Rod the Rad Koala

Rod the Rad Koala painting by Mulga the Artist - web

An Ode to Rod the Rad Koala

A radical dude is the koala called Rod
He cruises about town in his vintage hot rod

He works in the factory that makes eucalyptus drops
And in his lunch break he eats three paddle pops

On his days off he heads down with his crew
To the beach to get tubes and a meat pie or two

When the waves are flat he plays volleyball on the beach
And for a koala he’s got quite exceptional reach

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Sweet Mulga Clocks

We just received a sweet delivery of Mulga clocks and they will make all your time telling times super tops!

Grab one from my online shop in the next week or at Double Bay Festival this Sunday (2 Nov 2014) and you will get a free matching Mulga print. Woo!

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Phoenix Organic Drinks

I was invited to design a limited edition artist label for Phoenix Drinks Organic Cola.

As part of their Love Project, Phoenix have partnered with Sustainable Coastlines and Tangaroa Blue to help clean up and protect our beautiful beaches and coastal walkways.

In Australia and New Zealand look out for one in your local cafe.
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Neon Records Mural

I painted a super fun and bright mural in the office of Neon Records in Sydney. I painted 3 characters.

There is Carl the Killer Whale, he is Antarctica’s number one DJ and he regularly spins his tunes to tens of thousands of penguins when they have their crazy penguin raves. He was the official DJ for the Happy Feet movies.

Then there is Patrick Blackbeard. Patrick and Carl met at a massive penguin rave where Carl was DJing and Patrick was waiting for the Antarctic ice to thaw so he could sail his pirate ship to warmer waters. Patrick was so impressed with Carl’s wicked beats that he partnered up with Carl to start Neon Records, the worlds premier record label for ocean animals. They now spend their days hosting huge raves in the Bermuda Triangle for all the ocean animals.

Finally, there is Nathan the Neon Lion. Nathan’s previous job was as a bridge keeper under a bridge filling in for a troll who had to take some personal leave to deal with some family issues. Now his full time gig is patrolling the door at Neon Records. Everything is going great for Nathan.

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Banana Bro’s at Macquarie Centre

I painted this mural at Macquarie Centre in North Ryde. I painted on some hoardings which are used to hide the renovations.

They are the Banana Bro’s and they love eating bananas.  They can often be heard remarking ” We’re the Banana Bro’s one, two, three, eating those yellow treats for lunch and tea”.bros1-sqbros-poem-sqbros-closeup-sq

Rainbow Ronnie at Cafe Lounge

I painted a big rainbow Rasta gorilla on the building where Cafe Lounge is located (277 Goulburn St Surry Hills).

His name is Rainbow Ronnie and this is his story.

An Ode to Rainbow Ronnie

He is a big Rasta gorilla chilling in the sun
Making Rasta rainbows just for his fun

In between his hands is where the rainbow goes
Sometimes its even glowing from out between his gorilla toes

He lives at a place called Rainbow Ape Bay
Where he sits on the sand making rainbows all day

You should visit it cause its a real nice place
And rainbows will always be shining on your face

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Magical Gorillas and Diamond Thrillers at Cafe La Piadina

I painted on the walls of Cafe La Piadina in Bondi.

Curated by Activated Walls, every month a new artists makes the outside of this cafe, which is run by 3 Italian brothers, their canvas.

I was the artist for July, previous artists have been EarsMike Watt and Skulk.

I titled this piece Magical Gorillas and Diamond Thrillers.

On the side wall I painted Garth, someone said he kind of looks like Putin, I agree except Putin wishes he could grow a beard like Garth.

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Mia the Magical Unicorn

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In the Christmas holidays I had the good fortune to be invited to paint live at Mambo’s pop up shop in Circular Quay.

Mum and dad came along and helped me paint Mia the Magical Unicorn. She derives her magical powers from eating magical ice creams.

Trait was painting alongside me and he painted a magical kookaburra.

It was great times and everybody did a great job.

Faux Metal Jacket

I have submitted a piece of art into this cool artshow at the Beach Road Hotel in Bondi.

Interview with Yen Magazine


I was recently interviewed by Yen Magazine where I talked about Bart Simpson, carrot cake and Golden Gaytimes.

It is very insightful and you will really like it a lot like a monkey likes a banana.

Read all about it here.

Turtle Tom and Dana Weasel

 © Mulga 2014, Tom the Turtle and Dana the Weasel, Acrylic on Mounted Plywood, 40 x 60 cm

© Mulga 2014, Turtle Tom and Dana Weasel, Acrylic on Mounted Plywood, 40 x 60 cm

I was commissioned to paint a turtle and a weasel for a birthday present for Tom. This is what I painted.

An Ode to Turtle Tom and Dana Weasel

A turtle and a weasel that’s what I saw
Running from the club through the back door

What mischief they made I do not know
But the fellas chasing them were ready to go

Tom the turtle was a music dude
Gigging every night and playing for his food

A weasel called Dana was his manager chick
She called the shots and was very slick

While Tom was jamming Dana was always hustling
She would sniff out a card game and muscle her way in

Her methods were suss but she always won
And more often than not they’d leave on the run

A regular Bonnie and Clyde is what they were
And an interesting couple they made, him and her

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Gino the Majestic Tiger

Gino the Tiger by Mulga the Artist

© Mulga 2014, Gino the Majestic Tiger, Acrylic on Paper, 42 x 55 cm

I was commissioned to paint a tiger for Gino’s 30th birthday. This is what I made.

An Ode to Gino the Majestic Tiger

There was this tiger called Gino and he was magic indeed
He had a diamond on his head if it’s more proof you need

From a very young age he liked making pasta
He learnt off Papa tiger the pasta making master

When he got older, deep in the jungle he began
Building a ristorante with his own two hands

He built it up high in a big jungle tree
And the view was special and all of Haberfield you could see

He thought long and hard and named it ‘Pappardelle’
Which is a broad, flat noodle and is pretty darn swell

To wrap this ode up and what I would like to say
Is happy 30th Gino and have a lovely day

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Sneaky Mag


I was recently interviewed by Sneaky Magazine. Read the amazing interview here.

In other news I will be selling my wares at Sydney Uni markets tomorrow (7 May 2014).

My New Mural Down On Bondi Beach

I recently painted a new mural at Bondi Beach. It is a painting of Dolphin Beard Donnie and his 3 dolphin friends.

This is the sweet video which documents the process. Many thanks to FOSTERED and Emily Logan for making the video.

Here are some photos. The poem on the wall was written by Stuart McKerihan.

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Tommy Franklin



I painted the head of Tommy Franklin for his upcoming Ambassador of Smiles Tour.

He has a unicorn living in beard who is called Roger.

Otis the Owl

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© Mulga 2014, Otis the Owl, Acrylic on Canvas, 2.2 x 1.7 m

At the time of writing this artwork is for sale at Platform72 in Central Park Mall on Broadway in Sydney.

An Ode to Otis the Owl

He was the smoothest owl on the whole darn team
And he made every shot with no effort it would seem

And after he made a shot a little dance he would do
And the kicks on his feet would come alive like a zoo

B-ball was his game and he was quite good at it
But being a smooth owl is how he got all his credit

After the game all the chicky owls would come by
Get his autograph and then fly away into the sky

And the sunnies on his head made his presence electric
And wearing them increased his skills from super to hectic

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