You can’t really talk about Melbourne, Australia and not mention the graffiti. It’s everywhere and it’s excellent. In my humble opinion Prague could really use a lesson in graffiti from Melbourne (I’m living in Prague as I write this post. If you happen to wonder why I would randomly pick Prague as an example of bad graffiti). I’ve always liked street art even when to other’s it’s considered vandalism. To me if it says something, if it’s done well, then it’s valuable- then there are the shitty tags. You know the kind. The true vandalism. There’s no point except to tag something and your tag or your scribble sucks. There’s so much of that in Prague I just consider it a mess that ruined a beautiful building for nothing.
But… Melbourne, wow, what an art scene.
Almost any alleyway offered up something special. There were so many different styles.
There were spray paint and stencils, instillations, and poster art, and stickers.
Some of this work was found around the St. Kilda area, but much of it was found when we were lost trying to find Gertrude street.
I don’t think I need to say much since the art speaks for itself.