Thursday, March 15, 2012

Brickwork



Brickwork on an office wall in busy William Street, Northbridge recently won the international Ironlak Graffiti Competition. Artists Ayres, Creepy, Daek, Fecks and Ruset, spent their own funds creating the work. After seeing a mention of the artwork in The West Australian newspaper, I went along to have a look this afternoon. Brickwork extends some 80 metres along the full extent of the building. No wonder it took five days to create. And interestingly, the office building on which the mural has been painted houses the Opposition Spokesperson for the Arts, Perth MLA, John Hyde. 

8 comments:

  1. Quite amazing the effort that gets expended on these works, Rae. By its very nature graffiti is temporary and will sooner rather than later get overpainted or re-tagged. There are some graffiti artists that make the transition from graffiti to more conventional forms of art and some have become successful.

    See my post on graffiti here:
    http://nixpages.blogspot.com.au/2011/06/hosier-lane-vandalism-or-art.html

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  2. I like this, AND I love the colors!:)

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  3. A very stunning piece of street art Rae .

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  4. Wonderful piece. Excellent that they won!

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  5. I'm not sure about the theme for this mural; guess I'd have to see it myself.

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  6. Cool shot Rae, amazing that they got it finished so quickly.

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  7. A great image. The artist has achieved a great effect with the interlocking shapes and the restrained use of colour. Thanks for bringing it to us.

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