Endless Summer Festival

Mulga in the Leader for the Endless Summer Festival

I will be at the Endless Summer Festival making live art and also hosting my market stall on the dates 27, 28 and 29 December.

The festival will be very good with free entry awesome bands, art displays, live art and heaps of other stuff.

I was interviewed by the Leader about the festival and this is today’s front page of my local newspaper. Read the online article here.

See you there.

– Mulga

Joshua The Jolly Elephant – Video

This is a time lapse video of me creating Joshua the Jolly Elephant.

I also recite a poem about Joshua which I composed whilst staying in the African Jungle with a herd of African Elephants called the Big Grey Crew.

They are a lively bunch.

Joshua the Jolly Elephant

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This is Joshua the Jolly Elephant. I was commissioned to paint him by a dude called Joshua.

An Ode to Joshua the Jolly Elephant

Joshua the Jolly Elephant sure knows how to have fun
From the early morning to the setting of the sun

He’s always playing games and singing a song
If you’re in his presence you’ll be smiling before long

He is the CEO of the Fun Time Crew
A gang of animals where having fun ain’t nothing new

Every quarter they organise the fun time games
All the animals join in, even the ones with manes

They have running races and tunnel ball
Bobbing for apples and so much more

They have the best darn fun in the land
And as we know having fun is oh so grand

The End

Gunbeard Guerrero

Gunbeard Guerrero by Mulga the Artist

I painted Gunbeard Guerroro live at StreetFest: Food Trucks United an event held in Sydney on the first Friday of the month.

It is painted with posca paint pens and acrylic on marine plywood sized at 120 x 80 cm.

As a the time of this writing he is available for sale at Platform72.

 

Mulga on MTV!!

Now this is cool people!!

MTV hung out with me for a day and filmed a little profile on me .

I was filmed painting my recent mural at Bondi Beach and also at a party at Oxford Art Factory and also at an Artfuly artshow opening at Somedays Gallery.

 

Mulgafest Video Competition

Mulgafest Video Competition

Music videos are rad but what about art poetry videos, that doesn’t sound too snazzy but let’s change that!

Mulgafest is an annual video competition aiming to showcase the worlds most raddest video makers. It is a collaboration between Mulga and the video maker and celebrates art and poetry and video in one fun little package.

Prize

The winner will receive a $300 Mulga gift voucher. This voucher can be used to purchase Mulga goodies such as clothes, art prints, an original artwork or a custom Mulga painting.

Every submission gets an A4 Mulga print.

Guidelines

Make a video about a Mulga artwork with the poem about the artwork being the audio or as text in the video.

If you want, send an email to mulgasroom@gmail.com telling me which artwork you want to feature and I can record the poem for you.

How to enter

Upload your video to Youtube or Vimeo and then email mulgasroom@gmail.com with the link.

I will then put the video on my website.

How is the winner selected?

Mulga will select his favourite video.

Dates

Video submissions close 31 January 2013.

Live Painting – Lo Fi Basel Royale

These are some photos from the night of live painting on 12 September 2013 at Lo Fi for The Basel Royale Art Prize 2013. 

I painted a viking with axes in his beard. I like him. I decided to paint in black and white as we had a strict time limit of 3 hours to complete the painting and colour would slow me down too much.

I painted alongside Irene Feleo, she is great at painting go check her art out.

This is a competition and the winner gets to go to the Art Basel Miami in December 5 – 8, 2013, with flights, accommodation and passes to events at the international arts festival. This convergence of key artistic figureheads is one of the art world’s most respected events with a mixture of historically important and contemporary works.

You can help me win this competition by liking my picture of Spout Trunk Sammy on the instagram of loficollective.

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FBi Radio 10th Birthday Painting

I painted a big gorilla wearing headphones at FBi radio’s 10th birthday party on 8 October 2013.

It was a splendid occasion and I enjoyed the experience immensely. There was good bands playing and all the people in the crowd had lovely outfits on. I enjoyed listening to Sarah Blasko and doing a jig when the Presets played. Midnight Juggernauts were also great.

These photos are a record of the day, you can see I am smiling in some of the photos and that proves that I was enjoying myself.

