Monday, 10 June 2019

Adelaide trains

Welcome to Adelaide, Outer Harbour Railway line, Bowden. Some fresh graffiti painted on the wall with the old Redhen rail-cars, that operated from 1950's to 1996. Adelaide has a long history of modern graffiti similar to Melbourne and Sydney "There were pieces and tags in Adelaide by late 83" Phoa.  

Brief origins of graffiti and its arrival in Australia
 American photographers Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant documented some of the first subway art in the world from New York. Henry Chalfant co-produced "Style Wars" in 1984 a movie about hip hop centred around the graffiti culture of the 70's and 80's. From this video footage and photos, modern graffiti was exported to the world and this subculture arrived in Australia in the 1980's, establishing itself to what it has become today.

NA-Nasty Artists crew, RCF-Rock City Funk, MS-Mainstays



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Friday, 7 June 2019


Multi-storied graffiti on Bell St, Preston. 

Monday, 3 June 2019

Abandoned-Paradise Gardens Nursery

A quick look on street view shows this place has been abandoned for over five years. Graffiti has accumulated here over the last four. The majority of the building has glass windows as walls, its mainly empty inside and everything is trashed and gutted in some way. Graffiti wise its mainly throw-ups and tags, most of the wall space is visible from the road. FYI there is a horrendous sounding antisocial alarm system, I triggered it and subsequently legged it.

Friday, 10 May 2019

Morwell's un-serviced service station

This petrol station in Traralgon lies two hours east of Melbourne. This servo sits amongst residential housing which probably explains the lack of graffiti. For people interested in graffiti or urban exploration they see the beauty in decay. Society however, doesn't appreciate or understand this natural cycle of life, death and decay. We are forever chasing a clean-cut, young, fresh image and hold unrealistic views as to how our towns and cities should look. Most new architecture is totally devoid of character and is fucking disgusting to look at. A homogeneous housing estate in Pakenham is much more of an eyesore than this dilapidated petrol station. 


Random drains from across Melbourne