The Religious Elements in Melbourne Street Art

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015

Sometimes graffiti are associated with urban deterioration due to their “ugliness” and disturbing content. However, as a fast and healthily developing city, Melbourne is one of the flourishing cities of high quality street art. Street art in Melbourne always has the magic to convey messages to you. When you are strolling in the CBD, you perhaps think all the famous touristy places, like Federation Square, Flinders Station, will tell you everything about Melbourne. This is absolutely wrong: little alleys are the veins of Melbourne. If you want to know the multicultural side of Melbourne and how street art manages to be educational and inspiring, come to the alleys: the real look of Melbourne. If religion happens to be your interest, you will find yourself some really nice places to brainstorm, appreciate and get inspired.

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