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Marsh mural censored

by ALEC SMART A controversial Scott Marsh wall mural in central Sydney has been covered over by City of Sydney Council authorities, following a NSW Police request, only 19 hours after it was painted. Marsh, an internationally-respected artist, is renowned for his detailed and humorous wall murals in central Sydney that typically satirise prominent politicians […]

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Marsh’s new mural mocks the coal-ition

by ALEC SMART Scott Marsh, satirical wall mural artist, has unveiled another topical painting in central Sydney mocking the federal coal-ition government and their mining and media connections. On 18 May Marsh shared his colourful new piece, titled Ivory Tower, on social media, which features a few familiar scenes from Australia’s summer of Apocalyptic bushfires. Above the […]

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Marrickville street art “censored”

By ALLISON HORE A political mural in Marrickville was defaced on Thursday night, less than 24 hours after it was painted. The mural titled, 'Vote or Die - Deal with the devil', depicted US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Scott shaking hands atop a pile of skulls. However, the mural was washed over with […]

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Subvertisers reclaim public advertising space

by ALEC SMART Subvertising – the manipulation of poster advertisements – is back with a bang, and not since the 1980s when B.U.G.A.U.P. (Billboard Utilising Graffitists Against Unhealthy Promotions) made witty alterations with their spray paint cans has public advertising been co-opted and called to account. Except this time it’s not intrepid paint can wielding […]

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Same-Sex Bill’s second birthday

By JAMES HARRISON December 7th marks the second anniversary of Australia’s Same Sex Marriage Bill. The 2017 bill followed a two-month long plebiscite, costing $122 million and achieving a 61.6% ‘yes’ vote, leading to amendments in the Marriage Act. With such a long and controversial campaign period behind the Australian people, the question left is […]

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Hateful sprays against gays

BY ALEC SMART In the wake of the national Same-Sex Marriage plebiscite results, which on 15 November revealed 61.6 per cent of Australians had voted ‘Yes’ to allow same-sex couples to marry, two ‘gay-friendly’ wall murals in Sydney’s inner-west were vandalised. A mural on a pub’s exterior wall celebrating the same-sex marriage ‘Yes’ vote, and […]

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Art not ads

BY JESSICA DE VERA A prominent mural in the inner west was painted over with a movie advertisement and the Inner West Council are likely to come to a decision on regulatory action sometime this week. The community of Newtown displayed their outrage on multiple platforms when they noticed the iconic “It’s like a jungle […]

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Artists have their spray

BY STEPHANIE TILLER A City of Sydney Council proposal to remove unnecessary barriers and make street art more accessible has been praised by the Sydney art community. The proposal seeks to remove the current requirement for street artists to seek development consent before any work can be carried out in the City of Sydney local […]

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Residents have their spray on City’s graffiti policy

By Joe Bourke   The City of Sydney has been accused of showing “disrespect” and “nonchalance” towards heritage by the president of the Potts Point Heritage and Conservation Society for taking too long to clean up vandalism in the area. Andrew Woodhouse said Potts Point residents “expect a higher standard of care” from council after […]

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National cabinet to discuss new approaches to Omicron after NSW records over 11,000 cases

By DANIEL LO SURDO Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that new close contact definitions and rapid antigen testing will be addressed when the national cabinet meet tomorrow, as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to skyrocket cases within NSW and the country. The cabinet will discuss adopting a national definition of close contacts, which […]

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