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'Kensington' by Mike Maka (Makatron), Hayden Dewar, Welin, Scott Nagy and Krimsone, 2019

This work was informed by ideas from the Kensington community that focussed on what people love about their neighbourhood and the JJ Holland Park.

Pictures depicting play, pets, family and fun run along the stretch of this 120-metre-long artwork that was painted by a number of artists over a period of days in the summer of 2019.

The community also helped paint the mural, with groups from the Kensington Community Children’s Co-Operative picking up brushes to colour in the large letters.

About the artist

Melbourne based Mike Maka is primarily a painter who works in a variety of media, mainly on walls, canvas and illustration on paper. He has travelled and created work around the world, painting the Berlin Wall to the River Ganges.

An active member of Everfresh Studio since 2006, Mike has exhibited extensively through Australia as well as group shows in Brazil, Japan, Miami and New York, and has works in private and public collections locally and abroad, including acquisitions by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, as well as working in institutions such as National Gallery of Victoria and MONA Tasmania.

Read the story in Melbourne Magazine:

Instagram: @mike.makatron


Photography by Charlie Kinross

Instagram: @charliekinrossphotography

'Butterfly Dreaming' by Conrad Bizjak and Mika Maka (Makatron), 2019

This artwork, created from a collaboration with Conrad Bizjak and Mike Makatron, is a message to humankind to step foot outside of the concrete jungle and reconnect with mother nature and the animal in all of us. It’s also a reminder of the importance of relaxing and dreaming.

Photography by Charlie Kinross

Instagram: @charliekinrossphotography