Australian Street Artist

street artist bjarni wark

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Street Artist Australia

Australian street artist HAPPY DECAY lives on the South Coast of NSW, just below Sydney and a short drive across to Canberra. Being close to Canberra makes it easy for me to fly to Melbourne or any city in Australia for street art work.

Below is a selection of some of my work as a street artist in Australia. With the street artwork, I like to keep it bright and vibrant. My aim is to create a community space through art that makes the place more enjoyable and positive for people to engage with.

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Street art painted in Civic, Canberra with outdoor Zumba class
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Street art for Penrith City Council
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Custom illustration then used in a mural in Canbera
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Happy animals option type mural with positive message
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Section from a 25m mural I painted in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
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Enjoying some street art in the Australian Capital Territory

As a street artist, I like to hopefully delight the viewers with the artwork as they see it in the urban environment. Street art is a wonderful tool to make community places more enjoyable and fun.

By using a strategic process combined with a unique creative skillset the aim is to make places within the city and rural-urban environments more beautiful and easy for people to interact with.

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Aim to delight the viewer as a street artist
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Mural in the side street of Australian town Moruya

Artists training to become HAPPY DECAY

I did my formal training as an artist at the School of Art in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. I focused on printing making, illustration and typography.

My formal training as an illustrator / etcher at the Australian National University

Later on, I went and did some additional training at the Canberra Institute of Technology to study graphic design. Here I got to learn about the business of design as well as using software that was good for digital illustration.

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Australian street artist HAPPY DECAY in Canberra

I’ve always had the fortune to do be able to do illustration work within the design industry. And with my illustration skills and prior painting training, I have branched off into street art work which is the perfect canvas size I like to work with.

As a street artist, I started with painting walls at friend’s places and other abandoned buildings. Sometimes making fabricated walls to practice street artists techniques and improve on my skillset.

Through street art and illustration skills, I have been able to work on projects for the likes of Prada (collaboration with Adidas), Samsung & the ACT Government.

Here is some more of my street art / mural work based around Australia. Most of my artwork is done around the Sydney and Canberra area. I do travel nationwide and overseas for street art projects.

If you like you can view more of my street art on my website under the showcase section.

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Me working as a Street Artist in Canberra
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Initial sketch for a street art piece
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Street Art at the University of Canberra
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Illustration concept of street art mural using custom lettering
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Street art done in Woden
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Street art brightens up a electricity box in Canberra
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I also run mural workshops too

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Merchandise I have been making

This is my custom illustration artwork, you can buy these from my online shop.

Clients & Projects include:

Street Artist & Illustrator Highlights

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HAPPY DECAY = Bjarni Wark

Originally I was trained in fine arts with a focus on illustration, drawing and letterpress (hand set typography). Later on I learnt Photoshop and Illustrator along with other modern digital illustration techniques.

Now with this combination of traditional & digital drawing I love to work with clients needing brand illustration, through to poster and full street art installations with custom mural artwork.

Happy to chat via mobile: 0431 104 026 or Send a Message

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Okay work first then party. Seriously though 100% focus is getting the job done right, call me on 0431 104 026 start the conversation or select an option below.

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