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About Shaun Hossack, founder and creative director of Juddy Roller

An expert on street art and urban culture, Hossack commissions artists to transform blank walls into vivid works of art that inspire communities, elevate tourism and deliver moments of joy via his Juddy Roller Studios.

Hossack is well known across Australia as one of the foremost experts on street art, urban culture, and placemaking. As the Artistic Director of Juddy Roller – an influential agency that specialises in public art, murals, art direction, and curatorial practices – he’s at the vanguard of the national urban contemporary art movement.

Founder of Australia’s internationally acclaimed Silo Art Trail, Wall to Wall Festival, and other major projects, Shaun has commissioned artists from around the globe to transform countless walls, towns, and entire buildings both indoors and outdoors, into priceless works of art that inspire communities, attract tourism, boost economies, and bring moments of joy to people’s lives.

Time and again, Hossack has secured large grants and funding opportunities from government bodies on a local, state, and national level, to help fund projects in urban and rural settings. Hossack also teams up with large corporate partners and major events including, The Australian Grand Prix, Australian Open, Balenciaga, Instagram, Hilton Hotels, and many more. Through his vast network of supporters, he’s had the chance to support cities, towns, festivals, and cultural movements in ways never before possible. His talents and contributions have been recognised by countless communities, and as such is the recipient of multiple community development and design awards.

About Juddy Roller

As an award-winning street art network, Juddy Roller is about so much more than just painting walls. Sure, it’s a big part of what they do – they try to make the world more colourful, vibrant, and engaging, one wall at a time. Their expertise covers everything from large-scale mural projects, festival curation and direction, and, to art consultancy and placemaking.

Juddy Roller truly runs the gamut of all things wall and art-related.  But they’re also about the people behind the walls. Under founder and creative director Shaun Hossack’s expert direction and leadership, Juddy Roller has developed into a well-established community of passionate individuals. People who want to revolutionise the way society engages with public spaces.  Through their art, they’ve permanently changed Australia’s urban landscapes, reflecting the identities of people who walk each city’s streets. Wherever they make their mark, they bring about positive change.

SITE AND SITUATION | Public art talk with Shaun Hossack, founder and creative director of Juddy Roller

Curated Topic – Transforming cities through public art

‘How can public art have a positive impact on a city’s identity and build a sense of belonging and civic pride? Learn more about how public art can contribute to placemaking and storytelling on the Gold Coast and help us to express our city’s uniquely Gold Coast spirit and creativity to bring the city together and build our cultural reputation.’

Cost     | FREE Event – Bookings Essential – Tickets are Limited

When  | Thursday 12th May 2022 EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS until  Tuesday 7th June 2022.

Time    | 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Where | Home of the Arts, HOTA, Surfers Paradise



Full-day workshop with Shaun Hossack, Founder and Creative Director, Juddy Roller.

Curated topic – Transforming cities through public art.

Join legendary public artist Shaun Hossack who works predominantly in very large-scale public murals,  for an immersive full-day workshop focusing on CREATING A PROPOSAL and PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT.

During the workshop, you will talk and work through the following steps to building a public art proposal.

Creating a public art proposal;

  • Interacting with the Client
  • Understanding the brief
  • Developing concepts and artistic rationale
  • Risk Management
  • Quote
  • Build a proposal

Portfolio Development;

Throughout the day Shaun will spend time with each participant and offer advice regarding their portfolio.

Who is this workshop for?

Gold Coast-based Artists and Arts Workers

Cost | FREE Event – Places Limited – Apply via EOI (see below)

When | Friday 13 May, 2022  WORKSHOP POSTPONED UNTIL Wednesday 8th June, 2022

Time | 9:30 am to 4 pm

Where | Home of the Arts, HOTA, Surfers Paradise

How to apply | If you are a Gold Coast resident and would like to attend the workshop complete the expression of interest form below. 


Successful applicants will be notified via email. There are limited spaces.


9.30 am – 10.00 am Introductions, meet, greet, and morning tea.
10.00 am – 12.30 pm  You will learn about Shaun’s process of creating a proposal for a large scale mural as listed above
12.30 pm – 1.00 pm  Lunch + mingle
1.00 pm – 4.00 pm Guided by Shaun you will apply your new knowledge to a respond to a public street art brief by creating a proposal             
  During the workshop, Shaun will spend time with each participant and offer advice regarding your portfolio

Note for attendees.

When applying to attend this workshop you are invited to submit your portfolio, CV, and examples of proposals you have created in the past (if applicable), your biography, and 250 words or less telling us why you want to participate in the workshop. 

  • Bring along with you your preferred design medium eg laptop, iPad, pens, pencils, paper etc.
  • Bring a refillable water bottle and sun hat
  • Catering will be provided
  • All other materials will be provided

Questions can be emailed to

Site and Situation is an initiative of City of Gold Coast | Curated by SWELL