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Tervo

Matt

Brisbane

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Workshops,Interviews,Live painting events,Online Workshop,Canvas commissions,Custom designs for wallpapers or decals

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About
I believe that mullets aren't just a haircut, they're a way of life. Much like my own mullet, I am business in the front, and party in the back. I believe in being professional and well-organised in my business dealings and then cutting loose and creating pieces that are colourful, eye-catching and filled with meaning. I believe that all art should be able to be philosophically deconstructed and meaning debated, or just taken at face value and appreciated for looking nice (whichever one floats your boat). I love big brushes, aerosol and pushing my colour choice as far as I can so they bend, but never break. And of course, with all great mullets, comes a love of Australian imagery, iconography and beauty. I love working with clients to take the message that they want to communicate and telling their story in ways they'd never thought of. I have painted murals in Brisbane Street Art Festival and Yonder Festival. At each of these events, I was also fortunate enough to be asked to run street-art tours and share my passion for the artform. I was recently selected as a finalist in Brisbane Portrait Prize, where I narrowly missed first prize (by 11 out of 9'000+ votes), in the Courier Mail People's Choice Awards. I also have a Masters of Education from Queensland University of Technology and a current Blue Card for working with children, as well as an ability to talk under wet cement (untested). As a result, I have experience teaching art master-classes from Grade 1 through to 12 at some of Brisbane's most prestigious schools. Furthermore, I have worked with adults teaching both technical art classes and fun-focused sip n' paints. So any age, any occasion, I'm happy to bring the energy and teach. If you're looking for a passionate artist and think I tick a few boxes, please get in contact.

I can replicate designs if it suits my style

Pick me for these projects! :-

I get excited when the job is big and bright, with portraits or Australian imagery like birds and flowers. I love when I am afforded a bit of creative freedom. It makes me want to rise to the challenge and really impress.

I'll sit these ones out :-

caville-lane-surfers-paradise
jamie-2021---brisbane-portrait-prize-finalist
classes-and-workshops
carmans-auto-upholstery
self-portrait-2021
beenleigh-bmx-club
arb-2019
rosins-lookout-beechmont
brisbane-street-art-festival-2021

Qualifications/Positions :

Masters of Education (Secondary) from QUT
Bachelor of Mass Communication (Media Communication and Advertising) from QUT
Blue Card for working with children

Awards/Grants :

Finalist in Brisbane Portrait Prize (2021)

Exhibitions :

Brisbane Portrait Prize (2021)
A2Z Group show (2021)
Yonder Festival (2020 and 2021)
Brisbane Street Art Festival (2021)
Between These Walls - Presented by Bad Olive x BSAF (2021)
Regeneration - Bushfire Recovery Project - Gold Coast Hinterland (2021)
Raw (2019)

Worked with the following major brands :

Brisbane Street Art Festival
Yonder Festival
Felons Brewing Co. - Howard Smith Wharves
ARB 4X4