Ever since moving to Australia, I have become gaga for graffiti, to the point where I am planning my next trips around cities which do street art best. I’m looking at you Berlin, Los Angeles and São Paulo. Once seen as an act of vandalism, this art is now a celebrated form of expression. Masterpieces are slowly popping up in urban areas across the globe.Lucky for me, the hipster suburb of Newtown where I currently reside is famous for their street art. And last month, on my trip to Melbourne I fell in love with this graffiti mecca in Australia. I have so many unique laneways and murals to share with you, it was impossible to contain to one post. Today starts my Gaga for Graffiti series, and I’m excited to have you along for the ride!
Graffiti vs. Street Art
Street Art is about the public eyes, whereas graffiti is about the tagger. Street Art says “Have you thought about this?” where Graffiti Tagging says “I tag, therefore I exist.”
Did I do good with the camouflage? Totally unplanned by the way! This is a Newtown gem here.
- Hosier and Rutledge Lane, opposite Federation Square
- Caledonian Lane, off Little Bourke Street
- Union Lane, off Bourke Street Mall
- Degraves St
- Flinders Lane and Cocker Alley
- Centre Place, between Collins Street and Flinders Lane
Pretty rad right? Which is your favourite wall? Stay tuned next week for part two of many!