Carz

Random grabs of painted vehicles and paintings of vehicles.  One nearly always sees them going the other way on the road when photography isn’t an option. So, for what it’s worth…. At Islington way back in 2004, the car dealer is still there. Painted on the wall, part of a

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Taggers, Krews & Throsby the Bencher

Let’s clear this up. Throsby’s a bencher and knows little about the fine art (or fine vandalism) of graffiti. He likes a “nice picture” and gazes in awe at the skills evident in both skyscraper-size portraits and tiny stylised tags. In this case we’re looking at a small collection of

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Poster Art ~ Medium & Message

An under-appreciated art form – and is it art? Of course it is. Poster art can be as legitimate as any other form, but the divide between art, advertising, and messaging is often hard to know. McLuhan said the medium is the message. Never truer with posters, which also clearly

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Objects d’Art

You know. That stuff lying around Newcastle that someone has painted or adapted to their idea of something arty. Cut little squiggles and doodles in unexpected places. Posters that are profound, or profoundly funny. Stencils and stickon art pieces. Well here’s just a few… INCLUDING ACTUAL ‘ART’ :0) AND.. ENHANCED

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Commercial Art

Weston – 10 May 2008 This is as “Australiana” as it gets. The quiet village of Weston amid the lower Hunter coalfields under a glorious autumn sky. This classic country building sports commercial art of mixed message: an Arnotts Biscuits rosella next to a Westons Biscuits name in a suburb

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Protest Graffiti

Protest graffiti in Newcastle is sparse. It might be more common than we know, obfuscated as elaborate tags, or inferred by image or word in no obvious context. Some of our region’s best-known explicit statements are shown here. If you have samples, please contribute (see Contacts page). Early slogans opposed

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