Sunday, 16 July 2006

Melbourne's original graffiti reborn

Melbourne has been touting itself as the capital of street art for some time now. It's even received coverage in The Guardian over in the UK.

Now a stenciled mural by one of the original Oz graf artists has been resurrected at the newly revamped Heide Museum of Modern Art.

Mike Brown's explosion of colour on the walls of Heide from 1969 was wallpapered over in the early seventies. It was uncovered during recent renovations.

A team of artists have restored and added to Brown's original piece and it's the star attraction at It Ain't Necessarily So opening this week at Heide.

Hopefully it won't be covered with wallpaper after the show closes.

Pic of Brown's work on a house in Fitzroy courtesy The Age.