Anyone that is interested in street art has most likely heard of the Melbourne based artist Miso. Today I was very lucky to have had the chance to listen to Miso speak about her practice, inspirations and thoughts on street art in general. She talked about the beauty of street art being in its ephemeral nature, subject to the conditions of its environment. She uses street art as a way to communicate to the general public, inviting an audience that is not restricted to those involved or interested in the art world but to everyone and anyone who passes by. She believes that street art should be non-commercial and refuses to take commissions for her paste-ups, describing her work as “gifts to the city”. You are likely to find Miso’s beautiful hand drawn and cut paste-ups guarding the doorways of laneways around Melbourne’s CBD.