Just the other week an artist – Adrain Doyle – transformed this iconic Melbourne graffiti laneway by spray painting it ’empty-nursey blue’. A colour he says sums up his feelings about his childhood.
It wasn’t long before the taggers, graffers, and street artists were were back, painting over the ’empty-nursey blue’.
I went to see the laneway 3 days after it had been sprayed blue, to see it quickly returning back to its bright past. When I arrived there was school students, tourists, grafters alike all there to see the laneway with a camera/phone in hand.
One of my favourite things about street art is its ability to transform a space and bring people together. Here we all were different people, but at that moment all there to wonder and marvel over the ’empty-nursey blue’ laneway.