Melbourne Street Art…the update

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Yeah, I know it’s just glorified street art, and I know heaps of locals are sooooo over it, but I love it. It adds colour, expression, vibrancy and an urban edgy energy to what would otherwise be drab alleys.

The thing is, this isn’t tagging for the sake of tagging (although obviously there is some of that), it’s council mandated (in certain areas) and there’s not a dick and balls in sight (in the street art lanes, anyways). The guys who do this take their art very seriously. And before you start tuft tutting at me, I’m not advocating the whole graffiti damage stuff…

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My favourite spots (and a do it yourself tour) can be found in this post, but bear in mind the art is always changing. There are companies running walking tours, so if you’re interested and want to see the latest and greatest, jump on one of these.

Here’s an update from some inner city lanes…

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Centre Place

There’s always something happening here. This one is in the process of being re-done.

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Drewery Lane

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Union Lane

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There was heaps of new painting, sorry, spraying, taking place while we were walking through. By the time this has gone to “print” it would have all changed again.

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Hosier Lane

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Probably the best known of the art lanes. All the work here is almost new- having recently been blacked out and repainted over the last month or so- except for the elephant which is, seemingly, a classic.

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Comments

6 comments on “Melbourne Street Art…the update”
  1. Deb says:

    I always love the street art you share. I cannot remember / think of anything similar in Brisbane. I know there must be something, but…. ?!

  2. Rae Hilhorst says:

    Love your street art, whenever we are in Melbourne we check it out. xxx Rae

    1. Jo says:

      Thanks for dropping by…we do the same- check out whatever is new. Love it.

    1. Jo says:

      Thanks Jen, I left the nikon at home & relied on the iPhone…

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