Much like music, street art is about reflecting the realities of youth culture in urban environments. In other words, these are 21st century cave paintings; it’s art for the public and for the masses. It’s there to beautify a space, or identify it just by the words, images, colours or style. It may have some broader social commentary, or just be there to bring some chaos to the establishment. Also, for the simple fact that street art is dope AF.
To showcase the significance of street art, Visit Victoria (VV), Publika Shopping Gallery and UEM Sunrise launched the Make Your Mark in Melbourne in collaboration with UEM Sunrise street art competition.
The competition is open to all Malaysian street artists – both aspiring and professionals – for a chance to walk home with a special cross-cultural creative exchange experience in Melbourne and RM48,000 cash.
This year’s contest participants are invited to submit their original artwork in digital format depicting any one or more of the following Melbourne related themes: food and drink, architecture, arts and culture, events and nature.
Submissions should be sent in by Sunday, 8 April 2018 (5pm) via www.makeyourmarkinmelbourne.com with a description of their artwork in no more than 50 words.
Last year’s winner, Leonard Siaw, is the first Malaysian street artist to make a mark in Melbourne at the Wall to Wall Festival Benalla, one of Victoria’s first regional street art festival as presented by Juddy Roller and headed by Shaun Hossack.
Siaw joined a host of local and internationally known names such as George Rose, Justine McAllister, Lolo Ys, Time Bowtell, as he painted a 1-storey building.
It’s time to get your creative juices flowing and make us Malaysians proud!
For more details of the competition with terms and conditions, click here.