The Piece Project

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"I'M BACK!!!"

Dvate

For only the second time in The Piece Project’s history, both the Judges Award and Peoples’ Choice Award was taken out by one artist – Dvate. Astonishing realism bursts through an old school graffiti backdrop in a perfect representation on the “rural meets urban” theme. Researching the Macclesfield area, Dvate discovered that the Southern Hills were an abundant Emu colony before settlement and this piece gives the native bird pride of place, where it rightfully belongs.

Winner
2016
People's Choice
2016
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UNDER A WATCHFUL EYE

Putos

The eye-popping work of prolific Melbourne street-artist Putos can be found all over that city. Known for his mind-blowing paintings of dragons and sea creatures, to the humble dog or chicken, Putos gave us his fantastical version of the mighty Wedge Tailed Eagle that flies over Longview, making sure other pesky birds stay well clear of our grapes.

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STILL LIFE WITH VENUS

Kiddoe

Local up and comer, Kiddoe surprised us all with a detour from his usual typographic style and threw up this wonderfully abstract tasting note full of liquorice all-sorts, chocolate, cherries and cinnamon stick with the chiselled structure of a classical sculpture. Very clever work indeed.

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LAYERS OF LONGVIEW

Mayonaize

Known throughout the street-art world for his bold calligraphic work and signature font stylings, usually on a massive scale, Mayo was a very close contender to take out the Judges Award in 2016. Created with brushes only and featuring amazing detail (like 6 different shades of gold paint!), Mayo’s astonishing, layered work features the names of Longview’s owners, staff, varieties and even guests who witnessed him create this masterpiece. Impossible to look away.

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THE JESTER

Duel

In a departure from the competition format, Longview decided to commission an artist to create The Piece label in 2015. We went old school and called on Melbourne graffiti pioneer Johnny “Duel” Williams to create one of his layered, geometrical paint explosions to burst off the bottle. As quirky and colourful as his personality, this piece smashed the brief of “use colours, make it fun!” and is as unpredictable as the court-jester it represents.

Winner
2015
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THICK FUNKY LAND

Roger

Winner of the People’s Choice Award for 2015, Roger’s piece looks like it is in constant movement. Flowing like a lava-lamp with cool-coloured shapes morphing into one another, Roger’s inspiration was this very vineyard; bursting with undulating slopes and gradients, textures and skewed aspects.

People's Choice
2015
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THE PIECE MACHINE

Piano

2 artists battled it out for the People’s Choice Award in 2015. Piano has been throwing up 3-D style street art all over Adelaide and the globe for some time now. This sculpture-like piece of a post-industrial fun machine, plays with shadow and familiar patterns but with a depth that intrigues the viewer.

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TASTY BUDS

Mike Makatron

The judges clear winner in 2014. Hallucinogenic, humorous, and stimulating, Mike Makatron’s work can be found in urban landscapes all over the world. Focussing on the animal within us all, his work blurs the line between man, beast and machine. This piece depicts two greedy taste buds eagerly attempting to gobble up Longview’s grapey goodness.

Winner
2014
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SENSORY EXPLORATION

Heesco

The people’s choice winner for 2014, this mind blowing juxtaposition of realism and mysticism took everyone by surprise. Inspired by a photograph of a friend swirling a glass of wine, the subject’s senses erupt in a burst of colour, aroma, texture, light and shade with the vineyard all the while anchoring everything that leaps from the unseen glass.

People's Choice
2014
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LIPS LIKE WINE

CWR

One of South Australia’s top street artists, CWR’s work can be found in galleries and public spaces all over Adelaide. Forever changing styles around, CWR can never be pinned down and this piece surprised us all. An ode to unrequited love, this piece’s subject proves elusive, leaving a jumble of thoughts in her wake. Complex, like wine.

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BACCHUS

Peque

Winner of both the judge’s award and the people’s choice, Mexican artist Peque created a 3-D master work of astonishing detail and perspective. Peque’s illustrative caricatures are becoming world famous and whilst deeply rooted in graffiti they have an accessibility that defies boundaries. In this Piece, Peque gives us the Roman wine God, Bacchus, in a meditative state, savouring a glass of Shiraz amid a backdrop of colours associated with vines and wine.

Winner
2013
People's Choice
2013
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SPRING

Tiff & Chris

These two up and coming South Australian artists created a vibrant cornucopia of flora and fauna emerging from a pot of soil. “Wine means fun and laughter to us and we wanted this piece to reflect that!” The process of making wine is often a serious affair but this work reminds us of all the good times associated with it.

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DEUS EX MACHINA

Phibs

Phibs is an Australian Graffiti icon, having painted on the streets of Sydney and Melbourne for the better part of 3 decades. This piece exemplifies Phibs’ tribal style and by using figurative bird and fish subjects taps into the elemental and primitive nature of viticulture.

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PIECE

Stoops

Impressed with his ever changing style, Stoops was asked back to compete again, narrowly missing out on the main prize. This amazingly layered piece captures the fury of the elements with the word “Piece” barely discernible among the textures created by water & violent lightning swirls. It reveals itself in stages, not unlike brooding complex wines.

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FLOW

Beastman

Winner of the second competition, Sydney Artist Beastman started out with just three pea sized berries at the centre of his piece, representing the early stages of grapes prior to ripening. From there, everything flows; colour, life, movement, sound, taste, sense. It’s symmetrical and chaotic, yet it achieves remarkable balance, like Longview’s Shiraz.

Winner
2012
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MOTHERWINE

Shannon Crees

Using aerosol, stencils, acrylic paint and an incredibly steady hand, Shannon Crees overwhelmingly won the People’s Choice award for her poetic vision of the mother of the vines. The mesmerizing glance of its subject, grape bunches, vine leaves, and pops of texture and light makes this piece a hypnotic wonder.

People's Choice
2012
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LITTLE LONGVIEW FAMILY

Gary Seaman

With a sweep of Longview Vineyard as a backdrop, Gary used the Saturno family story as inspiration for these unique, happy vine creatures. Springing from the soil in an almost magic ritual, these cute, otherworldly join forces to unlock the alchemy of making wine.

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GODDESS

Vans the Omega

An ambitious aerosol piece from Vans who returned to defend his title. This immense portrait representing the Goddess of nature, Van’s characteristic geographic shapes make up the foreboding mane and piercing glare of that most brutal force; mother nature.

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VINEYARD SILLHOUETTE

Vans the Omega

Winner of the inaugural event at Longview, Van’s piece re-imagines Longview’s famous undulating landscape as the female form, replete with a patchwork of vines, rich Australian sunset, soil, water and life sustaining parts of the anatomy.

Winner
2011
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THE BIG 'S'

Stoops

With a bold pop of colour incorporating the drama of an Adelaide Hills sunset, this piece imposes old school graffiti style lettering onto a truly majestic rural still-life. ‘S’ is for Stoops. ‘S’ is for Shiraz. ‘S’ is for Saturno; the family behind Longview.

People's Choice
2011
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TASTING NOTE

Store

A visual representation on a traditional wine tasting note for Shiraz, Store crams as many references into the piece as possible: the obvious red berries, tobacco, and toasty notes with length and dry finish. All sensed with the third eye on the girl’s chocolate skin!

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KANMANTOO

Fredrock

One of our favourite local artists. Using distinct colours to represent the four seasons and dotted with the Toy Soldiers’ Crew trademark red berries, this piece makes reference to the Kanmantoo stone that makes up an important component of the Southern Hills’ soil.

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