Melbourne's laneways: Street art

My lunch break yesterday comprised on taking in some of Melbourne's street art.  Melbourne is renowned for its artistic influences, most of which is embraced by the locals and seen as tourist attractions for visitors.  The laneways that weave throughout the city centre are hot spots for street artist impressions and are an ever-changing canvas.  These laneways are often entrances to the hip restaurants and bars that are classed as being off the beaten track.  Some of our most cherished hidden gems that you would have to have an insiders knowledge to even know they existed. 

So here are some of my favourite pieces. As you can see, we have some seriously talented individuals. The first wall is masked with an applied print with some sections torn. This wall is situated in a tiny space (not a walk through or a frequented spot by any means), that houses the bins for local stores. As you can see, even these walls are seen to be deserving of art.  All of the other walls that have been photographed are situated in walk through lanes, all within a few blocks radius of each other.

As much as the laneways provide for amazing photographic backdrops (and I'm sure you will see more of them), I decided they really needed a dedicated post so they could truely be appreciated.  I hope you enjoy seeing what I consider to be a little piece of my extended backyard.


 

©  Find Me A Muse

20 comments:

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  2. These are crazy beautiful and interesting! There's nowhere in the U.S. that has street art as elaborate and creative as other cities. So cool to see...
    - Aliya :)

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    1. They definitely add an amazing vibe to the city. It's nice because it's contained to certain lane ways which are literally covered with really artistic and high quality pieces of work.

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  3. Wow! That's amazing. I love the first one. It's so nice to learn more about Australia through your blog! xx Kayin

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  4. These alley ways look really amazing, before I read the text I was thinking where is this, I bet it's australia, everything that inspires me and interests me is always in australia! Love it! Good job i've got my flights booked to head there myself this september. I will follow your blog and look out for any places top visit whilst im there.

    Rianna xxxx

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    1. Hi Rianna, Australia is amazing. If you want an advice for some hot spots to see whilst you're here, drop me an email :) xx

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  5. Some of these are just beyond cool, so talented! :) The horse thing-y is one of my favorites!

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  6. I love how common street art is in Melbourne, I love peeking into alleys every time I visit there's always something lovely to see! :) These are great pics :)

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  7. wow! lovely art!

    xx

    www.aroundlucia.com
    www.aroundlucia.com

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    1. You have an amazing blog Lucia!

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  8. Melbourne is famous for amazing graffiti and street art which is really cool because they give the space and right for the artist to express their talent and work. unfortunately in Italy its prohibited and which is bad because some artist tend to express their work in other way, in other "inappropriate" place such as bus, train, railway even school :(

    great photos btw! wish i can visit it one day :)

    take care dear. xoxo, Haus of Gala

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    1. There is quite a bit of debate here at the moment about graffiti. I'm not for it everywhere but select places definitely. We are quite fortunate not to have too much inappropriate graffiti. You'll have to come visit one day for sure :) xx

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  9. Wow Mandi, thanks so much for sharing! I've always been intrigued by street art and these are hands-down some of the coolest I've ever seen. Awesomeness!

    xxTheresa

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  10. OMG! I'm really impressed! Australia is one of those places I would love to visit as soon as my kids grow up

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  11. This is like eye candy!!

    XX,
    Miranda

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  12. These are incredible works of art! Wouldn't it be neat if they dedicate an entire area for street art?

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    1. Absolutely. There are quite a few laneways in the city that are covered with art. There are even tours dedicated to them these days. Seeing all the pieces meld into each other right down the full length of a laneway really makes you appreciate how impactful the work is.

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  13. Great artworks!

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  14. Some of these are seriously amazing! It's like the streets of Melbourne are an art gallery!

    Happy weekend!
    Rowena @ rolala loves

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