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First Coat – QLD – Australia

First Coat is an annual art and music festival which takes place in Toowoomba, Queensland – Australia.

Here’s a bunch of photo’s from finished walls from this years festival. Head to their site or link through to their social media for more info and flicks HERE







Drapl and Treasy

Drapl and Treasy


Frank and Mimi



Gimiks Born

Gimiks Born


Ian McCallum




John Kaye











Vans the Omega


OE – 2014

Group Exhibition & Artists talks at Endemic world Studio / basement space –

Date is 18th Sept 2014 @ 6pm

Details on image below and click on image and takes you to the Facebook event page.




Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans

Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans is a ground-breaking street art project created by PangeaSeed to bring the beauty and the plight of the world’s oceans into streets around the globe. By collaborating with internationally renowned artists, we create large-scale murals that focus attention on pressing environmental issues the oceans are facing.

In collaboration with our friends at 1xRUN, Residencia Gorila,World Art Destination and Juxtapoz Latin America we embarked on our biggest Sea Walls project yet. We’ve invited some of today’s most talented and renowned contemporary street artists to join us on our first-ever Sea Walls expedition.

The mission of the expedition is to offer these artists the opportunity to swim with and study endangered whale sharks and oceanic manta rays off the coast of the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico from July 20-28, 2014. Inspired by their interactions with these majestic giants in the wild, the artists created a series of large-scale public murals on the island to help educate and raise greatly needed awareness within the local and tourist communities for the plight of these animals and the oceans. The murals highlight the benefits of ecotourism and long-term sustainability of natural resources.

Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans is a new approach to ocean conservation, marrying art and activism – or as we like to call it “ARTivism”.

For more information on how you can help save our seas – or inquires to host a Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans festival in your city / town, please visit:

Cinematography by Aaron Glasson, Yoh Nagao, Celeste Byers and Tre’ Packard
Edited by Aaron Glasson
Music by Island Boy


Yelz in Japan

Couple of cool little vid’s from Yelz’s time living in Japan


Sea Walls in Mexico

Happening this July..

Check out the indiegogo campaign HERE  please support and share, some great rewards up for grabs, and awesome cause!



Aaron Glasson / Rah Akaishi


Aaron Glasson AKA Rah Akaishi is originally from Aotearoa, currently gallivanting around the globe spreading his unique, beautiful and bizarre creations.  He’s a man of many talents unafraid of exploring any medium and quite frankly mastering them.

A painter, curator, sculpture, film maker, activist, and all round nice guy.

Here’s a little interview about what this fellow Kiwi’s been up to around the world.

Aaron, tell us a little about your background, where you’re from, and where you are now?

I’m was born and raised in South Auckland. I went to art school in Auckland then moved to Japan right after I graduated. That was 8 years ago and haven’t stayed in New Zealand consistantly for some time. I lived in numerous spots around Asia until moving west last year. I’ve been roaming around the US a bit and spent the past winter in Mexcio at an artist residency. Right now I’m staying with a friend in San Diego, California.

You’re a bit of a globetrotter, currently moving from place to place, why is travel so important to you and how do you think this affects your art? 

I do move around a lot. It’s important because it’s often out of necessity, though I do sometimes travel just for travelling and curiosities sake. I find it very liberating and at the same time grounding. By liberating I mean from delusions I could have had about my own existence and place in the world. I find it educating and perspective expanding which helps me grow as a person and art maker. I think it’s easy to live in NZ or some other comparable country and not truly realise how a majority of the world lives, how diverse it all is, and most importantly what’s happening to the earth as an ecosystem. That’s what I mean about grounding I guess. Seeing the broad spectrum of lives people lead installs a constant sense of gratitude and wonder. I’ve also seen a lot of pressing environmental problems first hand which motivates me to keep working in ecology. I’m really inspired my every place I visit which affects my art. The people, culture, and natural environment. I make a lot of sketches and photos that just document and interpret these places and my experiences in them. I publish them on my tumblr.


Aaron Glasson_SKCSpencer Keeton Cunningham x Aaron Glasson – San Fransisco


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