On Saturday, 8 March 2014, Cowra Regional Art Gallery hosted a unique outdoor live painting session from Sydney-based street artists, Ears and The Dirt.
Ears is a multidisciplinary artist, widely known throughout Sydney and Melbourne for his large scale murals. His art practice spans a range of mediums, including sound, painting and photography. Ears’ work has been featured in numerous solo and group shows across Australia and is held in private collections internationally.
The Dirt draws inspiration for his work from a diverse range of fields, from comic books to scientific studies. His style is constantly evolving – older pieces have a surreal, cartoonish quality, while newer works feature a polished realism. Some of The Dirt’s most recent work includes a 75 metre mural on Foley Street commissioned by Sydney Mayor, Clover Moore and a string of successful solo shows across Sydney.
The pair collaborated for the first time to create a large mural on the shipping containers located at the back of the Gallery. The completed mural centred on the theme of reconciliation and drew inspiration from Cowra’s natural environment.