Artist: Mike Makatron
Location: Dawson Street, Sunshine
Popular Melbourne Artist Mike Makatron was commissioned to paint this mural in response to the theme sustainability, on the side of the fruit market on Dawson Street.
About Mike Makatron
Mike Maka is primarily a painter who works in a variety of media, mainly on walls, canvas and illustration on paper. He has travelled and created work around the world, painting the Berlin Wall to the River Ganges. At 20, he received a scholarship to study art in New York, which lead to working as a bike messenger for 10 years in 10 cities, and leaving his mark on many walls. An active member of Everfresh Studio since 2006, Mike has exhibited extensively through Australia as well as group shows in Brazil, Japan, Miami and New York, and has works in private and public collections locally and abroad, including aquisitions by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, as well as working in institutions such as National Gallery of Victoria and MONA Tasmania. Maka presents a message to mankind to step foot outside of the concrete jungle and reconnect with mother nature and the animal in all of us.