The Best of Melbourne Laneways and Street Art
Melbourne is world famous for its graffiti and street art. At any given time of day you will be able to witness locals and tourists alike taking photographs of buildings and laneways. It is safe to say that exploring these laneways is a ‘must do’ activity while in Melbourne. Don’t know where to start? Check out our recommendations on where to begin:
Melbourne Street Art Tours
Melbourne Street Art Tours are the first of its kind in Australia and runs until June 18 2016. With guides hosted by the street artists themselves, you will be provided with a unique overview of the Melbourne underground street art scene. During these tours, you will truly be treated to an extensive trove of Melbourne’s hidden underground treasures.
Book your tour here or phone (03) 9328 5556
The Blender Art Studios
The Blender Art Studios is an art complex which contains 15 studios, an artist in residence program, the Blender street art project, the Melbourne Projection Window, the Dark Horse Experiment and Melbourne Street Tours. With Blender having strong links to street art, it is the ideal place to visit, with regular street-art tours and some of the most famous and prolific street artists calling the complex home.
Don’t miss out the Blender Lane Artists Market every Wednesday evening from 5pm – 10pm during the summer months. With a eclectic mix of live music, performances and colourful artwork stalls, the markets are perfect for any creative enthusiast.
Street Art Locations
The City of Melbourne has compiled a great list of Melbourne street art locations. Put the following on your must-see list when you explore the many colourful laneways of Melbourne:
- Hosier and Rutledge Lane, opposite Federation Square
- Caledonian Lane, off Little Bourke Street
- Union Lane, off Bourke Street Mall
- Rear of 280 Queen Street in Finlay Avenue
- 21 Degraves Street
- Cnr Flinders Lane and Cocker Alley
- 122 Palmerston Street, Carlton
- Centre Place, between Collins Street and Flinders Lane
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