15th Street Platform with Writer, NYC.
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Perhaps it is time to return to the belief that graffiti is a political act. Maybe then we can embrace it as an agent for social change.
Guerilla street artist Banksy has livened up the new Basquiat exhibition in London with some choice murals outside. But is it an homage or infringement?
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'.
A collaborative painting by Chris Honig and homeless street artists Soloe and Jubs in Hosier Lane.
Photograph by Constantin Tanasa
Some say homelessness creates squalor in our cities. But Hosier Lane — the most Instagrammed spot in Melbourne — thrives partly due to homeless street artists.
When commercial giants want to capitalise on graffiti 'logos', it's time to protect street artists under copyright law.
Councils around the world have removed, destroyed or defaced Banksy’s artwork – but a controversial new show in Melbourne celebrates his work.
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An exhibition in Melbourne of work by the world's most famous street artist is replete with ironies: from the eerily neat faux London streetscape in which the works hang to the hefty price tag and copious merchandise.
Hosier Lane, the iconic Melbourne laneway.
Businesses have traded on graffiti and the air of edginess that draws visitors to Melbourne's laneways. But they draw the line at sharing space with the homeless, whose right to the city is denied.
They're a global phenomenon – but gangs are so varied that they barely merit the same name.
Pokemon Go demonstrates how graffiti has grown into a new form of social media.
Graffiti and street art are not just a backdrop in Pokémon Go but also a template for how to navigate urban space. Indeed lovers of street art have long played their own kind of multi-player game, with sites and rewards hidden across the city.
Anthony Lister’s street art has been well received internationally, but his home town has found him guilty of vandalism.
Anthony Lister/Birdman Photos
Brisbane street artist Anthony Lister has been convicted of 'wilful damage' graffiti. Who is being harmed, when our legal system is forced to devalue cultural capital?
The “edgy authenticity” of street art makes it an ideal tool for urban planners seeking to attract the new "creative class".
Ever wonder what’s on the mind of the opposite sex?
'Bathrooms' via www.shutterstock.com
Unlike most images and text that appear public spaces, this graffiti is intended for the eyes of the same sex.
If we don’t collectively protect our public spaces, we will lose them.
Graffiti exists in our public spaces, our communities, and our streets – and it has many detractors. Why, though, don't we spend more time worry about the impact of advertising on public space?
Many cities are starting to recognise that street art has both a cultural and economic value.
Is graffiti art or crime? While many cities have adopted tough legal measures to prevent graffiti, they are also beginning to recognise the cultural and economic value of street art.
As a former journalist, Tony Abbott should know that everyone who writes in public writes to be heard – whether it’s on social media or elsewhere.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s announcement of a knighthood for Prince Philip on Australia Day sparked both a mainstream and social media storm. But Abbott’s response to this backlash, when he casually dismissed…
Painting over Banksy’s latest work has proved an embarrassment for the local council responsible. Council officials had to admit that they hadn’t realised the work was by Banksy and, more pertinently…
The ‘racist’ mural.
Banksy is back. Back in the heart of Blighty (deepest Essex to be precise), spraying his musings on our walls. Cue the (now) habitual headlines and opinions. Cue the hysteria. This time, however, things…
Let’s hope PG Tips don’t see this.
Graffiti is sometimes considered a lesser art as it is either produced illegally or just displayed on the streets and therefore outside the official art gallery circuit. Yet graffiti, and street art more…