Mulga is Joel Moore, a Sydney based artist, freelance illustrator and poet who paints murals, designs t-shirts and runs the Mulga brand. He left his finance job in March 2014 to focus exclusively on the making of the art.
Known for his unique style of intricate line work & bright colours, Mulga’s art brings to life a world where tropical bearded men run rampant, lions smoke tobacco pipes, tigers wear diamond sunglasses and gorillas rule the world like some kind of funky planet of the apes.
If you were to describe his art you could say that it pulsates with an untrammelled use of colour and is made up of textured shapes and intricate line work that transcendently floats with emotion.
Having his first art show and launching his art career in early 2012 his creative portfolio to date is an impressive one with over 56 shows under his belt, winner of AS Colours Little Help Project t-shirt design competition, gold at the 2013 Illustrators Australia awards, finalist and peoples choice winner at Hazelhurst’s 2013 Art on Paper prize and his recent work with MTV, Adidas, Microsoft, Sol Beer, Mambo, Oporto, MonsterThreads, Munster Kids, Huawei Mobile, Channel 7 Sunrise, Australia’s Got Talent, Beach Burrito Co, Tommy Franklin, Lost at E-Minor and Phoenix Drinks.
Mulga enjoys writing a weird poem for every one of his creations because who doesn’t like a weird poem and he reckons it’s a neato way to make people smile.
Torren is an adamant traveller, artist and professional free surfer from Byron Bay.
Having grown up in the creative Mecca of Byron, Torren has not had a particular artist that he has derived his style from but rather paved his own path and developed his own unique style over time and drawn inspiration throughout his travels and unconstrained lifestyle.
Originally focusing on surfboard art spending anywhere between 20-50hrs on a board Torren has branched out and has spread his style of work over guitars, tiles, phone cases, cushions, canvases, doors, fins, towels and clothing as well as collaborating with clothing companies, exhibitions, fundraisers and shop instalments.
ZAC BENNETT-BROOK (saltwater dreamtime)
Zac (saltwater dreamtime) has been on his own artistic journey exploring many different designs and mediums, until he discovered and created his own style which best represents his culture, passions and inner self. Growing up in Wollongong Zac has always been surrounded by water and have always been involved with water based activities. Being Torres Strait Islander water has always played a vital role throughout his life, as it is ingrained within the cultural heritage and is often represented throughout many of his artworks and designs. Zac finds and gathers inspiration in the oceans blue walls and sandy floors, often exploring different colour tones commonly associated with the sea throughout his works.
Striving to create artworks that are of the highest quality whilst incorporating his passion for surfing and indigenous background to ultimately showcase his artistic flare.
Zac creates and develops works, which are engaging and aesthetically appealing, whilst allowing him to grow artistically and professionally.
Otis Carey is a colourful and talented Indigenous artist and professional surfer who resides in Sydney, Australia. He has traveled the world following his passion of being a professional free surfer the past few years, and now has dipped into his creative talent of contemporary Aboriginal art. In 2014 Otis won the title of Australia's Indigenous surfing champion, which led him to represent Australia in the surfing world titles in Peru. Gaining fast recognition for his contemporary Aboriginal art worldwide, Carey has been apart of numerous group exhibitions and is currently working towards his first solo exhibition in 2016. For Carey, this is just the beginning of a long journey with his artworks, as he holds high visions and goals for his future.