Clearly Melbourne and its community has found a meeting ground where creative adventurers and economic vibrancy are partners. This is expressed through city lane ways becoming devoted to legal graffiti, low rent options for emerging designers, hole in the wall bars and cafes and provocative art spaces. Melbourne has always been an intellectual and cultural hub for Australia. Now through innovate approaches to bi-laws, alternative uses of neglected spaces and most importantly a living approach to the human scale of a city, Melbourne is alive and kicking.
Fiona Sweetman, Director of Hidden Secrets Tours is an energetic advocate for this new wave of culture in Melbourne and she opened our eyes to more than we were expecting.