Graffiti Art Is Getting Plenty of Street Cred

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Byline: Fallon Hudson fallon.hudson@dailymercury.com.au

GRAFFITI over the years has evolved into an art form and is now getting a whole lot of street cred.

This year Artspace Mackay will exhibit Australian and international street artists as part of the MAY'S: The May Lane Street

Project.

This is just one of the fresh and modern exhibitions Artspace Mackay will hold in the first six months of this year.

Artspace director Michael Wardell said R. Ian Lloyd's beautiful photographs of Australian artists in their studios are fine works of art in their own right but also celebrate the individual personalities of a large number of Australia's most creative people.

C[pounds sterling]At the same time we will be displaying a complementary exhibition of etchings by Townsville artist Ron Mc Burnie in which the artist also explores the private realm of his fellow artists.C[yen]

The 2011 Artspace Mackay exhibition program is one that will appeal to a broad audience and visitors of all ages.

Director of Community Services Gerard Carlyon said Artspace has a big year ahead with a diverse range of exhibitions from painting and photography to contemporary glasswork and much more.

C[pounds sterling]Our program is developed to engage and cater to all tastes and ages. …

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