Street Dreamz Bio
Creating positive local, national and international impact through creative expression.
Identifying underutilised spaces and opportunities to create high quality art work.
Community based projects focusing on wellbeing, identity, purpose and creative freedom.
Dream. Create. Inspire.
The name "Street Dreamz" was created as representation of artist Shane Mankitya Cook’s style of art. A mixture of graffiti inspired street style art blended with indigenous inspired contemporary and traditional First Nations Australian art taught to him by his mother as a child.
Mankitya is an internationally and nationally recognised as a prominent Australian Aboriginal aerosol artist, youth and cultural mentor currently working in youth justice and education. A proud Wulli Wulli and Guwa descendant from Queensland. Mankitya has been adopted by and was named Mankitya which translates to "the scarred one" by the local Aboriginal Kaurna community in Adelaide, South Australia.