street artists in australia

Australian Street Artists you absolutely need to know

For many years Australia has been an abundant  source of talent in the world of street art and Graffiti. Here’s my selection of 40 of the most prominent  Australian street artists that you must absolutely know!
You can imagine the difficulty of comprising  a “best artists list”, as  it’s obviously subjective. Although my list is not  complete of the vast amount of talent there is in Australia, however i have chosen these artists from a  mix of established   street art “stars”  and  also  up and coming  new artists  who will undoubtedly become “stars” in the very  near future. Enjoy!

 

Adnate
Adnate is an Australian street artist that realises his portraits in spray paint. He has moved past his roots in Street Art, utilising the medium to carry his realist style into the fine art realm. Strongly influenced by renaissance painters like Caravaggio, Adnate embraces portraiture like the masters of the XXI Century.
Adnate Website

Adnate street artist from australia artwork
Adnate
Adnate mural , street art in australia
Adnate
Matt Adnate
Matt Adnate
Matt Adnate
Matt Adnate

Amok Island
Amok Island (born in Amsterdam) is a multi-disciplinary urban artist from the Netherlands, based in Fremantle, Western Australia
Amok Island Website 

Amok Island artwork
Amok Island

 

Antony Lister
Anthony Lister is an Australian-born painter and Installation artist. He has been featured in exhibitions in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, as well as had solo shows in New York City and London, England.
Antony Lister Website 

Anthony Lister artwork
Anthony Lister

 

Anya Brok
Iconic Australian Artist Anya Brock is best known for her spirited and bold use of colour and strokes, exploring the connection between amplification and emotional mark making, creating a distinctive visual language in all her work.
Anya Brok Website 

Anya Brok street art
Anya Brok

 

Ben Frost
Australian artist Ben Frost is known for his kaleidoscopic Pop Art, mash-up paintings that take inspiration from areas as diverse as graffiti, collage, photo-realism and sign-writing.
Ben Frost Website 

Ben Frost artwork
Ben Frost
Ben Frost
Ben Frost

 

Beastman
Beastman (Bradley Eastman) is a multidisciplinary artist from Sydney, Australia. Influenced by the biodiversity, symbolism and design aesthetics behind nature’s repetitive geometric growth patterns and organic landscapes, Beastman’s studio paintings, commercial projects and public murals explore a unique visual language, depicting future environments of abstracted landscapes, potential new life forms and human intervention.
Beastman Website 

Beastman artwork
Beastman

 

Buff Diss
The Australian artist Buff Diss has created a unique brand of art, eschewing the use of paint to work solely through the medium of tape.
Buff Diss Website

Buff Diss artwork
Buff Diss

 

ELK
Luke Cornish (ELK) is an Australian artist creating unique, powerful images from handmade stencils. His rise within the contemporary art world has been meteoric, becoming the first artist to be nominated for the Archibald Prize with a portrait created entirely out of stencils.
ELK Website

ELK Artwork
ELK

Fintan Magee
Fintan Magee is an Australian street artist famous for his murals throughout Australia and the world. Born in Lismore NSW, Fintan Magee moved to Brisbane as a child and began drawing shortly after. In his early teens he was exposed to Brisbane’s graffiti culture and began painting on walls.
Fintan Magee Website

Fintan Magee mural
Fintan Magee
Fintan Magee street art mural
Fintan Magee
Fintan Magee
Fintan Magee

 

Facter
Starting with his exposure in the 80s to hiphop and breakdance, and his subsequent involvement amongst the Perth graffiti scene of the early 1990s, Facter has been passionate about street art and illustration from an early age. For the past two decades he has studied art and the creative realm, and has over that time he has also produced a large body of work whilst residing across Far North Queensland, Boston, London and Perth.
Facter Facebook Page 

Facter street art in australia
Facter

 

Fieldey
An artist operating in the sweaty crease between surf, street and tattoo art in Perth, Western Australia.
Fieldey Website

Fiedley artwork
Fieldey

 

Ghostpatrol
Born in Hobart, Tasmania. Works and lives in Mebourne Australia.
Ghostpatro Website

Ghostpatrol urban art in australia
Ghostpatrol

 

Guido Van Helten
Guido van Helten is an Australian street artist whose breathtaking monochromatic portraits adorn the walls around the world.
Guido Van Helten Website

Guido Van Helten street artist from Australia
Guido Van Helten
Guido Van Helten art in australia
Guido Van Helten
Guido Van Helten
Guido Van Helten
Guido Van Helten
Guido Van Helten

 

HaHa – Regan Temanui
Haha is a self taught artist who started off by spray painting stencils on the street & has since then graduated to the gallery.
He has been exhibiting for over 8 years he has held 10 solo shows in Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart & Sydney.
HaHa Website

HaHa street artist from australia
HaHa

 

Hayley Welsh
Hayley has established herself one of the newest creatives in the Western Australian art scene, having made the move to Australia from the UK in 2009.
Hayley Welsh Website

Hayley Welsh in australia
Hayley Welsh
Hayley Welsh
Hayley Welsh

 

James Giddy
Originally from South Africa, James Giddy spent his childhood around the suburbs of Perth, Western Australia.
James Giddy Website

James Giddy
James Giddy

 

