Street art has long been a feature of Melbourne’s unique artistic and cultural character. Art hot spots like Hosier and Blender Lane have become high-profile tourist drawcards, and the backdrop for many bridal photo shoots. But look down any number of lanes and you might be surprised by what you find.
Look down, look up, look around and look often (these artworks are ever changing), and you’ll find artistic magic in Melbourne where you least expect it.
We took our video camera down Duckboard Place and Tattersalls Lane, with David Russell, photographer and guide with Melbourne Street Art Tours, to meet two artists who are creating mini masterpieces on a weekly basis.
Watch our video tour of Melbourne’s street art
We’ve tried to credit all major artwork shown, but please let us know in the comments if we’ve missed anyone. The artists featured are: Akemi Ito, Deborah Tran, Sicks 1, Straker, Mike Makatron, E.L.K, Twoone, Swoon, Conrad Bizjak, EARS, Adnate and Shida, Heesco and Lekker.