Living with Koala artist Goya Torres

100 Artworks for a Koala entry by Goya TORRES.    Title: ‘ Bushfire 2 ‘  – oil on canvas.


Visual /street artist / muralist and creative from Sydney, Australia

  “Blending her Mexican heritage with elements of street-art and the fine arts, Goya Torres is one of the most exciting artists currently working out of Australia.”    

100 Artworks for a Koala entry: Title: ‘ Bushfire 2   

Size: 40cm x 50cm   | Medium: oils on canvas

 ‘ Artist statement – to come ’  Goya TORRES 

Born in Cordoba, Veracruz, Mexico; currently living and working on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia


  • 2020 Northern Beaches Art Prize, finalist, 60 artists out of 800 entries, by Northern Beaches Council, Sydney, Australia.
  • 2019 Young Guns Art Awards, shortlisted, 40 artists, by Walton Fine Arts Gallery, London, UK.
  • 2018 Street-Art Festival exhibition jury, organized by Surface Gallery. Nottingham, UK.
  • 2018 STEP Travelling Grant EU beneficiary, initiative by the European Cultural Foundation with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo.
  • 2017 ‘Hung Up Art Prize’ winner. Awarded by Hung Up Gallery at the Street-Art Festival exhibition organized by Surface Gallery. Nottingham, UK.
  • 2016 Canacintra’s Mural Project for General City Hospital Art Prize, 2nd Place. Cordoba Veracruz, Mexico.
  • 2016 First Borrowed Wall Art Prize finalist. Liverpool City Library. Sydney, Australia.’
  • 2015 – 2016 Six months Studio Art Residency at Warringah Creative Space. Curl Curl, Sydney, Australia.
  • 2014 Artwork selected to be printed and distributed as postcards around Australia, Europe and India by Avantcard. 10,000 distributed.
  • 2014 Finalist to participate in the Hello Koala! project/exhibition organized by Port Macquarie Council, Sydney, Australia.
  • 2014 Finalist to participate in the Wild Rhino! project/exhibition organized by Taronga Zoo. Sydney, Australia.
  • 2011 Finalist and Honorable Mention with Thesis project at the 6th Biennial of Design in Mexico. Mexico City.
  • 2006 Best student of the class, Herron School of Art and Design. Indianapolis, IN, USA.

recent artist exhibitions 


  •  ’Art & Words project’, exhibition and book. Manly Library. Sydney, Australia.
  • Group exhibition. ’Northern Beaches Art Prize 2020’. Sydney, Australia.
  • Group exhibition. ‘KRVNM, Wild Hearts’, Vandal Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Solo-joint exhibition. ‘Goya Torres & Saxon Duke’, Northern Beaches Creative Space, Curl Curl, Sydney, Australia.
  • Group exhibition. Street Art bushfire appeal auction. BSIDE Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
  • Group exhibition. Street Art bushfire appeal auction, conducted by Leonard Joel Auctions. South Yarra, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.


  • Group exhibition. “Herland: In search of a female utopia”, Women’s Library Newtown. Sydney, Australia.
  • Group exhibition. “ArtDecko 2019”, skateboard exhibition result of children workshops with the Northern Beaches Council. Deewhy PCYC. Sydney, Australia.
  • Group exhibition. ‘KRVNM 2019’, exhibition about skulls with the best current Sydney Street-Artists. Flatspace, 39 Barwon Park Rd Saint Peters. Sydney, Australia.
  • Group exhibition. ‘Hooded Habitat’, local street-artists exhibition. Yaw Way Platform Gallery. Narraabeen, Sydney, Australia.
  • Group travelling exhibition. ‘No place like home’ organised by LinkHousing. West Ryde Community Hall – 246 Miller St. North Sydney – Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre – Creative Art Space Curl Curl. Sydney Australia.
  • Group exhibition. ‘Por Que No 4’, Sydney artists. Gaffa Gallery. Sydney Australia.
  • Group exhibition.  ‘Warehouse Art Festival‘, Northern Beaches Sydney artists. Shuffle Studio, Brookvale, Sydney Australia.
  • Group exhibition. ‘Replay: Celebrating five years of the Creative Space’. Creative Space, Curl Curl, Sydney Australia.
  • Group exhibition. ‘Home Affairs’, local Northern Beaches artists. Manly Art Gallery & Museum. Manly, Sydney Australia.


  • Group exhibition. “Hit me with your best shot”, Group exhibition of the BOAA Biennale of Australian Art. City of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
  • Group exhibition. “Blackburn Open Walls Street-Art Festival Artist Exhibition”. PRISM Gallery. Blackburn, Lancashire, United Kingdom.
  • Solo exhibition. ‘‘GOYA TORRES Artist in Residence Exhibition 2018’, Solo exhibition part of the Artist in Residence program at Art Space Portsmouth, Southsea, Portsmouth, United Kingdom. 

 view more on Goya’s website:


2019 ‘Jaguar girl’. Shuffle Warehouse mural, 5x4m. Commissioned by Shuffle Studio. Brookvale, Sydney, Australia.

2019 Bondi Sea Wall. 3 x 4.5m mural. Bondi beach wall, commissioned by Waverley Council. Sydney, Australia.

2019 Dog murals. Blackman Park in Lane Cove, commissioned by Lane Cove Council. Sydney, Australia.

2018 Printing Walls – Street-Art Festival Torrefarrera. 3.5 x 25m mural. Cataluna, Spain.

2018  Meeting of Styles Budapest. International Street-Art & Graffiti Festival. Budapest, Hungary.

2018 Victorious Festival, Street-Art wall at Reggea World Music Stand. Southsea, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.

2018 Mural and Artist Jury at the ‘Street-Art Exhibition’, organised by Surface Gallery. Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom.

2018  UPFEST Street-Art Festival. Bristol, United Kingdom.

view more on Goya’s website:

2005-2010 Bachelor in Graphic Design with Honours, C.E. Gestalt. Veracruz, Mexico.

2006 Illustration summer course, Herron School of Art and Design. Indianapolis IN, USA.

2010 Graphic Design 6 month student exchange program, Universidad de Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2010-2012 Diploma in Business Administration and Management, Bridge Business College. Sydney, Australia.

2011 Children Book Illustration course with Donna Rawlins and Wayne Harris, University of Sydney. Sydney, Australia.

2013 Lino printmaking course with Rossanna Jurisevic, Warringah Printmakers Studio. Sydney, Australia.

2014 Printmaking summer course, Roser Sales Noguera Studio, Barcelona, Spain.

2016 Experimental Portrait Painting with Nana Ohnesorge, National Art School, Summer Art School. Sydney, Australia.

2019 ‘Follow the Curve’ drawing course, Brett Whiteley Studio and Gallery, partnered with the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Sydney, Australia.

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Living with Koalas 100 artworks