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Hosier Lane vs British Petroleum

Today about a dozen or so artists hit up the back section of Hosier lane in Melbourne to do a wall in protest of the BP oil spill. There were some of the familiar suspects from the Melbourne scene including HaHa, Civil and Mags(currently melb based) among others. It was a pretty cool day with everyone helping each other out and working well together to link in a whole bunch of diverse styles and create a bit of unity surrounding this important issue.
Below the hive of activity:

I think this piece was my favorite for the day. It kind of sumed up the overall message in a light hearted way. I have a few process shots so you can see it coming together.

This work was also pretty rocking, the text is a little burried in the image but it says ’ Cars suck ’, and hopefully it works on a subliminal level. Bikes rule!

Here are a bunch of other shots of the work getting made.

below are a couple of stencils by HAHA:

The crew were still going when i left for the day…so get on down there if you are in the neighbourhood, as its well worth a look at the wall. Those of you who follow my tees may be familiar with these little images. ;)

We also helped put up a set of the new Breakdown Press Peace Posters. These are also floating about in various places in Melb for free, so keep your eyes peeled as they are well worth a look.



  • rubyred
    rubyredabout 4 years ago

    Some great images Glen, really nice seeing art coming together in this way. I’m liking the whale piece.

  • Thanks Roger. The whale rocked…it had a top hat, monocle and a gold tooth…what more could you want in a whale.

    – nofrillsart

  • Jodi  Magi
    Jodi Magiabout 4 years ago

    Brilliant, I am going to have a look on my lunch break today. Thanks!

  • Cool…i hope you enjoy the work.

    – nofrillsart

  • animo
    animoabout 4 years ago

    nice to see your work amongst it G! looks like it was a pretty rockin day.

  • ha…thanks Nay. I like to get my hands dirty every now and then.

    – nofrillsart

  • Melinda Kerr
    Melinda Kerrabout 4 years ago

    That’s brilliant Glen. Man I was only there on Friday taking shots and now it’s all changed. I LOVE that about Melbourne Street Art. I’ll have to get back there again. The guy holding the petrol pump to the guys head in reference to the famous Vietnam War shot is just exceptional. Really made my day seeing all this.

  • Melinda Kerr
    Melinda Kerrabout 4 years ago

    Oh and also congrats for your stuff being up there too. One of the best art galleries in the world.

  • I agree, It is indeed one of the best art galleries in the world…and the freshest! And yep, the petrol pump one is a ripper…very in your face. Thanks heaps Melinda.

    – nofrillsart

  • Naf4d
    Naf4dabout 4 years ago

    Really cool work!

  • Thanks Naf!

    – nofrillsart

  • Jeffrey Hamilton
    Jeffrey Hamiltonabout 4 years ago

    Interesting that not one writer is wearing a spray mask… I poisoned meslef the other week painting without a mask (lost it that afternoon) ..sick for days. nice work tho. would that Sydney could boast as much beautiful graf as Melbourne

  • Hey Jeffrey,
    Piccy four has a dude in a mask. There were a few wearing masks…but more who didn’t…btw, i have done the same before getting a bit ill, not to mention hands stained for like three days. Paying the price for your art…hehe. I guess OHS haven’t caught up with street artists yet.
    Cheers mate!

    – nofrillsart