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deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

This tour is intended to be an adult’s game of hide and seek with the characters of street art in an adult’s playground, the city. The hustle and bustle of the city tends to take you away from enjoying the simplest of things like street art. You…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

The world offers many disruptions, each holding a unique opportunity, yet it seems we are conditioned to overlook them in exchange for efficiency and productivity, blindly rushing towards some unattainable illusion of happiness. Media and advertising…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 6 Locations

A group of year five school students gather at flinders street station to begin their walking tour. As a part of the Art curriculum at their school they are participating in a tour aimed at broadening their understanding of not only the iconic…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

Are you getting tired of simply site visiting? Feeling wired to pay for something meant to be free? It’s time to forget about all the dry tours and join our greatly valued street art dinning safari! Unlike the traditional tiring walking tour, just…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

This exciting new street art tour explores the methods which people use to find or ‘hunt out’ unique street art, which is off of the beaten track. The usual locations for street art, such as Hosier Lane and Flinders Lane, are abandoned to make…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

An exploration of the conservation, preservation and restoration of street art surfaces a number of issues in relation to the ephemerality of the art form and the ways in which we can best document it. Each method attempts to prolong the life of the…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

The origins of graffiti as a medium of street art lies in its role in the rise of the hip hop culture and the counterculture movement. Graffiti establishing itself as a legal form of expression has had an impact on much more than street art; it has…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

Seven Seeds Coffee is great, but that hip little restaurant can really fill up on a weekend morning. While your waiting it's a great time to step out into the alley and look at some original, hip art works. This tour is designed to be viewed…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

Graffiti is everywhere from schools, businesses, homes and pretty much anywhere else with a plain surface is subject to it. Melbourne is known for its graffiti culture, however its landmarks are noticeably free of graffiti. The U.S. department of…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 1 Locations

This tour focuses on how your surroundings affect your emotional outlook, and most of the tour takes place in the NGV. I chose to make this a derive tour as it is much more about the tourist and how they react to their surroundings rather than the…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

“Some people become cops because they want to make the world a better place. Some people become vandals because they want to make the world a better looking place.” ― Banksy, Wall and Piece (Banksy. Banksy Wall and Piece. London: Century, 2005.…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

In the last 20 years the public view of graffiti has shifted from conceptions of decay and vandalism, into a sphere of popular culture, allowing the commercial sale and advertisement through "street art" mediums. There still remains an…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

This tour explores the transformational power of nighttime to reinvent several tourist street art hotspots into spaces of contrast, mystery, depth and interactivity. During the day, these spaces are frequented by tourists, artists, and pedestrians…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

Come join our audio tour on international woman's day to celebrate famous Melbourne street artist Deb. This tour is to celebrate femininity painted around Melbourne in a typically male dominated area of urban art. It has been designed to be held…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

Viewers of street art create the reality, the conception and the meaning of the piece. Street artists are merely the middlemen trying to bring these ideas together. This street art tour is aimed at individuals who want to experience the power that…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

This Street Art tour is set in Fitzroy and Collingwood; a vibrant area that is home to a diverse range of ethnicities and socio-economic groups. The complex and contradictory range of cultures have influenced and shaped the area into an unusual…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

This street art tour will be aimed at English Literature or History students to demonstrate the depth of interpretation that can be unearthed in street art pieces. Here, an interpretation of the street artists purpose for choice of subject will be…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

The tour explores the culture, locations and artists of Geelong. Throughout the tour, one can very quickly note the artist featured at all the locations. Geelong offers a lot of beautiful street art which becomes more vivid and amazing as you move…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

This is a boundary crossing tour that explores where and why particular spaces are prone to collective works in the street art culture. What kind of psychogeographical factors contribute to where graffiti writers, taggers and any other kind of street…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

Birds. They're everywhere -- one of the only animals you can see all over the place in Melbourne. Not only in real life, but in street art too. Why the fascination with birds? The tour focuses on investigating how birds are represented in…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

This tour will demonstrate how street art has assisted in the gentrification of Fitzroy. It will show how the gentrification through street art has been utilised by locals, as advertisements posing as street art in the area increase in number and…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

Having lived in the CBD for a year and half now, I'm ashamed to admit that I never really gave graffiti and street art a second glance. With my enrolment in a street art subject at University, I have realised just how surrounded I am by amazing…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

This is a walking tour around Fitzroy, exploring street art pieces on private property.

