Sittoula Sitlakone

Sittoula Sitlakone

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About Sittoula Sitlakone

b. 1979
Laos born Australian artist Sittoula Sitlakone employs the activist strategies of street art fused with the vernacular of advertising in a discussion around Australian identity. Utilising the tactics of culture jamming or subvertising, Sitlakone takes existing cultural icons and subverts them for the purposes of political critique. National identity, cross cultural pollinations, the finite nature of resources and humanity's impact on the environment are all addressed with a satirical wit and humor.
Sitlakone's Artistic skills was recognized from young age and this talent has enriched his professional life continuously, allowing him to incorporate art into the community in a number of ways. Having been commissioned to graffiti the skate park as well as producing backdrops for youth events and dance parties since the late 90's, his artwork has also been included in numerous group exhibitions.

Education

Some ('cough cough' unfinished) college courses, mainly self taught.

Events

Publication: Burn City
ISBN: 9781741175394
https://tinyurl.com/y9e5hf6e

Publication: Urban Scrawl
ISBN 9781741176346
https://tinyurl.com/ydgmabsc

2019:
The National Library of Australia has archived my political posters... https://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Search/Home?lookfor=Sittoula+Sitlakone

'Abbott FKD' featured on the front page of 'The Age' and 'Sydney Morning Herald' article and made its way through twitter on 26/01/2015

http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/government-it/tony-abbott-dismisses-social-media-as-electronic-graffiti-again-20150126-12yg26.html

http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/government-it/tony-abbott-dismisses-social-media-as-electronic-graffiti-again-20150126-12yg26.html

Article - interview from Upstart
http://www.upstart.net.au/2013/10/03/politically-provocative-street-art/

Article from The Drum
http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/09/05/kfc-distances-itself-tony-abbot-guerrilla-graffiti

Exhibitions

2016:
'Paste Up Wall' Marrickville Council Perfect Match program, Marrickville NSW

2015:
Sticky Fingers Apparel Launch, Vic (group show)

2014:
‘Between Expanding Spaces’, Brunswick Street Gallery, Vic (solo show)

2013:
Stencil Art Prize, Crissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown Sydney
‘Undercurrents’, Red Gallery, North Fitzroy (solo show)
’Undercurrents’, Mary Place Gallery Paddington Sydney (solo show).

2012:
Hawkesbury art prize, purple noon gallery, Freemans Reach NSW
MOST, Salmagundi Studios, Arncliffe NSW
ArtBeat12 art prize, Moriah College, Queens Park NSW
CreArtivity, Rockdale Council, Arncliffe Park NSW

2010:
Super Nature, Salmagundi Studios, Arncliffe NSW

2009:
Grand Opening Show, Salmagundi Studios, Arncliffe NSW