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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 […]

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 […]

Street Art

Found around every corner, Newtown’s street art is as varied as it is abundant. From political to whimsical, bright colours beautify quiet neighbourhoods and tower over busy streets. The most well known are the “I Have a Dream” mural found in the middle of King Street and the Welcome to Newtown Postcard at the corner […]

Project 5 – Volume 8

Project 5 is a public, open air art exhibition that will be on display for a month in the stroll-friendly grounds of Darling Quarter. Now in its eighth year – hence Volume 8 – it has championed street art as well as each year raising money for a nominated charity. Produced by aMBUSH Gallery, the event […]

Liverpool Street Art Festival

For one day only an exciting eclectic mix of live music, market stalls, authentic food trucks and colourful street art will converge in Liverpool for a fantastic free event. Amongst the mixing pot of street art Amanda Parer’s globe-trotting Intrude installation featuring a collection of giant, inflatable rabbits will tumble throughout artworks by the likes […]

Female Artists Take to The Streets

BY RITA BRATOVICH There was a time when the term “graffiti art” seemed contradictory. Graffiti was associated with delinquency, vandalism, risky activity and was almost exclusively practised by male adolescents. The growing street art movement has absorbed graffiti culture into its folds and legitimised it, at the same time erasing the gender boundary that had […]

Street art revival in May Lane

by Carmen Cita May Lane in St Peters is internationally recognised as an exhibition space for street artists. It had its last curated street art program in 2012. Since then local residents have been divided over the future of the art space, prompting Marrickville Council to intervene. Local business owner Tugi Balog invited street artists […]

Street art to displace graffiti

Renowned inner west street artist Sid Tapia has teamed up with Sydney Water and Marrickville Council on an initiative with the unique proposition of utilising street art to reduce the sort of graffiti which some see as vandalism. In what is the pilot project of Sydney Water’s anti-graffiti initiative, Mr Tapia has painted a 75 […]

From the Streets

Raw, unpredictable and distinct, street art is starting to make waves in the art culture of Australia. With .M Contemporary Gallery showcasing a major street art exhibition called From the Streets, street art is moving from laneways to lounge rooms. Michele Paterson, Director of .M Contemporary Gallery, says the exhibition is designed to open people’s […]

Graffiti crackdown paints the town beige

By Jonathan Mimo Waverley Council intends to crack down on graffiti after a spate of “incidents” across Bondi have left some residents upset. Liberal councillors Joy Clayton and Tony Kay put forward a motion at the February 18 council meeting to investigate how other neighbouring councils approach graffiti prevention. The motion also requested council to […]