Melbourne is a creative hub, a city filled with artists all striving to be noticed and admired. Ranging from painters to photographers to poets, creativity seeps through the city’s veins. Just walking around the city one can easily observe the prevalence of creative types, graffiti lines the alleyways and sculptures adorn the lampposts. Whether you are indoors or outdoors you are guaranteed to stumble upon a beautiful painting or an elegant sculpture. The city is filled with undercover artists, the tram drivers are musicians and the postmen are painters. Melbourne is merely a collection of creatives posing as city workers.
Be it an interior wall in your house or a rendered surface in a playground, it is simply a canvas awaiting a brush. Colours flow through the streets and turn the mundane into the magnificent. The business of art has made it difficult for the underdog. Skill is no longer enough to warrant attention. The finest house painter melbourne has ever seen was recently commissioned to paint the exterior wall of the largest building in Australia. He was given free reign over the design and produced a mural that caught the eye of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the MOMA as it is referred to by those in the know. From a simple house painter to an international hit via one wall. Routes to stardom are no longer single channelled. It is important that as a city we continue to cultivate an atmosphere of creativity and artistic freedom to allow others to find their life changing mural, in whatever form that may take.
Next time you need a fence painted or some decking repolished or even some minor carpentry work, think of all the struggling artists that live among us and imagine your trivial surface revamped into a work of art. Let Melbourne’s creative energies work their magic and transform your world into one of colour and imagination.