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Stuart John Ekin Walsh (Also known as Bacondrum) is a Ballarat based artist, working predominantly in mural painting and illustration/design. Descended from at least six generations of grave diggers and decorators, Walsh creates work that reflects on the ways history and politics intersect with the morbid.

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Education

Bachelor of Visual Arts (Federation University)
Diploma of Graphic Design (NMIT)

Influences

Frida Kahlo, Käthe Kollwitz, Danzig Baldaev, Vali Myers, H.R.Giger, Vaughn Bode, Joy Hester, Martin Rowson, Robert Crumb, Joe Coleman, Jackson Pollock, Joan Mitchell, Mike Disfarmer etc. Franz Kafka, Cormac McCarthy, Renaldo Arenas etc. Graffiti, Hip Hop, Punk, Cumbia, Dancehall.