For the past two years Dean Sunshine has embarked on a passionate mission to capture the vibrancy and beauty of street art across Melbourne.
With a long history of association with graffiti and street art, Sunshine has witnessed countless works in action, discovered hidden gems and documented artwork loved by
street art communities and dedicated fans both locally and around the world.
Dean’s blog, Land Of Sunshine, has been a beckoning destination for all who enjoy their photographic fix of art on Melbourne’s streets and lanes. With this print version, Dean has created a 300 page book titled Land of Sunshine, the first in many years that represents the globally recognised Melbourne street art movement in its cross-genre entirety.
Over a hundred Melbourne artists are featured, with special exposés on a dozen specific artists who have made their impressions on Melbourne’s walls, including: Adnate, Be Free, CDH, Deb, Drab, Heesco, Kaff-eine, Makatron, Phoenix the street artist, Slicer, Suki and Urban Cake Lady.
All the photographs contained within the book have been captured by Dean on his many paintspotting adventures. The wide variety of mediums used and the Melbourne street art community as a whole are also well represented with chapters on walls, paste ups, exhibitions, international artists and installations.
“Land of Sunshine is a moment of captured time in the kaleidoscope of art that has adorned Melbourne in this, the second decade of our ‘new millennium’. In my mind this book, in regards to Melbourne street art, is as critical a piece of cultural documentation as any other produced”
Land of Sunshine will be exclusively available at General Pants stores nationwide from early November 2012, via the blog deansunshine.com, with other retail outlets to be confirmed in November.
All sales from Land of Sunshine will be put towards future editions, furthering the wish of Sunshine to provide regular snapshots of Melbourne artwork online and via printed media.
The Land Of Sunshine book launch will be located, suitably, in a laneway and studio in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. AWOL, WSW & Kaff-eine will be painting both the laneway and interior of the venue. Food and drink will be provided by a plethora of amazing sponsors – including Absolut, Capi, General Pants, Super Bock, Noodlebox and of course, we here at Invurt.
Capacity at this event is LIMITED – please RSVP via email to register your attendance before Wednesday November 13th.
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Who: A huge variety of Melbourne, interstate and international street artists
What: Land Of Sunshine Book Launch
Where: Rear 359 Brunswick St (Behind The Evelyn – Entry via Laneway), Fitzroy, VIC
When: Thursday November 15th, from 6pm til 10pm – one night only!!
Capacity at this event is LIMITED – please RSVP via email to to register to attend before Wednesday November 13th.