A well known capital for culture and creativity, Melbourne’s public artwork is located throughout the city, in nooks and crannies, around street corners and down laneways. Inspiring and eye pleasing, these pieces of art have been deliberately placed to encourage cultural practices and attract viewers to appreciate the beauty of different art pieces. Street art reigns supreme in Melbourne, with unique murals scattered through the city. Stencils, murals and paste-ups are displayed on approved outdoor locations and more than often provoke an awe-struck response from visitors and locals.
A few words from Melbourne's Public Artwork
To celebrate street art and its associated creative subculture, Melbourne holds an annual Stencil Festival which tours across regional Victoria. Held for 10 days, the festival includes exhibitions, artist talks, workshops and street art related films to the general public. There are no specific streets that hold the majority of Melbourne's street art, which is why wandering this beautiful city is such a treat – you never know what you'll see next.