Burn City: Melbourne's Painted Streets
Melbourne - aka 'Burn City' - is internationally renowned for its street art. For more than twelve years Lou Chamberlin has been photographing its painted streets, capturing the most memorable pieces of this ephemeral art form and creating an ongoing record of the city's robust street subculture. These pages showcase the best of the city, including the `burners' - the pieces so hot they're `burning' off the wall.Burn City features artwork by both international and local artists. The pieces have been divided into themes, including chapters called 'The Face', 'Fauna', 'Storytelling', 'Abstraction', 'Social Issues', 'Streetscape' and 'Same Wall New Paint', which documents the evolving artworks on the same wall over several years.
Lou Chamberlin is an artist, author and arts educator. She has been teaching and writing about art for 20 years, and has authored art books for the last 10 years. Her interest in street art has been fuelled by living and working in Melbourne with its vibrant and ever-changing street art scene. This is Lou's fourth street art book, following Street Art: Melbourne, Street Art: Australia and Street Art: International.