Fremantle Allows Art Graffiti on Radio National

The hype and sensationalism over the recent Graffiti/Street Art policy here a Freo Council was a bit challenging so it was very refreshing to have a sensible adult conversation about it on Radio National this morning. The interviewer was from Melbourne and it was interesting how our policy seemed so common sense in this debate.You can listen to it here:

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksandartsdaily/fremantle-allows-art-graffiti/4503242

“Hosier Lane is one of Melbourne’s most famous graffiti alleyways with an ever-changing gallery of tags, tributes and stencils. It’s also a major tourist draw card, a fact that hasn’t been missed by other Australian cities, especially Fremantle. In fact, that city has just adopted a new graffiti- friendly policy. From now on, Fremantle council officers will no longer remove anything considered to be art. The man behind the new policy is the Mayor of Fremantle, Brad Pettitt. But one person’s street art is another’s person’s vandalism and the new policy has drawn the ire of the state’s Graffiti Taskforce and the police.”

courtesy of Love Freo

courtesy of Love Freo

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