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.
Thirty60 is a Melbourne-based artist and designer. He creates images with traditional watercolour masking techniques on paper, stone and wood. The technique allows for one chance to create the artwork, with the end result determined by how the ink reacts with the painting surface. His work can be described as a fusion between street and fine art.
Anyone who’s walked through the streets of Sydney or Melbourne knows the how prolific the Australian street art scene is. That’s why Soap Creative in Sydney have released Taggr, a free iPhone app that allows you to view, find, upload and geo-tag art from the streets of Sydney and Melbourne. Now anyone from around the world can view the urban creativity that is and was in these two fine cities.