Stop Four - Aboriginal Flag

In an area that has a large indigenous population, the Aboriginal flag is frequently the subject of street art in Fitzroy and Collingwood. The written word “VACSAL” represents the Victorian Aboriginal Community Service Association that is located close to this artwork, on Smith st. This artwork does not seem to convey any meaning, but rather drive the acceptance of the Indigenous community. On another note, it could represent the Indigenous community aiming to mark their territory and remind citizens of who the land once belonged to before the English Colonists settled in Australia. It is striking in the way that it forces the community to confront a social issue that is often shied away from. This is a perfect example of the way in which street art has become a popular source for bringing up real, and often unpopular, issues without the permission of society. Street art is a form of scripture where citizens can use the urban canvass to make their oppressed voice heard.

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“Stop Four - Aboriginal Flag,” Street Art deTours, accessed November 22, 2017, http://streetartdetours.com/document/1139.

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