Australia’s uber talented street artists came together to paint a mammoth 50 metre wall in the street art hub of Fitzroy, located on the Rear of Fry’s Storage, on Cecil Street and organised by our buddies over the pond Juddy Roller.
Artists invited to take on the challenge were; Rone, Adnate, Sofles, Heesco, Dvate, Cam Scale and Jason Parker. Each artist, all unique in style, had a creative license to paint a dedicated section of the wall, with the only limitation being that all artworks need to be portrait based, dubbed the Fitzroy’s faces.
“I’m really thrilled that we have managed to curate a line up of such heavy hitters in the industry. These guys are the best of the best, and they are constantly travelling the world, so to get the all here in the one place for one week to complete this mural is a really exciting.” Shaun Hossack, Juddy Roller Director
Adnate has evolved from his roots in graffiti art to become one of the world’s foremost large-scale photorealsitic portrait artists. Adnate paints a Portrait of a Tibetan lady living in exile, that he photographed in Northern India in 2015.
Rone’s work attempts to locate the friction point between beauty and decay, the lavish and despoiled, creating an iconic form of urban art with a strongly emotional bent. Rone paints his trademark lady.
Dvate grew up in Melbourne a stone’s throw from a railway station, he was instantly drawn to the colourful work along the suburban railway lines. Dvate paints a Portrait of Lewis Marnell, a professional skateboarder from Melbourne who died from complications relating to diabetes when he was only 31.
Sofles began as a graffiti artist in Brisbane and has been on the scene for over 10 years. With a style like no other, his work spreads across illustration, tattoo, canvas and any markable surface. Here Sofles paints a young girl and tags the end wall.
Jason Parker is an artist from New Zealand who now calls Melbourne home. Although working Primarily in oils, Jason can often be found using and incorporating mediums such as aerosol, acrylic, pen and watercolour. Jason portrait is of artist Soleveins, whose art can be seen on his black t-shirt.
Cam Scale is a graffiti artist from Melbourne with a unique 3D robotic metallic lettering style and an incredible talent for photo-realism. Cam Scale’s choice of subject is usually influenced by his surroundings, his portrait choice was of Abraham, a local council worker.
Heesco is a Mongolian born visual artist based in Melbourne. He paints Vivian Malo, a Goonyandi woman, actress, public speaker, activist who works at 3CR broadcasters providing a voice for those denied access to the mass media, particularly the working class, women, Indigenous people and the many community groups and community issues discriminated against in and by the mass media.
Check out the final individual murals of the collab below…
Photo Credit P1xels