As museum culture increasingly drifts into private ownership, we need to keep a watchful eye on those shaping our cultural landscape
Melbourne’s Hosier Lane: some see it as art, others think it’s vandalism.
Melbourne's street art has an international reputation and may be a very valuable tourist attraction. But the city remains ambivalent about the activities that have created its 'laneway galleries'.
Community murals can rekindle an area’s shared memories and sense of identity.
Photo: Martin Purcell. Reproduced with permission
Over the past 15 years, community groups in a rundown inner-city district have created public murals as part of a successful process of reversing decades of stagnation.
Rickshaw poetry in Pakistan.
Pakistan's rich visual and poetic culture is expressed every day on walls, rickshaws and buses. As the country struggles to offer solace to its people, they carry its narratives and emotions.
What happens when funding isn’t just eroded, but is wiped away?
'Erosion' via www.shutterstock.com
The National Endowment for the Arts is on the chopping block...again. But this time, the ideological justifications don't pass muster.
Realpen Pencil is a young instant live drawing artist who lives and works in Accra, Ghana.
Ghana’s Chale Wote festival's main aim is to provide an alternative platform for the arts. It uses street arts to break creative boundaries and cultivate a wider audience for the arts in West Africa.
Brian Halsey, 'Novem II,' 1981, 8 Color Silkscreen Serigraph
Many praise the internet as a democratizing force. But with online spaces replacing physical public squares as places for debate, what do we risk losing?
Graffiti by LMNOPI (LMNOPI.com) in Brooklyn, New York.
With more and more street artists partnering with corporations, it's important that they don't compromise their moral standing to earn a living.
Thousands of people will throng Sydney’s streets for Vivid 2015, which opens this weekend.
Vivid Sydney draws larger crowds each year and when it opens this weekend, the streets will be packed. Are events like Vivid Sydney and Paris' Nuit Blanche artistically valuable – or just a lot of fun?
A rendering of how Ohad Meromi’s sculpture would appear along Jackson Avenue.
Criticism of Ohad Meromi's 'Sunbather' has been swift and scathing. What does it say about our willingness to engage with art?
Long term, works such as Pavilion, (interior) by Hany Armanious will pay off.
City Centre Public Art
Sydney’s Lord Mayor Clover Moore has turned me into a milk crate acolyte. Driving to work this morning, I screeched to a stop by the side of the road. Why? There was a blue milk crate lying in the gutter…