The Discovery of Street Art - the old school way

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015

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 merely just paintings and ambiguous words on a wall, but is a dynamic, ever-changing story over time, each one different from the other. One doesn’t need someone to guide them on a tour; rather one should let the street art take charge and discover the art for oneself.

Locations for deTour

Once you have reached 71 Leicester Street, close your eyes and spin in a circle 10 times. As you open your eyes, walk down the alleyway you are facing towards. What do you see? Little stickers clustered together on a windowsill? Huge blow-ups of…

On reaching the end of the street, repeat Step 1. Close your eyes, spin around 10 times, open your eyes and walk towards the alley you are now facing. Do you feel a sense of unpredictability… a sense of adventure? You’re discovering art that you…

Repeat step 1 once again on reaching the end of the street. At this point, you probably don’t know where you are and where you started but does it really matter? The unpredictability makes the tour what it is. This tour lets you discover the art…

Repeat the process again. Through this tour, you discover the art yourself rather than letting someone else show you exactly what to look at and where to go. I designed this tour like this because I feel like discovering street art for yourself makes…

For the last time in this tour, repeat step 1 again. And this time as you walk down the street, think about how this tour has made you feel. Would you have seen the street art the same way if you had been told where to go and what to look at? Did the…
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