Walking finds in Sydney

Walking finds in Sydney

I went for a walk on Good Friday to get out of my flat and to have a look round one of the oldest parts of Sydney, The Rocks. Here are some of the photos I took.

Take away Thai McGee

Take away Thai McGee

I recently made a post of the street artist Barry McGee and his work on the Thai Airways building in Sydney Australia. My understanding is that this piece of street art would be kept on the side of the Thai Airways building. But recently, it seems that this artwork had an expiry date. But that … Continue reading

Sculpture par la mer

Sculpture par la mer

Sculpture by The Sea celebrated fifteen years this year. Starting in 1997, this event in Sydney is not one to be missed. These are some of my favourite sculptures. The walk between Bondi and Bronte beach is beautiful and on the sunny day that I went, it was magical. Hope you like the photos I … Continue reading

The long forgotten songs of Sydney

The long forgotten songs of Sydney

With the sounds of the Rufous Whistler, the White-throated Tree Creeper, Scarlet Robin and other species that have long since retreated to less developed areas, these hanging empty cadges hang in Sydney’s Angel Place are a reminder of what life once inhabited here. This instillation was part of the Sydney Laneways art project in 2009. … Continue reading

Space Invaders invade closer to home

Space Invaders invade closer to home

Walking home after another day at work, I was just about to walk into my apartment block when I clocked that there were a few tellies waiting to be collected. One tellie caught my eye, it had a mosaic little pattern on it. When I came closer I saw it was a space invader!

Little finds in Sydney

Little finds in Sydney

From time to time when walking in Sydney I come across interesting little pieces, Some are artworks, others might be vintage advertising, marks spray painted by construction works. Some I have no idea what they could mean. But here are some photos of these strange markings, advertisements and scribbles…

Thai McGee?

Thai McGee?

Barry McGee’s work on the Thai Airways building in Sydney appeared one day and I was really excited to see this piece of streetart. However, not all were happy to see this newest piece of streetart to hit Sydney. Channel Seven’s take on Barry McGee I went on a great walking tour of the Laneway Art … Continue reading

Leave your mark

Leave your mark

With the last few post, it has got me thinking about the idea of leaving your mark behind, the act of recording that you were here, this place, this time. A couple of years ago when I was in London, I visited the Tower of London to take a couple of friends who were travelling … Continue reading

Streetart and Tunisia

Streetart and Tunisia

I’ve been interested in the world of street art for a while and I love it when I stumble across great articles about streetart and how it can be used in a positive creative way. Jake Hanrahan, writer for The Guardian recently wrote a great story called “The skateboarders bringing peace to Tunisia”. This article is … Continue reading

Padlock Passion

Padlock Passion

Last year when I was travel through Paris, I notice on the Pont des Arts the bridges crossing the Seine river it was clipped with padlocks the fence. Looking closer, these locks had people’s names on them. I took a few pics but still it played on my mind what they were doing there. I … Continue reading

Inspiration in Sydney – Streetware

Inspiration in Sydney – Streetware

The City of Sydney council has commissioned some fantastic streetware art in the southern end of the CBD. I really enjoyed this walk to see some great artists and gave me some inspiration for my own work. If you have the time I really suggest you get out there and see this. Here is some pics … Continue reading

The “Poof-ing” Vacuum Cleaner

The “Poof-ing” Vacuum Cleaner

Through re-exploring Sydney, mainly by walking daily, I was happily surprised to see little pieces of street art popping up. Most of these pieces are anonymous (if you know the names of the artist, please drop me a line!) and make a very nice change from the sometimes aggressiveness and perhaps the boredom of graffiti … Continue reading

The complementary biscuit

The complementary biscuit

The beginning – where I to start? I am hoping to get myself out there and to start freelancing as a designer. There is a great amount of reference material that is out there in magazines, websites, recruitment companies and blogs of fantastic advice of where to start out. This has been all rather over whelming … Continue reading