BAD Festival x Hyatt Regency Brisbane (Queen St Mall)

As part of BAD Festival, see this piece in Queen St Mall, Brisbane on the face of the Hyatt Regency building from May 7-30. This was such a fun one to create on the tightest schedule and went up at 5:30am the day of the festival opening. Thank you to Brisbane Art Design, Hyatt Regency Brisbane and Museum of Brisbane. 💜💛🖤

With Megan’s beautiful face, I wanted us all to feel unafraid to break out of our prey-like bunny fears and splash the town with our stories, our culture, our expression, our opinions, our passions and our voices. I took an old Chinese saying that my mum said to me ‘Colour will Change on the Dragon’ 變色龍 and spun it to ‘Colour will Change on the Rabbit’ 變色兔 for we don’t ever have to stay the same. Let yourself be heard, let yourself be seen and let yourself be you.

NME Magazine February Issue ft. Jaguar Jonze FRONT COVER + 12 Pages

FRONT COVER + 12 PAGE FEATURE for this month’s issue of NME Australia
Such an honour to be featured for my music project Jaguar Jonze and to have done the illustrations/concepts myself for all 13 pages – thank you to NME for trusting in me as an artist in every facet. This interview is one of my absolute favourites so read it online or pre-order your own physical copy.

Illustrations: Spectator Jonze
Edit: Deena Lynch & Seakyu
Photography: Dom Gould
Make Up: Sarah Smith
Hair: Louise Graham
Styling: Tamzen Holland

Deena Lynch x Christian Louboutin (AW20 Collection Collaboration)

Deena Lynch was commissioned by Christian Louboutin to create a concept film, draw two visual artworks and produce photos featuring herself, in collaboration with Louboutin’s Fall/Winter 2020 Cube Collection. Not only did she create all that, but she also styled, designed and art directed each concept and decided to learn French during hotel quarantine to compose the music.
About the collaboration she says, “The inspiration behind the Christian Louboutin Fall/Winter ‘20 Collection instantly transported me to a playful Paris where pop culture, dance, cinema, abstract art, geometry, couture and colourful festivities make up a part of its DNA. With each collection, Louboutin creates a new world, so I wanted to create my own drawing from the Paris that he and I know, so that they all exist individually but come together to be a part of the same universe.
While I was working on the film, writing English words didn’t seem to convey the world I wanted to build so I decided I was going to learn basic French in 3 days to write the music. I wanted every aspect of the film, the visual artworks and photography to stay playful and magical. 

‘In my Louboutin world, je suis une poupée’

Louboutin has been a label I’ve been obsessed with since I was a little girl and this was a dream come true for me, not only that, it is the first time someone has believed in me as an artist to do what I love doing across my Jonze projects. They commissioned two visual artworks from Spectator Jonze, an art film with my own music from Jaguar Jonze and in the photography, styling, concept and art direction as yours truly, Deena Lynch.”

4AD Digital Hits the Streets: Spectator Jonze



4A Digital Hits the Streets: Joanna Frank and Spectator Jonze
23 November – 17 December 2020
Various street locations in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art is thrilled to announce 4A Digital Hits the Streets, an ephemeral exhibition that will transform digital artworks into interactive street posters across Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney this summer. Programmed as part of 4A’s online commissioning platform, 4A Digital, this project features the mesmerising works of Joanna Frank and Spectator Jonze, and are accompanied by a custom-made augmented reality animation created especially by the artists for 4A.

Simply point your phone towards the QR code on the poster, download the Eyejack app (if you don’t have it already), and hover your screen to activate Joanna Frank and Spectator Jonze’s works.

Spot a poster? Let us know on Instagram via @4a_aus and #4ADigital for your chance to win 4A summer prize packs, including limited-edition artist prints, a 4A tote bag, and publications.⠀

4A Digital Hits the Streets takes place in these locations and others:⠀

📍Sydney: 23 Nov – 17 Dec
Alexandria, CBD, Darlinghurst, Leichhardt, Marrickville, Mascot, Newtown, Paddington, Surry Hills and more.⠀

📍Melbourne: 23 Nov – 14 Dec
CBD, Southbank, Carlton North, Collingwood, Fitzroy, Footscray, Richmond, Box Hill, Thornbury, Preston, Prahran and more.⠀

📍Brisbane: 27 Nov – 11 Dec
Airport, Fortitude Valley, Griffith Uni, Indooroopilly, Kangaroo Point, Kelvin Grove, Mt Gravatt, Paddington, Woolloongabba and more.⠀

To celebrate 4A Digital Hits the Streets4A curators Con Gerakaris and Reina Takeuchi invited Joanna Frank and Spectator Jonze to create new works that capture their vivid, character-driven aesthetics, with anthemic themes that celebrate the resilient and dynamic nature that comes with being a woman artist.

