Stop 4: Corner Greeves St and George St, Fitzroy

Street art, both commissioned and not, has transformed the private space into a public forum, paving the way for interaction and engagement between artists, art and the wider community. It has facilitated a mobile gallery whereby the art world has been made more accessible to a much broader section of the public. By commissioning a piece of street art on private property, the private resident becomes something of a patron to the arts, supporting and promoting the artists and giving them a new space to work.

Street art has the ability to transform the experience of space. It has evoked a public dimension of private property, and introduced the role of private properties as public institutions. The growth of street art on private property and it’s acceptance as a legitimate art form has given it a public platform that has amplified its accessibility and its scope, and has allowed for a greater interchange of ideas.