Artist Talk: 100 Vandals
Hear from curators Trevor Bly and Mike Shime about the 100 newly commissioned graffiti works on display in the 100 Vandals exhibition and gain a deeper insight into this overlooked artform.
Facilitated by AGWA Associate Curator, Projects, Isobel Wise.
A commission of 100 works by local graffiti artists highlights this often overlooked art form and celebrates its place in our city.
100 Vandals brings together newly commissioned drawings by several generations of graffiti artists working in Perth and its surrounding suburbs. Their works vary from aspirational designs that showcase and extend their creative visions to those that are direct documentations of past work or indications of unique styles and visual attitudes. Artists were selected by 100 Vandals curators Trevor Bly and Mike Shime, along with Kid Zoom and Drew from The Butcher Shop.
The display includes friends and enemies, solo operators and those in crews. Most are men, though there are many highly-respected women artists in the scene and they are represented here. There are artists who have been jailed for their output and those who have narrowly escaped such fate. The majority of artists focus solely on graffiti and make livings in a range of fields from nursing to IT to the trades. However, well-known styles or signatures will identify several exceptions who have careers in the “straight” art, design and illustration worlds.
Isobel Wise AGWA Associate Curator, Projects