A tour of street art along the Glen Waverley train line. An opportunity to look up from your phone screens and notice the varied art I see #onmyway into the City.
Trains have always been connected with street art culture but with the recent proliferation in interest in Street Art, the modest train station has been ignored in favour of mysterious laneways. More often than not, Melbournians and tourist throng to laneways and alleys in the Melbourne CBD and surrounding areas such as Fitzroy, hoping to discover a piece of street artwork on the walls. However, the point of this tour was not only aimed at me discovering art along my train line and sharing it with the public but also a push for others to notice the walls and signposts along their line or bus route, which will more often than not be adorned with artwork.
For my tour, I have used images from five stops along my train line-Darling, Glen Iris, Burnley, East Richmond and Richmond. In the process of creating this tour I has able to rediscover Street art along my line.
If you do take my tour(or decide to notice the street art along your train/bus route) and post a picture on Instagram, use the hashtag #onmywaymelb, so that we can share what we see.