Melbourne City Laneways Tour

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015

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 pieces of art, legal or not. Now I want everyone to see whats hidden around that next corner, or in that alleyway they're about to walk past without thinking twice about it.

This tour aims to highlight some of the more well known lanes of the Melbourne CBD, exploring the massive part that street art and graffiti play in making up Melbourne's personality, and looking at how, due to the constant commercialization of graffiti culture, we may be becoming desensitized to it, ignoring this incredible patchwork of art that is Melbourne.

Enjoy!

Locations for deTour

Melbourne Central is the major shopping centre of the CBD - hence the name. It houses everything from a Coles to a Hoyts Cinema to the Pancake Parlour. Almost always busy, it is a hive of excitement, and a prime advertising space. Right now, upon…

Upon leaving Melbourne Central through the Lonsdale street exit, and walking up towards the corner of Swanston and Lonsdale, you will come across Drewery Lane. Close to Melbourne Central, it is surrounded by thousands of people everyday, and yet very…

After a quick walk from Drewery Lane along Swanston street and into the Bourke Street Mall, you'll come to the next stop - Union Lane. This lane is absolutely filled with street and graffiti art. Its not unusual for this space to be filled…

Another quick walk along swanston street and down Flinders Lane will bring you to Centre Place. This little lane is the definition of the merging of graffiti art and culture in Melbourne. Absolutely stuffed with little restaurants and cafe's,…

Hosier Lane, which is perhaps the most well known Street Art location in Melbourne, is the final stop on this tour. A quick walk from Centre Place and across the road from Fed Square, this space is, once again, covered in street art and…
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