Want to see the best street art in Australia? Just venture down Hosier Lane in Melbourne

Play Melbourne Contributor

By Play Melbourne in Cool Travel on Tuesday 12 May 2015

If you’re looking to set your eyes on some serious street art – street art where some of the world’s best artists come to play – you don’t have to travel to New York or Buenos Aires. Some of the very best street art is right in Melbourne’s backyard. And by backyard I mean smack bang in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.

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Cute and weird creatures by Hong Kong graffiti artist, Bao Ho

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By Maggie Ng in New Art on Friday 24 April 2015

Hong Kong’s street art scene has been slowly but surely blooming. Like the greenery in this city, bits of it have been gradually peeking out from behind the greyness of the sidewalks and skyscrapers, adding splashes of colour that brighten up this concrete jungle. With international street artists like French mosaic master Invader contributing their pieces to the walls of the SAR, and street art festivals such as HKWalls being held around town, the people’s appetite for visual stimulation amid the concrete jungle has been whetted.

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Street artist travels the globe and gets creative with his gigantic rainbow murals

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 28 March 2015

Some street art is so abstract you can’t understand it. Other street art can be too high brow to get (no, seriously). But there’s one street artist who makes a point of colouring the streets with murals everyone will understand… and love. And his name is Seth Globepainter.

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Check out some of Melbourne’s best street art at Hosier Lane

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 11 November 2014

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When you think of Melbourne, you might think of shopping, lattes and football. But stroll along Hosier Lane and this Victorian capital is going to blow you away with some of Australia’s best street art. Positioned right opposite Federation Square in Melbourne’s city centre, this laneway is home to some of the world’s most iconic urban art, created by leading artists, including Ha-Ha, Psalm, Meggs, Vexta, and Civilian.

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These super cool gas masks are made from rare retro sneakers

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Monday 3 November 2014

When your coveted sneakers the likes of Air Jordan 3, Adidas x Jeremy Scott Denim Wings or Ewing 33 Hi ‘Red Suede’ lands in the hands of L.A-based artist Freehand Profit (Gary Lockwood), they may be taken apart and turned into amazing gas masks, and sometimes with an extra shoulder harness to protect you from harm. And it’s all because ‘the gas mask is the mask of our times; it represents atrocities at war, civil unrest, environmental damnation and works both as a symbol of fear and of protection.

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NYC artists take over subway carriage in a battle of art against advertising

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Art on Tuesday 21 October 2014

There was a time when the subway trains of New York were covered in vibrant graffiti, inside and out. Sadly that time is past and now advertising companies pay premium dollar for the same privilege that has made graffiti artists outlaws.

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Banksy street art remains firmly in public hands despite best efforts of land owner

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Art on Monday 28 July 2014

Banksy, the master of hiding your identity while simultaneously maintaining global fame, has caught the media spotlight once again. Several more of the elusive street artists works have cropped up around The UK, one of which in particular has caused quite a stir.

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The beautiful and inspiring sreet art murals of Anat Ronen

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 25 July 2014

It’s hard to believe, but Houston-based creative Anat Ronen is a self-taught artist and up until five years ago, was working in admin fields. It took a leap of faith for her to quit her day job and enter into the art field full-time. And I personally think she made the right decision! Ronen now […]

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Graffiti that blends in with surrounding trees? Oh, you mean “Graffitrees”

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Monday 21 July 2014

There seems to be an emerging trend within the graffiti world. Where priority use to be focused on making the artwork shout out loud, some street artists like Polish artist Natalia Rak, Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic and French street artist Vinie Graffiti take into consideration what’s occupying the site they have in mind and how […]

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Banksy reworks his famous girl with heart balloon to mark third anniversary of Syria conflict

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Art on Thursday 13 March 2014

Graffiti legend Banksy joins us as we mourn the third anniversary of the Syria conflict by speaking up and reworking his famous ‘Girl with a Balloon’ stencil masterpiece. In the recreated piece, he depicts a young girl, just like the one before, but this time it’s a young Syrian refugee who has probably lost her family to bloodshed.

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Surplus Candy, a secret art show inside a condemned NYC building

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Thursday 16 January 2014

You know the saying, ‘when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade?’ For street artists, it goes something like, ‘when life gives you a condemned New York City apartment building, you make a secret illegal art show’. Surplus Candy was an illegal art show organized by the street artist Hanksy. Together with 43 artists, they […]

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The most beloved street art photos of 2013

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Tuesday 17 December 2013

Every year we look forward to seeing the photos of the most beloved street art photos discovered by Street Art Utopia. Here is a selection of street art photos from around the world, each with different social messages and graphic styles.

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Amazing Graffiti art by ESTOY

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 19 November 2013

Santiago is street artist ESTOY’s playground, and boy, does he play well. Just from looking at these pictures, we can’t help but be drawn in to his intricate and whimsical works that often contain tribal motifs too.

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Old school graffiti by French team Da Mental Vaporz

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Art on Monday 18 November 2013

Nowadays, everyone calls the paintings and writings done in the streets generically ‘street art’ and no longer ‘graffiti’. But it´s time to go back to the roots and to take a closer look at the original graffiti style. The term was officially established during the 1980s and characterized artworks mostly done illegally and with spray-paint.

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Banksy rejected by New York Times, fights back with scathing street art piece

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 30 October 2013

Banksy’s latest installation smells of resentment. He wrote an article for the New York Times about the new ‘One World Trade Center’ project being ugly. Actually, he called it “vanilla” and “something from Canada”. The article was supposed to be another installment in his daily ‘Better Out Than In’ graffiti series. But predictably, his article was rejected. And like a sulking kid, he went ahead and made a big stink about it with this mural instead. Go Banksy. His work never ceases to make me smile.

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