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Melbourne, the capital of Victoria and second largest city in Australia, has gained international notoriety for its diverse range of street art and associated subcultures. Throughout the 1970s and 80s much of the city's disaffected youth were influenced by the graffiti of New York which subsequently became popular in Melbourne's inner suburbs and along suburban railway and tram lines. Melbourne was one of, perhaps the first, major city to embrace stencil art, causing Melbourne to be titled "Stencil Graffiti Capital" and increasing public awareness of the concept of street art.

The first stencil festival in the world was held in Melbourne in 2004 which featured the work of many major international artists.


(And this is just one reason why MELBOURNE is my fave Aussie city)!!




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Taken on October 24, 2012