During the pandemic, it's been a hard time finding things to write about on this blog. In Melbourne we have had a long time of on again-off again lockdown, and the ability to go out and find (or even make) public text-art has been quite restricted. However I still have access to the online public … Continue reading Protest Art in the Local Supermarket
It's not unusual for artists to connect deeply with the words of others and want to share them with the world. Those words can come from poetry, song lyrics, speeches, passages of books – anyplace that puts into words exactly what said artist is feeling at that very moment. But how do we know the … Continue reading Appropriating Text – (Copy)Right or Wrong?
A silent riot of conversation disrupts senses and sensibilities, soundlessly projecting against the lane. - Monikers practiced in solitude with inky fingers on notebook pages, until ready to join the fray. - Each inscription perfected shaped into an unspoken statement, a question and an answer. - A burst of colour stains walls of brick and … Continue reading Tagged
In April last year I published a short post on my blog about a new (supposed) Banksy street artwork appearing in London at the site of an active protest in response the climate crisis, describing it as an activist artwork1 due to its political theme. It’s quite common for street artists to use graffiti to … Continue reading Activist Street Art in Frankston
Think about the term public art. Where does your mind go to first? Is it abstract sculptures and bronze statues, or is it graffiti art you’re imagining? Each time I tell someone I have a Masters in Public Arts, most respond with something along the lines of “Like graffiti?” I’ve never even painted my words … Continue reading Almost (Il)Legal Laneway Art