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Street Art from Melbourne & Sydney

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.

Melbourne Streets.

Melbourne laneway, Fafi art

                                                                         French artist Fafi claims her spot on Hosier Lane, Melbourne.

 

Fafi art, close up

 

Fafi Art close up.  More on Fafi click here

 

Melbourne lane way close up

 

 

Melbourne street art close up

 

Melbourne laneway staircase

 

 

Bill posters prosecutedPaste-up/poster art.

hide and seek girl, street artStencil art.

 

Melbourne lane way street art

Sydney Streets.

Manly heart

Manly lane way.

Manly mural

Manly mural.

street art-adore re mi

Manly mural attracts people of all ages.

gelato colour stairsA little colour brightens the day.

MCA building, SydneyNot street art but Sydney's Vivid light festival. Gamma's World projection show on the MCA building.

MCA building, Sydney. 2More of Gamma's World on MCA building.

Customs House, SydneyVivid Festival, Custom House.

Sydney lane way by Adore Re MiSydney laneway.

Photographs by Adore Re Mi.

Next post more street art from Mission, San Francisco.