One of the most well known discussions of Australian culture is the comparing and contrasting of Sydney and Melbourne. Melbourne, which lacks the natural geographic splendour of Sydney compensates by promoting its 'urban culture' as more vibrant. The 'laneways' of downtown Melbourne are the physical spaces where this urban culture is incubated and many of them are covered in the global phenomenon known as 'street art'. I enjoy seeing and taking note of these ever-changing marks on the palimpsest of a city. The images that you see here are from the Melbourne laneways and respresent a specific moment of that city's being.
If you happen to be in Melbourne in the next month or so there is a festival going on in this spaces, check this link: http://www.myspace.com/lanewayfestival