Iconic American Artist Shepard Fairey has landed in Sydney!For the first time in 14 years, Shepard has returned to Australia to headline the Game-Changer...

Game-Changer: Shepard Fairey


483 George Street
2000 NSW

Sydney Town Hall

Event Details

Iconic American Artist Shepard Fairey has landed in Sydney!

For the first time in 14 years, Shepard has returned to Australia to headline the Game-Changer Talk Series this Saturday 17 June at Sydney Town Hall at 7pm.

At the Game-Changer talk on Saturday, Shepard will be joined by host, Monique Schafter, sharing his insights into his childhood, his influences including music, skateboarding and movies. He will reveal his work ethos and his do-it-yourself approach and how this drives his approach to printing in a digital age. Learn how he has crafted a successful career, whilst providing a voice for activism through is art and how he’s become an authentic voice about street culture.

Beyond his guerrilla street art presence, Shepard Fairey has completed over 70 large-scale public murals around the world and his works are held in the permanent collections of MoMA, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and many others. He is also recognised for his large-scale murals, in exhibitions and with a fine art crowd. He is most known for the OBEY GIANT art project, the Barack Obama HOPE campaign, and this year’s ubiquitous ‘We The People’ initiative.

Shepard is currently including his artwork that’s being revealed on his largest mural wall to date - at 309 George Street, Sydney. You can see Shepard and the OBEY crew live-painting the wall every day this week between 10am-5pm. His work will also be on display at “Revolutions” in Darling Quarter (free).

This event is presented in collaboration with T-world and aMBUSH Gallery, and is exclusive to Vivid Sydney 2017.


When: 17 June
Where: Sydney Town Hall
Shepard Fairey and the OBEY crew can be seen live-painting his largest public art murals in the Sydney CBD. Come and see this exclusive Vivid Sydney artwork come to life.
When: 12–17 June, 10am-5pm
Where: 309 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Shepard Fairey will exhibit a selection of his music themed works that showcase his revolutionary visual language and passion for the culture of music. Open every day of the festival, entry is FREE.
When: 26 May–17 June
Where: Darling Quarter




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