Jeremy AUSTIN is an Australian artist based in The Northern Rivers of NSW who works in a variety of mediums out of studio in Lismore.
A keen painter, illustrator, graphic designer, street-artist and screen-printer, Jeremy prints his artworks onto T-shirts and continues the exploration in mark-making and spontaneous creation daily by attacking sketchbooks, canvases and walls with a playful vigour.
Reoccurring characters act as a vehicle for the continued exploration into catatonic automatic drawing as well as muscle memory schemata drawing with the aim of bringing the immediacy and honesty of the compressed line work of his sketchbook sessions to canvas and walls.
Meet Austin: a New Zealand native residing in Byron Bay, NSW. Artist, graphic designer, creator, and founder of NITSUA.
Although Austin’s career began in 1997 as a Graphic Designer in the fashion and skateboarding industries, he always had a drive to create unique artwork, and stray away from the norms and trends of the corporate industry. In 2003, his work was noticed by a well-known and respected Australian painter, Ken Done, and he began to express himself through an apparel line called Sidewalk.
Over the years, he created and collaborated with many other visionaries, and as his portfolio broadened, so did his inspiration, and the realization that his true desire was to reconnect to his love for his surfer/skater rat upbringing.
Davey Mac aka ‘Teazer’ grew up in Bondi in the late 80’s. He was heavily influenced by graffiti art popping up around the area and later in books and magazines. Further inspired by skateboard art and culture, he developed his own version of new york style graffiti. His graffiti has taken him all around Australia and the world and he is well known in the industry.
His journey has landed him in the beautiful surrounds of Byron Bay with his partner and fellow artist Alyssa Tennent, with whom he has opened up Stay Gold Studio, a fresh initiative to create art, connect with and exhibit artworks from international and local artists.
Owner and operator of SL Byron Bay, Shaun Lemura has been working in the Byron Shire for nine years. As a qualified cabinet, kitchen and furniture maker who has been in the industry for over 20 years, SL Byron Bay produces custom designed kitchens, bathroom vanities and wardrobes for residential clients, and commercial fit-outs for businesses. Past work can be seen locally at The Rocks @ Aquarius, Miss Margaritas (Byron and Broadbeach) and Bombay to Byron.
Seeing a need for quality timber furniture, Shaun recently launched a second business, Vacanza Furniture, that specialises in creating individually designed, hand-made pieces of contemporary timber home furniture for modern day living. Vacanza Furniture delivers a personalised designer range of unique custom pieces that compliments a modern style.
One of Australia’s fast emerging Contemporary artists, Shmick Is a freelance artist from Northern NSW specialising in large scale murals, Illustration, visual art installations and digital design. He has participated in numerous exhibitions and his work has begun to be recognised internationally.
Following years of perfecting his craft, Shmick's painting is a form of meditation. He channels great thought and creative energy into each piece, showing people something they may have never seen before.
Burg is an Artist originally from Anglesea, Australia. He grew up surrounded by the vibrant street art culture of Melbourne. This shaped him into an artist with unique skills in a vast variety of mediums, allowing him to express his distinctive style. Burg draws inspiration from nature, music and modern culture.
Based in Byron Bay since 2013, he has painted several businesses in the shire, which have been well received by the community. These include Bayleaf, Taga, Byron Bay Dive Centre, The Railway Hotel, Byron Bay Cafe, Mr Vintage and Byron Bay Recreational Park. There are many walls he would love to add colour to.