ROA (born c. 1976) is a graffiti and street artist from Ghent, Belgium.
Internationally, he has created works on the streets of cities across Europe, the United States, Australia, Asia, New Zealand and Africa.
ROA generally paints wild or urban animals and birds that are native to the area being painted. ROA usually uses a minimal color pallet, such as black, white, but also creates works using vibrant colours depicting the flesh or internal systems within the animals and birds.
While exhibiting works at Perth’s Form Gallery, ROA was commissioned by the City of Fremantle to leave his mark on Fremantle, in about 12 hours ROA created a 25-metre (82 ft) mural of a Numbat which he chose because it is a local endangered species.
The numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus), also known as the banded anteater, marsupial anteater, or walpurti, is an insectivorous marsupial native to Western Australia and recently re-introduced to South Australia. Its diet consists almost exclusively of termites. Once widespread across southern Australia, its range is now restricted to several small colonies, and it is listed as an endangered species. The numbat is an emblem of Western Australia and protected by conservation programs.