Published on Wednesday, 20 January 2016 00:00
Written by Shawn Danker
No trip to the old capital of Australia, Melbourne, is complete without look at the city's diverse street art. Here's a quick excerpt of what we managed to spot and were dazzled by.
Hosier Lane in the Melbourne CBD is famous the world over for it's graffiti covered walls but we feel that the art on display this year lacks punch. Mostly because everything has been defaced by taggers. But walk around the corner and you'll be greeted by a tiger and a warrior.
Street art isn't just graffiti. Street art also features a sticker genre where an artist designs stickers and pastes them in a public place to breathe new life into a space. This wolf man piece can be found in one of the windows at Hosier Lane.
Street art tends to meld popular culture with social commentary. Check out this clever twist on Obelix as he carries the burden of modern living on his back at Hosier Lane.
This piece in Hosier Lane really makes you wonder how could a man as hated as Tony Abbott get elected to higher office, let alone become Prime Minister of Australia.
Some graffiti interacts with the environment to add more depth to the piece. This samurai themed piece in Degraves Lane is painted to look like he's standing on the two dumpsters to tower above you.
Star Wars fans will get a kick out of this fabulous Star Wars quadtych that can be found in Degraves Lane.
This comic piece in Degraves makes full use of the lifestyle ads around it to ask an important message.
This mammoth piece can be found in Melbourne's Chinatown open air parking as you explore the area's Chinese eateries.
This psychedelic aboriginal inspired piece can be found on the walls outside of Richmond station.
Game of Thrones will love this White Walker themed piece found at the IceBar in the Fitzroy suburb.
The malls of Melbourne have realized that street art brings in human traffic which would result in sales. That's probably exactly why the management of Southgate Mall had this mural commissioned within their premises.
The entire facade of this house in Fitzroy has been painted with an deep sea diving motif. This photo doesn't do the house proper justice so head on down to Fitzroy in Melbourne and marvel at the house for yourself!