Tag Archives: Melbourne CBD

Melbourne Laneway Street Art November 2016

Most lunchtimes I wander the laneways and alleys of Melbourne CBD looking for  the latest in street art. This selection was some of the best I found in November 2016. A mixture of spray painting, pasteups and stencils. Most were gone (over-sprayed) in the following days.

Melbourne Street Art Nov 2016

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Drewery Lane Street Art Project

In Drewery Lane at the rear of Legacy House, a special project has been slowly developing over the last few years. A mosaic artist, Sankar Nadeson, has been creating long walls of ceramic tiles and mosiacs. Sankar is a skilled mosaic artist, tiler and teacher. He has been working with schools and various art programs to teach people how to make ceramic tiles and then putting them up onto the walls of Drewery Lane. The theme of the art work has been Legacy. Legacy is a charity organisation that supports families of defence force personnel who have been injured or killed. Many of the tiles below were made by kids with strong ties to the defence forces.

Drewery Lane, Legacy House, Melbourne CBD, Victoria, 10 Aug 2016

Drewery Lane, Legacy House, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

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Drewery Lane, Legacy House, Melbourne CBD, Victoria,

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Drewery Lane, Legacy House, Melbourne CBD, Victoria,

Ceramic tiles made by kids

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Forget girls, just paint lad…

Forget girls, just paint lad…

Forget Girls, just paint lad, Guerrilla Territory, McLean Alley, Melbourne CBD

“Forget girls, just paint lad”, Guerrilla Territory, McLean Alley, 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

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

Street Art, Croft Alley, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

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