Wednesday, 2 November 2011

If you can't beat it, join it ...

I mentioned on Monday that Newtown is a suburb in which graffiti is, if not encouraged, then not actively discouraged. There are parts of the suburb where entire walls are covered. It is a very old, quite delapidated inner-city suburb. Some of the graffiti looks good. Other bits are just tags, with very little artistic merit, and no socio-political point. These buildings are along another boundary of the Camperdown Memorial Rest Park. The murals here are quite suitable, IMHO.

9 comments:

Clytie said...

how very interesting to have a place for the graffiti artists to go. Some of these are amazing!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Tag over tag over tag, there's still a few spots on that wall Julie, maybe it'll keep the 'artists' busy there for a while yet! It does get a little noisy sometimes in the back garden, usually if I forget to put the seed out!

Virginia said...

Maybe they will contain themselves to this spot and not tag/deface other property.
V

Kay L. Davies said...

It was just a matter of time before graffiti became allowed and accepted, like some forms of music, and I can't help wonder if it will become mainstream in my lifetime.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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Mark said...

I like this type of art. However I cannot abide the black scrawls that are everywhere, completely talent free!

J Bar said...

They add colour to a drab wall.

paul said...

I like that, even though I cannot decipher the lettering (if you can call it that, but I think there are encrypted words).

Joan Elizabeth said...

Yes these look good enough ... Ann did a lot of shots of Newtown graffiti, I guess until then I didn't realise how painted it is.

Joe said...

Very colorful. Now is that face a billy goat or a chimpanzee with a beard and horns?