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.
Blu: Large-scale illustrations spanning wall pieces, animations and sketchbook work
Lucy McLauchlan: Contemporary artist working on large-scale illustrative pieces
Street Art in Lisbon
Crono Project: Large-scale street art project in Lisbon
Wooster Collective Celebrating street art
Banksy: Stencils and other interventions
Slinkachu: The Little People Project
Invader: Space invader-inspired mosaics
Jorge Rodriguez Gerada: Large-scale drawings
Ben Eine: Large-scale typography
Ericailcane: Large-scale illustrative work
JR: Giant photography pieces
Camilla Watson: Photography printed onto walls
Bast: Street collage and posters
Knitta: Documenting guerilla knitting around the
Edgar Mueller: 3D pavement chalk drawings
Sam3: Large-scale murals
Scrawl Collective: A network of grafitti and street artists
working on paper
Street Art Utopia: A blog documenting street art from around
Gavin, Francesca (2007) Street Renegades: New Underground Art
London: Laurence King.
Street art covered by The Guardian