AUSTRALIAN GRAFFITI

WORDS: SARAH HAZLEHURST

Last week Sydney’s hot topic street artist, Scott Marsh launched his 4th home town Solo exhibition, titled 'Australian Graffiti' and as usual, caused quite the fuss throughout the city. True to his unique approach at exhibiting, the showcase was not displayed in a traditional art gallery setting, but instead featured a number of artworks affixed to Sydney’s active, in use train carriages. 

The exhibition was broken into two parts, the first of which was a  treasure hunt. Sydney locals lucked as 5 of Marsh's artworks were left in secret train carriage locations throughout the week, all of which were hunted down and claimed, while the joker himself sat by watching as fans desperately searched for the artwork, (which all up saw a sum value of thousands of dollars).

The second part was a pop-up exhibition installed and viewed via a moving train. Guests boarded the train at Central station and transit gallery did one lap around City Circle line (Central, Town Hall, Wynyard, Circular Quay, St James and Museum stations).

Although there was absolutely nothing legal about this event, no ticket inspectors or transit police caught onto the activities. Ironically the train driver and guard  were oblivious to the 60+ people partying in the back carriage –  fucking hilarious!

How he pulled this off, we’re not quite sure but the cheek and charm of Scott Marsh has again attributed our approval and acclaim. Big ups mate.

www.scottmarsh.com.au