STREET ART – Australia

“Painting is self discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.”….Jackson Pollock

My wife and I were at the recently opened Howard Smith Wharves, in Brisbane, Qld. (An entertainment precinct) when we came across these pieces of Street Art. Unfortunately, we arrived a little late as contractors were loading a number of pieces onto the back of a truck. What a pity as I would have loved to have viewed and captured more. These people are so talented.

Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. It can also be called Independent Public Art, Post-Graffiti, and Neo-Graffiti.……Wikipedia.

Wouldn’t it be marvellous if our councils could follow Brisbane, Toowoomba and the Gold Coast’s lead and erect suitable structures in our parks and public spaces for street artists to show off their talent. It could be by invitation only and reasonable art prizes could be offered to entice the best. Perhaps, “Archibald on the Green” Any open space/parks rather than in an art gallery.

It may be political and it may be humorous, but if it makes you think then it is all worth while.

Jimmy Bee

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