Australian Street | Stencils | Posters | Paste-ups | Zines | Stickers
- PUBLISHED: April 2011
- SUBJECT LISTING: Art History
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 128 Pages, 10 x 10 in, 110 illus., 80 in color
- ISBN: 9780642334114
Off the street and into the gallery. This exciting book looks at work from the past five years by some 35 contemporary artists from around Australia. Playful, edgy, clever, satirical and political, street art has significantly altered Australian visual culture over the past decade and has announced the arrival of a new generation of contemporary artists.
Space invaders engages with these developments and the radically differing aesthetic offshoots of street art, from stencils to paste-ups, stickers, and zines. It also explores the legal and commercial issues particular to street art in Australia, and reveals the strategies artists have used to divide their practice between the street and the gallery. It includes insightful essays by people engaged with the scene, interviews with artists practising on the streets today, and a multitude of fabulous images.
Authors & Contributors
Jaklyn Babington is assistant curator of international prints, drawings, and illustrated books at the National Gallery of Australia. Other contributors include Roger Butler, Din Heagney, Eloise Peace, and Alison Young.
Space Invaders / Jaklyn Babington
An Initial Wave: Connecting Crews
Neo-Pop: A Culture of Sampling and Appropriation
Politics and the Street Press
POPaganda: Commercial Counter Attacks
Lo-Fi Goes Viral
The Return of the Hand
Shape-Shifters: Crossover Tactics and the Gallery
The Journey from Ephemeral to Collectable
Street Art: Past and Present, Here and There / Roger Butler
Bypassing the System: Zine Culture in Australia / Eloise Peace
Legal / Illegal: Street Art in Australia / Alison Young
The Rise (and Fall) of Street Stencils / Din Heagney
Director's Word / Ron Radford
NewActon South Lift-Shaft Commission / Adi Nachman