Stormie Mills never works in an office …


Outdoor canvas: Stormie painting The Equilibrium for Perth’s PUBLIC 2014 Festival. Photo: Luke Shirlaw

A revered global contemporary visual artist with his roots in the streets, Stormie’s career has taken him all over the globe to some of the world’s most prestigious galleries, including Miami, Barcelona, London, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Melbourne and Sydney. Having created murals for the Athens Olympics and the Pink Bunny installations for the Brisbane Festival this month, Stormie Mills is creative to the core.

He is currently exhibiting at Metro Gallery in Melbourne from 22 September to 12 October 2014.



Wake up: This one gets more and more difficult, but I like to check what’s happening in the world.

Mid-morning: Time for the third coffee!

Lunch: I often eat sashimi.

Mid-afternoon: A walk with my dog BeanZ to Sayers Sister for an afternoon coffee is generally on the agenda.

End of work day: It can vary, but some days it’s really only the beginning of painting and working into the night.

Evening: This is a time for ideas, sketches and to think through the process of what’s to be done the next day.



An iPAD is … a handy device to keep in touch with what’s happening in the world.

Coffee is … the most important food group.

Airports are … hateful. I’m not sure when they changed or maybe I did, but they used to be gateways of adventure. As a kid, going to the airport was a place of wonder. Friends and family came through the same doors as rock stars and royalty. There were clocks that told you the time in cities all over the world, and there was magic in the fact that you could get on a plane to see those same cities that the clocks spoke of. Somewhere along the line they’ve become a hateful processing place devoid of the marvels to come.

Newspapers are … dying out, which is something I have mixed emotions about.

Work is … life, and life is work.

Offices are … unfortunately for a lot of people, places that mirror how I now feel about airports.

And finallyIf you had to work in an office, what would it look like?
I had a teacher in primary school in grade two or three, who used to create amazing drawings in chalk on the blackboard. Although all the classrooms were designed exactly the same, she made hers special for herself and her students. My idea of an office is a place that inspires people to be amazing at what they do, to question the status quo and preconceived ideas, and to constantly evolve the way human beings should.

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