Backwoods Gallery
More than a gallery


Backwoods Gallery exhibit work by artists who have a background in street art and illustration, and provide a space for artists to present their work, on their own terms, without limitations.

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Do more, do less, keep it rolling, keep it simple. Do better, do worse, just do something.

'DO BETA' features artwork from 2016 through to the present, exploring minimalism with clean, strong and reduced line work to depict the human condition and the environment around us.

MP Fikaris is an Australian multidisciplinary artist whose career has spanned nearly 20 years. Initially a central figure in both Melbourne’s comic book and street art movements in the early 2000’s, Fikaris has expanded their oeuvre to work beyond comics into print making, small publishing and large-scale painting.

Fikaris has worked extensively on projects locally and internationally with smaller communities as well as large art institutions and universities. Fikaris is currently compiling a collection of works for a European publisher supported by Australia Council for the Arts.

Fikaris' work has been collected by the National Gallery of AustraliaNational Gallery of Victoria and the National Library of Australia and in 2017, Fikaris was awarded the Platinum Ledger Award for outstanding service to Australian comics.

Fikaris’ murals