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During this series of ‘Melbourne Street Art Story Weblogs’ I will endeavour to share my personal discovery of Melbourne’s Street Art. Whilst there is much available to view in the way of images on the web, I hope I can offer a point of difference. I will be inviting you to productively contribute your opinions and knowledge, in a way that is respectful to the Street Artists featured, and in a way that will add value to this conversation. Please click here to take you to my weblog page which features my “introductory story” and view other featured Melbourne Street Art works photographed by me, as I discover them…
Melbourne: Fitzroy North – “Street Art” Photo Story No. 4 – Photographed by Karen Robinson
STREET ARTISTS – HERAKUT
When I first stumbled onto this incredible mural, I firstly thought to myself what an amazing corner building shape this mural has been created on. It’s located at 639 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy North and is one of Melbourne’s oldest suburbs.
The mural its self has been produced by an internationally renowned Street Art Germany based duo Herakut comprising of artist Jasmin Siddiqui, or “Hera” and Falk Lehman, “Akut”. Most of their works are commissioned and can be found both in and outside of galleries. Whilst they were in Australia in 2013, they painted this mural called ‘Running away with the monkeys‘ which forms the ninth page in their “Great Story Book Project”. The project chronicles are a new children’s book they started in September 2012 and have been introducing their storybook characters with each mural accomplished around the world which is just extraordinary. To view a map of where these murals are and to view an image of said, please click here!
The texted in Herakut’s mural below reads “So she dreamt of running away with the monkeys. The most curious just tended to be the most… courageous”.
Melbourne: Fitzroy North – “Herakut Street Art” Photo Story No. 4 – Photographed by Karen Robinson
I found the back story about this duo Herakut amazing! As my understanding and appreciation for Street Art grows I am left wondering how will it look in say 50 to 100 years time. Although I will not be here to see – it is interesting to ponder about how Street Art, the people’s art will be valued as time progresses…
I hope you enjoyed viewing this Street Art, please feel free to leave comments that are respectful to the Street Artist and add value to the conversation…Karen Robinson
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