Defaced but not forgotten: Melbourne murals 30 years on

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The recent reimagining of two iconic murals painted in Melbourne in the 1980s and eventually defaced, signifies the importance of their messages both then and now.

Ephemeral by nature, street art may be tagged over, demolished or simply fade with time. We might notice a particular piece on our daily commute, or when we walk around the neighbourhood. There’s no telling how long a work will remain intact, but the blow is often delivered when it doesn't appear as we remember it.

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