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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 STORY No. 8 – KAFF-EINE
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 KAFF-EINE is another very good example of street art that can be found in this suburb. 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?!…
“Kaff-eine is an established street + contemporary artist within Melbourne’s globally-celebrated street art scene. Since 2010 she has garnered a strong following among Australian and international street art lovers + art collectors, who are drawn to her illustrative freehand style, delicate linework, + quiet melancholic characters. She has been invited to paint her artwork, created with aerosol, acrylic paint + pigment ink, on public + private walls across Australia, Germany, France + the Philippines, in galleries, businesses, homes, and on the streets. Kaff-eine has also illustrated two successful children’s books (The Promise + Vera), + has exhibited in solo + group exhibitions throughout Australia” (Kaff-eine. 2015).
MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND KAFF-EINE STREET ART YOUTUBE
STREET ARTIST – KAFF-EINE
- No. 8 Photo Gallery – Melbourne: Fitzroy “Street Art by KAFF-EINE ” photographed by Karen Robinson March 2015
This particular street art work of KAFF-EINE is a delightful display of magical creatures. They line the entrance to Smith Reserve, a children’s playground area and park for the local Fitzroy community. Behind the wall of these creatives is a line of Australian Native Gum trees which helps to ‘green’ this inner city suburb, also helping to make this area a wonderful retreat away from the hustle and busy city living. My favourite is the Kangaroo like creative, asleep under the Australian Native Gum trees. It is not hard to imagine that children would find these images engaging as they lead them towards the entrance of their playground. KAFF-EINE‘s street art situated along these walls, has very successfully turned this area into a place of purpose and adventure. Her wall of mystical creatures act as a wonderful invitation to locals to come and enjoy ‘Smith Reserve’, come and take some time out and play…
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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