Renowned street artist Heesco is the latest Melbourne artist to create artwork for Dandenong Market, as part of our street art programme.
Heesco is a celebrated muralist and fine artist recognised for his stylistically diverse work. Heesco’s experimental, emotive and genre-defying artworks cross effortlessly between fine art, street art, and illustration.
Born and raised in Mongolia, Heesco moved to Australia in 1999. With a lengthy resume spanning over 15 years, Heesco has completed various high-profile projects, including:
Heesco faced a challenge set by Dandenong Market. We asked Heesco to create a mural that reflects the fighting spirit and determination of Dandenong Market’s traders. Additionally, it reflects the hard-working community of Dandenong.
Heesco’s mural for Dandenong Market, titled ‘Year of the Wolf’, depicts a wolf pack over the course of four seasons. Spanning five panels positioned on the King Street façade of Dandenong Market, each segment has its own thematic colour and mood scheme. The work also appears as one continuous panoramic image from a distance.
“Wolves have a particular significance in Mongolian culture,” said Heesco. “Wolves hold a very special place in my heart. They symbolise intelligence, strength and ferocity, but they are also known as protective, nurturing and gentle animals. The most significant quality of the wolves is how they organise as a pack and collaborate towards a common goal. In Mongolian folklore and mythology, wolves are the ultimate symbol of strength, intelligence, and unity.”
The large-scale artwork is 31 metres long and 3.6 metres high.
To visit the artwork, head north alongside the fruit and veg footpath, or walking up King Street. Find the artwork on the King Street facade of Dandenong Market.
Year of the Wolf was commissioned by Dandenong Market as part of our street art programme. Other artworks include The Phoenix Rises by Bonsai, A Colourful Past by Heesco, In Bloom by Heesco, Childhood Dream by Kenz and To Market To Market by Kaff-Eine.
Heesco is a celebrated muralist and fine artist recognised for his stylistically diverse and prolific work. His experimental, emotive and genre defying artworks cross effortlessly between fine art, street art, as well as illustration.
Born and raised in Mongolia, Heesco moved to Australia in 1999.
With a lengthy resume spanning well over 15 years of gallery exhibitions, private and public mural commissions, numerous publications and projects under his belt, Heesco is a highly skilled craftsman with a unique concept driven vision all of his own.
Heesco is also a regular collaborator with the world-renowned Attica restaurant and is a subject of a mini documentary released in early 2018.
Heesco is the winner of 2017 Footscray Art Prize, 2013 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize finalist, and two-time winner of Secret Wars live art battle competition.