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Canberra Graff (part one)

By johnboy 16 April 2009 20

The magic of YouTube brings part one of pankrialsteve’s survey of graffiti around Canberra, complete with the following note:

    Some of the better pieces from around Canberra and the ACT.
    Part two should be coming soon…

    P.S If you know of any spots in the ACT that you would like to see in the next video, let me know let me know and I’ll try and get photos.

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Holden Caulfield 6:33 pm 22 Apr 09

toriness said :

most of this is only one step up from tagging. dull dull dull. how about some funky cartoon pictures…

There’s a pretty cool Danger Mouse inspired piece near Rhubarb & Me at Lyneham shops. I’ll try and get a picture of it.

Pommy bastard 5:20 pm 17 Apr 09

This paper suggests that both graffiti and highly sexualized outdoor advertising
should be understood as forms of street harassment. Research exists charting the
manner in which graffiti creates fear in public space and fear of crime is something
experienced by women more frequently than men. There has been no similar
research done on outdoor advertising. Using ideas from feminist geography and
criminology this paper argues that the socially exclusive consequences of the fears of
crime brought about by graffiti and outdoor advertising can be understood as being
similar to the consequences of street harassment.

http://www.adelaide.edu.au/apsa/docs_papers/Others/Rosewarne.pdf

Things you couldn’t make up, not even on bad acid, number 234353

monomania 1:27 pm 17 Apr 09

n2kaja said :

Some of these are amazing, we need a gallery for some of these artists, these types of galleries are popping up all over the world. It keeps the art safe and people do buy it.

Think of how much bubble-wrap some of those walls would take.

I agree. Most graffiti is crap anyway.

toriness 12:24 pm 17 Apr 09

most of this is only one step up from tagging. dull dull dull. how about some funky cartoon pictures or messages (in pictorial form – banksy style) rather than just writing your name in pretty colours!

cbr_lad 11:54 am 17 Apr 09

#13

could cost anywhere between $50 to $150 or more each time, depending on the brand of paint used (aus or european) and the amount of cans/detail needed

bloodnut 11:28 am 17 Apr 09

niftydog said :

farnarkler said :

There’s a Banksy type painting on the underpass near the servo in Kaleen. Interesting.

Ooh, have to check that out. There’s also some cool stuff in the storm water drain at the northern intersection of Baldwin and Maribyrnong. An awesome yellow submarine with some marine life. Really cool. I much prefer the purdie pictures to the uber-stylised words in the video.

local artist luke cornish has also done some commissioned stencil art around the cement planters on the U-shaped road across from the theatre on london circuit.

only govt sanctioned graff is ok i guess.

aidan 9:38 am 17 Apr 09

How much does it cost in paint for one of the larger ones?

I cycle past that Kaleen spot every day and I’m amazed how frequently they are painted over. Must cost a bomb as they routinely put an entire base layer over the previous stuff.

niftydog 9:06 am 17 Apr 09

farnarkler said :

There’s a Banksy type painting on the underpass near the servo in Kaleen. Interesting.

Ooh, have to check that out. There’s also some cool stuff in the storm water drain at the northern intersection of Baldwin and Maribyrnong. An awesome yellow submarine with some marine life. Really cool. I much prefer the purdie pictures to the uber-stylised words in the video.

lulu 8:06 am 17 Apr 09

Come down to Belconnen Bus Interchange next week – artists are taking over!

n2kaja 12:28 am 17 Apr 09

Some of these are amazing, we need a gallery for some of these artists, these types of galleries are popping up all over the world. It keeps the art safe and people do buy it. Anyway I like to do online photo contests and graffiti is often a subject. Where do I find some of these better works of art?

bloodnut 10:28 pm 16 Apr 09

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

“LOL d00d I t0tally rote my name on da wallz.”
“d00d itz like t0taly art and dont look nuffin like every other f.cking tag I’ve ever seen. J00 has t0tally appropriated urban space to make a vivid and insightful social statement.”
“Fosho d00d i iz an indivijul dats how i rollz.”

as awkwardly uncomfortable as watching my mum learn to text message.

farnarkler 10:26 pm 16 Apr 09

There’s a Banksy type painting on the underpass near the servo in Kaleen. Interesting.

Woody Mann-Caruso 9:56 pm 16 Apr 09

“LOL d00d I t0tally rote my name on da wallz.”
“d00d itz like t0taly art and dont look nuffin like every other f.cking tag I’ve ever seen. J00 has t0tally appropriated urban space to make a vivid and insightful social statement.”
“Fosho d00d i iz an indivijul dats how i rollz.”

xyro 9:32 pm 16 Apr 09

i used to work with the unemployed removing grafitti, was a shame to paint over some of it, many hours of work and talent! But if it gets reported by a little old lady, its gotta go. I also like the blue one best. i will keep an eye out for more!

luke79 7:25 pm 16 Apr 09

they often do

Thumper 7:21 pm 16 Apr 09

I can’t stand graffiti, but I kind of like that blue spagetti one.

I sometimes think that these guys should work on great big canvases and slightly change their styles. Who knows, a market may exist…

And that would be a good thing for all involved.

Tempestas 7:03 pm 16 Apr 09

There are some new pieces (like finished yeterday) near Callum Offices/Koomari in Phillip that are awesome. Get them before some *ahem* tags them.

luke79 5:36 pm 16 Apr 09

its legible to the trained eye, and like any art you can generally pick out the artists by the styles they use.
few nice ones in there

p1 5:25 pm 16 Apr 09

Some great pieces there. And a few pretty lame ones thrown in for balance. Kinda with I had the skill to take what’s in my mind and display it on a wall like that.

As always though, I kinda wish the art form enabled the reading of the text….

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