A few fliks from Brisbane.
Each year, our rad mates from Brisbane throw a backyard party on Aussie Day. The party changes as the tribe grows but the essentials are all there, like goon-inspired punch, snags on the barbie, bogan inspired costumes, and the Triple J Hottest 100 on the stezza. Since everyday is a good day for a paint, Sauce contributed to the party vibes and smashed out this chrome-effect filled piece. Mad props to our Brisbane friends who know how to throw a party!
And I don’t want to get too political, but Sauce and myself would like to pay tribute to the First Peoples who walked this country. Australia was colonised, not settled and was indeed inhabited for thousands of years before Captain Cook made it to our shores. When are we going to get a new flag?
This mural took some time to complete as it was finalised over the holiday season. The fine folk from Caba Creative and You and Bamboo wanted an illusion style mural (trompe l’oeil) and felt the plain wall needed some artwork which suited the area and included the local flora and fauna. Sauce used paint-brush for the black cockatoos and aerosol for some other the other features like the skateboard. It was an usual mural, as there were many different items to work around, including the ATM, the bird features were incorporated to work around these objects and I think it creates a sense of scale and proportion.
If you’ve been to Central Queensland during summer you would know the meaning of hot. Sauce tells me it was a real scorcher, as in “f*&%ing hot”. But, there is no rest for the wicked, so Sauce made the best use of time and painted like there was no tomorrow on his day off out West.
Mr. Squiggle and his motley crew from the moon made a huge impact on Sauce during the folly of his youth. In fact, I think Mr Squiggle and his friends inspired a whole generation of art lovers.
I can still remember watching in awe and wonderment as Mr. Squiggle created a masterpiece from a few lines provided by a lucky viewer.
It blew my five year old mind when he did the artwork upside down. I mean, can you imagine drawing with a pencil as your nose AND creating something recognisable AND doing it UPSIDE-DOWN!? Crazy!
In the current political climate, it is important to pay tribute and recognise the impact the ABC programming has on our lives and give thanks for the ABC’s contribution to leaning, education and the arts. #saveourabc
Sauce held a cracking pace while out west, and in between facilitating workshops and completing two murals at the Emerald Aquatic Centre, he whipped up two interior murals for a local Emerald family. Since this was an interior commission, it was a little tricky to use strictly aerosols, so these murals are 99% brush work.
This brushwork allowed Sauce to get clean crisp lines for the brick work in the Rabbit mural and since paint was in limited supply by that stage of the tour, it ensured Sauce was able to deliver the final product to the client without disappointment.
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This project in Murwiilumbah took several days of pre-production, 112 hours to paint, used 35 litres of acrylic paint and 120 aerosol cans, 114 nozzles, and the artists traveled from Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast and had 87 years experience between them. In short, the lads put in a mammoth effort over the Easter long weekend to finish this mural. For a full background visit the blog, where I explain the finer details of the wall.
From: Northern NSW
Trade: Mural and Aerosol Artist
Painting Since: 1994
Theme: Increase the Peace
Painting Since: 1999
Trade: Tattoo Artist
Theme: Increase the Peace
Name: Jae Theartist
From: Wherever he lays his head
Trade: Sign writing and aerosol art
Painting Since: 1989
Theme: Finding what creates a resonance with light
From: Sydney, now lives in Brisbane
Trade: Owner of Butter Beats Record Store
Painting Since: 1986
Theme: It’s more likely that we landed a monkey on the moon than a man.
Late last year, we were contacted by the P & C at Coolnwynpin State School as they had some ideas about how they wanted to update their tuck-shop area. The school also had a few sketches and ideas about the space as previously, they had run a design competition with the students to involve the students in the process. The P & C also wanted the sign to match the theme of the previous mural Sauce had created at the school.