When I walk through the urban city streets, I can't help and stop when I see a colourful lane way. It creates a visual vibe to the place, adding an element of colour and free hand design within the space of the concrete buildings.
What makes street art such as stencils, paste-ups and murals (not tagging) more interesting it's never permanent. It's life span only sticks around until another artist comes and paints, sprays or glues over it claiming new territory.
While most of us feel creeped out entering these dingy, vandalised lane ways or alleys, most of these works are legal. Take the City of Melbourne- the city of art, who commissions artist to do their work in their lane ways. Want to find out where click here. Sydney City not so much but I cringe at the tagging and really bad graffiti done on the wrong places, but I am always in the outlook for great street art in my home city.
If you know of any Sydney streets worth checking out, let me know.
French artist Fafi claims her spot on Hosier Lane, Melbourne.
Fafi Art close up. More on Fafi click here
Manly lane way.
Manly mural attracts people of all ages.
Photographs by Adore Re Mi.
Next post more street art from Mission, San Francisco.