Talk – Street art of Sydney’s inner west
Melinda Vassallo, street art photographer
Sunday 27 June, 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Graffiti or street art is often seen as the defacing of public property. So who would have thought that the casual inscriptions of “Eternity” by a drunken scamp and squanderer would eventually become a celebrated symbol of a country to welcome in the new Millennium.
Street art in Sydney varies from its most famous tagger Arthur Stace with his simply put “Eternity” to the iconic “I have a dream” mural on King Street, Newtown. Sydney’s inner west is rich with street art and has some of the best examples in Australia, despite the fact that many landmark street art pieces have disappeared in a time of high-density housing construction and increased renovation of buildings.
Melinda Vassallo is a graphic designer and art director with more than 20 years in the industry and also the author of Street Art of Sydney’s Inner West.