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

Psychogeography is the practice of exploring the urban environment while being led by curiosity and a paused sense of time and place[1]. I am going to take you on a walking tour to 5 locations starting at the corner of Toorak Road and Chapel Street,…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

The identity of the Northern suburb of Brunswick is intrinsically linked to graffiti and street art. From it’s hidden laneways covered in monotone tags and stencils, to the walls that line the train tracks between Anstey and Jewell Stations, thick…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

This tour uses situationism to bring out the mystery and subjective experience you feel when looking at street art. It begins in the heart of Fitzroy, a suburb rich in street art. Through this street art tour, I aim to show you that street art is not…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 6 Locations

An activity for parents and their young children (up to around 10 years old), who may want to feel closer to or a stronger connection with their child. A child-led tour, the adult is made to see the world (or at least the streets) from the…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

The Yarra council is currently considering leading street art tours in the city. This has sparked debate about the implications of government-organized displays of street art, and made me wonder: Who does street art belong to? Copyright laws in…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

The purpose of this tour is to examine Instagram's emergence as a popular platform for street art and how it as a container shapes the content of street art. The tour will be conducted digitally via the Instagram account @streetartoninstatour to…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

For anyone who is unfamiliar with Australian history, prepare to be shocked and disturbed; this tour is purposefully designed to expose patrons to the darker aspects of Australian history, namely: settler colonialism, and the implications it had for…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

An audio exploration of the diverse and exciting artworks that line the streets and laneways of Melbourne. *apologies from the author regarding stop #2, "The Scream" was by Edvard Munch (you'll know it when you hear it).

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

My tour outlines the effect that realistic street art plays on the public, the contrast that can be seen between realistic street art and tagging, and how street art represents disruptive realism. Realist representations are precise and detailed.…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 6 Locations

Taking a rhizomatic structure to explore how urban spaces produce ambiguity and affect, this tour offers a reading of the city that resists the tropes of linearity and ocularcentrism. Staged during the liminal time between dusk and nightfall, the…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

This walking tour of Windsor and Prahran provides an insight into the works of street art that have been commissioned by individuals, the council and private enterprise. Street Art was once perceived to be rebellious and in many ways a destructive…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

Sometimes graffiti are associated with urban deterioration due to their “ugliness” and disturbing content. However, as a fast and healthily developing city, Melbourne is one of the flourishing cities of high quality street art. Street art in…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

Street art is one of Melbourne’s most prised cultural allures, but why should the artists have all the fun? Come on a treasure hunt and reclaim the space, one sticker at a time. (Stickers not included, so bring your own. You’ll need at least 5.)

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

A tour of street art along the Glen Waverley train line. An opportunity to look up from your phone screens and notice the varied art I see #onmyway into the City. Trains have always been connected with street art culture but with the recent…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

“I'm a damsel, I'm in distress, I can handle this. Have a nice day!” ― Walt Disney Company Growing up reading fairytales I never once questioned why the beautiful princess is kidnapped and what becomes of her, the exciting part…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

Looking at the freedom, rebellion and individuality that street art provides society with. A form of art that embraces, not alienates it's audience.

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

The City of Melbourne is renowned for its street art from artists across the globe such as Banksy and Shepard Fairey. The street art usually tends to fit into the folds and cracks of the city that no one seems to care about; the in-between spaces.…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

Explore the boundaries between the physical and virtual world, with French street artist "Invader"s works scattered throughout the city. Download the artist's app "flashinvaders" to scan and gain points as you capture some of…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

Many of us have had the experience of sitting on a toilet in a public restaurant or bar and seeing messages scrawled across the walls, but have you ever thought about documenting it? This tour does just that, challenging visitors to think about the…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

With Street Art becoming increasingly mainstream, this tour will shed light on the unique pieces around Melbourne CBD that express ideas that run against mainstream culture. Through these 5 stops in the city, you will be exposed to the unorthodox…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

