Luke Cornish – Together Alone

Site-specific, large-scale permanent mural commissioned by The Street in partnership with the City Renewal Authority

Luke Cornish, with assistance from Dan Maginnity (aka byrd), is creating an artwork on site over four weeks in April, using a combination of handmade stencils and paint. The artwork’s design is inspired by its location and conversations with people living, working and visiting the City West Precinct, including artists, audiences and residents.

Luke Cornish talks with Barbie about the Together Alone mural

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Richard speaks to Artistic Director Caroline Stacey about The Street’s history

Stencil art was one of the earliest forms of social and political activism and Cornish’s practice doesn’t stray far from this intention. Luke’s artworks are constructed from up to 85 layers of carefully hand-cut acetate and layers of aerosol paint to create hyper-real images.

Craig Alexander and Creswick Collective are visually documenting Together Alone. With a mixture of artist, peer and public interviews, artistic responses and process documentation, the captured footage will form an online narrative.  

This visual documentation will be made available online as the project continues at https://www.thestreet.org.au/whats/street-art. There will also be a series of events delivered as part of the project addressing a range of topics from the making process to connection in our city.

Image courtesy Creswick Collective.