Melbourne Street Art Star Tour

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015

“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. Print).

In Melbourne, we can see that street art is one of the fastest and up coming places in which street art is developing as a culture. Throughout Melbourne you can see traces of street art. But in Melbourne’s CBD, the stars of street art shine the brightest. It is always nice to go around the city and find hidden pieces, however to gain the real essence of Melbourne’s street art culture you have to go to the places that are well known and established. In the CBD you have places like Drewery Lane, Caledonian Lane, Union Lane, Hosier Lane, and ACDC Lane. All the places are filled with the best work from the best street artists from all around the world. They’re many different types of great artworks in these places. But in my eyes the most captivating and engaging are the different murals that are done. Each mural has its own story and each mural could convey a different story to a different person, which is what makes them so amazing. Melbourne’s street art is vast and luscious but the best way to understand it is, by picking a location and really studying it for all it’s got. This is the Melbourne Street Art Star Tour, seeing the best that Melbourne has to offer.

Locations for deTour

The first location of the Star Tour is Drewery Lane. Drewery Lane is a great place in Melbourne to see some fantastic artwork. In Drewery Lane you can many different types of artwork scattered around the walls of the street. One of the first things…

The next stop on the tour is Caledonian Lane. Caledonian Lane like Drewery Lane is also a great place to art, especially murals. The most interesting thing about Caledonian Lane other than the art itself is the size of the street. Usually the streets…

After going from Drewery Lane to Caledonian Lane, the next location of the Star Tour is Union Lane. Union lane unlike Caledonian Lane is much more narrow. When walking down through the lane you can see that everything that could be covered with art…

The penultimate location of the Melbourne Street Art Star Tour is Hosier Lane. Hosier Lane is one of the most if not the most famous street for street art in the city of Melbourne. Artist all over the world travel to Melbourne just to be able to…

The final location of the Street Art Star Tour is ACDC Lane. Like the streets that came before it on the tour, Drewery Lane, Caledonian Lane, Union Lane, and Hosier Lane, ACDC Lane is very unique in its own right. When walking in to the lane, you…
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