Wake up this weekend and get to Sydney’s Inner West - where the delectable smell of fresh coffee and pastries will mingle with that of fresh paint. This can only mean one thing - the Inner West Council’s public art program, Perfect Match, is back for 2017!
Started as an initiative to tackle unwanted graff in a positive way, the initiative sees property owners and artists paired up. The owners provide the walls, the artists the skills and BAM! you have public street art that is both beautiful and deters taggers.
This year 52 property owners and 70 artists applied to be part of the program. 16 happy property owners and artists were selected this year. The works will be officially unveiled this weekend: amongst free neighbourhood celebrations, talks, tours and more.
Culture Scouts will be running an extensive street art walking tour: ‘The Cultural Express’ Saturday 5 August 2-4pm - which will use the trains on a whistle stop journey to discover the richness of street art at stops along the way. Learn about enormous new street artworks and finish with yummy dumplings in Ashfield.
Our Culture Scouts who specialise their knowledge in street art who will guide you through the neighborhood; explaining the shift of the murals from illegal to coveted, showing you original works by street artists now internationally recognised, and explaining Sydney’s place in the wider graffiti scene.
Don't forget your Opal card, and bring your (best) walking shoes.
For bookings and more information visit our Culture Scouts booking page.