If you live in Melbourne or have visited previously - you must have witnessed the beautiful art dawning on the walls throughout the city. From colourful graffitis to intricate ‘mandalas’ - Street Art in Melbourne is a true representation of its diverse, multi-cultural landscape.
Melbourne’s street art and artists have gained recognition worldwide for their creativity and inspiring street art. Often raising awareness and inviting attention towards social issues - an art with purpose! It is a creative display that’s increasingly taking the shape of a social movement and therefore, beginning to resonate with a wider audience.
The infamous Hosier Lane nestled in the southeast corner of Melbourne CBD is a favourite spot amongst both the artists and the appreciators. Many popular and talented street artists in Melbourne have canvased their art on the walls of Hosier Lane and therefore, it is one of the most-visited tourist attractions in Melbourne. Even when Ed Sheeran chose to surprise Melboureans with an impromptu performance, it was surrounded by the colourful street art of Hosier Lane.
Melbourne’s street art is widespread, there are hubs in and outside the CBD that are among the favourite spots and serve as canvases for the artists. The street artists in Melbourne are a tight-knit community of passionate individuals, who feel deeply about their creative displays and the stories behind each of them.
So, who could be better to guide you through these life-size, immersive art pieces than a Melbourne street artist themselves? That’s right, Amazed brings you street art tours in Melbourne which are administered by one of the artists or street-art enthusiasts who can provide you with a deeper understanding of the art form, as well as, the artists.
The itineraries typically involve visiting popular street arts around Melbourne, chaperoned by a guide who can enlighten you on the artists and their backgrounds, artistic techniques and insights, as well as, the stories and inspirations behind each artwork you visit. Some tours conclude at the street artists gallery located in North Melbourne, where you can watch the artists in action and have insightful conversations over drinks!