‘Meeting of Styles’, an internationally renowned graffiti and arts festival is finally coming to Melbourne. Over three days (April 1 – 3, 2016) Melbourne’s iconic laneways will be transformed with some of the world’s best artwork – featuring local and national artists and maybe even some international friends .
Melbourne’s laneways will be completely repainted during the event – something never done before.
MOS started out in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1997 in a huge abandoned area known as the “Schlachthof Wiesbaden”, an abandoned slaughter house. Originally known as the “International Wall Street Meeting” the event attracted thousands of visitors from across Germany between 1997 and 2001.
Over the years, the slaughter house evolved into a hall of fame, until 2001 when it was announced it would be converted into a carpark, signifying the end of the hall of fame. In 2002 the event was revived and its name changed to “Meeting of Styles”.
From the MOS website: “Since the foundation of Int. Meeting Of Styles back in 2002 more than 250 events have been realised worldwide attracting more than 500000 spectators and thousands of artists from all over the world. MOS brings people together, creates publicity, supports the netting and enables intercultural cross-boarder-cooperation. It is an example how a better world of tomorrow might be possible.”
Artist line up, laneway locations and after party details will be announced closer to the date. Keep an eye on the Facebook event here, and other social media channels @mosmelbourne.