Murdoch Stafford is an Australian Artist & Illustrator
Born from the world of the underground Australian music scene, his extraordinarily detailed, stippled, black and white illustrations, informed by heavy metal and punk iconography have become synonymous with some of Australia's most popular acts.
Creating standalone drawings, prints and merch, Stafford's graphic and propulsive style is also informed by the high-impact stylistic work of comic books, movie posters & paperback Sci-fi art.
Although his work began in music, it has evolved over the last few years into something more. His fascination with contrast and details has turned his once patently black and white works into fiery compositions that effortlessly transition between the worlds of high and low art.
Ranging from internationally adored hardcore punk bands, corporate & creative clients, Stafford's bold aesthetic, attention to detail and professional integrity has been highly regarded for many years by his long-term clientele.
SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS
QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL
TOTAL ATTACK FESTIVAL
“Realm of Chaos” w/ Jon Weber, Netherworld, Brisbane - November 2018
“Inferno” Solo Exhibition - Culprit Club, Brisbane - September 2018
”Dead Format II” - Junky Comics, Brisbane & Old Bar, Melbourne - September 2018
"Level Up" - Culprit Club, Brisbane - July 2018
“Arte Diabolica II” - M2 Gallery, Sydney - November 2016
“Dead Format” - Junky Comics, Brisbane - February - 2016
“Arte Diabolica” - M2 Gallery, Sydney - October 2015
“Wasted Dream III” - The Box Gallery, Brisbane - 2013
“Wasted Dream II” - Between the Walls - February 2012
“When the Dead Heart Beats” - w/Alex Gillies, Nine Lives Gallery, Brisbane - 2011
“Wasted Dream” - Burst City, Brisbane - 2010
“Close to a World Below” – The Scion Gallery, Los Angeles, USA – October 2010
“At First Light” – w/ Richard “French” Sayer , Nine Lives Gallery, Brisbane – August 2010
“I Used To Skate Once 5” - The Zoo, Brisbane Australia - 2009
“Run With Us” - S+M Studios, Brisbane - 2008
“I Used To Skate Once 3” - The Zoo, Brisbane Australia - 2007