Category Archives: Melbourne CBD

Guitarist of Flanigan Lane

A walk through a narrow laneway: Flanigan Lane, in the Melbourne CBD,  and a nice surprise, a very large mural of a Blues guitarist…

Guitarist wall mural, Flanigan Lane, Melbourne CBD

Guitarist wall mural, Flanigan Lane, Melbourne CBD

Finlay Alley, a secret dark laneway

I found an old map of the various street art alleys and laneways. Over the last few weeks I have been checking several of these old sites for any new works. Many of the map’s sites are gone now, the laneways still exist but the sides are new tower blocks for student and cheaper apartment housing. One gem that I did find full of interesting large murals was Finlay Alley –  an alley, that doglegs into a dark covered lane. There is a new block going up soon on one of the perimeters and hopefully the site won’t be altered too much

Street Art, Finlay Alley, Melbourne CBD

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Melbourne Laneways: Flinders Crt

Another great street art laneway, Flinders Crt is located near the Elizabeth St entrance of Flinders St Train Station. It has some large interesting pieces with vivid colours. A recent council project has seen the whole laneway repainted by local artists. Talking to one of the organisers, it is part of an initiative to keep the laneways active and a vibrant part of the visitors experience  – it also has an interesting byproduct of keeping the less desirable aspects (alcohol and drugs abuse culture) of a large city minimised.

Street Art, Flinders Crt, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

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A favorite piece

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A large Panorama – click to see enlarged

 

Melbourne Laneways: Croft Alley Street Art

A lunchtime walk to Croft Alley in Chinatown always provides new and amazing artwork and some interesting aromas coming from the bins from the restaurants…I reckon I can pick the various laneways blind-folded from the smell – but I am not sure how that could be tested. On this occasion the walls had been freshly repainted as part of a city wide refresh project sponsored by the City Council.

Street Art, Croft Alley, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

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Presgrave Place: An Artists Laneway

There is an historical covered laneway off Little Bourke St, called Howey Place and running from Howey is Presgrave Place. Along the left hand side of Presgrave  are many pieces of street art in the form of installations, paste-ups, stickers and framed original drawing and paintings. I visit every few days to see what has been newly added to the walls. Soon after my first visit to the Lane, much of the art was destroyed or stolen but it did not take very long for the artists to replace or put up new pieces. I have actually found many of these artists in other laneways around Melbourne and have slowly started to identify their work/style.

Street Art in Presgrave Place, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

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Aerial work by Kranky

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Another piece by Kranky

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Hosier Lane Street Art – March 2016 Updates

Hosier Lane in March saw some interesting murals and great colours, with more characters portrayed than portraits.

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Hosier Lane Street Art – February 2016 Updates Part 2

Part 2 of February’s Hosier Lane Updates…some elaborate colourful pieces were the highlight of the second half of Feb 2016 .

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