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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 view my weblog page which features my “introductory story” and view other featured Melbourne Street Art works photographed by me, as I discover them…
ABOUT STREET ART PHOTO STORIES NOS. 5,6 AND 7
Just recently, I discovered a number of amazing street art works within the suburb of Fitzroy, Melbourne – Australia. Fitzroy features many well-known, talented street artists and below are some very good examples of said. The inclusion of so many street art works within this historical area, adds further interest and distinctive additional character. It gives local residents and visitors alike, the benefit of being able to view art work, both large and small, in these wonderful free ‘open galleries’ for all people, any time of the day or night. Perhaps…it’s art therapy for the whole community?!…
STREET ARTIST – AWOL CREW
- No. 5 Photo Gallery – Melbourne: Fitzroy “Street Art by AWOL CREW” photographed by Karen Robinson Feb 2015
This particular street art work of the AWOL CREW makes a huge statement on the wall of this building situated in Fitzroy. It’s image, its artistic voice, seems to tower up into the blue skyline above. I have managed to capture an individual walking along the pathway which helps establish the sizing of AWOL Crews street art work, when viewing this image as a photo. As you drive along Johnston Street, a very busy main street leading in the direction of the city of Melbourne, you cannot miss seeing it. The colours are well-considered – beautiful deep earthy reds, golden oranges and browns are very native Australian outback colours. It’s the eyes of the Australian Aboriginal featured within the street art work, that is the most captivating part of the work for me and probably cannot be realised unless you are standing right there in front of it to view. I loved this street art work and is a stand out for me within the Fitzroy area.
NB: Below is a YouTube Video of AWOL CREW at work producing an incredible artistic production at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne – Australia.
STREET ARTIST – AKOS ATTILA JUHASZ
- No. 6 Photo Gallery – Melbourne: Fitzroy “Street Art by AKOS ATTILA JUHASZ” photographed by Karen Robinson Feb 2015
Once again, whilst driving down Johnstone Street in Fitzroy, I discovered this amazing street art work – it is impossible not to notice this incredible work by AKOS ATTILA JUHASZ. There is so much to see as it sprawls along the entire length of this building. Luscious red and gold hair streams along the side of the building, almost as if caressing it. The female form featured, stares back with sultry eyes and pouting lips. It can be viewed from across the small street of Gore where you can sit in the sun and sip a cappuccino or cafe latte on a lazy Sunday morning at one of Fitzroy’s cafes. There are lots of small detailing, rich and vibrant colours within the artwork itself. You cannot pass by and not stop and admire one of Fitzroy’s best street art works.
STREET ARTIST – DAVID ‘MEGGS’ HOOKE
- No. 7 Photo Gallery – Melbourne: Fitzroy “Street Art by DAVID ‘MEGGS’ HOOKE” photographed by Karen Robinson Feb 2015
This dramatic street art work of a magpie – an Australian native bird in flight with a red rose in its beak, is another wonderful street art work by DAVID ‘MEGGS’ HOOKE. Once again positioned on a building where it is hard not to notice it and clearly dominates the building with the expansion of the magpie’s wings. Just in this street of Westgarth there are numerous other street art work examples, but I found this particular one to be the most engaging.
I hope you enjoyed viewing this Weblog on some of the Street Art featured in the suburb of Fitzroy, Melbourne – Australia. Please feel free to leave comments that are respectful to the Street Artists and add value to the conversation…Karen Robinson
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