Splutter is a site-specific video work responding to, and integrating with the PACE sponsored mural delivered by young people as part of Yarra Youth Service's Graffiti Diversion programming, in partnership with Michael Fikaris and Brody Xarhakos. Splutter explores the shapes, codes, colours and context of the mural, presenting a multi-platformed public artwork.
CHRIS PARKINSON & JAMAL TWYCROSS-SMITH
Jamal Twycross-Smith is a Melbourne-based multimedia artist of Australian/Indian heritage. In 2015 he completed a Bachelor of Multimedia & Digital Art at Monash University and is currently an Artist in Residence at Yarra Youth Services, Fitzroy. He has exhibited across Melbourne and featured in the 2018 Gertrude Street Projection Festival Mini, whilst also being a participant in the 2019 Video Masterclass with Yandell Walton. Jamal's work is a very personal expression, focusing less on direct statements/opinions and more on a sense of emotion and experience. He hopes that when people see or interact with
his work, it inspires them to reflect truthfully upon themselves.
Chris Parkinson is an Artist working in abstract, experimental and fine art photographic forms. His photojournalism collection, Peace of Wall: Street Art from East Timor was published by Affirm Press in 2010. Parkinson’s long term collaborations with East Timorese artists have developed the Animatism collective, an exchange of artistic action between Australia, East Timor and Indonesia, framed by creative enquiries into the East Timorese and Australian relationship since World War 2. Parkinson co-curates and is a senior editor of the Photodust website, lectures in Street Art at the University of Melbourne and is Youth Arts Officer with the City of Yarra.