It started as a conversation between Henry on Eighth's Steve Lavell and Studio281's Leonardo Flavel...'let's make live painting in Maylands a regular thing.'
Leonardo organised for Jodee Knowles to live-paint the side of Henry on Eighth's building on May 1, 2016 and, since then, Henry has held three seasons of Live Art Mondays, curated in conjunction with emerging artist Bertie Louise.
How does it work? For three hours on a Monday night (6pm-9pm), an artist hits the stage with their tools while Henry's restaurant-bar crowd sits back and enjoys the spectacle. All patrons are welcome.
Steve Lavell has taken on Season 4 himself and is stoked to see the return of Ill Withers to the Henry stage.
From his Yagan piece in Lyric Lane to his pavement works on Eighth Avenue and Whatley Crescent and numerous venue murals, Ill Withers is Maylands' most prolific artist.
What will our local legend come up with next?
SEASON 4 SCHEDULE
Jan-22 Adam Todd
Jan-29 Harrison See
Feb-05 Morgan Joanel
Feb-12 Shayne Macaulay-Smith
Feb-19 Steve Browne
Mar-12 Leo Flavel
Mar-19 Mika Thwaites
Mar-26 Stasia Jade
Apr-02 Ill Withers
Apr-09 The Art of Aidan Lee Smith
Apr-16 Bel Batchelor
Apr-23 Brad Swordstone
Apr-30 Hayley Welsh Artist