Latest Perfect Match gives ‘street art capital’ wings

THE Inner West really is Australia’s street art capital and the latest addition to its Perfect Match Street Art program is a fantastic addition to the local area, says Mayor Darcy Byrne (pictured left).

Mayor Darcy Byrne has revealed the honeyeater bird illustration on the wall in front of the Emanuel Tsardoulias Community Library in Dulwich Hill, which was designed by local artist Thomas Jackson and students from Dulwich Hill High School of Visual Art and Design.
He says the program is about creating appealing artistic expression while tackling unwanted graffiti across the Inner West.
The colourful image of the New Holland honeyeater is a partnership between Inner West Council and Dulwich High School of Visual Art and Design for the Perfect Match Street Art program, after Thomas received an Inner West Council Arts Grant.
The artwork was inspired from a workshop held with around 20 students from the high school in Years 7 to 11, who researched local flora and fauna to generate ideas for the project. They settled on the honeyeater, which is found in Southern Australia. The very active birds have some unusual traits including gathering for a ‘corroboree’ where they noisily congregate and flap their wings together.
Over 80 site specific contemporary artworks have been produced through Perfect Match, further establishing the Inner West as the Street Art capital of Australia.