Michael Camakaris (b 1976, Melbourne) employs a variety of media in his practice including gouache, acrylic paint, compressed charcoal and chinagraph. He often combines all of these media in one artwork, subtly creating a cohesive and integrated image. Camakaris' practice draws inspiration from diverse subjects, such as safari animals, the avian world, and human portraiture, which he imbues with drama, depth and intensity. Camakaris has worked in the Arts Project studio since 2010, and presented his first solo exhibition Five Bulls, No Bull as part of the Shepparton Art Museum Drawing Wall Commission in 2013. He has been included in numerous group exhibitions and has work in private collections worldwide.