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Since the beginning of the co-opting of urban art, there has been much debate about what art actually is and who gets to decide.

Actually, more likely, it’s been debated since the beginning of the creation of art in general, but we’re most concerned with urban art; graffiti and street…

Catching up with Askew One the other week, we had a huge chat about how street art impacts the environment.

While our conversation began with how wasteful spray cans are as a tool for painting, it spiralled into a whole movement-wide issue. The illegality of graffiti doesn’t exactly inspire writers…

In Queensland’s Sunshine Coast region sits the gorgeous little hippy town of Eumundi, home of the largest open-air market in Australia (that’s what they say, anyway), and just plain breathtaking nature which you can blissfully wander around, sans shoes, hopping between the pubs, cafes, bookstores and parks.

Plus, there’s art.

Since we last caught up with JESWRI, Melbourne went into intense lockdown, which saw mural projects paused and galleries shut. The pandemic halted all of his usual weekday activities and pushed his mental health to the edge.

With that dark energy, he painted through his feelings, revisited his roots and…

Imposter syndrome, self-doubt, and insecurity are rife within the arts community, and understandably so. Art is subjective, there is no possible way to make something that everyone will like, and trying to do so will only stop you creating your own stuff anyway.

But on the other hand, what you…

Whether you’ve following street artists or the local news, you will have undoubtedly seen much debate and commentary going on regarding Graffiti Removal Day.

In a nutshell, the graffiti community is pissed. And the reasons are many. …

RJ Williams is a graffiti artist and multidisciplinary creative operating in Sydney. Producing his first graphics for a t-shirt when he was 12, RJ has led a fascinating life. …

Oscar Wilde once said, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…”, I’d heard this umpteen times. I witnessed someone using it online when they were justifying mimicking an artists work and putting it up in their cafe. I thought it was a bull-shit quote from someone who knew nothing. …

As we dig deeper into the world of street art, we’re forever learning about aspects of the craft that hadn’t come to mind before.

It’s easy to think of street artists like we do many contemporary artists, imagining some glamorous lifestyle and romanticising the act of painting walls.

But painting…

As the year gets into full swing, we are so unbelievably delighted that festivals are continuing to go ahead and it looks like (touch wood) we may be in for a smooth year with all of our festivals returning.

If you catch this article while we’re still in February, be…

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