Deciding what to do when travelling can often be daunting, so many options and only a few days/weeks to see them all. Choosing topics of interest like Street art and seeking that out is a great way to make planning trips easier. Street art is often… Read More
My photo is a winner of the City of Sydney Sydney Rides Festival photographic competition. A large print of the photo is currently featured in conjunction with 14 other winning photos at Canvas Bar (364 Kent Street, Sydney) from 4-23rd October 2016… Read More
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Street Art can be found on walls all around the inner west of Sydney and I like to take photos of it when I walk by. Sometimes it has a message to send about the local area, society or politics and at other times it can be just fun and playful.
What Is Street Art?
In recent years there has been an increasing interest in an ephemeral and viral form of art that is marking urban settings around the world, and has developed a flourishing sub-culture all its own. Now though, street art is going mainstream. Auctioneers, collectors and museum directors are scrabbling to learn urban art vocabulary and develop positions on the big street art issues.
There is as yet no simple definition of street art. It is an amorphous beast encompassing art which is found in or inspired by the urban environment. With anti-capitalist and rebellious undertones, it is a democratic form of popular public art probably best understood by seeing it in situ. It is not limited to the gallery nor easily collected or possessed by those who may turn art into a trophy.
Considered by some a nuisance, for others street art is a tool for communicating views of dissent, asking difficult questions and expressing political concerns. Its definition and uses are changing: originally a tool to mark territorial boundaries of urban youth today it is even seen in some cases like the famous street artist Banksy as a means of urban beautification and regeneration.
– excerpt from Art Radar Journal
Here are some of the examples of Sydney Street Art I have photographed during the last few years. To preempt the obvious question, Yes I do like street art of birds and butterflies and cats ?
There’s a great quote by article by Tim O’Reilly which has been well publicised by author Cory Doctorow: “Obscurity is a far greater threat to authors and creative artists than piracy” Late yesterday, 19th July 2012 the number… Read More
I attended the Wings Over Illawarra Airshow on the weekend and the clear highlight for me was the two aerobatic flight displays by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) “Roulettes” flying their Pilatus PC-9/A aircraft. The Roulettes are… Read More