Game-Changer: Shepard Fairey

Iconic American artist Shepard Fairey blurs the boundaries of art and design. His unique style is instantly recognised in exhibitions and on walls around the world.

His body of work includes the OBEY GIANT art project, the Barack Obama HOPE campaign, and this year’s ubiquitous ‘We The People’ initiative.
For the first time in 14 years, Shepard returns to Australia to headline the Game-Changer Talks Series. Shepard will be sharing his do-it-yourself approach and how he managed to turn his creativity into 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.

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
For the first time in Australia, Shepard Fairey will be painting one of the largest public art murals in the Sydney CBD. Come and see this exclusive Vivid Sydney artwork come to life.
When: 12 – 17 June
Where: 309 George Street, Sydney
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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Vivid Sydney is big — it’s now the largest event of its kind in Australia and in 2017 it’s growing again with a world-class line-up of concert and music performances, public ideas programs, creative industry workshops and conferences. Find exciting new locations to explore this year as Vivid Sydney grows its footprint. See what else is happening in City and Surrounds.

483 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000