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Navigating Melbourne’s lanes for street art

In an earlier post, I’ve shown some work on display as street art in Adelaide in South Australia.

Over a period of four days in Melbourne, I wandered through lanes and streets to look for some representative street art in the Victorian state capital, some works which spoke of the people who live there. Would it be the same kind of art and/or messages I’d seen earlier in Adelaide? As always, the set of artists and their respective work hold unique value in each of the cities.


Melbourne, Australia, myRTW, fotoeins.com

Croft Alley

Melbourne, Australia, myRTW, fotoeins.com

“The new frontier is prepared for your warmongering needs. …”

Melbourne, Australia, myRTW, fotoeins.com

Happy … fragile … toy

Melbourne, Australia, myRTW, fotoeins.com

“Another cheap import disposed as junk …”

Melbourne, Australia, myRTW, fotoeins.com

Painted selfie

Melbourne, Australia, myRTW, fotoeins.com

Double headed

Melbourne, Australia, myRTW, fotoeins.com

Hulk

Melbourne, Australia, myRTW, fotoeins.com

pachyderms

Melbourne, Australia, myRTW, fotoeins.com

Tears

Melbourne, Australia, myRTW, fotoeins.com

“remember … respect … restart …”

Melbourne, Australia, myRTW, fotoeins.com

“Portrait of Hosier Lane”

Melbourne, Australia, myRTW, fotoeins.com

“VHS”

Melbourne, Australia, myRTW, fotoeins.com

teetering

Melbourne, Australia, myRTW, fotoeins.com

Someone doesn’t like visitors

Melbourne, Australia, myRTW, fotoeins.com

Sacred, 1

Melbourne, Australia, myRTW, fotoeins.com

Sacred, 2

Melbourne, Australia, myRTW, fotoeins.com

Coloric spread

be free, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, myRTW, fotoeins.com

Street artist ‘be free’: near Melbourne Central Station – 28 Aug 2012.


* More street art in Melbourne
* Some street art in Brunswick, photographed by Saxon Templeton

I made the photos above between 27 and 30 August 2012 inclusive. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-3Fk.

12 Responses to “Navigating Melbourne’s lanes for street art”

    • fotoeins

      Hi, Jean. Street art provokes a lot of opinion, no matter where one goes: either it’s a beautiful thing of creativity and expression, or it’s a destructive form of juvenile delinquency. Australian cities have this, as well as many European cities; my favourite place to see street art is Berlin. Thanks for reading and for your comment!

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  1. Saxon

    Hi Henry! I live in Melbourne and share your love of street art and travelling!! Melbourne has a great scene and IMO some of the best works are in the suburbs not the central city. So alot escapes the eyes of tourists. Below is a post I did on some street art that I love in Melbourne in a suburb called Brunswick about 5 kms north of the CBD. Berlin – agreed. Also Williamsberg in NYC. Enjoyed your post and images! Here’s that art in Brunswick. http://saxont.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/street-art-the-only-constant-is-change-gallery/

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Saxon. That’s a good point you raise about the availability of street art found in areas outside of the CBD. I’m very much a loner and do things my own way when it comes to travel. However, the down side to that is I forget to ask residents (like yourself) who know where to look that’s not entirely obvious to visitors. I look forward to reading your post about street art in Brunswick. Thanks for reading and for your comment!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Bronwyn. I think all of it have something to say. For me, #20 (“Be Free”) is my favourite, for the hope and spirit that work expresses. Thanks for your reading, and for your comment!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Alouise. There’s something very universal and very likable about that last photo in the gallery (re. “Be Free”). Thank you for the Ganesha reference; I’d forgotten to make a proper reference for that photo. I also agree about the inclusion of the kangaroo at the bottom; nice “slipping in” of a well-known Australian animal and icon into that image. Thanks for reading and for your comment!

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  2. Tiffany

    Love your post, I think my favourite is the last one. I have also been enjoying some great street art lately, but on the other side of the world. The more I travel through Eastern Europe, the more truly beautiful pieces I see popping up everywhere. It definitely adds character to a city and I never get tired of looking at it and discovering more around every corner 🙂

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Tiffany. You’re not alone in saying the last photo “Be Free” is a favourite; many have said the same. There’s something very innocent, pure, and beautiful about that piece of street art. I think I learned to enjoy street art when I lived in Germany, and all the times I’ve visited Berlin since leaving the country. My 8 weeks last autumn in Berlin also helped me to view a number of locations more carefully and extensively. Thanks again for reading and for your kind comments!

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