Chic and fast-paced Melbourne city is a cosmopolitan melting pot of attractions, and no discerning tourist should miss the mesmerizing street art that adorns the walls of many of the city’s buildings
History of street art in Melbourne
Melbourne street art was born around the 1970’s and 1980’s as a form of expression amongst the city’s disillusioned youth. Stencil art was first to catch on in Melbourne with the city being dubbed the ‘stencil capital of the world’. In fact, Melbourne was host to the first Stencil Festival worldwide in 2004; which displayed the work of many international artists.
Street Art Tours
The city is lauded as encouraging the display of street art; it is one of the world’s foremost cities for street art, encouraging the healthy display of talent. Those who are holidaying in Melbourne hotel apartments the likes of Oaks On Lonsdale can leave a day for exploring the many locations of street art within the vicinity.
Insight to the world’s largest street art gallery
Discover the beguiling world of street art as you are led through hidden alleys and lanes displaying some of the best street art treasures. On your tour, you will come across artists at work while at the end of it all, you get to meet the county’s most celebrated street artists such as Dark Man, HA-HA, Drew Funk and Braddock.
Other Forms of Street Art
Apart from the gorgeous murals that adorn the walls of Melbourne’s buildings, there are many outlets of creative genius for you to explore.
Damon Starky is a creative nomadic travel writer, who is well informed and experienced on a wide range of interests that would connect to the needs of any type of traveler. Google+