“I’ve been involved with Mesh Mash for two years. I came into the Mesh Mash community as an intern and learnt so many valuable skills as an artist and insight into arts business. I am pursuing a career in education, as well as staying involved and active within the Mesh Mash family. “
A big shout out to Ashlea Hoenig who has been representing Mesh Mash since 2014. She is an original Mesh Mash Foundation crew member and has had a number of designs produced for the Mesh Mash range. Ashlea has designed and illustrated, worked in screen printed production and sales during her time at Mesh Mash. Her tote bag design was also recently selected for the Bubbling Up! Christmas champaign.
“I found a flier for a screen printing program in my VCE Visual Communication class. I popped in one Saturday to be greeted by MiniGraph, who then supported myself and other local artist to start Mesh Mash. Art is a cultural tool fuelled by community and passion, this is especially evident at the home of Mesh Mash in Woods Street. The ability to collaborate in a local studio with other like minded creators has played a huge role in my growth as an artist and I look forward to others gaining as much positivity from this enterprise as much as myself.”
Rohan Meinhart is a graffiti and street artist who has been profiled on the website of our good friends Hoodiemag.org. In 2018 Rowan submitted a tote design through the Mesh Mash Design Generator with his powerful words ‘Art Saved Me’ which is available on the Mesh Mash website and has been a best seller!
“Street Art is my passion, although I also love to draw on paper. I am currently designing a graffiti style typeface. A few years ago, I found myself in real trouble and on the path towards a criminal record for graffiti. I believe that working collectively with other young artists has channeled my creative needs and aspirations in a more positive way. Being a part of an artistic community has given me some exciting opportunities and I love that I don’t have to work and create alone.”
Bez Woucou is a foundation crew member and joined Mesh Mash in 2014. Bez has worked in all areas of Mesh Mash product production including graphic design, screen printing and sales. Her designs have been selected a number of times for the Mesh Mash product range, most recently in 2018 with her gorgeous Zig Zag design. Bez is now working professionally as a graphic designer.
“Mesh Mash is a lot of things, it’s a screen printing program, it’s a collective of young creative people from the local area. We run guest workshops with local artists and young people who learn how to screen print. I like the whole process that we have it to ourselves, that we buy the T’Shirts, come up with the prints, print onto the products, iron and sell them, that we do everything”