Flashback Friday

Recognize this guy? Check out the mid-90s Sydney Hip-Hop documentary below.



Opening Doors

Mistery’s work featured in Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre’s exhibition Opening Doors

“My paintings are tributes to three of my mates who are no longer with us: Rangi Harris (aka Rangsta Boogie), Damion James Diamond (aka Dman), and MC Robert Hunter (aka Hunter). Each of my paintings has a speaker embedded so you can hear a track from each of the guys.”

Mistery's work at Opening Doors

Photo credit: Jackie Te-Aroha for The Street University

Film featuring Matthew “Mistery” Peet

Friends (and let’s be honest, true fans) of Mistery, Matt “Meak” Lock and Josephine Dayco are currently putting together a film documenting the works of one of Australia’s most iconic graffiti writers: the man, the enigma himself, Matthew “Mistery” Peet.

“When you see talent, there’s no denying it,” says Meak. “For me, coming up in the graff scene, I just knew looking at his stuff that he was one of the best.”

The film invites people to take sneak peek into the life and times of Mistery while also showcasing his work.

“Having a guy like him represent Australia is something worth capturing and sharing with the world,” says Josephine.

This film is currently in production.

Snippets from “Mi-Story”

In the early 1980s, Hip-Hop culture hit the shores of Australia as it spread around the globe.  At that time, like most white kids in the western suburbs of Sydney, all my mates and I were borderline “bogans” (trailer trash metal fans).  

Hip-Hop was so new and exciting, and we jumped into it boots and all.  

First off, it was the breaking, but in our innocence and enthusiasm we tried our hand at all the aspects: graffiti, rapping, and even rudimentary DJ’ing.

– an excerpt from Mistery’s upcoming autobiography entitled “Mi-Story”