Afghanistan’s Artlords are using art on blast walls to advocate for social change and to stand in contrast to the country’s war lords, drug lords and corruption.
Street artist Rone’s return to his home town gallery is sure to draw crowds — but his definition of ‘beauty’ is conventional and narrow.
From oil disasters in Mauritius to street artists in South Africa, the story of rubbish in the media helps shape popular culture and environmental change.
From coronavirus to climate change and the Black Lives Matter movement, street artists expressed their views on the walls and in the parks and laneways of Australia in 2020.
Would you photograph paintings in an art gallery to make a set of postcards? If this scenario give you an ethical twinge, you should feel the same when photographing street art.
Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’ to be painted on a street near the White House. The act would have been considered vandalism had it not been done by city workers.
During COVID-19, boarded-up storefronts host various new types of inspirational, informational and decorative murals that should be read critically as representing political agendas for the future.
Street artists offer us momentary respite from the psychological weight of the global crisis.
Busking has long been a way for musicians to gain performance experience and garner a following. Digital platforms are powerful tools that can transmit local artists to global audiences.
The defacing of a new Banksy mural in Bristol has raised some interesting legal questions.
Forced into selling his own merchandise to stop others doing the same, the artist could end up facing other similar challenges because he trademarks rather than copyrights his artworks.
Take a fresh look at graffiti: even seemingly simple scribbles can hold political and social significance.
Street art promotes public dialogue on social justice issues and can lead to opportunities for learning outside of formal schooling.
As the Port Talbot Banksy is moved to a new street art museum, the very reason it was created is being ignored.
Graffiti contributes to place-making by creating meaningful or identifiable spaces.
Banksy’s ‘boy in falling snow/pollution’ is part of a worldwide movement of artistic activism against environmental problems and climate change.
A rainy day and a meeting with a street artist lead to a mediation on the “mirror effect” for researchers.
Trump Baby is the latest in a long history of visual protests. But is this ‘cheap shot street theatre’ truly effective, or should we ask more of protest artists?
A walk down Melbourne’s streets reveals more commercial street art than the spontaneous politics of years past.
Just because graffiti is illegal shouldn’t mean an artist can’t protect his work. The law should step in when big brands try to exploit street art.