Spectrum Street Art adds colour and light to a rebuilding Christchurch

Zac Editor

By Zac in Cool Travel on Wednesday 20 May 2015

Visitors to Christchurch will immediately be struck by the sheer number of buildings (1,240) which have come down since the 2011 earthquake. But colour is slowly creeping back into this re-emerging city.

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Want to see the best street art in Australia? Just venture down Hosier Lane in Melbourne

Play Melbourne Contributor

By Play Melbourne in Cool Travel on Tuesday 12 May 2015

If you’re looking to set your eyes on some serious street art – street art where some of the world’s best artists come to play – you don’t have to travel to New York or Buenos Aires. Some of the very best street art is right in Melbourne’s backyard. And by backyard I mean smack bang in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.

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Wanksy: the mysterious street artist who gets potholes fixed faster with drawings of penises

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 2 May 2015

Wanksy - an anonymous street artist from Manchester, England – has discovered a novel way to get those wankers from government to address the city’s pothole problems.

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Numskull’s incredibly bold and bewildering Aussie street art: We asked him all about it

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 29 April 2015

Elliott Routledge (aka Numskull) is brightening up the streets of Sydney with his bold imagery and will be opening his solo show High Contrast, with M.M.P.G. this coming May.

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Cute and weird creatures by Hong Kong graffiti artist, Bao Ho

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By Maggie Ng in New Art on Friday 24 April 2015

Hong Kong’s street art scene has been slowly but surely blooming. Like the greenery in this city, bits of it have been gradually peeking out from behind the greyness of the sidewalks and skyscrapers, adding splashes of colour that brighten up this concrete jungle. With international street artists like French mosaic master Invader contributing their pieces to the walls of the SAR, and street art festivals such as HKWalls being held around town, the people’s appetite for visual stimulation amid the concrete jungle has been whetted.

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Street artist takes his water-activated art to the rainy sidewalks of Seattle

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 30 March 2015

Rainy days can really put a damper on things. Like your mood. So one street artist decided he would make the residents of rainy Seattle smile, and install artworks that came alive when it rained.

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Street artist travels the globe and gets creative with his gigantic rainbow murals

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 28 March 2015

Some street art is so abstract you can’t understand it. Other street art can be too high brow to get (no, seriously). But there’s one street artist who makes a point of colouring the streets with murals everyone will understand… and love. And his name is Seth Globepainter.

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Banksy strikes again! Creates controversial street art in Gaza Strip (of course)

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in News on Saturday 28 February 2015

It’s no surprise anonymous graffiti artist, Banksy, is known for creating controversy and shedding truth on popular current issues. His name alone is almost synonymous with causing a public stir. So what’s his latest controversial art commentary? He took on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Gaza strip.

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Giant colourful lamps take over the icy streets of Quebec City

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 17 February 2015

Winter can be dull and drab, especially if it snows a lot, so Quebec City have decorated their snowy streets with 34 giant lampshades to bring back some much-needed cheer.

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These handy street interventions are really quite something

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 24 January 2015

French artist Chifumi Krohom  from Strasbourg, who lives in Phnom Penh, purports to have a taste for experimentation with no destination or purpose, which pretty much sums up the greatness of his larger-than-life wheatpasted works across Cambodia, Nepal, India, as well as Italy and France.

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Cool graffiti is peppering the streets of Kochi, India

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 1 January 2015

How apt: a mysterious artist or artists signing off as Guess Who, have been taking to the streets of Kochi in India with a series of amazing street graffiti that reimagine pop culture images with an Indian spin. As Guess Who said to an interview with BBC Tamil in response to those who view graffiti as […]

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Check out some of Melbourne’s best street art at Hosier Lane

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 11 November 2014

This article brought to you by amaysim

When you think of Melbourne, you might think of shopping, lattes and football. But stroll along Hosier Lane and this Victorian capital is going to blow you away with some of Australia’s best street art. Positioned right opposite Federation Square in Melbourne’s city centre, this laneway is home to some of the world’s most iconic urban art, created by leading artists, including Ha-Ha, Psalm, Meggs, Vexta, and Civilian.

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You may do a double-take as you walk pass these works in Istanbul by Spanish street artist Pejac

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Spanish street artist Pejac has been delighting his fans around the world with optical illusions that play with the environment they are set against while offering an unusual perspective for the viewer. The artist has said that ‘the least interesting thing for me is the texture, color, or wall size. What I care about is […]

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Monstrously good street art at Sydney’s Project Five Volume 6

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 13 October 2014

Call it the grandaddy of Aussie contemporary street art festivals: the sixth volume of Project Five just hit the ground running, and from now till Oct 19, you can catch the exhibition at Darling Quarter’s high-traffic outdoor space OPEN in the Civic Connector. This article brought to you by amaysim

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Sydney’s very choreographed men gives everyone something to look at … and then some

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 1 August 2014

As part of the 19th Biennale of Sydney, artist Eglė Budvytytė is treating us to some rather bizarre performance art. In the mobile performance Choreography for the Running Male, a group of men jog a route through Sydney and carry out choreographed gestures related to emotions. Those emotions range from shame to seduction, and if you catch one of these performances, you’ll be both weirded out and amazed by what you’re seeing.

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