Mulga painting at FBi Radio 10th birthday party

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Live Painting at Lo Fi for The Basel Royale Art Prize 2013

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This Thursday night I will be painting live and competitively at Lo Fi. The winner out of 24 finalists is a sweet adventure to Miami.

It will be radical and the thing I am painting will have axes and horns and beards and lightning bolts in it so you know it will be good.

I need peeps there to vote for me with magical golden tokens that they give you on the night.

You can also vote for me on instagram by giving my picture of Spout Trunk Sammy a like on the instagram called @loficollective.

Where: Lo-Fi, Kinselas Building, Level 2, 383 Bourke Street, Surry Hills, NSW

When: Competition: 6pm – 9pm Thursday, September 12, 2013

Captain Dad

Captain Dad by Mulga the Artist

Happy father’s day ya scurvy dogs.

This is my dad and I painted him and called him Captain Dad, he likes to sail on the seas.

In real life he is even more colourful.

Archibald Entry

I entered the Archibald Prize for the first time in 2013.

As I didn’t know any famous Australian’s I painted myself.

I used Posca paint pens on plywood and then covered the whole painting in resin which gives it a nice polished and shiny look. The colours really pop when the resin is applied.

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King Bling Bruce

© Mulga 2013, King Bling Bruce, Posca on Paper, 30 x 42 cm

© Mulga 2013, King Bling Bruce, Posca on Paper, 30 x 42 cm

Get yourself a print of this bad boy from only $20 from my online shop.

An Ode to King Bling Bruce

They call him the crazy banana king
And old king Bruce sure loves the bling

He trades bananas for diamonds and jewels
Because in his mind it’s the bling that rules

His mindless pursuit of all that shines
Is leading towards some pretty hard times

For there will come a day for old king Bruce
When his jig is up and he’s cooked his goose

There’ll be no bananas left, only bling on his turf
And in the end, bling is of little worth

The End

Harley the Hipster

© Mulga 2013, Harley the Hipster, Posca on Paper, 30 x 42 xm

© Mulga 2013, Harley the Hipster, Posca on Paper, 30 x 42 xm

Get yourself a print of this bad boy from only $20 from my online shop.

An Ode to Harley the Hipster Gorilla

Triangles and symbols
And things unknown
Gorillas as hipsters
Are starting to grow

In the inner city
Is where Harley resides
A city of secrets
And ever watching eyes

He is a learned monkey
With a degree or two
His pants the skinniest
In all of the zoo

He plays the guitar
In an electro folk band
At dingy clubs
In far away lands

What will become of
Our smooth monkey friend
With angles and thoughts
And lines that don’t bend

The End

Punky Bruiser

© Mulga 2013, Punky Bruiser, Posca on Paper, 30 x 42 xm

© Mulga 2013, Punky Bruiser, Posca on Paper, 30 x 42 xm

Get yourself a print of this bad boy from only $20 from my online shop.

An Ode to Punky Bruiser

Raised in the hood by a gangster mum
Punky Bruiser grew up to be his mother’s son

When a drive by shooting claimed his mumma’s life
Each of the perps soon met his switchblade knife

He took control of the Blood Ape Gang
The territory of which grew under his reign

He controlled half the city and its streets
Ruled over by him and his gangs of ape beasts

He soon owned all of the banana plantations
Enough yellow goodness to feed seven nations

The End

Captain Gorilla

© Mulga 2013, Captain Gorilla, Posca on Paper, 30 x 42 xm

© Mulga 2013, Captain Gorilla, Posca on Paper, 30 x 42 xm

Get yourself a print of Captain Gorilla from only $20 from my online shop.

An Ode to Captain Gorilla

Captain Gorilla had a banana shaped boat
It looked pretty weird but it really did float

Around the world he set off to sail
In this adventure he was determined to not fail

The voyage took him six years to complete
He would stop to work for money for food to eat

He visited islands so tropical and remote
Inhabited only by hogs and goat

He sailed through storms with one hundred foot waves
Smaller storms have sent me to their graves

His skill at sailing and banana boat so strong
Ensured his circumnavigation would be complete before long

You have just heard the story of a captain ape
His favourite foods are banana and grape

The End

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