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Shane Mankitya Cook

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Shane Mankitya Cook is an internationally recognised Australian Aboriginal aerosol artist and founder of Street Dreamz, his cultural, community art and youth mentoring business. He currently works in youth justice and education.

Mankitya's style of art is 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. 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.