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Off the street: art for all? - Blog - ABC Arts

Off the street: art for all? - Blog - ABC Arts | Film, Art, Design, Transmedia, Culture and Education | Scoop.it
Adrian Doyle, artist and co-founder of Melbourne Street Art Tours, reckons Melbourne is the best place in the world to see street art. Facter, also a Melbourne-based street artist and editor of webzine Invurt, agrees: “I do believe that there is absolutely no doubt in anyone’s mind, globally, of those who follows street art, that Melbourne is one of the very top destinations, anywhere – it’s not just valid, it is fact,”

Early this year, Christa Larwood, writing for BBC travel, claimed that Melbourne has emerged as an unlikely leader in urban art, and is now compared with Berlin, New York and Sao Paolo, attracting “urban art A-listers like Blek le Rat (the Parisian “godfather of the stencil”) and Banksy.”

Melbourne’s street art is marketed as a tourist attraction, a must-see for Lonely Planet backpackers. But not everyone is enamoured with street art. For many, there is little difference between graffiti (tagging) and street art of value.

Last month, anti-graffiti laws were back on the State Government agenda in New South Wales were graffiti removal costs the state more than $100 million a year. In Melbourne the clean-up bill also runs into the millions. Lord Mayor Robert Doyle told the ABC’s Jon Faine “I celebrate street art; the destructive mindless vandalism of tagging I can't stand.”

While some bemoan the rise of street art in our urban spaces, others see an opportunity to nurture and give back to their community.

Hurben is a 35-year-old street artist from Perth, who made the transition from tagging to street art to public commissions and gallery exhibitions.

“I guess I questioned why I was doing it,” he says as explanation for why he turned away from graffiti.

“I wanted to actually do something good with my art and create change and add to the culture. Not take away.”

Another Perth local Michael (mike) Shime has been making art on the street since the ‘80s. He is adamant that street art can nurture a sense of community, but acknowledges it will not always appeal to everyone.

“In my experience, street art definitely has a place in nurturing the community, but it can equally alienate them.”

“Young people today need to be able to voice themselves and many choose to use graffiti as a means of doing this,” he says.

“Most street artists are young people. Political and social issues have a large impact in their life and generally they are not in positions of power to enforce change on governmental levels. So they make and create awareness of political and social issues where they can. And more often than not, that is on the street with their art.”

Some will argue there are more appropriate ways to build a community or voice societal concerns than street art, but as National Gallery of Australia curator Jaklyn Babington points out: “throughout art history, artists have often created and displayed their works in public spaces and numerous art historical movements have had a political and/or socially motivating element to them. Street art is no different, it is just perhaps more proactive and determined than other forms of contemporary art today in its strategies and efforts to reach the widest possible audience.”

Peter Drew, a young Adelaide-based artist, considers street art a vital part of the city because it “marks the point of conflict between two great principles of western democracy, the freedom of expression and the sanctity of private property.”

He suggests community can form when there is a collective sense of ownership over a public space. The popularity of Melbourne’s CBD street art or the Condor Tower Carpark Project in Perth (which attracted around 3000 visitors on opening night in July 2009) can attest to this.

Fiona Hillary, the founding coordinator of the City of Melbourne’s youth arts project Signal Youth Arts Studio and an researcher with RMIT’s Art in Public Space program, says street art can be a great vehicle to engage community and usher change; especially in terms of regeneration projects.

“A great example was a project that occurred a few years ago in Dandenong when Grenda's Bus Depot was being relocated and the old site being demolished. The City of Greater Dandenong commissioned a number of artists to engage with the space and provide the local community with a different view of the site, and to an extent farewell the space.”

What do you think? Can street art bring communities together?


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Swallow Tattoo

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A swallow tattoo is a traditional tattoo. Swallow tattoos are beautiful and have a deeper meaning. This lens is created to explain the symbolism of the swallow and give you some inspiration for your own design.

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Weegee's infrared Empire State Building - a picture from the past

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The great crime-scene photographer Weegee (Arthur Fellig) took this infrared photograph of the Empire State Building in New York (Weegee's infrared Empire State Building - a picture from the past http://t.co/MkX9kNnPyZ...
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New species of forcepflies discovered in Brazil, only third known in its bizarre family

New species of forcepflies discovered in Brazil, only third known in its bizarre family | Film, Art, Design, Transmedia, Culture and Education | Scoop.it

A new species of forcepfly namedAustromerope brasiliensis, was recently discovered in Brazil and described in the open access journal Zoo Keys. This is the first discovery of forcepfly in the Neotropics and only the third known worldwide. The forcepfly, often called the earwigfly because the male genital forceps closely resemble the cerci of the common earwig, remains a scientific enigma due to the lack of information on the family.

Forcepflies make up the Meropeida family, which has been around since the world's continents were combined in a supercontinent Pangea, meaning that the Meropeidae family could be more than two hundred million years old. Even so the new species marks the discovery of only the third extant forcepfly known, one is known from Australia and another from North America.

Little is known about the actual biology of the Meropedia. The forcepfly has broad wings that are capable of fully folding over the abdomen; its body is flattened and its head is "opisthognathous," meaning that it has retractable jaws. From observations, scientists have concluded that adults are nocturnal and reside primarily on the ground. They are also capable of stridulation, or producing sound by rubbing body parts together like a cricket. In most cases an arthropod will do this when looking for a mate, warning off predators, or marking territory, however scientists don't yet know why the forcepfly performs stridulation. Even less is known about immature or juvenile stages of the forcepfly, including their appearance.

