in the beach side suburb. Special thanks to Nick and Rami and all the workers there for their support and patience over the last 2 weeks! (and the AWESOME pizzas!)
Upton St Altona has undergone a transformation in the past 2 years. With the exception of 3 properties along the main business corridor, ALL the shops/residences in UPTON STREET, ALTONA have succumbed to the visual charms of SEARious Jones.
A resident was the first to hire me to beautify their courtyard, then it snowballed from there! I have now painted that same resident’s house (Hi Justine! 🙂 ) twice now also doing a mural of flowers and her dog on her back alley wall.
Next up was chocolatier and rocky road legend Enzo at Just Sweets.
(New christmas window 2014)
A sneak peek at a few of the pillars that i collaborated with one of Melbourne’s most humble and talented artists (and my sister from another mister) D.ROQ (afka. ISIS)
The Graham St underpass is a Port Phillip council and Port Melbourne PCYC project. 16 + pillars of varying sizes painted by 8x Melbourne graffiti artists including the awesomely amazing BAILER, CAM SCALE, ITCH, PUTOS, SLICER,TROY, D.ROQ & SEAR
If you know someone aged between 12-21years old, who lives, works or plays in the Stonnington area, tell them to contact Just Another Agency (details on flyer attached) and arrange to come down and learn some skills from two of the best! Deadline for submissions is December 4th!
I apologise profusely for being so slack in the update department recently!!
:: International AIDS Conference Melbourne
:: Ladie Killerz 7 – Melburn
::Burgers On Barkly- Interior Overhaul by SEAR
:: Private Commissioned Murals- Brightening Up Melboiurnes Suburbs 1 House at a Time!
:: Maitreya-Bush Doofs and Paint Fumes
:: Carclew Workshops-Graffiti Workshops
:: Graffiti Birthday Parties- Ive got a plan for your next party!
:: HKC wall in Hosier Lane Melbourne- The ladies are getting high again!
::’Shit The Dicks’- Hit The Bricks, Newcastle street art festival gets a wake up call from the ladies of Australia, after NOT ONE female artist was invited to participate!!
:: Photo Booth Hire- Branching Out! Custom painted for your next event
:: Corporate Team Building using Graffiti- I’ll have your office as tight as any crew!
…..and THATS JUST A BIT of whats been happening over the last year or more which is why Ive left you hanging for SO long! Im SORRY!!
Also I blew my laptop up and am trying to find all my pictures.. UGH. 😉
Back Soon with all these stories and MORE.