NSW: If these Walls Could Talk: An Archaeological Walking Tour of Newtown

Event Details

The Royal Australian Historical Society presents a National Archaeology Week Event

Presenter: Andrew Crisp

Scribbling, scratching, spraying and stencilling; public walls and spaces are irresistible targets.  Graffiti artists are keen to make their point … but what exactly are they saying?  Newtown local Andrew Crisp couldn’t leave work behind, and decided to take an archaeological approach.  He found a complex interplay of influences and intentions behind the ever-changing local street gallery.  Join Andrew (and a street artist if we’re lucky) on a walking tour of Newtown, and take a fresh look at the writing on the wall.

About the presenter: Andrew is a Sydney-based archaeologist.  His interest in mark-making was piqued by his work on The Quarantine Project, a multi-disciplinary investigation of rock carvings and other markings at the former North Head Quarantine Station.

Date: 10am, Sunday 24 May 2015

Meeting place: Outside The Hub, junction King Street and Enmore Road, Newtown

Cost: $12 ($10 RAHS members)

Bookings: 02 9247 8001 or history@rahs.org.au