Street Art

Research point
Identify examples of street art on the walls near you. If you live in a rural community this might be a problem as street art tends to be largely an urban phenomenon. If necessary, pick some examples from the references below or through your own research.
Write a short commentary about how this work interacts with the environment. How important is the context to understanding what the work is trying to do? Reflect on whether you think a particular piece of graffiti is ‘art’ or just vandalism.
Use your learning log to document your reflections.

Artists online

Herakut

Blu: Large-scale illustrations spanning wall pieces, animations and sketchbook work
http://www.blublu.org

Lucy McLauchlan: Contemporary artist working on large-scale illustrative pieces
http://www.lucy.beat13.co.uk

Street Art in Lisbon
http://www.gau-lisboa.blogspot.co.uk

Crono Project: Large-scale street art project in Lisbon
http://cargocollective.com/crono

Wooster Collective Celebrating street art
http://www.woostercollective.com

Banksy: Stencils and other interventions
http://www.banksy.co.uk

Slinkachu: The Little People Project
http://www.slinkachu.com

Faile
Photocopy/poster artist
http://www.faile.net

Invader: Space invader-inspired mosaics
http://www.space-invaders.com

Jorge Rodriguez Gerada: Large-scale drawings
http://www.jorgerodriguezgerada.com

Ben Eine:  Large-scale typography
http://www.einesigns.co.uk

Ericailcane: Large-scale illustrative work
http://www.ericailcane.org

JR: Giant photography pieces
http://www.jr-art.net

Camilla Watson: Photography printed onto walls
http://www.camillawatsonphotography.net

Bast: Street collage and posters
http://www.bastny.com

Knitta: Documenting guerilla knitting around the
world
http://www.flickr.com/photos/knittaplease

Edgar Mueller: 3D pavement chalk drawings
http://www.metanamorph.com

Sam3: Large-scale murals
http://www.sam3.es

Scrawl Collective: A network of grafitti and street artists
working on paper
http://www.scrawlcollective.co.uk

Street Art Utopia: A blog documenting street art from around
the world
http://www.streetartutopia.com

Suggested reading

Gavin, Francesca (2007) Street Renegades: New Underground Art
London: Laurence King.

Street art covered by The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/streetart