Public Art in Georges River – Creature Creature

Urban Meditation by Creature Creature

Hurstville Central Shopping Centre

2016 – 2019

Creature Creature is an artist duo consisting of Chanel Tang and Ambrose Rehorek based in Melbourne in Australia. Their style is distinctly Asian-inspired and revolves around the ideas of duality, east-meets-west and the natural world.

Chanel was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and moved to Australia in 1998 where she completed a Degree in Fine Art at Monash University. Ambrose was born in Adelaide and has a Degree in Visual Arts from the University of South Australia. The two met doing a Graduate Diploma in Graphic Design at RMIT and “flirted through art” until they formed an official union in 2011 under one name, Creature Creature. The name was chosen from a quote in the 1960’s film A Bucket of Blood; “A Creature is a Creature…or it is an artist!”

Since their partnership, Creature Creature has focused on exhibiting art, mural commissions, street art, design and illustration. “We are now looking at collaboration in a border sense, not just in our own artistic practice, but a philosophy we want to promote in art and life. We want to advocate these ideals of community and diversity, and hope our collaboration proves there is beauty created by coming together and working as one.” (Ambrose and Chanel speaking to Joseph Estorninho, Outre Gallery, 21 August 2019 https://www.outregallery.com/blogs/news/holding-hands-with-creature-creature)

You can find out more about Creature Creature’s work on Instagram: @creaturecreature studios or on their website: https://www.creaturecreature.com.au/

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