Melbourne – Street Art

I have posted before about my love for good street art and on my last trip did collect main images that at the time I was using in some commercial work.

The street art in Melbourne is everywhere and you don’t need to wander far to find it. In the central city several of the lanes are now so famous for it that they appear in the tourist guides. In the outer suburbs businesses actually encourage artists to decorate their walls, and in one place I saw a notice getting the public to vote on which design would go onto the wall.

The images below just represent a small sample of what is on display around the city.

This old house in Fitzroy is all boarded up and I suspect will shortly be demolished to make way for apartments
This old house in Fitzroy is all boarded up and I suspect will shortly be demolished to make way for apartments

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This artists work appeared on several buidlings
This artists work appeared on several buidlings

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Some of the pieces are very large and are clearly commissioned pieces. This one above Hosier Lane is 4 stories high.
Some of the pieces are very large and are clearly commissioned pieces. This one above Hosier Lane is 4 stories high.
when looking up at the work on the walls it was also important to occasionally look down
when looking up at the work on the walls it was also important to occasionally look down

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The use of paper transfers could be seen in many places around the city
The use of paper transfers could be seen in many places around the city

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This very elaborate piece ran the whole length of a cafe
This very elaborate piece ran the whole length of a cafe

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Another example  from Seddon although this is is not exactly graffiti in style
Another example from Seddon although this is is not exactly graffiti in style
In Seddon art is used to clearly show the business
In Seddon art is used to clearly show the business
This work was originally done for a photographer but given than the name above the doorway has fallen down I doubt that they are still in business
This work was originally done for a photographer but given than the name above the doorway has fallen down I doubt that they are still in business

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