What can be concluded though is that the world's rainforest still contain numerous biological surprises. The forest where this species was found, also known as the Mata Atlântica, is more ancient than even the Amazon. Encompassing a multitude of environments from coastal mangrove forests to moist forests, the Mata Atlântica, or the Atlantic Forest, has developed completely unique ecosystems found no-where else largely due to its massive size and distance from the Amazon.


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A Simple Facebook Workflow That Can Gain You More Likes Quickly via @FStoppers @ Weeder

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Working with wildlife: The film-maker

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BBC Natural History Unit's Bridget Appleby on what it takes to be a wildlife film-maker. (Want to be a wildlife film-maker?
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Coloured Cosmetic Contact Lenses Review: DESIO

As you can tell from the vid, I'm loving lenses atm, for light eyes like myself, they can really enhance and make a statement. For dark eyes (like Jacks dark...
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Abstract Painting Art | eBay

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Find great deals on eBay for Abstract Painting Art and abstract painting canvas artwork. Shop with confidence. (Extra special offers on new #AbstractPaintingArt Fast Delivery! Buy now!
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Twitter / History_Pics: Frank Sinatra asks Yankees ...

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“@History_Pics: Frank Sinatra asks Yankees player Lou Gehrig for an autograph during the 1939 World Series http://t.co/ceyqofaPsl”;
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Blame them... ... #gpa&gma #leadher #loveher #history #culture #mylife #myfam
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Emily Bloom from Hegre-Art - Hot Sweet She

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Emily Bloom from Hegre-Art - The hottest erotic and porn photography. We showcase the sexiest nude women on the web like Kayden Kross, Malena Morgan, Stoya, Little Caprice A, Eufrat, Ariel, Elle Alexandra and more.
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Samyang/Rokinon Introducing New Budget Cine Lens: 16mm T2.2 ...

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Samyang 16mm T2.2 Cine If you shoot video, you may or may not have had the pleasure of using real cinema lenses. Even if you haven't gotten to use cine lenses, the next best thing are still photography lenses modified with ...
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Martin Ilgner

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Martin Ilgner creates beautiful, sensitive photographs that evoke tender memories of a place called home.

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it's a beautiful thing.......to see beautiful things

 

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The 50 Most Amazing University Libraries in the World

The 50 Most Amazing University Libraries in the World | Film, Art, Design, Transmedia, Culture and Education | Scoop.it
If there’s anything the editors of BestMastersPrograms.org love more than classes and books, it’s universities and libraries. It’s no surprise, then, that university libraries rank right up there among our favorite places.

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Privileged places and spaces!

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I love to read and I love to visit libraries.... and I was in some of these ones, sometimes as tourist other times as a student.... 

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Wow! I can dream...

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Weston Williamson unveils shape-shifting stadium for Brasilia

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Weston Williamson presents a concept for a shape-shifting athletics stadium in Brasilia that unfurls itself in response to wind direction and sunlight.

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Dirty Secrets Apple Doesn’t Want You To Know

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You don't become the wealthiest company in the world without having a few skeletons in the closet. (RT @donofporn: Dirty Secrets Apple Doesn’t Want You To Know. SMH.
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Education 2.0

This video was created as a final project for a graduate-level course entitled "Technology and Education" (KMD2003/TPS1447) at the Ontario Institute for Stud... ('Education 2.0' An interesting stop motion mash up of Sir Ken Robinson's speeches.
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Excerpt The Short American Century: A Postmortem by Andrew Bacevich

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Andrew Bacevich argues that Americans should not cling to "old illusions of the United States presiding over and directing the course of history." ("The problem for the United States today is that sanitizing history no longer serves U.S.
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Paris Apartment turned into a Camera Obscura

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We've seen the work of stenop.es before (here: http://5thin.gs/1ethIDc) but
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21st Raindance Film Festival Programme Announced

21st Raindance Film Festival Programme Announced | Film, Art, Design, Transmedia, Culture and Education | Scoop.it
Raindance Film Festival today unveils its full programme of feature length films, shorts and documentaries from more than 50 countries, and revealed a new addit (RT @Raindance: We Just About Have The Most Interesting Film Festival JURY Ever In The...
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Twitter / CrumbyPooh: This painting is great in so ...

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Salvador Dali tries his hand at ‘Dynamic Painting’ on ‘I’ve Got A Secret’ 1963

Salvador Dali tries his hand at ‘Dynamic Painting’ on ‘I’ve Got A Secret’ 1963 | Film, Art, Design, Transmedia, Culture and Education | Scoop.it
  Francis Bacon described Jackson Pollock as the “lacemaker,” as he thought Pollock’s Action Paintings looked like the intricacies of fine lacework.
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Study: Mistakes repeated when students struggle with basic math

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A new study from the University of Minnesota finds students who struggle to understand basic number concepts in early grades continue to make uncommon mistakes in math later on.
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Dreamcast Worlds: a design history

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Get it now "Dreamcast Worlds truly is something special in the annals of games writing in general, yet alone in terms of game histories." -- Game Over Again 15 years ago, Sega released its last gam...
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Retired Photographer Looks Back Over a Long and Successful Career - PetaPixel

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Retired Photographer Looks Back Over a Long and Successful Career
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Like many great photographers of the past, Domenic Quartuccio is not a household name.
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