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    Monday, October 27, 2008

    The Tasmania Tour - October 2008

    I spent a week in Tasmania recently. I only managed to visit Launceston and the east coast. The picture is one I took in the CBD of Launceston. Should be a familiar reference to those that watched Summer Heights High. Needless to say, I found "Lonnie" to be full of sex based (ie year 9) slogan graffiti.

    A Brief History of Graffiti - exhibition EXTENDED

    Hi All
    Just letting you know the graffiti exhibition has been extended to November 30.

    Same time; 530pm - late, closed Monday.


    Wednesday, October 15, 2008

    A Brief History of Graffiti - The Age review

    If you didn't read, the exhibition was review in last Sunday's The Age (October 5, 2008), M lift-out.
    Obviously not a fan of graffiti, and I think thats the point. Its not about whether you like what they are doing, but what you draw from what they have written. It is meant to communicate, provoke a reaction, engage.
    Nice to be in The Age though
    and note, Bella Union Bar at Trades Hall have decided to extend the exhibition to the end of November. I have one fan at least.

    Thursday, September 25, 2008

    A Brief History of Graffiti

    Just letting you know I have an exhibition of my photographs as part of this year's Melbourne Fringe Festival

    Exhibition: A Brief History of Graffiti
    Venue: Bella Union Bar, Trades Hall
    Cnr Lygon and Victoria Streets
    Carlton, Victoria

    From Sep 24 - October 12

    Sunday, August 3, 2008

    The Sunshine State - July graffiti tour

    I have returned from my week long trip to Queensland to keep out its graffiti scene. I guess we are spoilt for choice coming from Melbourne. Usual main areas like Fortitude Valley and the West End were fruitful

    but you always have to look everywhere. For instance, I managed to take quite a lot of pictures of band name graffiti in the CBD of Brisbane. The attached pic was is Newstead/Fortitude Valley area. Another example of a long tradition in pointless but funny graffiti.

    Monday, July 14, 2008

    the weekend - selected graffiti image

    the weekend

    I spent some time on a chilly Sunday morning taking a few graffiti shots around the Fitzroy area. I came across some older images I had previously taken but the weather and new graffiti reduced the clarity of these pieces. But this adds to the whole cycle as what is old, wears away giving space for new messages to be communicated.

    If anyone can suggest other areas to explore, I would be appreciative.

    July update

    Great news

    I have an exhibtion coming up in September as part of Melbourne Fringe. This is the second year in a row I am at the fringe. The new exhibtion, title, A Brief History of Graffiti will be at Bella Union Bar at Trades Hall in Carlton

    It will feature some rare graffiti slogans of favourable comments about politcians and the viewer will also be able to contribute to the graffiti image by adding their own comment.

    check for further details

    Wednesday, June 11, 2008

    This photograph was taken in an industrial area of Melbourne's west. The bright blue skies, the industrial backdrop and the humour of the graffiti scrawled on the rock makes for a fantastic picture. Perhaps someone amidst the factories and everyday routines wanted to brighten up their day or someone else's with a permanent gesture guaranteed to put a smile on their face.

    Welcome to the seven breaths blog on global slogan graffiti

    Welcome to my blog.

    I've created this blog to share my interests with others about slogan graffiti. I have been photographing slogan graffiti from around the world for the past five years. I have travelled to Hamburg, Berlin, Barcelona, New York, Beunos Aires, London and Melbourne just to name a few cities that I have photographed.

    I will be posting images and discussing these and hope you can also share your images and thoughts about them too.