Thursday, May 20, 2010


RASH the documentary film completed in 2005 is a contemporary story of modern urban Australia and the artists who are making it a living host for illegal artwork called street art. RASH the documentary film explores the cultural value of unsanctioned public art and the ways that street art and graffiti contribute to public dialogue.

This story conveys the commitment, ideals and beliefs demonstrated in this thriving alternative art practice. These artists utilize a variety of approaches including bill posters (paste ups), stencil art, stickers, installations and performance, broadcasting their under represented views that bang away at the community conscience by sticking this artwork right in the public eye.

With the approaching Commonwealth Games in 2006 local councils have a juggling act on their hands to present a clean and safe city for visitors. This is art and it belongs! The spirit of rebellion is being channelled into street art and these visual conversations are spreading across the walls of Melbourne. This documentary offers a rare look inside these graffiti artists world view.

Directed by Nicholas Hansen and Mutiny Media, the feature documentary RASH – was three years in the making and includes interviews with some of Melbourne’s most inspiring street art and graffiti artists as well as visitors who come to Melbourne and leave their mark.

Including: Chali 2na (USA), DEST, Dominic Allen, FERS, FLIQ (BurnCrew), HAHA, James Dodd, KAB 101, KANO, LISTER, MEEK, MILES, Miles Allinson, PRISM, PSALM, REKA, SIXTEN (Sweden), SNOG, SYNC, Tai Snaith, TOWER (Berlin), VEXTA.