Street Art – A local retrospective 2014

One of the great things I’ve been exposed to by moving to a new locale is the huge amount of really innovative street art.

Yes, there is a degree of wading through a selection of laneways ruined with crap tags, and the possibility of attracting unwelcome attention of the sketchier denizens when walking off the beaten track with a decent camera, but this side of urban exploration is pretty rewarding over the course of a year when you consider the transient nature of street art.

Murals, stencils, wheat pastes and all manner of installations are there to be found all over the city, just try not to be disheartened with the ever pervaisive crap tags!
I know it’s easy to knock 99.9% of tags, although some may argue that many of the established artists started out tagging, in all honesty though, just how many of these teen taggers will ever progress beyond magic marker territorial pissing? My guess is around 0.1%.

Here’s a quick looks back over some favourite pieces from the last 12 months or so; many have been simply buffed over and now feature new art, the huge murals on the side of private houses are still around to be admired.

House paint by Smug - Fitzroy

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Awesome colab from Seth Globepainter, Makatron...

Makaton's Footscray station mural

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Another fantastic house paint in Collingwood

Not always paint - ceramics in Hosier's Lane

Stencil from xxx in Prahran

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Assange stencil/paste-up

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~ by judascow on January 2, 2015.

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