Exploring Street Art In Melbourne, Australia
Love street art and going to Melbourne?
I think most people either don’t care for it or love it. I’m a big fan but I also grew up with very talented guys who always had Krylon in their back pockets. For these guys and girls, the streets just happened to be their canvas. One thing that I loved about my time down in Australia was discovering Melbourne Street Art.
When I went to Melbourne on my round the world trip the first time, I was surprised to see how much street art there was everywhere. I remember riding the train into the city from my cousin’s in the suburbs and not seeing one wall along the train line that wasn’t covered. I was told about the laneways which are basically what I know as alleys are covered in street art. Even well-known artists such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Invader, and more have traveled down there and put art up. I remember my cousins took me out for dinner one night to a place called Revolver in the Prahran area where we had dinner and drinks and they had some Banksy art on the walls covered under plexiglass. While I didn’t explore as much as I wanted to, I would love to go back and shoot some more.
Check out my photos of Melbourne street art from my two visits:
Around Hosier Lane
These girls were doing a school assignment on street art!
These photos were taken in and around Hosier Lane which is close to Flinders Street Station, which is a big train station in the center of the city. Here’s a Google map:
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Are you a fan of street art? What other cities do you know have great street art scenes?