ART ON THE STREET

In a bid to keep their local streets free of graffiti, Sydney's Inner West Council devised the Perfect Match initiative. Local residents and property owners plagued with graffiti are matched with street artists who transform the unsightly publics wall into works of art. Perfect Match 2016 took place earlier this month. Having recently moved from the inner west, to New Zealand, I haven't been able to check out any of this years walls, so here are a few photographs I took from previous Perfect Matches. Artists include Fintan MageePhibs, Dallas Clark and Stephen Evans, Mulga, Jumboist,  Ears, Sid Tapia and Peque,

And while the organised tours and events associated with the Perfect Match weekend may be over, you can still download the map and take a self guided tour of this impressive outdoor gallery.

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DESTRUCTIVE/CONSTRUCTIVE

Vhils-14 Portrait of urban and environmental activist Jack Mundey, by Vhils.

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Back in March, I heard about a Portugese street artist named Vhils. He was in Sydney to complete a new public work in The Rocks, along with this there was an exhibition titled Dissolve at The Rocks Pop-up so I went along to take a look.

Exploring the marks inhabitants leave on their environment, Vhils uses various subtractive processes to create his artwork on a range of surfaces, including paper, metal, wood and plaster.

Sadly the exhibition is over but you can still see the portrait of Jack Mundey and you can read more about this exhibition here.