Dean Sunshine

Dean Sunshine has lived in Melbourne Australia all his life and experienced first hand the graffiti and aerosol art movement as it began here in the 80's. Since the mid 2000's he has keenly followed the development of the local street art scene and photographed and documented thousands of works for no other reason than appreciation of the art form. Putting his interest online, Dean started his blog called Land of Sunshine in 2010 which led to the self publication of two books 'Land of Sunshine' 2012 and 'Street Art Now' 2014. For over ten years he regularly updated the site with the latest street art and graffiti in Melbourne as well as taking photos when travelling the world. Aside from documentation, he offers the exterior walls of his warehouse in Brunswick for local and international artists to regularly paint which is known as “Sunshine Lane”. During this period he has been involved in the curation and management of multiple large and small street art projects including “All Your Walls” (2013) and the “Haring/Basquiat tribute mural” (2020) for the National Gallery of Victoria, curating and managing the Eastland Urban Art project for QIC, the Underpass project for Transurban and curating an exhibition on Melbourne street art for the Australian Embassy in Buenos Aires in 2021.