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Local youth are being encouraged to get more involved in the community by signing up to
the 4Elements Music Project (4EMP) HipHop dance, graffiti and street art, djing and music
workshops, starting on 6 February at Bankstown Arts Centre.
This will be the third year 4EMP will be running the classes, which will see professional
artists from around Sydney teaching teenagers the tricks of their trade.
Youth who sign up to 4EMP’s graffiti and street art workshops, will be lucky enough to get
mentored by renowned graffiti writer, Matthew “Mistery” Peet.
The born-and-bred Bankstown local has made jaws drop around the world, including the
Prince of Dubai, with his extraordinary talent.
“A few years ago I was commissioned by the United Arab of Emirates to create a mural for
the Prince of Dubai, which was a surreal experience,” Mr Peet said.
His experience and his talent have led him all around the world including, Japan, Belgium,
France, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Korea, South Africa and more.
“It’s interesting to see how other countries embrace street art but Australians are still quite
resistant,” Mr Peet said.
“There’s this misconception that “graffiti” is attached to crime but to the art community, it’s
just another art form. For me, there is something impressive about the public nature and the
scale of these types of artworks.”
Mr Peet, who has completed his diploma, honours and masters in Fine Arts, said he wanted
to pass his knowledge on to other budding graffiti writers and street artists.
“I would like to help develop the next generation of artists, especially because it can be quite
versatile,” he said.
Throughout the six-week workshop, Mr Peet will teach his students graffiti writing and street
art techniques, fonts, lettering, different materials, as well as how to quote and invoice.
All workshop participants will show off their talents at the 4Element All Age HipHop Festival
on Saturday, 18 March at Bankstown Arts Centre. For more information about the
4Elements Hip Hop Festival, or to sign up to a workshop, go to www.vyvaentertainment.eventbrite.com.
Photo courtesy http://www.4emp.com.au.
6/02/2017 2:07 PM