I went on a rainy art crawl with some of the the illustration students from NMIT yesterday, checking out the street art in the laneways around Melbourne’s CBD. We explored some offbeat artist-run spaces, including Platform under Flinders Street Station and micro-galleries like Mailbox 141 and TwentybyThirty. Some of the pieces included in this photo gallery are by well-known street artists including Haha (stencils), Shida (mixed media, mostly aerosol paints) and Urban Cake Lady (paste-ups). I’ve also included some examples of yarn bombing which we found on Little Lonsdale Street outside the Thousand Pound Bend gallery-cafe. I am a bit behind the times when it comes to guerilla knitting, but basically it is the practice of wrapping wool around everyday objects like street signs, trees and and parking metres. On mass, the practice is known as a yarnstorm. Brilliant.