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Graffiti and Street Art in Perth and Fremantle. A vivid mural or a piece of street art is ready to capture your eye as you walk through Perth and Fremantle’s city centre. New urban art pieces sprout throughout the city as our urban art movement develops. And this brings life to the streets and enhancing the overall experience. A few of the pieces will only be up for a brief period of time before being painted over or replaced by something else.
Photos by Ruby Shakir
In recent years, the city has attracted attention from across the globe. And this is due to the presence of street art by some of the world’s top street painters on its buildings and in its alleyways.
Street Art and Graffiti Origins
It has also been shown that graffiti goes back to prehistoric and ancient times through the Lascaux cave paintings in France and other historical discoveries across the globe. Graffiti is also defined simply as the writing, sketching, or painting on walls or surfaces of a building. In addition, the images of hunting scenes found at these places were either a way to remember past hunting victories or part of rituals meant to help hunters be better hunters.
It is also believed that modern graffiti made its first appearance in Philadelphia in the early 1960s and that it reached New York by the late 1960s. People started putting their names, or “tags,” on buildings all throughout the city in the 1970s. The new art form caught on like wildfire.
Graffiti and Street Art in Perth and Fremantle. The Following Are the Top 10 Graffiti Styles:
Tags or Tagging
Tag – Stylized signature done quickly, in many areas, and on many surfaces. This is also the most basic form of graffiti. An author’s signature made using a marker or spray paint is acceptable. It is the writer’s logo or brand. Their stylized personal signature.
Heaven or Heaven-spot
Graffiti writers use the word “heaven spot,” or “heaven” for short, to refer to difficult-to-reach surfaces such high walls, bridges, and motorway signs. It also makes them hard to remove. Maximum annoyance to authorities and a great way to send a free message.
Stencil graffiti is a form of graffiti that makes use of stencils made out of paper, cardboard, or other media to create an image or text that is easily reproducible. The desired design is cut out of the selected medium. And then, the image is transferred to a surface through the use of spray paint or roll-on paint.
Poster or Paste-Up
A composition on a sheet of paper, board, or other backing applied to a wall or object using wheatpaste. This technique allows street artists to put up detailed images quickly for obvious reason .
Sticker or Slap
Sticker art (also known as sticker bombing, sticker slapping, slap tagging, and sticker tagging) is a form of street art in which an image or message is publicly displayed using stickers. These stickers may promote a political agenda, comment on a policy or issue, or comprise a subcategory of graffiti
The term “blockbuster style” refers to massive murals painted in a hurry, often using paint rollers to apply the sprayed lettering. The goal of blockbuster graffiti is to cover a large space as quickly as possible.
Wild-style graffiti is a complex and detailed art genre. Often , this form of graffiti incorporates interwoven and overlapping letters and shapes. It may include arrows, spikes, and other decorative elements depending on which technique used by the writer.
The graffiti term ‘piece’, short of masterpiece, is used to describe a large, complex, labour-intensive graffiti painting, usually painted by skilled and experienced writers. This often take a lot of time to produce the work.
What Are the Benefits of Street Art and Graffiti, and Why Should You Do It?
Street art is intriguing, inventive, and free in terms of location and style. Art in the streets is an enormously broad and varied trends. One that’s getting more and more attention as the quality, scope, and quantity of street art improves and gains followers. Every angle from which you look at street art reveals its diversity. As mentioned, there are many different styles of street art, ranging from paste-ups to murals, stencils to tags, and a plethora of others.
As a consequence of the influence and inspiration received from a diverse range of cultures and artistic forms, street artists are there in virtually every nation globally. Therefore, this creates a diverse and expanding body of urban art that can be found all over the world. Every second, a new piece is added to the puzzle, as other pieces are taken away or erased. You’d never be able to keep up with the changes!
Tours of Perth and Fremantle’s Street Graffiti and Art
The street art in Perth is amazing! Perth is rapidly establishing itself as Australia’s second street art city. The city has amazing murals adorning walls throughout the city and suburbs, from hipster neighborhoods to suburban homes in the suburbs.
Throughout Perth City, you’ll also come across a diverse range of beautiful street art. And these include many murals, which depict a variety of themes, highlighting the city’s color and diversity. And because of the city’s convenient location, you’ll never be too far away from a cup of coffee while you’re out and about exploring.
Graffiti and Street Art in Perth and Fremantle. During a guided walking tour of Fremantle’s street art culture, you’ll be on the lookout for some eye candy. Explore some of the city’s most famous artworks. You will see from large-scale commissioned installations to the ever-changing face of illegal street art culture, with the help of your tour guide.
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