A few weeks back TRH and I drove around following my list of addresses, looking for street art. Similar to our tour in earlier posts (Pt Adelaide 1 and Pt Adelaide 2) what you see here is just a snippet of what we discovered within a ten kilometre radius of our home.
The above are just a couple of photographs of the Adelaide City Zoo fence. The art work is subtle, yet striking.
We struck a real pot of gold in a dingy looking narrow little laneway of industrial buildings. The one on the left is on the street running parallel to it. A beautifully striking portrait. Then this treasure trove of art work on every single building along the three block length of the lane. The bottom right one is constructed from different coloured plastic cups!
The David Bowie portrait was done shortly after his death. It adorns a building on the site of the Maid and Magpie hotel. The aboriginal dot painting is in the laneway, as is this garbage guzzling monster.
The building façade at the top is like a fine piece of sketched pencil art. The bottom left adorns the front of a motel. Each bedroom in the facility has a wallsized piece of art by the same artist. I didn’t think they would take too kindly to me asking to go in and take photos! And last, but not least, is this novel decorated fence hiding a construction site.
These art works bring a vibrancy and a refreshing quirckiness to an otherwise dull street scene.
© Raili Tanska