Colour your stay- Art series hotels

Art Series Hotels will challenge its guests to grab a spray can, mask up and leave their mark on the walls of three of its properties from Monday 15 October to Sunday 30 December. The hotels will open a white-washed room at The Johnson, Spring Hill hotel to be transformed into a collective canvas as part of a participatory art project.

Famed for daring campaigns inspired by the latest trends in art and travel, Colour Your Stay will rely on guests to help create an ever-changing mural and become part of the shared experience. A pioneer of the Australian street art and stencil movement, Luke Cornish (aka ELK) will lead the project. In a nod to the hotels namesake artists, he will create bespoke artwork for the location, a portrait of Michael Johnson, that guests are called on to complete. Upon check in hotel staff will share instructions and guests can register to participate. A variety of tools, such as spray cans and masks, will be available for guests to use in the room, with each person given two minutes to unleash the artist within. Transgressing the “look but don’t touch” restriction of conventional gallery culture, the stark white interior will be transformed as hundreds of collaborators leave their mark.

Cornish says of his involvement in the campaign, “I’m thrilled to be working with Art Series Hotels on Colour Your Stay. Their dedication to supporting urban art and all of its wonderful satellite genres is a passion I share and I’m really excited to see what we create together with guests.”


Concrete Jungle

Join us on Wednesday 2nd of March for drinks to celebrate the opening of "Concrete Jungle" an exhibiton of new works from Stencil artist Luke Cornish (ELK)

Drawing inspiration from over twenty countries travelled to in two years, ELK takes the medium of stencil art to a new level with his latest offering, incorporating over 800 hand cut layers and 200 colours into the paintings, and up to two months of solitary confinement to bring them into creation.

Focusing on the Urban landscape, the human condition and the correlation between the two, ELKs new body of work must be seen to be believed.

Hunter Mural for Public2015 in Perth

In April this year I was lucky to be included in the 2015 line up for the Public art festival in Perth, put on by the good people at FORM WA. I didn't really want to show up and paint a pretty picture on a wall and then leave, being given such a large scale wall in a prominent position I really wanted to do something that would resonate within the community.

I decided on doing a tribute piece to the king of Oz hip hop Rob Hunter (MC Hunter), who sadly passed away from Cancer in 2011 aged 36. The response to this mural, which was all done freehand (a departure from the usual stencils) was overwhelming, with an online reach of 300,000 in 24 hours, and hundreds of messages of gratitude and respect. It really goes to show how loved this pioneer of Australian rap was in the perth music scene and nationally.

The highlight of painting this wall for me was being visited by Rob's Mother Trish and partner Laura, getting their blessing and approval really did mean a lot to me.

Hunter was posthumously inducted into the WA music industry hall of fame in 2012, the first rapper to get in, and his story is followed in the documentary film Hunter: for the record

Massive thanks to Laura, Deej, Drapht and the guys at Form for trusting me to make it happen. The Mural can be viewed at the Central Tafe building, Museum St, Northbridge, Perth.

Can Portrait Commissions

SPECIAL OFFER... For a limited time only (until I lose interest in doing this) I will be creating personalised portrait commissions on aerosol cans, these are original one of a kind artworks. For more information contact, get in quick