Graffiti: art or vandalism

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  1. 1. art or vandalism?BarCampCanberra 2011 19th March 2011, ANU @RuthEllison
  2. 2. Ugly graffiti in Milan by Jackie Kever, available under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs2.0 Generic licence
  3. 3. vandalism1. deliberately mischievous or malicious destruction or damage of property: vandalism of public buildings.2. willful or ignorant destruction of artistic or literary treasures.Source: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/vandalism
  4. 4. art the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.Source: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/art
  5. 5. WHIMSICAL
  6. 6. Banksy Girl Balloon by NeverLeaveLondon, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic licence
  7. 7. IMG_0855 by Ruth Ellison, artist: Stormie Mills
  8. 8. FUNNY
  9. 9. Source: Ruth Ellison
  10. 10. http://swick.co.uk/index.php/2009/06/10-examples-of-funny-graffiti/
  11. 11. MAKING THE BORINGINTERESTING
  12. 12. Skipping Girl Graffiti by zoomar, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic licence
  13. 13. Sydney Street Art, robot by Ruth Ellison
  14. 14. Banksy by Klara Kim, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic licence
  15. 15. CLEVER USE OF SPACES
  16. 16. Peek-a-boo! Street Art, Fitzroy, Melbourne by Ruth Ellison
  17. 17. Banksy by Shayne Kaye available under a Creative Commons Attribution2.0 Generic licence Banksy by Greg Marshall, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic licence
  18. 18. Banksy Looters 29Sept08 by Infrogmation, available under a Creative Commons Attribution2.0Generic licence
  19. 19. POLITICAL MESSAGES
  20. 20. Crayon boy by Banksy, http://www.banksy.co.uk/outdoors/outusa/horizontal_1.htm
  21. 21. West Bank
  22. 22. Source: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_FLs7qz-WGnA/THOLwBi_0hI/AAAAAAAACsE/FYurw_Ya6SQ/s1600/banksy+hole.jpg
  23. 23. Source: http://mishunderstanding.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/banksy-431.jpg
  24. 24. http://totallycoolpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/14122010_banksy/banksy_13.jpg
  25. 25. I loveRange & styles of expressionDepth of meaningFleeting, transientLayers upon layers upon layers....
  26. 26. art or vandalism?
  27. 27. More?Check out my street art collectionhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/laruth/collections/72157624131868283/Canberra graffiti artists E.L.K., Bryd
  28. 28. Ruth EllisonEmail: me@ruthellison.comWeb:www.ruthellison.com @RuthEllisonFind this presentation at www.slideshare.net/ruthellisonImage sources: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vernhart/1574355646/ , http://randaclay.com/freebies/free-twitter-graphics/