About Mini Graff

BIO

Mini Graff is a New Zealand born, Sydney-based street artist who works in and around the city’s urban fringe. The streets and inhabitants of the area provide the content and impetus for her work.

Mini Graff stencils and prints images onto a variety of media (walls, boards, vinyl, paper, rarely canvas) which strongly relate to the given environment and community, transforming an anonymous repetitive urban landscape into a unique and personal aesthetic experience.


NEWS:
It’s Our Thing: More History on Australian Hip-Hop (Part II) at the Blacktown Arts Centre, 22 June to 12 August, 2017


Mini Graff Stencil

Techniques

Mini Graff’s primary medium is hand-cut stencils transferred with aerosol paint or serigraphy. Her installations range from single colour, single stencil works to multiple stencils and colours incorporating 3D elements.

Depending on the installation the site, Graff also pre-prints onto paper, stickers and wallpaper – hanging them in the place of painted stencils. Graff’s work demonstrates how a simple treatment applied to an object rendered invisible by familiarity, such as a sign post, can return it to our awareness.


Mini Graff street art posters

Parody, humor and social commentary are common themes in Graff’s work – notions that are translated into experiments with scale in public space – from discrete interventions to large scale installations. Graff has participated in several public art projects including  MAY’S Lane, Sydney Art and About, and Outpost, plus presented at numerous events including 7th National Print Symposium, National Gallery of Australia
 and IMPACT7 International Print Conference.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Shows

Group Shows

  • Some Posters / Local Positions - Cross Art Projects
    Alison Alder / Mini Graff

    March 2016 - April 2016, Sydney, Australia

  • Future Feminist Archive Report - University of Sydney

    March 2015 - April 2016, Sydney, Australia

  • Geelong Print Award - Geelong Regional Art Gallery

    August 2015 - November 2016, Geelong, Australia

  • Holiday Memory - Penrith Regional Gallery

    November 2013 - February 2014, Penrith, Australia

  • ANIMAL / HUMAN - UQ Art Museum

    May 2012 - July 2012, Brisbane, Australia

  • Stencils Past Stencils Last - Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

    July 2012 - October 2012, Lake Macquarie, Australia

  • OUTPOST Project

    November 2011 - December 2011, Sydney, Australia

  • SPACE INVADERS - National Gallery of Australia

    October 2010 - February 2011, Canberra, Australia

  • Works on Paper - Brunswick Street Gallery

    May 2016, Melbourne, Australia

  • Ikea Home Project

    July 2009 - August 2009, Australia

  • MAY's Retrospective

    April 2009, Redfern, Australia

  • GRRRLS - aMbush Gallery

    February 2008, St Peters, Australia

  • Urban Skins - Pinnacles Gallery

    August 2007, Thuringowa, Australia

  • Extra cheeese - Gallery FortyFour

    August 2016 - September 2007, Sydney, Australia

  • MAYS - MTV Gallery

    September 2016, Sydney, Australia

  • Sydney Art and About

    October 2006, Sydney, Australia

  • Building Sites Taking Shape

    September 2006, Maitland, Australia

  • Stencil Festival01/08/2006

    August 2006, Melbourne / Sydney, Australia

  • Post-it: An Exquisite Corpse - Peloton Gallery

    June 2006, Sydney, Australia

  • MAYS Retrospective Exhibition - Mays Gallery

    May 2006, St Peters, Australia

  • Manly Arts Festival

    September 2005, Manly, Australia

  • Sydney Design 05

    August 2005, Sydney, Australia

  • StreetWorks (Forever)

    July 2005, Sydney, Australia

  • The Interventionists: Art in the Social Sphere - MASS MoCA

    , Massachusetts, USA

  • Sydney Esquisse 05

    April 2005, Sydney, Australia

  • Cut and Spray - An Exhibition of Stencil Art - Volume Art Space

    April 2005, Newcastle, Australia

  • Box Street II

    September 2005, Darlinghurst, Australia

  • Box Street I

    September 2003, Darlinghurst, Australia

Mini Graff vs Letraset

Residencies

  • Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

    2012 - Lake Macquarie, Australia

  • The Art Vault

    2011 - Mildura, Australia

  • Megalo Print Studio

    2010 - Megalo, Australia

  • Hill End

    2010 - Hill End, Australia

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