Melbourne is renowned for its mouthwatering restaurants, and being an extremely multicultural city, an array of various cuisines can be explored in a single strip of shops. This tour explores Melbournian culture through establishing a connection…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

Finally! The best part of the day: lunch. As the average commuter makes their way through the city streets and alleyways during their hard earned break, their vision seems to be obstructed by paint strokes of twisted letters crammed together and…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 6 Locations

This page is designed as a self-guided street art walking tour in Fitzroy, Melbourne. Its main purpose is to help general audiences have a broader understanding in the true hidden meanings and motives of different female’s artworks in street art,…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

Travelers staying at Collingwood Backpackers, come with me on a journey to observe incredible, large-scale murals made possible by street art company, Juddy Roller. These murals draw attention to the battle between commissioned street art and…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 6 Locations

Here it is. You've found it, the tour you didn't need, want or ask for, here's the Look Book. Solve the clues within each book to find the following book. Once found you can sign your name, draw a picture or not, whatever you want…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

Australia before settlement had a plethora of Indigenous art dating back to before time was recorded. In this walking tour we will be witnessing how that original art form done by the Indigenous Australians have influenced the street art scene in…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

“Chapel Street is the place to be on a night out in Melbourne” -Some guy on Chapel Street With dozens of pubs, bars and clubs within a few blocks of each other, thousands of people flock every night of the week. What most people miss though,…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

Trains and street art have always had a strong relationship. From the subway of New York, to the tube of London, trains and street art have gone hand in hand. With surfaces such as the blank concrete walls of train stations, fences along train lines,…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

Street art is becoming mainstream, thanks in part to commissioned works by the City Council and private enterprises. The art form has come quite a way from being underground, illegal, and threatening—street art is now considered to be…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 7 Locations

This walking tour is designed for all women. It attempts to insert women's narratives into public space, examine if street art is egalitarian in terms of gender, and analyse the particular representations of women in public space and if these…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

This tour focuses on five different archetypes seen in a typical day at Hosier Lane. It captures how different audiences react to street art and the different ways they interact with it. The five archetypes I choose are: teenagers/young adults,…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 6 Locations

Challenge Yourself! This tour down the classic Hosier Lane in Melbourne CBD highlights the gems that you may have missed the first couple times you ventured down the way. We will be focusing on 'Things Other than Paint' and discussing the…

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015 | 5 Locations

The Melbourne Street Art Pub Crawl seeks to entertain and educate its patrons about Melbourne's diverse and wonderful Street Art culture in the most enjoyable way possible; drinking with friends! The tour combines mainstream and underground…

deTour curated by: Unimelb 2016, Semester One | 5 Locations

Throughout this street art tour, I am going to point out beautiful art pieces by several known street artists that have been spray painted over. You can still find beauty in these pieces, but it is not what the original artist's image of his…

deTour curated by: Unimelb 2016, Semester One | 4 Locations

Sinclair (1997) noted that walking is the best way to explore and exploit the city, and it truly is the case for this tour, because you can’t possibly explore the small laneways through a car can you? This tour is inspired by the ideas of the…

deTour curated by: Unimelb 2016, Semester One | 5 Locations

This walking tour is intended to show how street artists portray the ongoing existence of sexism affecting women and girls. While gender discrimination is typically exposed through distanced media portal, street art allows the observer to take a walk…

deTour curated by: Unimelb 2016, Semester One | 5 Locations

“Cities create new ideas when they are on the cusp of change, when they are mixing outsiders and insiders, an old older is decaying and a new one coming into being, when central planning meets the market economy. Often in creative cities there is a…

deTour curated by: Unimelb 2016, Semester One | 5 Locations

This walking tour seeks to call attention to the most vibrant laneways located throughout the CBD. Many people who walk through CBD on a daily basis are fast-paced pedestrians on a mission to get to their destination. More often than not, they…

deTour curated by: Unimelb 2016, Semester One | 5 Locations

Street art can act as a form of urban exploration, challenging the city discourses presented to us. This tour will take you around areas of Melbourne whereby the city has begun to become an arena for play opposed to a capitalist arena. Acts of…

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