Why did you create this site?
I’ve been running Geelong Street Photography for the past five years. For the first couple of years, it was mostly my boyfriend taking the photos. I’d just organize them. I loved seeing how the street art had changed over the years and started trying to organize them better. I started trying to track down more street art when I become more involved with the photography for the site.
It got so messy that I moved everything here and started organizing stuff better. I’d try and figure out who the artists were and would create pages that collected all the artworks by each artist.
What’s are you doing this?
My goal is to help people like myself. Those who have no real connection to the scene but love the artwork they find and want to learn more.
I’m also doing this because Geelong has been changing a lot. A lot of the revitalization work has meant that classic graffiti has been removed in precincts that have become more upmarket. Part of me (naively) hopes that this site can show that there is demand for graffiti walls in the CBD.
Why Geelong Street Art?
I bought both Geelong Street Art and GeelongGraffiti.com. I originally had a lot of stuff on Geelong Graffiti, but there was too much overlap and extra work. It was easier to move it to here, even though graffiti is separate from commercial street art.
Are you trying to get publicity?
No. This is just a side project, and there are other hobbies I’m more passionate about.
I post under my real name on Instagram because I don’t have the energy to post across multiple accounts. I post just enough graffiti/street art to build trust and show that I am genuinely interested.
Why don’t you list specific locations?
I used to list where I’d found stuff. I figured that people mustn’t be trying to fly under the radar if I could see pieces while on the bus or when walking along a walking track. I’ve since changed to listing graffiti according to suburb.
I do make an exception for stuff I find in the CBD.
Do you share locations?
For the most part, no. I’ll share locations of the commercial stuff I find with others or some places I’ve found by accident with a select group of people. If I’m asked to keep something private, I will. I do make an exception for my mum as she’s been getting into street art.
Can I send you feedback?
Sure. I’m flying blind with this project and don’t properly understand the rules of the graffiti community. I also struggle to find the artists behind certain pieces.
I do try to correct any mistakes as soon as I’m told about them.