Indulging the Five Senses

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015

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 street art has to engage, effortlessly and aesthetically, through its manifest skill, depth of meaning, creativity, originality, and beauty. How? By focusing on the five senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell whilst immersing them amongst Melbourne’s street art.

*For this tour you will need a portable music device and headphones

Locations for deTour

Music and art are inextricably linked. Music can intervene with street art to bring out the quality of the work, by renewing the language and elevating it from an underground, subculture to a more positive one. According to Wassily Kandinsky (Napoli,…

Melbourne’s Café culture is as synonymous with the city’s cultural landscape as its street art, which is where the next human sense organ comes in to play; taste. Further West on Johnston St becomes a bustling metropolis of cafes and eateries,…

“Scent is interpreted by the limbic system which is very closely tied to emotion and memory” (Autodesk Inc., 2015) Hosier Lane has emerged as the most recognisable location in Melbourne for artists who are keen to showcase their talents across…

Blender Lane is dominated by stencils, paste-ups and 3D creations by the likes of Junky and Will Coles. The length of the laneway is a colourful display but it’s not until you get closer that you start to notice the small artefacts tactfully stuck…

The first of the senses that we use to experience street art is our sight, yet, sometimes we don’t use it to its full capacity and miss the most obvious things. Although, all of the locations have obviously required our vision, Blender Lane…
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