Recently we had the pleasure of interviewing local creative street artist ‘Mulga the Artist’, also known as Joel Moore. Read on to find out more…
When did you realise street art was your calling?
I always loved making art but in the last 5 years I decided that I wanted to make art for a living. I had my first art show in Feb 2012 and have been doing art as much as I can since. Two months ago I quit my finance job to live the dream of being an art dude. I am loving it!
What makes a good painting wall?
I think above all it needs to look good and if people can connect with it that is also pretty great. I like to add humour and poetry and lots of colour to my street art paintings and this makes it much more interesting for everyone. The last 2 times I painted on the Bondi wall I asked peeps on Instagram to suggest poems to go on the wall, I painted my favourite poem up. I think it is pretty cool collaborating with all my friends on social media.
You’ve recently done some amazing work in Bondi. Why don’t you have any walls in Cronulla?
The wall in Bondi is run by the Council and they give artists permits to paint on the wall. If the Sutherland Shire Council did something like that I would get involved for sure. I would love to paint on some walls in Cronulla so if anyone has a sweet wall, get in contact with me and let’s get some art up.
Can we see any of your street art on walls in the Shire?
It does not exist yet unfortunately, but I would like to change that given the right piece of real estate (wall).
Do you sell any of your prints in Cronulla?
I sell clothes through Triple Bull surf shop in Cronulla and art prints and some kids clothes in Hazelhurst Gallery. I operate an online shop and I live in the Shire so you can get all my prints on there.
What’s your favourite piece you’ve ever created?
At the moment it is Dolphin Beard Donnie who graces the wall at Bondi. He is a rad dude with interesting dolphin friends hanging out in his beard.
Do you have any upcoming projects that you can reveal to us?
I recently collaborated with Phoenix Organic drinks for some limited edition artist bottles, that should be coming out very soon and is pretty cool. Today I have been painting a metal album cover for a group show and that has been really fun, the band name I made up for it is called Deathbeard.
How do we find you on social media?
These are my sweet links: