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Street Art - Melbourne

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Melbourne is known as one of the world's great street art capitals for its unique expressions of art on approved outdoor locations.
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Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, much of the city's disaffected youth were influenced by the graffiti of New York, which subsequently became popular in Melbourne's inner suburbs, and along suburban railway and tram lines.
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Street art includes stencils, paste-ups and murals and does not include graffiti or tagging which is illegal.
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Melbourne was a major city in which stencil art was embraced at an early stage, leading to the naming of Melbourne as "stencil capital of the world".
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The adoption of stencil art also increased public awareness of the concept of street art. The first stencil festival in the world was held in Melbourne in 2004 and featured the work of many major international artists.
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The City of Melbourne acknowledges that public spaces provide a gallery and stage for artistic expression and approve permits for street art with building owners permission. Legal street art contributes to a vibrant urban environment and can change continually on a day to day to basis.
Watch the video here:
Signal Street Art

Eric the half a bee....
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As we wandered down one of the key locations, we saw this wedding making the most of the colourful backdrop for photos...
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One of my favourite shots was perfectly timed with this little girl posing for her parents...
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Even in the evening light, the ery images shine through...
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Posted by charlystyles 13:20 Archived in Australia Tagged melbourne street_art

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