Signs, posters and training used to combat fire ants

September 30, 2012 by  

In what will be a welcome piece of news to local residents, Biosecurity Queensland Control Centre has spoken to the media within the last month to dispel rumours that fire ants are [Read more]

Boneseed Blitz hits WA

September 29, 2012 by  

The Boneseed Blitz for 2012 was carried out in many parts of Western Australia in the second week of September, cracking down on an evergreen shrub which has become a major threat to [Read more]

Help for retailers to manage the Christmas rush

September 28, 2012 by  

Christmas may still be some months away but for retail businesses it is important to start planning early. Christmas is the busiest time of year for many retailers and putting in [Read more]

Election sees fresh additions to local councils

September 27, 2012 by  

The September 8 Local Government Elections saw four councillors elected to the Peakhurst Ward to serve over the next four years – Jack Jacovou, Philip Sanson, Rita Kastanias and [Read more]

Last chance to enter business awards

September 26, 2012 by  

Next month is the last chance for local businesses to enter the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards, before the annual winners are announced in November.

The awards, held each [Read more]

September started with another successful Melbourne Market Week

September 25, 2012 by  

On a high from the success of the inaugural Melbourne Market Week in 2011, the Markets of Melbourne collective launched the 2012 event with a positive outlook. The members of the collective are [Read more]

Rise in street art popularity continues

September 24, 2012 by  

John Albrecht, the head of art auctions at Melbourne auction house Leonard Joel, told the Sydney Morning Herald this month that he is making plans to auction the best examples of street art in Melbourne every year. The auctioneers have lone experience in fine art, jewellery, and antiques. Albrecht feels that there are reasons to be optimistic about the future of street art, with a major collection going under the hammer in Sydney in August.

Paintings sprayed on buildings by young artists are becoming increasingly commonplace. There are even individual graffiti artists and collectives that have become household names over the past twenty to thirty years.

As a picture of a parachuting rat painted by British street artist Banksy was recently accidentally destroyed by a Melbourne builder, it seems that people are beginning to explore the possibility of preserving street art in more conventional formats. Banksy is selling his art for large sums in galleries and there are plenty of spray paint artists ready to follow suit.

Artists will, of course be looking at media such as oil on canvas or watercolours on paper to make the move from the street to the gallery. While it may be a while before print companies are churning out reproductions of the works of Banksy and others, outdoor posters featuring samples of the artists’ works will be very effective in drawing crowds to the galleries. Postcards and brochure printing would also play major roles in promoting such events.

Rail safety campaign had Springvale as its starting location

September 23, 2012 by  

National Rail Safety Week, which ran from August 13 to 19, gave Police an opportunity to crack down on people being careless at level crossings and acting Superintendent Charlie Allen told [Read more]

Growing demand for commercial land in Perth

September 22, 2012 by  

As the supply of vacant commercial and industrial land dries up in areas near Perth CBD, industrial hubs are springing up across the entire metropolitan region. According to an [Read more]

Thornbury to be included in Darebin Music Feast

September 21, 2012 by  

The Darebin Music Feast for 2012 is currently celebrating the culture of the inner north of Melbourne. It got underway yesterday and runs up until October 7.

The feast will [Read more]

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