Gentrification of the Streets in Correlation to Street Art
Finally! The best part of the day: lunch. As the average commuter makes their way through the city streets and alleyways during their hard earned break, their vision seems to be obstructed by paint strokes of twisted letters crammed together and sprawled across the walls. Vandalism. Unacceptable, delinquent behaviour that is offensive to any civilised individual. However to others, this defacement of public property is the apotheosis of artistic expression.
This street art tour loosely follows the story of street art in Melbourne. The main theme is Gentrification on the streets and how it correlates with Street art. The tour ranges from political slogans at one end of the spectrum, to the production of vibrant, bold and aesthetically pleasing spray-painted veneers on the other end.