For the heroine-driven work, DEADALIVE, Taiwanese-Australian artist-musician Jonze tackles the taboo of coronavirus and maintaining creative stamina during times of unrest. Jonze explains: “For the poster, I wanted to capture the feelings of suffocation, isolation, health technologies and anxiety, but I also wanted to show that out of the rubble, I found the fighter, the survivor and also the amazing fortunes that 2020 has brought me as well.”

Around 300 posters will be prominently displayed in partnership with leading poster distributor Plakkit, and with support from the City of Sydney. To elevate the experience, these images are integrated with an augmented reality component custom-created by Frank and Jonze. Enter the artists’ conceptual worlds by downloading the Eyejack app on their smartphone, pointing their screen towards the posters, and activating their AR animation in real-time.

Adds Takeuchi: “Spectator Jonze is an evocative multidisciplinary artist whose practice spans across digital media, drawing, performance and sound. Having experienced the COVID-19 virus first hand, DEADALIVE speaks directly to Jonze’s strength as a fighter, artist and survivor in the face of adversity. It’s with great pleasure that we present her work alongside Joanna Frank’s as a part of our initiative.”

The posters are distributed at various sites via our partnership with leading poster distributor Plakkit, and with support from the City of Sydney.

ADOBE // Festival of the Impossible 2020


Deena Lynch (Jaguar Jonze) and Luigi Honorat – Working together from Japan and Australia, Deena and Luigi have built an AR experience that shows viewers what a trip through Jaguar Jonze’s mind might be like: full of music, playfulness and a little dose of darkness.

Tap here from a mobile device for an excerpt of the interactive AR experience – works with Aero for iOS, best load times with wifi connection, 3D sound best experienced with headphones.

Spectator Jonze x BMW Art Car

Spectator Jonze was invited to design the very first art car for BMW Australia as part of their launch for the new 2 Series Gran Coupé. As a special guest, she unveiled the car at their Launch party held at Howard Smith Wharves, did a live drawing for guests and invited guests to colour in their own way on a large-scale Spectator Jonze BMW car wall. She was also invited to speak at the BMW International Women’s Day Breakfast and was on the front cover for Style Magazine.

You can see this car being driven around as part of Brisbane Street Art Festival in 2020.

Project produced by Vast Yonder.

Logan Art Gallery x Metro South Hospital

In 2019, Spectator Jonze spent every 2 weeks with the patients of Logan Mental Health Group from Metro South Hospital to connect and hear the stories of those who suffer from schizophrenia, paranoia, psychosis, anxiety or depression and may often feel ostracised and silenced. The whole project was guided by their occupational therapist and social workers. It was a beautiful 8 month journey, with the end result exhibiting at Logan Art Gallery for 6 weeks. During the exhibition, two Spectator Jonze workshops that were booked out were held where people got to participate in a welcoming and safe space to complete their very own Spectator Jonze portraits.

Selected patients from the Metro South Hospital were filmed for short interviews which will be put together for a mini-documentary later this year in 2020. For now, watch the interview snippets below.






Clipped Festival (VIVID Sydney)

I was flown down to Sydney this year in June to be a part of Clipped Festival (VIVID Sydney Program) to draw Megan Washington live for 5 hours across the event.

Megan Washington was a panel speaker but we held our initial Spectator Jonze interview a week prior in Brisbane. This drawing highlights Washington’s openness with her stutter and how that affected her mental health as a singer and musician in the industry.

Brisbane Street Art Festival 2019

Brisbane Street Art Festival is an annual public art event that seeks to provide opportunities for creative practitioners and the wider community to develop positive partnerships through engagement and collaboration. As an avenue for artistic expression, BSAF endeavours to create a multi-disciplinary platform that encourages any and all art forms to participate. BSAF provides a framework of showcase and engagement for public art across Brisbane.

Spectator Jonze was selected to be part of the 2019 Live Mural Artists line up and was designated a 4m x 3m wall at West End Village, West End to paint across the festival dates.