JimmyC – James Cochran
James Cochran, aka Jimmy C participated in the graffiti movement in Australia during the early 1990s, and after working on numerous mural commissions and community arts projects, went on to complete a Masters degree in Visual Arts at the University of South Australia with an interest in figurative oil painting. JimmyC now lives in London and his canvases and walls can be viewed in cities across the world.
JimmyC Website

Jimmy C
Jimmy C
JimmyC
JimmyC
JimmyC
JimmyC
JimmyC
JimmyC

 

Kaff-Eine
Kaff-eine is an established Australian street and contemporary artist who has gained a strong following for her illustrative freehand style, delicate linework, and quiet melancholic characters.
Kaff-Eine Website 

Kaff-Eine
Kaff-Eine

 

Kid Zoom
Kid Zoom aka Ian Strange is a street artist from Sydney with extreme can skills now more into installation art …

Kid Zoom
Kid Zoom

 

Mulga
Mulga is Joel Moore, a Sydney based artist, freelance illustrator and poet who paints murals, designs t-shirts and runs the Mulga brand.
Mulga Website 

Mulga
Mulga

 

MEW – Martin E Willis
Martin E Wills aka mew is an artist / street artist from Perth who likes sci fi, fantasy, future, 60s, wavy styled hair and sliced body parts. mew webs.
MEW Website 

MEW - Martin E Willis
MEW – Martin E Willis

 

MEEK
Meek (born 1978 in Melbourne, Australia) is a creative street artist operating out of Melbourne, Australia, and specialising in the subgenre of stencil graffiti.

MEEK
MEEK

 

MEGGS
Fine Artist / Street Artist / Art Director / Designer. Originally from Melbourne, Australia.
MEGGS Website

MEGGS
MEGGS

 

MISO
Miso, also known as Stanislava Pinchuk, was born in 1988 in Kharkov, Ukraine. She studied in Australia and is now living in Melbourne.
Miso Website

MISO
MISO

 

Misery
Tanja Jade aka misery is an Australian street artist. Now based in Auckland NZ painting the cute playful and sometimes naughty adventures of the characters of Miseryland.
Misery Website

Misery
Misery

 

Nico
Nico is a street artist, contemporary artist and designer living in Sydney, Australia.
Nico Facebook page

Nico
Nico

 

Phibs
Phibs is one the most respected and renowned artist names in Australian Graffiti and Street Art scene. His public art works are very prolific in Melbourne & Sydney.
Phibs website 

Phibs
Phibs

 

Poncho Army
Trina Collins, who works under the pseudonym Poncho Army, is an tlented Australian street artist.
Poncho Army Website 

Poncho Army
Poncho Army

 

Rone
Rone is an Australian artist from Melbourne. He is renowned for the stylised images of “girls” faces. He is part of the group known as Everfresh – along with artists Sync, Phibs, Reka, Wonderlust, Prizm, Meggs, Makatron and The Tooth.
Rone Website
Rone on StreetArt360

Rone
Rone
Rone
Rone
Rone
Rone
Rone
Rone

 

REKA ONE
James Reka is a street artist from Melbourne, Australia, later based in Berlin, Germany. Part of the Everfresh crew with Stabs, Maka, Phibs, Civil, Wonderlust …
Reka Website

REKA ONE
REKA ONE
REKA ONE
REKA ONE
REKA ONE
REKA ONE

 

Ryan Boserio
Ryan is a graffiti artist from Perth living in Melbourne with very unique style of painting faces.
Ryan Boserio Instagram 

Ryan Boserio
Ryan Boserio

 

Reko Rennie
Reko Rennie is an interdisciplinary artist from Australia who explores his Aboriginal identity through contemporary media.
Reko Renie Website

Reko Rennie
Reko Rennie

 

SMUG – SmugOne
Smug is an Australian street artist based in Glasgow. He’s one of the most talented street artist i ever met.
Smug Instagram 

SMUG - SmugOne
SMUG – SmugOne
SMUG - SmugOne
SMUG – SmugOne
SMUG - SmugOne
SMUG – SmugOne

 

Shida
Mik Shida is an Australian artist, born in 1990. He is best known for his large scale murals.
Shida Website

Shida
Shida
Shida
Shida

 

Sofles
sofles is a graffiti and street artist form Brisbane in Australia. His artwork is amazing!
Sofles Website 

Sofles
Sofles
Sofles
Sofles

 

Stormie Mills
Stormie Mills (born 1969) is a street artist operating out of Perth, Western Australia.
Stormie Mills Website 

Stormie Mills
Stormie Mills
Stormie Mills
Stormie Mills

 

Vexta
Vexta is an Australian stencil artist and street artist from Melbourne.
Vexta website

Vexta
Vexta

 

Vans the Omega
vans the omega is a graffiti and street artist from Adelaide with an architectural and symbolic style
Vans the Omega Facebook page 

Vans the Omega
Vans the Omega
Vans the Omega
Vans the Omega

 

Zookeeper
The Zookeeper (ZKPR) is a Brisbane based street artist.
Zookeeper Facebook page

Zookeeper
Zookeeper

 

Wonderlust
Wonderlust is an artist / street artist from Melbourne- part of the everfresh crew with Maka, Stabs, Phibs, Rone painting his famous aubergine charos and fine fonts …

Wonderlust
Wonderlust

 

All images courtesy of the Artists

4 thoughts on “40 Australian Street Artists you absolutely need to know”

  1. Hi moses. All pictures are from artists websites or social networks. The objective is to promote artists artworks! I will of course add photo credits. But often they are not mentionned .

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