Street Art StoryBook

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015

A group of year five school students gather at flinders street station to begin their walking tour. As a part of the Art curriculum at their school they are participating in a tour aimed at broadening their understanding of not only the iconic locations in the city of Melbourne but also the method of street art and its focus within the zeitgeist of the 21st century.

The tour is aimed at capturing the attention of the students through an interactive story telling. Each stop and artwork is a part of a greater narrative that encompasses the entire tour, creating a story line throughout. This keeps the students interested and allows them to engage within the works, through applying meaning.

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Once upon a time there lived a girl, held captive by a wicked enchantress. Her parents tried all they could to get her back, working tirelessly and gathering everyone they could to attempt to save her. Trapped in a prison on the east side of…

After a long and difficult trek, Mike, Sully and Barry found their first clue: a puzzle which, in order to find the Oracle, the trio first had to solve. After looking at the sets of images, our heroes were forced to decipher what the images meant.…

The Oracle of Eilidh was not only the sole keeper of wisdom and knowledge, but her powers were limitless when it came to helping those with a worthy cause. After a long search, the trio finally found her, hidden, etched into the buildings around her,…

Quickly their vain hope for further prophesies grew tiresome, as, worn out and devoid of hope, the trio began to doubt their ability. It seemed as though no matter what they did, they could not progress, the buildings grew taller, and their courage…

With courage and strength, Mike, Sully and Barry were ready to face their fears and rescue the princess. They marched upon the dingy cave in which the princess was held captive, its high walls enclosing and frightening. The wicked enchantress’ eyes…

This Street tour has focused on narrative story telling to engage the audience. By using a simple story line is has appealed to the specific age group. By focusing on young children it is opening them up to the world of street art, allowing them to…
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