The Ear Science Institute Australia (ESIA) has commissioned Chris to transform the large wall at the entrance to the basement car park of the George Jones Family Centre in Subiaco. Chris is teaming up with filmmaker and visual artist Brandon D’Silva, who will be recording the installation to make a promotion documentary. Cheers for Ears is a school health program designed to educate and encourage healthy behaviours amongst young people to prevent noise induced hearing loss.
Check back next week for photos of the final installation!
Beastman mural, Outpost Art from the Streets, Cockatoo Island, 2011
29 June - 25 August, 2012
Living Walls showcases the work of a diverse selection of street and mural artists, illustrators and designers. Featuring established and emerging, local and national artists whose work is sought after for public commissions, commercial product and private collections, Living Walls encourages audiences to think differently about the potential for street, graffiti and mural art to transform the texture and appeal of urban landscapes, and to reach into private and commercial spaces.
"I’ve always seen the park bench as a good metaphor for good urban space. You sit on them, you fall in love on them, you eat your sandwiches on them, you get drunk on them, you carve your name and your girlfriend’s name on them…” (Andrew Shoben, director of UK collective Greyworld)
Urban Designers around the world argue that the park bench is a good metaphor for good urban spaces. Jan Gehl’s Public Space Public Life research revealed that Perth has increased its cafe chair seats by 74% since 1993. Improvements to our streetscapes since the initial report have been fundamental to the increasing number of people enjoying Perth’s streets.
Banksy has seemingly struck again with a new piece near Croydon (UK) last week.
Also, check out the new Thom Yorke video clip by Raymond Salvatore Harmon, a cross-genre media artist, film maker, sound artist and record producer. It's radness is only just eclipsed by it's propensity to cause epileptic fits...
Graffiti related laws are on the table for debate in Western Australian parliament in August/September 2009.
The current government hopes to introduce laws that will make it illegal for stores to sell 'graffiti tools' to people under the age of 18. You can access the full bill here: www.parliament.wa.gov.au
If this affects you, its time to have your say and be part of the debate. Visit Think First WA for details.
Nuart is an annual international street art festival based in Stavanger on the West Coast of Norway. From the first week of September, an international team of street artists start to leave their mark on the city's walls and contribute to a one month long Nuart static show.
The Nuart blog features photos, live painting videos, guerrilla gardening recipes, public presentations from international street artists and... a new Banksy piece?!
ReFace documentary broadcast on ABC1 & ABC2 this Sunday!
Are graffiti, stick ups and stencils a scourge of modern society or a legitimate urban art form?
A short documentary follows the ReFace team as they present street art in a unique way online and as part of the Perth International Arts Festival in an attempt to redefine the way we all look at street art.
Sunday Arts, ABC1
SUNDAY AUGUST 2
For more information about ReFace, please visit: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/reface/about.htm