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Fresh paint drips in Docklands

05 Nov 2017

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By Adrian Doyle, Blender Studios director

 

If you have been hangin’ out in Waterfront City lately you may have noticed the gigantic new street art precinct unfolding.

 

We at the Blender call it The WestBank as large sections of the newly-named District Dockland’s infrastructure has been taken over by urban art – and this is just the beginning!

 

This month the world-renowned AWOL crew and Lucy Lucy will create a gigantic artwork on the wall of the Eastern Car Park on Waterfront Way.

 

This will be one of the largest murals ever done in Melbourne and will showcase the beautiful and unique works of these acclaimed artists.

 

Towards the end of the year another street art superstar, Adnate, will be creating his own mural on the external walls of the Blender Studios.

 

In addition to these two huge commissions, Blender Studios is also working on one of the largest collaborative street art walls in Australia on Waterfront Way. The wall already features over 20 artists from Melbourne as well as a number of international guest artists.

 

Blender aims to completely cover this monolithic wall by the end of the year from a series of paint jams that will be happening over the coming weeks.

 

The final outcome will be the most star-studded collaborative artwork Melbourne has ever seen. It will become a who’s who of the street art scene and will become a destination in itself for art lovers across the city.

 

If you’re in the area, pop down and check it out. Chances are you’ll get to see some of the street artists in action, high up on the boom lifts filling in every blank space on this huge canvas.

 

The wall has been carefully curated to ensure the final composition is world-class but, at the same time, the artists have been given full creative and conceptual freedom to express themselves, ensuring the collaboration is a true and eclectic representation of Melbourne’s burgeoning and diverse street art scene.

 

There is no doubt these public art offerings will change the atmosphere of the entire area, injecting a permanent wave of colour, chaos and culture into the ever-unfolding story of Docklands.

 

It has been a wonderful journey with the ongoing support of The District, who believed in our crazy ideas and have provided the funding to make this dream a reality. We (Blender Studios) are so excited to be a part of the story of Docklands.

 

Till next time, cheers punkz.

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