Welcome to the Melbourne Street Art Walking Tour.
Melbourne decided to go all in on street art and for me it’s got weird.
I’ll start off saying I didn’t see even one of my favorite type of work, the super-site-specific, in-and-out, middle-of-the-night, piece that can only be right where it is and nowhere else because it speaks to everything around it.
There wasn’t even one.
The city has designated many of the alleyways as free space and anyone can put work on the wall. It turns into a mess of thoughtlessness and all the references to street art culture are gone in these alleys because anyone can just walk up there and spray whatever over whatever without thought to what came before.
On good walls the pieces are in conversation with each other but not here.