Weekend Wanderings: Street Art in the Lanes
Whenever I meet people to take photos who don’t really know Melbourne or the city, the places they want to see are where all the graffiti or street art is. They are very popular. The place that most people know about is Hosier Lane, but there are lots of other places too. You really just need to look, or know people.
Duckboard Place and AC/DC Lane have some fantastic street art in them as well, so we headed there. It had been raining and the reflections were an added bonus, not to mention how much it brightened up all the artwork.
It is like a U-shape and you walk around it. It doesn’t look like it goes all the way around, but if you don’t go you will miss some great work. I suspect it won’t be so great in times to come as many new restaurants are being planned for there. We all know that means it will change the lanes and the restaurants will push away the reasons the lanes were popular in the first place. The graffiti artists will have to move elsewhere.
Hosier Lane just isn’t the same anymore. It was once a great place to sample what Melbourne had to offer, but with the tagging and such, it isn’t nearly as pretty. You can still see some fun stuff there, but I would go to other lanes for great street art now.
Tools of the trade I suppose. We watched an artist planning and working on his piece. I will have to go back and see what the end result was.
Creative differences. One guy thought the other guy was taking up too much room and left him with almost none. I have to say I agreed, the guy was taking up way too much space. It was fun to hear them ‘discussing’ it.
I’m going to leave you with a gallery now. I hope you will agree that Melbourne does have some outstanding street art. I hope it is something that won’t disappear from the streets.