Unofficial street photography gallery in Sydney

A ‘guerrilla gallery’ has been installed by photographers on Sydney’s Elizabeth Street, on the wall beneath Goulburn Street Parking station, with more than 40 works by six photographers.

Sydney’s Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, has thrown her support behind the project, and will call on Monday night’s council meeting to take all necessary steps to ensure the project is retained as a long-term public art project.

“Not all public art needs to be officially sanctioned or formally commissioned,” Cr Moore said, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

“These photographs demonstrate how public art can transform the ugliest public spaces.”

The city, which has long been known for its low tolerance for graffiti and street art, is currently developing a cultural policy that will help guide its approach to unauthorised public artwork. Cr Moore said the city had strengthened its commitment to public art over the past eight years. 

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