FROM OUR RELATIVES DOWN UNDER: ***
G’Day! How ya goin HQ?!
Been yonks since our last Secret Walls series in Sydney and Melbourne, hey? But no dramas ’cause we’ve got some mini battles going out Woop Woop. Yeah right, get this – we’re in Perth now! Bloody fair dinkum mate.
What were we thinking? Well, a little birdy told us Westraya’s “up and coming” now, meaning artists are thinking twice about their one-way ticket to Melbourne. We laughed too. So we shot the bugger and put him on the barby.
Yet, by some twist of fate, the creatives down at Form decided in April to use Perth as the playground for their urban art festival, “Public”. Strewth mate, you shoulda seen – it was going off like a frog in a sock! The city was chocka with national, and even some stray international artists, descending on the sandgropers to paint murals across the city. 45 beauties in a month. Too easy. Good on ya Perth.
And just like that, the City of Light’s snuck into the international street-art scene and given impetus to local initiatives from Art Lab, The Little Wing Corner Gallery, and the emerging Laneway Collective Project. Oh, and Secret Walls Oz of course!
We stormed into the melting pot with 2 Black Book Battle events and 23 artists locked in Artline war. The first rule of BBB is that all are welcome to the party, whatever age, experience or style. Heaps variety. Heaps fun. It’s ace mate.
Check out the work below and we’ll catch you guys later. Hooroo!
SW AU x
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