Category Archives: Laneways

Duckboard Place: Food, Art, Music…

Part 2 of the ACDC Lane loop brings us to Duckboard Place – the Laneway that takes us back around to Flinders Lane. It has some very good restaurants, an after hours pop-up bar, residential accesses and great wall art.

Street Art, Duckboard Place

Street Art, Duckboard Place

Street Art, Duckboard Place

 Duckboard Place

Street Art, Duckboard Place

Street Art, Duckboard Place

Street Art, Duckboard Place

Street Art, Duckboard Place

Street Art, Duckboard Place

Street Art, Duckboard Place – I think the plumbing is a piece of Industrial Art – it goes up several stories.

Street Art, Duckboard Place

Street Art, Duckboard Place

ACDC Lane: Art and Music

Near Hosier Lane is another Laneway, ACDC Lane, named in honour of the rock band AC/DC . The Lane circles back to Flinders Lane via Duckboard Place. Many of the walls have large colourful pieces. Along with the great art are several good restaurants and a famous Bar and live music venue – Cherry.

Street Art, ACDC Lane,

Street Art, ACDC Lane

Street Art, ACDC Lane,

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Street Art, ACDC Lane,

ACDC Lane

Street Art, ACDC Lane,

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Street Art, ACDC Lane,

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Street Art, ACDC Lane,

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Street Art, ACDC Lane,

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Street Art, ACDC Lane,

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Street Art, ACDC Lane,

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Next Post – Duckboard Place

Protest Art: Posters, Stencils, Stickers, Balaclavas

Amongst the large murals and spray-painted images in Hosier  and Rutledge Lanes are quite a few smaller ones. Many are comments, statements, protests and funny thoughts. I like finding these more unusual images.

(Update: I walked through Hosier Lane today and many of the larger pieces that I have posted over the last few days that were taken a few weeks ago are now gone or are partially obscured by other artists work. Much of the new work seems to be large ornate tags rather than pictures  – I will have a look after the long weekend coming up)

Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD

Pirate Empire – Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD

Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD

Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD

Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD

Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD

Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD

Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD

Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD

Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD

Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD

Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD

Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD

Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD

Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD

Flinders Lane, Melbourne CBD

Laneways of Street Art

Moving further down Hosier Lane there is a looping alley called Rutledge Lane with its own artwork on every wall and surface. I spent a few minutes watching an artist work as well as helping a few tourists take some photos of themselves with the walls…sometime the selfie sticks are just not long enough.

Rutledge Lane off Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD

Rutledge Lane off Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD

Rutledge Lane off Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD

A street artist in Rutledge Lane off Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD

Rutledge Lane off Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD

Rutledge Lane off Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD

Hosier Lane XI, Melbourne CBD, 18 May 2015

Hosier Lane

Near the bottom of Hosier Lane is a very good Tapas and modern Spanish style restaurant called Movida.

Hosier Lane XII, Melbourne CBD, 18 May 2015

Movida in Hosier Lane

 

Melbourne Laneway Street Art

Continuing from yesterday’s post on some of the recent street art in Hosier Lane during May. Another week or two and much of this will be gone and covered by other pieces (or a mess of tags until an artist claims a chunk of wall).

Hosier Lane Artwork,   Melbourne CBD, May 2015

Hosier Lane Artwork, Melbourne CBD, May 2015

Hosier Lane Artwork,   Melbourne CBD, May 2015

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Hosier Lane Artwork,   Melbourne CBD, May 2015

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Hosier Lane Artwork,   Melbourne CBD, May 2015

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And finding treasure in colour…

I have now explored much of the Melbourne CBD looking for good pockets of street art. There are a few major spots (like Hosier Lane, Croft Alley and ACDC Lane) that I will keep returning to as the art changes almost on a daily basis – especially in Hosier Lane – the most active and visited of the Street Art Alleys. Below is some of the Hosier Lane artwork taken a few weeks ago.

18 May 2015 – Hosier Lane (Part 1)

Hosier Lane Artwork  Melbourne CBD

Hosier Lane Street Art,  Melbourne CBD

Hosier Lane Artwork  Melbourne CBD

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Hosier Lane Artwork  Melbourne CBD

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Hosier Lane Artwork  Melbourne CBD

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Looking for treasure in monochrome….

A recent sunny lunchtime found me wandering the back streets and laneways looking for interesting shots of old Melbourne.

I find that converting the image to black and white removes the clutter of modern colours and distractions and allows me to see the old bones.

Higson Lane, Melbourne CBD

Higson Lane, Melbourne CBD

MJ Bale, George Parade, Melbourne CBD.

MJ Bale, George Parade, Melbourne CBD.

Melbourne Club Wall

Melbourne Club Wall – woman are only allowed on one side of this wall…

Melbourne Club Wall

Melbourne Club Wall

Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD

Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD

Job Warehouse, Bourke St, Melbourne CBD

Job Warehouse, Bourke St, Melbourne CBD

Pellegrinis, Melbourne CBD

Pellegrini’s, Melbourne CBD