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Sunshines Melbourne Streetart & Graffiti Top 10 – October 2017

Ahh October was a good month around the traps!! We are late on this as well, but Dean never stops haha … as the last month before we start coing into spring and summer fully, October always sees a lot more people getting out to do stuff – so check ut all the great shit below!! 1. Shida – Fitzroy  2. Porn + JME – Richmond 3. LOV3 – South Yarra 4. DVATE – Collingwood 5. Lucy Lucy, D’Nart, Mini One – Preston 6. Putos – Fitzroy 7. Senekt – Abbotsford 8. Sugar – South Yarra 9. Heesco – Docklands

Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Streetart & Graffiti – September 2017

September passed a while ago. In between travel and work, Ive let things slide a bit here on the site, but its never too late to get these up – sorry Deano!  Check out all the great shit Dean saw on our streets over September below!! 1. DVATE + AWES – Richmond 2. BAILER + AWES- Port Melbourne 3. LING – Melbourne 4. N2O – Hosier Lane 5. PUTOS – Brunswick 6. SHIDA – Yarraville 7. SHEM – Hosier Lane 8. DVATE – Brunswick 9. HEESCO – Brunswick 10. SENEKT – Abbotsford 

Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Streetart & Graffiti – August 2017

Oh shit. Okay, this is completely and utterly my ownfault that this is so late – Ive been so busy getting ready to go and launch Irikanji over at Taipei Toy Festival that so much has slipped on the blog lately! Busy as he always is  these days, Dean Sunshine though, didnt forget! He’s given us such a great bunch of pics this month as well, and I’m pretty stoked to see his selection!!! Check them all out below! 1. Makatron + Itch – brunswick 2. Jack Douglas – Sunshine Lane, Brunswick 3. AWES – Brunswick 4. Bailer + Ling – Collingwood

Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Street Art & Graffiti – July 2017

Another month rolls by, and I dont know about you but the cold weather lately has been really making me wish for summer to come as soon as it can! The cold doesnt stop the painting though, and this time around Dean Sunshine has ten great shots of some of the cool shit that has been sprayed and smashed up on the walls of Melbourne this month! Check them all out below, and enjoy!! 1. ELK – stkilda 2. SAGE – Brunswick 3. FACTER – Windsor 4. KID SILK + PUTOS Hosier Lane 5. CELOUT – CBD, Melbourne 6. RONE

Sunshines Melbourne Graffiti & Street Art Top 10 – June 2017

Again and again, every month Mr Dean Sunshine brings us all the cool shit that has happened on the walls of our fair city. This month brings a whole slew of cool stuff, from Makatron to Dosey, Scale and Porn and everything else thats grand in this lineup of works! Check them all out below, we’ll have more for you next month, of course! 1. Julian Clavijo – Brunswick 2. Makatron – South Yarra 3. Deams – Clifton Hill 4. Senekt – Clifton Hill 5. Porn – Fitzroy  6. Al Stark – Melbourne 7. Dosey + Sugar – Sunshine lane,

Snapshots – OBEY – Shepard Fairey – Vivid – Sydney

Our man Dean Sunshine was up in Sydney last week to cehck out Vivid Sydney – specifically, he was taking a bit of time checking out the Shepherd Fairey exhibition, Printed Matters, and mural that he was painting as a part of the event. This was a bit of the blurb from the show: “Iconic American artist Shepard Fairey blurs the boundaries of art and design. His unique style is instantly recognised in exhibitions and walls around the world. His body of work includes the OBEY GIANT art project, the Barak Obama HOPE campaign, and this year’s ubiquitous ‘We The

Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Street Art & Graffiti – May 2017

Winter is here, but that has not stopped the paint from going up on the walls. Braving the chilling conditions, our intrepid Dean Sunshine has, once again, sought out all his favourite pieces that have been painted on the streets of Melbourne! Theres a mighty fine selection this month, so check them all out below! 1. ELLE – St.Kilda 2. HA HA – Brunswick 3. LOV3 – Collingwood  4. Resio – Clifton Hill 5. Be Free – Northcote  6. Crisp – Hosier Lane, Melbourne  7. Heesco – Windsor 8. Steve Cross – Melbourne  9. JME NACK SICK BAFLE – Clifton Hill 10.

VR Snapshots – Immersive Media Lounge – State Library of Victoria

A few weeks ago Invurt was involved in creating the Immersive Media Lounge at Melbourne Knowledge Week 2017, hosted at the State Library of Victoria. The event was an awesome success with hundreds of people coming through the doors across the week, and some very cool artwork being created. I was pretty impressed with what the artists came up with (Senekt, Facter, Conrad Bizjak and RASHEE).  Invurt and Phoria had the HTC Vive rocking Google Tilt Brush against a Green screen – Hollywood Styles, resulting in  a mixed reality display combining what the artist was doing against the world they

Video – Wall To Wall Festival 2017 – Benalla

Another Wall To Wall has been and gone, but they’re got the video out, and it looks totally rad! “The Wall to Wall Festival is the largest regional street art festival in Australia. And also one of the most innovative community development initiatives on a national level. This year it hosted 35 internationally acclaimed artists from Australia and around the world, and attracted thousands of curious participants and observers from near and far. It’s changing the face of Benalla, one wall at a time. And changing a whole community’s identity, while it’s at it. ” Man, it’d be great to

Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Street Art and Graffiti – April 2017

Okay, here we go yet again (and again, can you believe this is No. 73? Jeezus) with Dean Sunshines picks for all the cool shit he saw around our city this month, and its a pretty nice colleciton indeed with everything from Lush and Dvate, to Love and relative newcomer Welin (who keeps getting up all over the place).   Check out all the rad images below if you know whats grand!     1. Lucy Lucy – Preston 2. Frosk, Facter, Keomatch, – Richmond  3. Ling – Preston 4. Lush – Brunswick 5. Awes – Melbourne  6. Arcy –

Carbon X – Writers’ Bench – Melbourne

Carbon Festival has without a doubt been one of Team Invurt’s favourite events over the last few years – showcasing some of the world’s most successful creatives at the top of their game. Each year we have been so impressed with the line up and the management of the event, so we are super excied to hear Carbon is back in 2015.

