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Five Reasons to Visit Melbourne's Street Art

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by Bloom n' Breeze (subscribe)
Lifes too short. Im not.
Published March 22nd 2020
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Street art is one of the most controversial art forms. In my opinion, street art is not tagging or vandalism, it makes a statement, says something profound and involves complex artistic design. Street artists perfect their skills and spend time creating their works. Still, there are some people who frown upon street art and won't accept it as an art form.

Tell me this is not art:

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Street art in Hosier Lane


Or this:

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Street art in ACDC Lane


Street art is creative, interesting and unrestricted. It's an incredibly diverse in terms of size, style, and skill, and here are my reasons to love them:

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Street art in Higson Lane, Melbourne


1. Freedom

Many of the street artists make political statements with their art. Some enjoy the thrill of creating an artwork in a public space and enjoy watching the reactions. I'd say using streets to demonstrate your personal views is liberating.

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Street art in Hosier Lane


2. History

Graffiti and street art have a complex history. Art on walls started with cavemen and has continued to our time.

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Street art in ACDC Lane


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Street art in Hosier Lane


3. Diversity

Street art is diverse in every aspect you look at it. Artists have different styles, use different materials and express themselves in many sizes and shapes. You may not like a particular style, but you can fall in love with another.

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Street art in ACDC Lane


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Street art in Melbourne CBD


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Street art in Caledonian Lane


4. Beauty

Art in the street make our life brighter, is thought-provoking, moves us, inspires us and makes us feel alive.

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Street art in Hosier Lane



5. 24/7 Galleries

Street arts welcome visitors all hours of the day and night and you don't need to hold a valid ticket to visit them. However, remember to take your camera!

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Street art in Hosier Lane


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Street art in Hosier Lane


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Street art in Rankins Lane


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Street art in ACDC lane

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