I had been intending to check out the Geelong B power station site for some time, but now there is an added attraction - the street art of a number of graffiti and mural artists.
|Retasking the environment|
Love the fusion piece by Duke (top), and check out the light-bulb moment, it is actually sunlight through an existing hole in the wall - wonderful utilisation of the surface.
'Powerhouse' is a great concept, as proof I'd usually be looking to capture the massive size of the abandonment, this time it was the painted images that monopolised the camera lens.
|Entrance to Powerhouse|
|Plywood stand works from a January competition|
|Have a Crunchie, Kit-Kat or a Twirl|
|by Cax One|
On the left is a beautiful piece, did you immediately think of Michelangelo's Hand of God to Adam? Also liked the Vespa image next door.
In addition to the works on the interior and exterior walls, in the grounds there are a number of vans, shipping containers, etc. which have been sprayed.
|Mobile art (the ninja turtle is by Honkey)|
I have looked at Rone's mural 'Unknown Girl of the Street' in Collins Street any number of times, but his 'Broken window theory' at Powerhouse is even better.
|From Rone's site, taken from an elevated angle|
The bookend to this mural is a spectacular one by Mark Meataxe Taylor.
The spray-paint muralist who specialises in photo-realism portraiture, took 17 days from sunrise to sunset perched on a crane to complete the huge 4-storey piece.
It dominates the scene as you approach the front gates.
'Powerhouse' is a must visit site when going to Geelong, it is in Mackey Street, and only a donation at the door - well worth it.