Escaping the concrete jungle - A look into alternative forms of Street art

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015

So you're in the city. Yeh yeh.. I get it there is graffiti everywhere but you know what else is also everywhere. Suits... and everything that goes along with them fancy shops, boring office buildings, fancy apartments. The only thing its lacking is real people. Enter the inner north.

Pushing past the central business district and leading off into the north to experience an area full of artists with their work flowing into the view of the public on the streets. These areas become living art though through the practices of the inhabitants whether it be performances or style. Begin the tour by heading towards Brunswick St. You may wish to take the number 11 tram to get there.

Locations for deTour

Kicking off the tour is Brunswick St, while on a first appearance level it can appear to be the Mecca of the hipster (not that that is necessarily a bad thing) once you look around you will notice a vast network of laneways coated in graffiti.…

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From the bowls club you see an image that i would like to emphasis to those on this tour as whenever I think of this area I see that image as it has survived the test of time and has been there for a long time. Being the Monkey and its babies. North…

Westgarth is another 'bohemian' style area which features not a great deal of graffiti style artwork (It is definitley still around, down almost every street) but rather features architecturally interesting building which due to age are…

Northcote is the last stop on this tour but do not feel restricted to not continue and further your explorations of street art in its infinite forms. Northcote presents a vibrant culture very centered around live music performances so do not be…
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