Tag Archives: Melbourne Laneways

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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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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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

Street Art in Presgrave Place, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

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Street Art in Presgrave Place, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Aerial work by Kranky

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Street Art in Presgrave Place, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

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.

Street art, Hosier Lane , Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Street art, Hosier Lane , Melbourne CBD, Victoria

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Hosier Lane Street Art – February 2016 Updates Part 1

Catching up on February’s Hosier Lane Updates…some great portraits appeared by Mimby Jones Robinson as well as a few witty comments and some large colourful pieces.

Street Art, Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Mimby Jones Robinson Street Art, Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Mimby Jones Robinson Street Art, Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Mimby Jones Robinson Street Art, Hosier Lane

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Busker in Hosier Lane

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Busker

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Hosier Lane – January 2016 Updates

After Xmas holidays came to an end earlier this year, I was back at work and spending lunchtimes checking out the CBD street art scene again. I have taken a number of shots in the last few months and thought I had better catch-up with posting them. As usual there were some fine pieces along the walls of Hosier and Rutledge Lanes. Highlights were the portraits and the abstracts…

Street Art, Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD,

Street Art, Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD

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Wrdsmth visits Melbourne

Wrdsmth is a LA based street artist with an interesting poetic style. Like Banksy he prefers to remain anonymous – though photos indicate that he is male. He visited Melbourne for the first time last year and after being impressed by the local street scene decided to leave his own mark, a series of clever and insightful words of wisdom pasted up and stencilled around the CBD, Fitzroy and St Kilda. I kept seeing them around town and thought I would photograph a few before they all disappeared.

Literally, Wrdsmth, Melbourne CBD

Literally, Wrdsmth, Melbourne CBD

Pay it forward, Wrdsmth, Melbourne CBD

Pay it forward, Wrdsmth, Melbourne CBD

Miss You, Wrdsmth, Melbourne CBD

Miss You, Wrdsmth, Melbourne CBD

Time Machine, Wrdsmth, Melbourne CBD

Time Machine, Wrdsmth, Melbourne CBD

Destiny, Wrdsmth, Melbourne CBD

Destiny, Wrdsmth, Melbourne CBD