While golden sand, aquamarine water and massive waves make Bondi an iconic Sydney beach, there is plenty to see beyond the surf (and buff surfer boys). The boardwalk promenade has been a site for street art since the 1960s “leading the way in being a vibrant and inspiring place that supports its diverse population, creative culture, enriching lifestyle and stunning natural features.” The masterpieces are ever changing, making for a unique experience each visit to the Bondi boardwalk.In most people’s minds the words “street art” and “graffiti” are one in the same, often associated with vandalism, gangs, and urban plight. Graffiti artists are advertising themselves and their skills. They want to be famous. They want to known. They want their message to be delivered. They want to leave their mark.
Street art and graffiti are both powerful forms of public art that use visually striking, bold images, providing a voice, outlet for expression and sense of belonging. However, unlike tagging and graffiti, street artists are often formally trained artists who prepare their work before hand and arrive on location with the product.
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