Blacktown Council chatter: Works of art, not graffiti


Artist Joanne Saad gives her Valentines Day creation heart to Josh Stojanovic in Mackenzie Walkway Blacktown, February 13 2013. Photo: Geoff Jones .

YOU could see more pop-up art installations bring colour and life to the Blacktown CBD.

It’s a Blacktown Council report recommendation following the success of its Living Art Galleries trial earlier this year.

Temporary artworks were installed in three pedestrian laneways in an effort to reduce vandalism and encourage vibrancy.

They included Love Lane by artist Joanne Saad (pictured), Blacktown Green by Martha Jabour and Conference of the Birds by Chrissie Ianssen and Majid Rabet, which was regarded as the most successful.

Heart-shaped artworks in Lovers Lane were also popular, with some handed out to passers-by in the lead up to Valentines Day.

A survey of passers-by and business owners in the laneways through the three-month trial found that 90 per cent said the artworks reduced graffiti and that council should do more art programs.

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