On the tail end of my recent trip to Melbourne (yes I will stop banging on about my adventures soon enough), we attempted to case some of the street art and lane ways that are on offer.
With my flight leaving earlier than my mystery tour travel buddy Zita from It’s Time, I only managed to taste a small sample but after saying our farewells, Zita made it her mission to track down a few more. You can see her fabulous finds here.
Before I departed, we were lucky enough to stumble on two street artists at work (Poty & Jubz). Seasoned artists who were happy enough to chat and have their photo taken and didn’t seem too perturbed that with no real rules in place in this particular spot, their work could disappear with the flick of a paintbrush or a spray can.
Even though the ugly side to all this has a certain charm, I’m not convinced this kind of street art appeals to me or has a place in the Melbourne CBD. I would much rather see commissioned pieces of substance than tags or graffiti but then again how do you control the uncontrollable factor here? Perhaps there is a method in their madness.
I’m going to have to revisit some of Perth’s street art soon. There have been a number of recent additions and I can’t wait to get my camera out and start exploring my home town.
How gorgeous is my Melbourne mystery tour buddy Zita (above)? I’m still pinching myself that she flew down from Queensland to join me. Zita is heading off on her next big adventure next month to America. I’m so envious.
Now you might have noticed the rude gesture from one of the artists, I’m not entirely sure it wasn’t directed at me but for the most part we were discussing the art itself and how he sees himself and having a bit of a laugh at the time. I tried to put a verbal label on his work and he came up with a non verbal salute to the authorities that be.
If you have a blog post worth casing this week, this is the place to link up. I’m always looking for new blogs to case and support.
NEWS!! I have a lot going on both on the blog and behind the scenes at the moment. Take a moment to have a good look around while you are here and enter my latest GIVEAWAY. If you get the chance head over and case my Facebook and Instagram page, I have some BIG news and I’ve been dropping mysterious, almost annoying hints all week.
What have you been up to this week? Are you a fan of street art?