40 Years of Canberra Graffiti – Breakfast

When you walk the streets of Canberra today you will see colorful murals across the city and suburbs.

Before self-government, graffiti was considered pure vandalism. It wasn’t until the 90s that discussions began in Canberra about whether graffiti was a creative outlet for young people… and could be considered street art.

A new book traces the history of graffiti… it’s called ‘Their Own Words: 40 Years of Graffiti in Canberra’ and is written by Caren Florance and Jacqui Malins.

Lish Fejer spoke to Jacqui Malins on ABC Canberra Breakfast

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