In Australia, the Melbourne street art is famous for its vibrancy and creativity. The best examples–or at least, the most dense concentration–can be found in the narrow streets between buildings opposite the Flinders Street Railway Station. What’s especially cool about this area is that lots of little cafes and cake shops have set up amidst the street art. Or perhaps it was they who were there first? It’s not spacious or comfortable, but it’s funky, and like most places in Melbourne, you can get a killer cup of coffee.
These photos were taken on various visits to the city between 2009 and 2012. They were taken in the laneways mentioned, as well as along Brunswick Street, another hip part of town. Street art in Melbourne is constantly evolving, so I image much of it will have been replaced by now. But that’s one of the things I like about street art. You never know how long it’s going to be there, or how it may evolve. I like that my five-year old photos probably capture some art that no longer exists.