Strive to Excel

In between the Brisbane Buddah and the piles of paperwork which are taking over the studio, Sauce headed out to Upper Mt Gravatt State School where he added some signs and painted a mural. 

The hand painted signs were a deviation from his usual work, however the school wanted something which had longevity and was visually striking. The mural in the ball court wasn’t Sauce’s first work at the school, as earlier in the year he created a cultural mural which the pupils at the school loved. 


Moreton Bay Boys College

Fresh from my week long residency at Calvary Christian College, I headed back to Brisbane and guided the young men at Moreton Bay Boys College through the finer points of aerosol art. This was my second visit to the school and my Senior’s mural was still looking fresh.

I was invited to their Art Show on Friday, the 25th of October, which should have some interesting and exciting works. I also had the pleasure of meeting Christian from CJ Sprayart. Apparently, he was so inspired from last year’s visit, he created his own business. It doesn’t get any better than that!

Emerald, Springsure and Capella

For the last week of April, I headed to Emerald, Springsure and Capella for a suite of stencil art workshops for the young people involved with Anglicare and some of the local schools. The team at Anglicare are a pleasure to work with and the young people appear to be well looked after. The stencil art workshops were a hit, with bookings filling well in advance. The young people completed over one hundred canvasses and we threw around twenty skate decks in there just for fun. I managed to squeeze in some work for Family Daycare too, with some boards for their fence, making the week jam packed with painting. I’m looking forward to doing it all again soon, but in the meantime, I’m enjoying working on some fine art and designs in my studio in Murwillumbah.


Shailer Park State School

Lets Play Together! Myself and Mr. Fires were hard at work again on Tuesday with a mural at Shailer Park State Primary School. The Principal at the school wanted a mural which would brighten the space and also remind the children to be inclusive when playing. It’s always a blast to paint at the schools, as the kids always smile and giggle. Hopefully Aerograffix can inspire the next generation of young minds.
Sauce and Mr. Fires 2013

Central Queensland Schools Tour

It was great to pack the mural truck and head west to Central Queensland recently. The two week tour entailed working with six schools to complete seven murals, several workshops and stencil art demonstrations. Commencing in Barcaldine I then visited Muttaburra, Aramac, Jericho and Alpha. I had a fantastic time working with new students and on many occasions built on well established relationships with schools Aerograffix has become more than familiar with. The reception in each community was exceptional…I think I can almost claim famous in Central Queensland! I wish to extend my thanks to Mr Collins, all of the principals and staff for such great hospitality, Ozzie at the Accacia, John & Lynda at The Ironbark Inn, Anna’s place, Jeff and the tennis allstars, Mary and the market people at Jericho and Kez the Alpha pool pro. I have a mountain of photos from a very productive tour, here’s a glimpse.

Brisbane Bayside State College

On Midwinter, I visited Brisbane Bayside State College to facilitate an introductory level workshop for the senior art class and explained the finer points of stencil and aerosol art. We had a five metre wall to work with and in the time frame of a day, we developed a concept, planned a design and applied it to the wall. The students now have a sense of ownership over the space as they chose the wording and concept. Miss Miles was great to work with and I hope the students continually Dare to be Wise. 

Richlands East State School

Over the past month I have conducted workshops with the great kids at Richlands East State School. I was assisted by Gloria, a parent and the students to complete the mural titled In Control. The theme was based on ‘Respectful, Resilience and Responsibility” with an analogy based on life’s great journey. I was especially lucky with this mural as I was assisted by the school’s Indigenous Student Council to design and apply the indigenous content of the artwork. I had a great time and I can’t wait to work with the school again.