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Inner West Council’s ‘Perfect Match’ returns for 2022

Perfect Match Inner West

Goolay'yari by David Cragg Choice building

By Amber Griffin

Perfect Match has returned to the Inner West. If you are an artist or an Inner West property owner with a wall that could benefit from a bit of artistic flair… Applications for Perfect Match are now open for 2022!

Vitalising the community through public art, it is a one-of-a-kind initiative that endorses graffiti prevention through the welcoming of creative artistic expression in public spaces.

Aboriginal artist and 2021 participant David Cragg shared with City Hub that Perfect Match is a great way to counteract vandalism whilst also building community connection.

“Rather than having vandalism that subconsciously creates an unsafe feeling for community members, the artworks create a really nice talking point and a sense of ownership for the community.”

Perfect Match Inner West

New Old by Sid Tapia in Albion Street Annandale community celebration which celebrates Annandale’s farming history.

Property owners are encouraged to nominate their walls to be transformed by an artist, and artists apply by submitting their ideas and designs. The Inner West Council then plays cupid and matches property owners with suited artists to create the‘perfect match’ and an artwork for the community to admire.

When asked by City Hub why he nominated his property, 2021 participant and CHOICE CEO Alan Kirkland expressed that CHOICE has always wanted to be a part of Perfect Match.

“We were thrilled to have our application approved. We were even more excited to be matched with David Cragg, who created a work that conveys such a powerful connection to our place in the Cooks River environment.

“Perfect Match artworks allow people to gain a real appreciation for public spaces, if you are considering applying for 2011 give it a go,” Artist Daniel Cragg said.

To apply for Perfect Match 2022 head to: www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au

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