Artist: Mike Makatron
Location: Wright Street Bridge, Sunshine West
Popular Melbourne Artist Mike Makatron has completed a major mural on the bike path under Wright Street Bridge, adjacent to Kororoit Creek as part of Land MARKS; a Working for Victoria program and Brimbank City Council Artist in Residence. The mural depicts a number of local fauna and flora species endemic to the Kororoit Creek, with a particular focus on insects found in the area. The mural aims to provide viewers an opportunity to reconnect with their surroundings by providing a magnified view of the tiny wonders that we walk past on a daily basis.
About Mike Makatron
Mike Makatron 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, including iconic locations such as the Berlin Wall and the River Ganges. At 20, he received a scholarship to study art in New York, which led 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. Makatron 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.