Photo Essay – Melbourne Street Art

So as promised, here is a post of some photos of Melbourne street art that I took on my latest visit.

I ended up culling the photos down to about 400+ but during the editing process, I culled them down further to about 260. I then chose 173 to upload to Flickr so I could do this post – don’t worry, I am not going to post 173 photos of street art/graffiti in this post! Just some of my favourites – to be fair though, there are A LOT of favourites! Although by the end it might feel like 173 photos 😀

Hosier Lane

Hosier Lane is probably Melbourne’s most well-known street art lane. It is located steps from Federation Square, so is super easy to get to. It is also super popular for groups of tourists, photo shoots and just people wandering through the lane to get to the other side. It can be hard to get a shot without any people in it. Luckily I was able to get a variety of photos on the day I went.

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Melbourne Street Art Melbourne Street Art
Melbourne Street Art
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AD/DC Lane & Duckboard Place

I had heard about AD/DC Lane through one of my nieces and had already decided to go there on this trip. When I was wandering through Queen Victoria Markets one day I came across a guy selling street art photos, looked at the back of one that caught my eye and found out about Duckboard Place – which runs parallel to AD/DC Lane and connects to it, creating a U-shaped lane. So of course I headed to both.

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Melbourne Street Art Melbourne Street Art
Melbourne Street Art Melbourne Street Art
Melbourne Street Art Melbourne Street Art
Melbourne Street Art
Melbourne Street Art Melbourne Street Art

Higson Lane

One my way to AD/DC Lane, I came across Higson Lane, just off Flinders Lane. Not as much artwork here but a couple of pretty decent pieces. It is also where I found a Union Jack (but of course!) and also came across a couple of Ghost Signs – another love of mine.

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Melbourne Street Art
Melbourne Street Art
Melbourne Street Art
Melbourne Street Art
Melbourne Street Art

Prahan

I had seen a couple of photos from Artist’s Lane in Prahan on Instagram (where else!) and decided to head there one day. Two trains from the city later (it’s actually a quick trip, just going for the dramatic effect), we were there. To be honest, I wasn’t really all that impressed. I don’t know what I was expecting but it was kind of a let down anyway. I also snapped a couple of photos from the quick wander around Prahan – including one of my favourites of the whole trip (for reference: it has butterflies & an elephant in it)

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Melbourhe Street Art Melbourhe Street Art

Queen Victoria Market

Another place I had heard that had a couple of cool laneways was the Queen Victoria Market area. Luckily we were staying a block away from the market so it was super easy to get to. One lane I found was off Franklin Street and the other was around the corner off Queen Street.

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Melbourne Street Art Melbourne Street Art
Melbourne Street Art Melbourne Street Art
Melbourne Street Art Melbourne Street Art
Melbourne Street Art Melbourne Street Art
Melbourne Street Art

So there you have it.. sorry for the influx of photos but it was really hard to omit some. If you do feel like seeing more, you can head to my Flickr page for more photos. I really like photographing street art because I love the grittier side of a city. I think it tells more of a story than the more well kept places.

What are your thoughts on Street Art?
Do you go street art hunting when you go to a new place?

I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Copy of Victoria BC

 

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