Graffiti bullheads carved on the temple walls.
RTI: Suzanne Davis and Janelle Batkin-Hall/IKAP, 2016
Visitors to these sites had one particular religious ritual that may strike some as strange: they carved graffiti in important and sacred places.
‘Choose life’ was scrawled across the sky last Sunday and again today as abortion legislation is debated in the NSW upper house.
You're as free to write anything in the sky as you are to post it on the internet, provided you have a plane, or a pilot willing to relay your message.
Billy Tusker Haworth.
Take a fresh look at graffiti: even seemingly simple scribbles can hold political and social significance.
Street art can complement formal classroom learning. Here, ‘No more pipelines’ mural by the artist Swarm in Montréal.
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Street art promotes public dialogue on social justice issues and can lead to opportunities for learning outside of formal schooling.
Can street art out of context still tell the same story?
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As the Port Talbot Banksy is moved to a new street art museum, the very reason it was created is being ignored.
Graffiti in Maboneng, Johannesburg provides a bright contrast to the spaces around it.
Graffiti contributes to place-making by creating meaningful or identifiable spaces.
A visitor enjoys the art of Banksy exhbition at the Mudec Museum in Milan.
Banksy's legal team has won an action to stop unauthorised products featuring his work alongside an Italian museum exhibition.
‘Vhils’, a Portuguese street artist, chisels an endangered orangutan onto a wall in the city of Medan, Indonesia.
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Banksy's 'boy in falling snow/pollution' is part of a worldwide movement of artistic activism against environmental problems and climate change.
The Port Talbot Banksy.
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Unsolicited artwork by the world famous artist can cause big problems for private building owners.
Art with a wow factor.
Was it a marketing stunt or a critique of the market itself?
Graffiti comment adorning an image of a woman in Brunswick. The comment was quickly erased, nearby tags stayed up much longer.
A walk down Melbourne's streets reveals more commercial street art than the spontaneous politics of years past.
In a landmark court decision, graffiti has been ruled to be proper art worthy of recognition and protection.
Long Island City’s 5Pointz, a mecca for graffiti artists, was demolished in 2014.
AP Photo/Frank Franklin II
A judge in New York City just awarded graffiti artists US$6.7 million after a developer whitewashed their murals. On the surface, it seems like a huge victory for street artists. But could it backfire?
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.