This Sunday, May 15th be part of the annual Keep Australia Colourful, organised by the KAC Crew, in response to the NSW Government and Keep Australia Beautiful’s annual „Graffiti Action Day“. We here at ILG are totally behind the KAC Crew, so get on board, find a spot and put some colour on a wall, rather than the alternative hidious buff choice of karki and beige that they think improves the urban scrawl. For more info, read the message below from the KAC Crew.
On May 15, Keep Australia Beautiful is teaming up with the NSW State Government for their second ‚Graffiti Action Day‘. Their aim is to mobilise volunteers all over the state to paint over as much graffiti as they can.
On the same day, we urge you to join us and take a stand on behalf of Graffiti and Street Art as valuable forms of art and culture. The government wants to ‚Keep Australia Beautiful‘ by painting our streets, lanes and public spaces various shades of beige – but we want to Keep Australia Colourful! Let’s show people how great our cities could look if there were more places for artists to create pieces legally.
If you want to join us, here’s what to do…
Graffiti/Street Artists: find a space, and make it look colouful on May 15.
Whatever you decide to paint, poster, stencil, knit, sticker … be sure to include a reference to Keep Australia Colourful in your piece. Yes, people … you can put aside your ego for one day and join the KAC crew, we know you can do it!! Of course, we are not encouraging you to do anything illegal! Then, upload your flicks on our website or add them to the fb page:
If you can tell us where you are going to be painting beforehand, even better – we can plug your session on the website/facebook too. And if you want to be available for media comment on the day, send us your details, and we will add them to our press release.
Graffit/Street Art Lovers: write a letter to your local council, and/or to the NSW Attorney General Greg Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org), telling them why you love graffiti and street art and why you want to see more of it.
For more info, see:
This community service announcement brought to you by Kurt Iveson, Cameron McAuliffe, Mini Graff, Mistery, Numskull, Pudl, Roach, Saynt, Spice & Leah Ellen