Invurt has attended and covered every Carbon event since it’s inception with a live blog and photo coverage of each event. There are soooo many great memories from the last few years; including meeting some amazing artists and people, the fun times and shenanigans at the after parties, as well as battling epic hangovers the following day and trying to operate a computer and cover the event. haha, all part of the fun.
For anyone that doesn’t know, a Writers’ Bench is a spot where writers congregate and watch their art running on the cities train network. Typically each city’s bench would be at a major station where most, if not all, of the train system would pass through. For example in NYC in the 70’s and 80’s it was 149th Street in Upper Manhattan, or in Melbourne it was Richmond station above the intersection of Punt Road and Swan Street.
For 2015 Carbon has changed it up a little. This year the guys at Carbon are hosting Carbon X – a series of free forum events celebrating what Carbon does best creativity and design. The inaugural event is Carbon X – Writers’ Bench, an exploration of global graffiti culture. The event is presented by Adidas Superstars and supported by Ironlak. I am very excited with the line up, some of my fave writers of all time, I can’t wait to hear what they have to say…
There is also an after party schedule for later in the evening, more details below. We know this will be one hell of a party based on previous years.
MAKE SURE YOU RSVP ASAP – Given this is a free event it is highly likely to fill up very fast. They recommend you get there as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

About Carbon X: Writers’ Bench

At a time when the term ‘Street Art’ has reached mass saturation and become the politically acceptable descriptor for art on public walls, Carbon X: Writers’ Bench explores the precursor movement of Graffiti. This debut Carbon X event draws together a panel of graffiti writers, artists whom remain attached to an often maligned, but hugely influential art form and sub culture. The Writers’ Bench panelists include pioneers of the graffiti movement alongside contemporary contributors active today.

Carbon X: Writers’ Bench Forum unites the creative community in recognising the achievements of these outstanding game changers, inviting them to share their experience with the public. The Writers’ Bench panelists will collaborate with graffiti writers from the Ironlak Australia crew to create an installation of work that will be unveiled at the official after party event following the presentation forum.

Carbon X: Writers’ Bench presented by the adidas Superstar Supershell, supported by Ironlak Australia, along with partner Art Series Hotel are hyped to announce the impressive speaker line- up:


Fuzi is a pioneer and founder of the ‘ignorant’ school of graffiti. This discipline was created in the streets of Paris in the ’90s with an emphasis on naive abstraction and visual freedom. Since those beginnings the style has evolved and spread globally, ushering in a new era of expressive graffiti. His practise has evolved to encompass tattooing, a discipline that’s rooted in the same bold linework that’s integral to graffiti style. Now his inkwork is sought globally by the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Diplo, Justice, and Os Gemeos.



Alan Ket has been instrumental in the graffiti scene since the subway era of ’80s New York City. As well as being an artist he’s a longtime advocate for the culture – acting as a photographer, curator, and documentarian. He has worked as a visual consultant for major brands including Moet Chandon, Sprite, and MTV, and assisted with curation on MOCA’s blockbuster exhibition ‘Art In The Streets’. His personal work has been exhibited across the world, and he’s still a massively influential figure in the global graffiti scene.



Merda is an icon of the Australian graffiti scene. He is a stylistic pioneer whose contributions to the graffiti form reverberated not just locally, but globally. With an unparalleled vision and a diligent work ethic, Merda advanced the art form with unprecedented technical developments to the form that stretch back to the late-80s. He’s recognised worldwide for his contributions to the culture.



Born and raised in Milan, Nemco has been active in the graffiti world since 2003. Having been active in all facets of traditional graffiti culture, his work has expanded to encompass his twin disciplines of photography and fine art. Nemco’s graffiti is inextricably linked with the concept of the line, and his supreme skill in illustration is reflected by the manner in which he approaches his work. His visual output is celebrated for its unique take on graffiti tropes, and his subversive execution of space and form.


Active in Amsterdam since she was 13 years old in early ’80s, Mickey (AKA Mick La Rock) is an integral figure in the development of the European graffiti scene. Her work has taken her across the world, and during her travels she’s had the opportunity to paint alongside many first generation subway legends. Not content with her technical mastery of traditional New York styles of graffiti, she has progressed to minimalist abstraction graffiti – pushing the limits of what’s possible with letter structure.


What: CARBON X – Writers’ Bench
When: 15th of August 12-3pm.
Where: Museum Theatre, Melbourne Museum. 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton.
Link to Facebook event page here.
Official Carbon X – Writer’s Bench after party featuring UV boi فوق بنفسجي , Baro, GILL BATES, DEERLARRIEWhen: Saturday August 15 8pm–1am.
Where: Thousand Pound Bend. 361 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne

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