Saturday, October 13, 2012

Melbourne part 4

Melbourne is pretty well known for its street art. That doesn't mean tagging - it means being creative on the street. While it's reasonably easy to find, i decided to book a tour, so it was Melbourne street art tours who did indeed take us to the streets... for 3 hours. It was fantastic. They had local and up to date knowledge on the pieces, they knew their stuff. They knew where they were going...


It was cool wandering around the laneways.. seeing the graffiti on mass...


it was great hearing about what lay underneath various  works...


the variety was also good...


"it's not an aromatherapy tour folks!" was my favourite quote...


here i am wandering by the bins of Melbourne in 30 degrees,
 digi camera and iphone ready to shoot 


what worked for me was not having to organise these few hours ... no blue dot on the gps to follow, no map, no directions - just our faithful street art dude. I could listen to his commentary while honing in on the details...


having work pointed out to me, that i'd walked past days before...


i would say there is something for everyone, style wise. A favourite of mine being the 'paste up'








Then just as we'd used up our film, memory cards (energy) and batteries - it was time to finish the tour with a cool drink at the Blender St gallery, and check out the artists studios...




We had an awesome time in Melbourne but the Melbourne Street Art tour was a definite highlight and hit for all family members.





2 comments:

Art by Wiley said...

Nice! Looks like it was well worth it. Three hours! Wow! There's some amazing work around, isn't there...although the laneway aromas often leave a lot to be desired ;)

Jenny said...

love the street art. I fantasize about doing it sometimes. So many ideas that would really rock my little town! These are such great images. What an amazing trip for you all.

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