Custom artworks, streetart, graffiti and urban design created by Andrew Bourke

ABOUT

“Graffiti is an art form that knows no boundaries; the possibilities are only limited by one’s imagination.”

Andrew specialises in creating unique works of art, free from the burden of artistic restraint. This is demonstrated by our ability to bring life to discarded walls through the injection of colour and meaning. We also place emphasis on a number of other key elements, such as the ability to utilise available spaces effectively, proficiency in working with a range of surfaces, and ultimately, the strive for perfection in all artistic endeavours.

Creativity and style are the driving forces behind Komplex Graphix, and contribute to the exceptional quality of work that we consistently produce.”

Andrew ( Sirum1 )  has now spent almost two decades in the business he has fast become on of the country’s most influential graffiti / aerosol artists. His back catalogue includes a large number of exhibitions both nationally and internationally and is also the founder of one of Melbourne’s most renowned Graffiti Collectives – Formula One.

Andrew has worked with schools and communities around Australia teaching children the importance of creative expression via social development. With the support of creative company’s such as Ironlak, he has earned the reputation as a leader in his creative field.

“I have always been driven by my passion for art. Having been working in the creative industry for well over a decade my artistic aptitude has enabled me to work on a professional level leading to my involvement in many large scale projects and events around the world.”

Andrew Bourke
Director

Client List

  • Marvel Comics
  • AMP Capital
  • Coca-Cola
  • Porsche
  • Walt Disney Studios
  • Harold Mitchell
  • AMF Bowling / M9 Laser Skirmish
  • Adidas
  • Holden
  • Ironlak
  • The Footy Show
  • Rock of Ages
  • Hugo Boss
  • Rove Enterprises
  • BMW / Volkswagen
  • Formula 1 Grand Prix
  • Harley Davidson
  • Molly Meldrum
  • Parks & Wildlife commission NT
  • Benalla – Wall to Wall Project
  • Densu Aegis
  • Beetle Mania
  • 7:30 Report
  • Brisbane Heat 20/20 Cricket Team
  • Diageo
  • 2012 Melbourne Underground Project
  • Fringe Festival
  • Sony (Rockstar Video Games)
  • Vivaids
  • Fringe Festival
  • Lipton
  • Rodeo
  • Ageis Media
  • Bar 94
  • Blue Bar
  • Cafe 253
  • Timbales Cafe
  • Bar 9T4 / Ross Kennett
  • Fox Footy
  • Walkabout Hotel / Arnhem Land
  • The Salvation Army
  • Melbourne City Council
  • Tourism Australia
  • Kingston City Council
  • Port Phillip City Council
  • Stonnington City Council & Youth Services
  • Wyndham City Council
  • Skys Youth Services
  • Task Force Youth Services
  • National Gallery of Victoria
  • National Museum Australia, Darwin
  • Deniliquin Tafe NSW
  • Berengarra School
  • Swan Hill College, Council and Health Services
  • Monash City Council
  • Darebin Council
  • Citi Power

REFERENCES

To Whom it May Concern,

I have had the pleasure of knowing both James Beattie and Andrew Bourke since commissioning the Cheltenham ‘Two Acre Village’ Street Artwork in May 2012. I am the Place Manager, leading the Activity Centres Team at the City of Kingston, delivering a range of place making and urban renewal projects.

What stood out immediately with James and Andrew is their passion and sincerity. In particular their genuine drive for making great art, reframing the perceptions of ‘street’ or ‘urban’ art, making great places and importantly working with the local community to make a greater social difference.

The proposal for the ‘Two Acre Village’ Street Artwork wasn’t just for a beautiful artwork, it was for an informative and layered collage which focused on the local social and environmental history of Cheltenham which can then be taught in local schools. We are now finishing the new curriculum teaching pack based on the artwork which will be taught to local students and make the artwork become alive. Linked with this, Council is upgrading the pocket park opposite the artwork to create an outdoor classroom to take in the images, meaning James and Andrew piece is a real ‘place making’ initiative which has deep meaning for the Cheltenham community.

The original drive for the artwork was to prevent graffiti or tagging on a blank wall on a new development which runs along a pedestrian lane adjacent to the railway line. To this end, the historically themed mural was interlaced with ‘street’ graphics which is recognised and respected by the local ‘street’ scene. On top of this, James and Andrew worked with the local youth to ensure that the artwork was embraced, directly mentoring students in conjunction with Council’s Youth Services Team and also speaking with the crowds who would come watch as they painted.

The artwork has now been open since November 2013 and has not been vandalised in any way and just as importantly, it has been embraced and owned by the whole Cheltenham community both young and old.

Andrew and James are both professional, dedicated artists who have been a pleasure to work with because they have integrity and are pride. I do not hesitate in recommending either James or Andrew.
Regards,

Aiden Mullen, City of Kingston.

To whom it may concern,

Komplex Graphix was a key part of our entertainment program at both the 2013 and 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix events. On both occasions, Andrew Bourke and his team transformed a 20m blank wall into a spectacular custom street art piece, showcasing some of Melbourne’s iconic landmarks and Formula 1 related illustrations. Located in the Action Zone, one of our most high traffic areas, the live aerosol art display was created during all four days of the event and was a hugely popular spectacle for patrons. The display represented the unique artistic style of Melbourne’s streets and laneways and captured the transformation of the city as it came alive with all the excitement of the F1®. Andrew and his team were a pleasure to work with and their amazing skills, initiative, hard work, commitment and enthusiasm were an asset to the Grand Prix.

Regards,

Liberty Paschke, Entertainment Coordinator, Australian Grand Prix Corporation.

To whom this may concern,

I have had the pleasure of working with Andrew Bourke during concept development and painting of the Porsche mural.

Andrew was very hard working and enthusiastic towards our project, displaying excellent attention to detail and initiative.

Our project involved one month concept development including site inspections, meetings and submission of a creative brief. Andrew’s creative design, experience and presentation of previous artworks ensured that I was confident in his work and that the project would fulfil our expectations.

Painting was completed in two weeks, from Wednesday 1 st February to Tuesday 14th February, 2012.

I have no hesitation in recommending Andrew to your business.

Yours Sincerely,

Marketing Communications Manager, Porsche Cars Australia.

To whom it may concern,

I am happy to be writing this reference for Andrew Bourke. Andrew was an Artist in residence at our school in 2005 helping our students complete a large mural.
Andrew specializes in Legal Graffiti Murals – His techniques and skill levels are of the highest quality in Melbourne. The reason we chose Andrew was because he teaches for the love of his art and sees graffiti as art. He teaches with out the ego, which unfortunately is a big part of the graffiti scene.

He was able to engage and build strong bonds with our students (some who are labelled as high risk in regards to the education system).

I would recommend Andrew for any project at  any school – he is professional, fair, his skills unquestionable. Most of all I found the passion he has for his art transmitted onto our student not through ego but for the simple pleasure of creating and doing Art.
Now we have an amazing mural.

Regards

David Ray, Caulfield Park Community School.

Andrew Bourke recently facilitated some Aerosol Arts workshops for my organisation. Andrew possesses a great skill in aerosol art; some of his work is amazing and I was more than happy for him to pass on some of this skill and knowledge to young people that I work with. Some of the guys involved in the program are hard to engage with, however Andrew made some great connections and gained respect from them.

I will consider Andrew for further projects, as he is professional and has knack of working with the younger generation.

Regards

Jamie Hughes, City of Stonnington.