Sydney’s graffiti writers: kids with crayons or spray can bandits?

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The New South Wales Government is sending a clear message to young vandals with tough new graffiti laws.

Sydney’s Inner West has a thriving landscape of tags, throw-ups and pieces, but opinion remains divided over the controversial form of expression.

More on art and expression in our urban environment with Sharon Ye.

Photos taken by Lauren Ye and James Bullen.

Artists’ work can be found here:

Andrew Hagon (Water)

tDUB

Mr. French

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4 responses to “Sydney’s graffiti writers: kids with crayons or spray can bandits?

  1. I definitely think that allocating certain areas/streets where artists are allowed to Graffiti is a great idea, it many instances it adds culture and excitement to otherwise boring areas!

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  3. I reckon graffiti artists should be given their own space to show their art. It will keep it off the streets in unwanted places too !

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