Street art is beautifying towns and landscapes across the country

A colourful feature in our cityscapes and beyond, street art is an increasingly important part of our urban and regional culture.

Over recent years, Australian cities have started to take on a new vibrancy, boasting a spate of outdoor artistic spaces, well-designed street murals, and clever and colourful graffiti that includes social comment and political portraiture.

Large bare concrete walls are increasingly the domain of street artists. The clandestine late night aerosol-spraying of fences and buildings by a masked graffiti artist has now frequently evolved into an accepted and recognised art form.

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Suzannah Conway is ArtsHub's Brisbane-based Arts Feature Writer. Suzannah is an experienced arts administrator, having been CEO of Opera Queensland, the Brisbane Riverfestival and the Centenary of Federation celebrations for Queensland. She has been writing reviews and music articles for over 15 years and regularly reviews classical music, opera and musical theatre in particular for The Australian and Limelight magazine as well as other journals.