Subtle Disruptions

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015

The world offers many disruptions, each holding a unique opportunity, yet it seems we are conditioned to overlook them in exchange for efficiency and productivity, blindly rushing towards some unattainable illusion of happiness. Media and advertising will always assure us that this is just the way it is, while showcasing the latest cure for discontent.

However, reality should never be accepted and the present is always unprecedented. During this tour, we can appreciate the artists’ attempt to depict this ideology through various and diverse forms of Street Art. Temporarily causing us to pause and reconsider the reality we take for granted, it encourages us to be open to alternative outlooks.

This tour is best done on a sunny day, after 12pm.

Locations for deTour

ACDC Lane is a great environment for experiencing street art and the radical nature it encompasses. While walking through this laneway, keep an eye out for an item that looks slightly out of place. A white item resting on a window ledge. At first…

Directions to the Next Stop: Exiting ACDC Lane, turn left and head towards Russell St. At the intersection take note of the Chanel store on the corner. Contemplate how the previous stop may have altered your perspective towards the brand and…

Directions to the Next Stop: After walking the length of Heffernan Lane, exit onto Lonsdale St and turn left. Continue to the intersection with Swanston St (approximately 150m), and catch a tram on the opposite side of the intersection, heading…

Directions to the Next Stop: From here, turn right at the ‘T intersection’ and continue to the end of the alley, turning left into the pedestrian walkway. From this walkway, you emerge onto La Trobe St, with Melbourne Central right in front of…

Directions to the Next Stop: From this laneway, head back towards Elizabeth St and turn right, walking towards the intersection Burke St and Elizabeth St. Turn left into Bourke St mall, noticing the bustle and noise. The artworks we have seen so far…
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