Not the self indulgent monochromatic tags that appear overnight on your fence, but genuine attempts to produce a pleasing or other emotional visual response.
While developers, councils and government collaborate and conspire to foist their vision of serried ranks of mirrored glass and concrete across our skyline, it is easy to see why many people feel disenfranchised.
This was underlined to me recently by the decision to approve the demolition of a significant and historic building that is 147 years old. The reason? Demolishing the building will make it easier to build another new hotel next door.
At times feel I like an ant meandering a Skinner maze as I stroll the urban jungle of newer developments in the Adelaide CBD.
But I digress. Street art is everywhere around the city, and I just hadn't been in the right places to see it. After cruising around for the last couple of weeks, I have picked a selection for your perusal.
This dilapidated group of buildings houses an extensive and growing collection of street art. I'm not aware how old many of them are, but a number are dated 2011.
A variety of styles are evident, and some are still in very good condition. They certainly brighten the appearance of the structures, although visitors should be particularly wary of pits, unsafe structures, asbestos and electrical wiring.