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Councils around the world have removed, destroyed or defaced Banksy’s artwork – but a controversial new show in Melbourne celebrates his work. Rise of Banksy/Supplied

Commodifying Banksy

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. David Kelly

Graf all you want, but don’t you dare be poor!

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.
Pokemon Go demonstrates how graffiti has grown into a new form of social media. Koppenbadger/flickr

For lovers of graffiti, Pokémon Go is old hat

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.
Many cities are starting to recognise that street art has both a cultural and economic value. SalTheColourGeek/Flickr

Speaking with: Cameron McAuliffe on graffiti, art and crime

Speaking with: Cameron McAuliffe on graffiti, art and crime. CC BY-ND21 Mo (download)
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. AAP/Wayne King

No, Tony Abbott, you can’t dismiss social media as ‘electronic graffiti’

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…

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