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Melbourne street art female scene

The street art female scene in Melbourne is growing, while in the past it was dominated by males, probably because of the risks that it involves, now the number of women creating art, here and all over the world, is increasing. Some of the names that are growing in Melbourne are:

Vexta

Vexta is a veteran of street art, she was born in Australia and started doing tags and stencils in her…

‘Boll-art’ permitted in Melbourne

After the attack in Bourke Street earlier in the year, where six people were killed and dozens were injured, around 200 concrete cubes were placed around the city as a protective measure to block vehicle attacks to pedestrians. The action seems to be more than necessary since the amount of this kind of attacks has been rising all over the world, including cities such as London and Berlin.

T…

Graffiti fence debate

Melbourne is internationally known as the capital of street art and even though some of its dwellers love it, others believe it is not pleasant to the sight. That is the case for some of the neighbours of Heather Tervit, a resident in Karingal who decided to commission her residential fence to young artists to paint a mural.

The graffiti on Ms Tervit fence created a debate among the loca…

The Omega Project by Rone

The latest artwork by Melbourne street artist Rone was made in an abandoned house in the north of the city. The transformed house is set to be demolished very soon to make space for a new housing development.

The artist, who has spent the last years painting derelict houses, said that he had always had his eyes on this particular house, so he had to paint more than just one wall. He decided to…

Illegal graffiti on the rise in Gold Coast

Gold Coast is preparing for the hosting of the Commonwealth Games in 2018, but the look of the city is being tarnished by a 36 per cent increase in graffiti.

Figures from the City Council have shown a rise from 5500 to 7500 in graffiti reports across the city during the past year. Police saw an accumulation of reports in areas such as Coomera, Broadbeach and Southport. According to the Counc…

Graffiti accommodation in Melbourne

The bedroom with 360 degrees of urban art.

If you are a hard-core graffiti fan then you should definitely consider spending a holiday in Melbourne and book your accommodation in the DoubleTree Hilton. The hotel chain has covered in graffiti the walls of one of its loft rooms. The unique space has also a prime view over Flinders Street Station and it is at walking distance from the most popular street art laneways in the city, including…

Bansky’s art heading to Melbourne

Banksy’s work will be heading to Melbourne, Australia.  Melbourne’s Mayor has announced that this will be the biggest exhibition of Banksy’s work.  The Art of Banksy will run for three months and opens on the 7th October. As Melbourne is well known worldwide as a hub for graffiti artists it seems only appropriate that the exhibition is held here.  

This exhibition will include over 80…

Getting political with graffiti murals in Melbourne

Lushsux is popular street artist in Melbourne, Australia. His work is renowned worldwide. In 2015 Lushsux was the only Australian that was invited to contribute to Banksy’s Dismalandshow in the UK. His most recent work has gotten worldwide attention which includes his graffiti artwork that depicts Kim Kardashian, Kanye, Taylor Swift and Donald Trump.

Lushsux has created a number of…

Graffiti made from smog is a reality

It has just been announced that the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has reached threshold limits.  By exceeding 400 parts per million (PPM), we have caused permanent damage to planet Earth and are now at risk of endangering inhabitants and all ecosystems.  Global warming is a real problem that we will be dealing with for many years to come. Air pollution is the main cause of this…

Pressure washing after floods

There have been Super-storms in south Australia this week!

There has been wild weather, strong winds and a state-wide electricity black out. People have needed to flee there houses as the huge downpour has caused exceptional flooding in a very short amount of time. Seventy three millimetres of rains was recorded within the catchments in just 36 hours. People have been warned against using…

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