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The Aussie Street Artists You've Probably Never Heard Of, But Should

They're making silent noise.

These days, street art is omnipresent. Now resembling pure fine art, it's popping up and flavouring our urban landscapes with vivid reflections and stark political messages.

The artists themselves are harder to catch. For, like their works, they are transient.

With many starting anonymously, lured by the thrill of the art form, they'll fly under the radar until a new work pops up on a street corner that you walk past each day or in the depths of a decrepit, abandoned building that is pulled down in a heartbeat.

Whilst part of the joy of street art is stumbling upon its beauty or sparseness, it's handy to know who to look out for. From close to home, here are some artists who have been making noise as of late. And they're surefire worth a follow.

Cam Scott

This Sydney-based street artist goes by the 'Not Not Cam Scott' and he has something to say about the state of click bait.

The Huffington Post Australia caught up with Scott, a 26-year-old from Bronte, last month and saw him in action, putting the finishing touches on his latest mural that has flavoured Bondi's surfboards, skateboards and streets.

'Like [IRL] X Clickbait' Mural for @salvosau

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While Scott admits his start in street art was "completely all over the place" he has refined his craft to focus on the intersection between digital life and the real world.

Follow him here.

Guido van Helton

On the side of the Dukes Highway in the town of Coonaplyn, about 160 kilometres from Adelaide, a mural of a young school girl adorns a 30-metre-high grain silo. Talk about a blank canvas.

Coonalpyn Part 1 with @creating_coonalpyn @coorongdistrictcouncil @wagneraustralia

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This is the latest work from internationally renowned artist, Guido van Helten, from Brisbane.

Known for his large-scale works, van Helten spent the month of February in Coonaplyn working on the commissioned project that was set to re-instill a sense of community pride back into the town through portraits of its younger generation. And he did so by drawing six-year-old Kiarah Leske.

Coonalpyn Part 1 with @creating_coonalpyn @coorongdistrictcouncil @wagneraustralia

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Follow his movements here.


For Sydney-born artist Yvette Vexta, the gender disparities that exist within the art world have certainly followed her onto the street.

Her reaction is a strongly feminist form that portrays graceful and often suspended women, from Melbourne to Mexico.

"I wanted to do something different, I wanted to make something that was what I wanted to see on the streets, that wasn't just a caricature of a woman. All you would see was that and advertising," Vexta told The Guardian. "Once I had people's attention, then I found I could start making work about what I thought was interesting and had a different perspective and then gain more ground with that."

Vexta's recent work has seen her colourfully collaborate with New York-based female artist Elle in Melbourne.

Nearly impossible to get a good shot of this entire wall.. at least here's part of it ✨@vexta x #ellestreetart #melbourne @andymack1980

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Follow the girls here and here.


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