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Council “plays cupid” for street artists and property owners

By ALLISON HORE It started as a way to reduce graffiti around the Inner West, now it’s a pioneering program which has transformed the Inner West into Sydney’s street art capital. The Inner West Council has opened up applications for it’s Perfect Match initiative which tackles unwanted graffiti and tagging by reducing the number of […]

Public backs Aboriginal art for Bennelong Point

By ALLISON HORE Just under 20,000 people have signed a petition in support of a proposed artwork telling the story of Bennelong and Pemulwuy.  A number of large human and animal figures in the style of traditional Indigenous line drawings would be cut into the sandstone wall next to the Opera House at Bennelong point […]

THE NAKED CITY – BEDS NOT BIRDS?

With the approval of the $11.3 million Cloud Arch last year and the giant milk crate for Belmore Park seemingly still on hold the cashed up City Of Sydney Council is not afraid to splash large chunks of their massive revenue stream on so called public art. The latest addition to the ''City Art Collection'' […]

Eyebrows arch as sculpture’s costs soar skyward

BY ALEC SMART Sydney is renowned for many things, including home to two of the world’s most enthralling pieces of modern engineering: the Opera House and a giant coat hanger bridge that crosses its picturesque harbour. However, one thing for which it has never been known is the manufacture of elastic. In the past week […]