Fitzroy Walking Tour

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015

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

Locations for deTour

Yarra Council has recently announced a proposal to run street art tours in Fitzroy. Fitzroy has become something of a hub for street art and artists in Melbourne, and acts as an unofficial public face for street art. Its role as an outdoor suburban…

The commissioning of street art on private property has several positive outcomes for both the art and the wider community. Commissioning street art pieces allows both the resident and the artist to share something cultural with the community. Such…

The dichotomy between street art and graffiti is ever-present, and is a tension that is historically embedded within the practice. On the one hand, graffiti is perceived as having a negative impact on the community, whilst street art is seen as a…

Street art, both commissioned and not, has transformed the private space into a public forum, paving the way for interaction and engagement between artists, art and the wider community. It has facilitated a mobile gallery whereby the art world has…

Street art that occupies space on private property creates discourse about ideas of identity, territory and collaboration. This commissioned mural for a private home on the corner of George and Moor Streets in Fitzroy has allowed the building to…
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