Burying the Pit: Going Underground

Up until very recently, the pit was considered a legal wall (or ‘free wall’) — the only place in the city where graffiti artists could freely practice their skills without fearing arrest. Since September, this freedom has been revoked. Without any formal communication to the artist community or surrounding neighbours, police began to crack down on graffiti activity in the pit, telling artists they were unwelcome and that what they were doing was illegal.

What gives?  What changed?

Read the rest of the article BURYING THE PIT on Spacing Atlantic.

photograph by Jessica Walker

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One comment

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    Yeah what gives? We got “busted” there recently (by some apathetic law enforcement). Why discourage this side of graffiti when this is the most positive and creative part of the scene. Just another example of a misguided Halifax.

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