The presence of street art tends to be a polarising factor in many inner-city communities. While some people love the literal face-lift it provides derelict and empty spaces, others are unable to differentiate between art and ugly tagging. However, Chris and D’arcy, the guys at the head of the KerbScrawl collective in Perth, may be able to charm the detractors. Transforming urban facades with materials that are non-toxic, non-permanent and odour-free, KerbScrawl have converted street art and advertising into an ephemeral and eco-friendly mode of creative practice. It looks incredible and there is definitely something appealing about putting art out in the public sphere that will naturally fade and disappear before the council bring out the pressure hoses.

Check out more of their urban-based work on their flickr.


September 13, 2010