Street Art Tour at Seven Seeds Coffee

deTour curated by: Unimelb, 2015

Seven Seeds Coffee is great, but that hip little restaurant can really fill up on a weekend morning. While your waiting it's a great time to step out into the alley and look at some original, hip art works.

This tour is designed to be viewed while you wait for a table at Seven Seeds Coffee. The spirit of this tour is to encourage using the activity of observing street art to fill up time which is otherwise unused and mundane. I believe that when street art acts as a tool to interrupt our daily activities (such as waiting in lines), it helps shift our social perspective on urban space. Each piece is different in theme and technique, making it a good conversation point. I believe the variation in skill in the artwork may help encourage the creation of more art in this same space. Additionally, I find this tour to fit into the hipster coffee culture that Melbourne thrives on. I find that most hipsters enjoy being the first on "the know" of the cool new scene. One day this alleyway may be a laneway, and by participating in this tour you can tell all your other hip friends that you were certainly "here first".

Locations for deTour

I call this piece “controlled by nothing”. It utilizes a combination of wheat paste, paint, and sculpture to create an interactive piece of art. The hands are obviously wheat paste because they are slowly pealing off. I find that wheat paste is…

This piece is a bit of a collage. The cat is actually painted on top of wheat pasted comics that I think were printed. The bird on the side of the cat is echoed throughout this alley way. I enjoy the two animals next to each other, and find myself…

This is an amateur figure painting of a girl in the yogic position called “Camel Pose”. The shading on her is slightly confusing and underdeveloped, but I enjoy the shape of her. I enjoy large-scale figures because I feel like it makes graffiti…

This is an intricate stencil of a geisha and a starwars ninja warrior. The geisha holds a gun in one hand and a fan in the other. Next to her is what looks like a Japanese warrior. The image holds a varied amount of iconic symbolism. I enjoy the…

This appears to be a “nost” tag. Nost is a tagging maniac who can be found repeated all over the city of Melbourne. I believe that nost stands for an important aspect of street art, which is replication. I feel like nost sort of aims to prove…
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