Tag Archives: Flinders Lane

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

Street Art, Flinders Crt, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

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Street Art, Flinders Crt, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

A favorite piece

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Street Art, Flinders Crt, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

A large Panorama – click to see enlarged

 

An old Laneway with new life

I had a catch-up with some old work colleagues last week in a part of the city that I rarely  visit. On the walk back down Flinders Lane to get to the train station, I noticed some decent street art on a Laneway wall. Flinders Ct is a narrow laneway between Flinders Lane and Flinders St and runs parallel to Elizabeth St. I recognised one of the old factory/warehouse buildings in the middle of the lane and realised that this laneway was one I had explored before when looking for old architecture but at that time there hadn’t been any art work. The work looks fairly fresh and is mostly complete murals. I went back earlier this week and photographed the various walls…I will be adding this new site to my regular survey walks.

Flinders Ct artwork, Melbourne CBD

Flinders Ct artwork, Melbourne CBD

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Monochrome Melbourne

A walk around the city on a hot summer’s day, watching the lunch crowds and traders along the small laneways off Flinders Lane and finishing off the walk with a few songs from the buskers in the Bourke St Mall.

Lunchtime traders in Centre Place, Melbourne CBD, 4 Dec 2015

Lunchtime traders in Centre Place, Melbourne CBD – a fantastic spot for good food and a great price from a variety of small hole-in-the-wall shops – also has some interesting artwork and graffiti.

Buskers in Bourke St Mall, Melbourne CBD

Buskers in Bourke St Mall, Melbourne CBD – these guys were amazingly good, Spanish style guitar with a modern flair. They were feeling the heat of the mid-day sun – but the show must go on…

Odd Melbourne: Shopfronts and displays

It is not everyday that you find a giant cross in the window display of a clothing  shop.  Apparently the shop has a “unique style with sophisticated quirk”.

Shopfront, Flinders Lane

Shopfront, Flinders Lane

And this Building display window has been converted into the seating area for about 5 customers for the Switchboard Cafe – one of the tiniest cafes in Melbourne with a small hole in the wall for coffee and food prep –  room for one,  under the stairwell of the Manchester Unity Building – where the old electrical switchboard was located.

Switchboard Cafe, Manchester Unity Building

Switchboard Cafe, Manchester Unity Building

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