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Their Own Words – Forty Years of Canberra Graffiti is the first published book about Canberra’s graffiti. It tells an image-rich story of this city’s graffiti from  writers’ perspectives and captures some of the style, colour and energy of Canberra’s scene from the 1980s until the present.

About the Book:

Authors: Jacqui Malins & Caren Florance

Photography: Thomas Edmondson

Additional photography: Jack Crash (

Interviews and images contributed by:


Thanks also to:

BYRD, Helen Szuty, Lisa Petharam, Woden Community Service, Rauny Worm and Karena Keys.

‘Their Own Words – forty years of Canberra graffiti’ was created as part of the Canberra Graffiti Project, delivered by Tuggeranong Arts Centre. It was made possible by support and funding from the ACT Government, through  Transport Canberra and City Services’ Creative Endeavour grants and the Woden Arts Program. 

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