Traveljunkieindonesia.com – Hi travel junkies! This day, I bring you to a tour of Melbourne Street Art, Victoria – Australia.
Melbourne Street Art Tours are the first street art tours in Australia that are run by street artists, providing an overview of the Melbourne underground street art scene.
With extensive local knowledge, the guides treated us to some of Melbourne’s hidden underground treasures.
Here I met them who the artists of the street works are, what technical aspects are involved in spray painting, stencil art and paste-ups, and what significant role the artists have made in making Melbourne one of the most important destinations in the world for street art.
How great is that? Lane ways worth taking a stroll down include:
Hosier and Rutledge Lanes opposite Federation Square, Caledonian Lane off Little Bourke Street, Union Lane off Bourke Street Mall, Centre Place off Flinders Lane, Duckboard Place and ACDC Lane off Flinders Lane and many more.
Here’s what I learned:
Street art is becoming one of Melbourne’s most popular attractions for travel junkies.
While some of Melbourne’s street art is authorised by local councils and property owners, most of it is illegal, and the city has some of the harshest anti-graffiti legislation in the world.
Artists or “taggers” caught in the act can face penalties of up to two years in prison and fines up to $26,000 Australian dollars.
Adrian Doyle, founder of Melbourne Street Art Tours, is both a local street art icon and established artist. Doyle’s artists’ collective, Blender Studios, creates some of Melbourne’s most vibrant underground artworks.
Eeeeek…. Discover some of the most interesting street art and galleries in the world, as travel junkies are led down hidden laneways and arcades, and finish a chat over beers and wines with the likes of the infamous HA-HA, DrewFunk, Klara, Heesco, Braddock and Man of Darkness at the famous Blender Studios.
It was FANTASTIC tour!
More information about Melbourne Street Art Tours, visit melbournestreettours.com.
Happy Sustainable Travels!