Melbourne Street Art


 

 

 wall murals • stencils • paste-ups • tags • wall art • sculpture • graffiti • stickers

Banksy  Phibs • Junky • Rush • Roach •  Numskull • Wonderlust • Sync   Phibs  Reka  Rone  Prizm  Meggs  Makatron  The Tooth • ChoqJaws • Ha-Ha • Drew Funk

impermanent • colorful • political • irreverent •  humorous • angry • dynamic • prolific • surprising • graphic • intricate • fresh • raw • overwhelming • controversial • explosive • beautiful

 Flinders Lane • Hosier Lane • Croft Alley • Rutledge Lane • Caledonian Lane • Union Lane • Yarra Place 

 

 

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“Imagine a city where graffiti wasn’t illegal, a city where everybody could draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agents and barons of big business. Imagine a city like that and stop leaning against the wall – it’s wet.” 

― Banksy, Wall and Piece

 

Categories: Abstract, Architecture, Black and White, City Scenes, Color My World, Photography, Street Photography, TravelTags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

36 comments

  1. I am torn about street art – sometimes it is hard to distinguish between vandalism and art – but regardless, it takes serious talent to be able to create all of these images. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your photos. They captured the liveliness of the images very well.

    • Hi Imelda, And there is a fine line– big difference between tagging and murals, stencils etc. I’m glad you enjoyed these and I agree, in most cases, these are serious and talented artists. Thanks so much!

  2. Amazing artwork! I only wish I was that talented! Thanks for sharing.

  3. awesome wow

    love you xoxoxoxo

  4. This is awesome, it is fine art all over the streets !

  5. Fantastic images! I’m a huge fan of street art & have loved it for years! Back in the old days I had the honor of working with Keith Haring and some of the real “trailblazers” of that time. I’m so happy to see what a great scene there is in Melbourne – really fantastic! Thank you!

    • Hi Mahree- What a great experience that must have been working with Keith Haring- I often see his influence. I’m so glad this brought back good memories. Hope you get to Melbourne in the future. Thank you!

  6. I love street art so thanks for sharing some wonderful work.

  7. These are amazing, Jane. It will be interesting to compare to SF ‘s street art once home.
    When ARE you coming home!? Ann

  8. Making me miss my hometown right now. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Great images. Wonder how this compares with SF’s Mission District.

  10. Some terrific captures here Jane. Looks like Melbourne has become quite a center for wall art 🙂

  11. Wow, Jane!

    Sharon Buehler

  12. That big red octopus was particularly amazing!

  13. Interesting subject and great photos…loads of dramatic color!

  14. Jane…really good stuff! I’m forwarding this to a good friend’s son who happens to be a PhD Professor of graffiti at Baruch College. A bit warm down there, eh?

    • Hi Mike- Thank you very much and I appreciate that you forwarded it on to your friend. There’s a PhD in graffiti? That’s fantastic. Would love to know what he thinks of the Melbourne art scene. Thankfully, it has cooled down here.

  15. these are INCREDIBLE…WOW…..must feel wonderful being swallowed up by all of these vibrant colors & characters…..

  16. Remarkable detail! Reminds me of some of the tattoos I have seen recently around Charleston!

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