06 March 2019
This week at Small City, the sun's out and we've got some big beats blaring on the office ghetto-blaster. Frankly, we're feeling a little bit hip-hop, so we thought we would celebrate old skool style by sharing our favourite pics of street art from the mean streets of ... erm ... Perth.
We've been stockpiling pics of cool art for a while now, but ended up taking a bunch of them again just because everything looks so much better in the sunshine. Once again, we were helped along by some of the good people at the Pictures of Perth and Beyond including it's founder Marysia MacFarlane.
A lot of the street art featured today came about due to the pioneering Perth Vennels Guerilla Art Project which was part of the Purple Flag Programme for 2017. This scheme was intended to make the vennels of Perth more attractive and welcoming, we would say that it's succeeded in its aim!
We've also included a couple of examples of old-fashioned graffiti and our music expert Colin insisted that we feature a couple of shots of 'Grafitti Bridges' just so he could sneak in a Prince reference. We hope you enjoy our gallery and if there is any cool street art from Perth or wider Perthshire that you think we have missed then please email your pics here and we will try and include it in a future gallery.
About the Photographers
Today's pictures were taken by our regular music reviewer Colin McSloy and his girlfriend Jo Gostling. The remaining shots were provided by members of the amazing Facebook group Pictures of Perth and Beyond. Members include Marysia Macfarlane (check out her photography page here), Aleta Donaldson, Teenah Bee (check out her Instagram here), Jamie McEachen (have a look at his Instagram page here) and Tam Myles.