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The 3 Best Cities to See Street Art in Australia 

March 23, 2018 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Years ago street art was seen as more of a menace than it was considered an art. It was usually placed on abandoned buildings in shabby neighborhoods. 

Whenever found outside that context it would have been some prank done by a youngster. Fast forward to 2018 where we are living in a world that has embraced street art in a number of forms. In Australia is no different with many noteworthy outdoor artistic pieces where the canvas is a wall. You will find street art in many cities that range from inspiring, attention catching to plain old advertising. Here are a couple cities you can find the best street art in Australia.

Sydney

Sydney is the largest city in Australia with a population that exceeds 4.6 million inhabitants. There is no wonder that this would be one of the best cities to see street art in Australia. Here you will find that street art is quite common and beautifully so. The beauty of the street art here is that it is not just in one area of Sydney so if you don’t have much time to explore all of Sydney you will still be able to find some amazing art. Places such a Chippendale, Redfern and Newtown will offer a range of street art on which you can feast your eyes and take a pic or two to share with friends and family. On a good day, if you are close by you could take a walk by the sea in Bondi and enjoy the boardwalk mural there.

Melbourne

Melbourne is one of the most famous cities in Australia with an estimated population of 4.2 million. The capital city of Victoria, Melbourne is a great place to feast your eyes on some amazing street art. The popularity of street art in Melbourne is nothing new with art being in the streets there since the 1970’s. The youth who were found responsible for the origin of the spray paint graffiti in the area were said to be influenced by graffiti seen on New York Buildings and streets.

The city of Melbourne is big on culture and you will find art here from some of the big names in Australia’s street art industry. The city is always growing and changing with new art works to be seen every couple of weeks.

Brisbane

The city of Brisbane can be found in Queensland with an estimated population of more than 2.1 million inhabitants. Here is where you will find detailed murals where artists create neon urban art.  You will find great street art on both sides of the river but in the middle of the city is where you will find the majority of the creativity.

Gone are the days when street art got a bad reputation. People always want to see good art and street art can be one of the most phenomenal forms of art. Street art tells a cultural story without any words and are enjoyed by both locals and tourists alike.

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