Category Archives: StreetArt

I Will Keep an Open Mind – Is It Art or Science?

Above: Plaster model of the brain by [unknown maker]. This item is one from a display at the Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology at the University of Melbourne. The Museum and Library is part of the University’s … Continue reading

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Let’s Celebrate ’88 – All Over Again

(Above: Literary Heights by John Underwood) early 30 years ago, Australia’s north-eastern state of Queensland hosted World Expo (aka Expo ’88),  in its capital city of Brisbane. World Expo ’88 was celebrated over a six-month period from 30 April-30 October, … Continue reading

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Are you thinking that Fafi is fluffy?

Fafi is an early adopter to street art and is currently living and working in Paris. Through her art, Fafi has been exploring her femininity through stereotypes, using them to her advantage. Fafi not only knocked her male colleagues and competitors out their … Continue reading

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Galatea – For She is the One with the Milk White Skin

Above: Gustave Moreau’s Galatea (ca.1880) Galatea (Trans: “She who is milk-white“) is a name popularly applied to the statue carved of ivory by Pygmalion of Cyprus, which then came to life in Greek mythology. Galatea is also the name of … Continue reading

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Your Gateway to Bodé for the Day

Mark Bodé was born on February 18, 1963 in Utica, New York. The son of underground comics legend Vaughn Bodé, Mark often produces works similar to this father’s style. Mark is an American cartoonist best known for his work on … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – I’ll Drink to That

Above: At the Ambassadeurs (c. 1880) oil on canvas Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France. French Impressionist painter and commercial artist noted for his paintings of Parisian life during the Belle Époque period, Jean Béraud was born in St. Petersburg … Continue reading

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Ho Ho Ho from Hosier Lane

Here are the latest offerings from Hosier Lane. Merry Christmas from Melbourne and some of its street artists.  

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Getting ready for a Christmas Barbie

It appears that this Christmas has seen a revival in ‘Ugly Sweaters‘ or ‘Ugly Jumpers‘ that are knitted and have Christmas overtones. Garish in colour and design, they feature the typical ‘Christmas colours’ of green/red/white and can feature snowflake patterns, … Continue reading

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Coulrophobia – (The Fear of Clowns)

Above street art is by Owen Dippie, (OD) a street artist / graffiti artist / muralist from New Zealand.  You can find out more about Owen Dippie via his website  or follow him on his Blog. The artwork commemorates Heath … Continue reading

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The Race That Stops a Nation

Above: “Before the Start” (1989) “It was a fast week a hectic week, And in Flemington they ran a race. The punters rallied and partied hard, And somehow lost the pace. But now as the dust settles on the track. … Continue reading

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The Batavia Has it All – Mutiny, Shipwreck and Murder

Batavia was a ship which belonged to the Dutch East India Company. It was built in Amsterdam in 1628 and armed with 24 cast-iron cannons and a number of bronze guns. On 27th October, 1628, she sailed from Texel in … Continue reading

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San Marco Basilica, the Church of Gold

The Basilica of St. Mark (San Marco) in Venice, Italy has stood since 829 in the time of Doge Giustiniano Partecipazio who had it built to hold the remains of the Evangelist St. Mark who became the one patron of … Continue reading

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Cheezels are more than a Mynah Attraction

Don’t get me wrong! Not for one moment am I saying that Peter Trusler’s art is rubbish, but I love the use of rubbish within Peter Trusler’s art! Especially the inclusion of a discarded, empty Cheezels bag. (Def: highly cheesy … Continue reading

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The Yoyo diet of Yoyoe Bean

According to her website Josephine Bradley Scott Jo, aka Yoyoe is an eclectic Melbourne based artist working with ink, oil, spray can and body paint media. As a passionate body image activist, she has worked with respected organizations such as … Continue reading

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The Man with the Kaleidoscope Eyes

The Lion’s Cavalcade (1980) is a book of poems by Ted Walker and illustrated by Alan Aldridge and Harry Willock. The above image accompanies the beginning verse: Lord of the Jungle. “Whatever can vex Leonis, the Lord of the Golden … Continue reading

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