By Jade Johnston
Melbourne has a reputation for being Australia’s artiest city. We recently discovered some of Melbourne’s art scene with a Melbourne art walk tour. The first half of our walking tour focused on some Melbourne street art. Our guide took us to some of her favourite street art in Melbourne, and I was blown away with the quality.
In fact, Melbourne street art is everywhere. The lanes and alleyways are famous for their ever changing paintings and murals that literally spring up over night. One could argue, the the phyche of Melbourne is partly made up of the Melbourne street art.
Our art walk tour only briefly touched on Melbourne street art – most of the tour focused on local artists who were currently holding exhibitions in local art spaces. Therefore, I called upon the masses on OurOyster.com’s facebook page (like us here!) for their own Melbourne street art submissions. I was blown away with how quickly I was submitted links with some amazing photographs.
The following photo essay will contain some OurOyster.com images during our time in Melbourne, as well as images from some other great photographers and bloggers out there. Look under the photo for the credits if it is not an OurOyster.com photo.
This image is from Bitten By The Travel Bug – you can find the original post here – street art hosier lane
This image is also from Bitten By The Travel Bug – what melbourne street art says about love
This piece of Melbourne street art is created by gluing pre cut out bits of paper to the wall
This piece of Melbourne street art is one of the most technically impressive – imagine creating the skin tones with a can of spray paint!
The last image is from the blog Dear Lily, you can find lots of photos of Melbourne on her blog NotSoMuchHasChanged
During our time in Melbourne we stayed at the Melbourne Base Hostel. This hostel is conveniently located in St. Kilda – and area where a lot of great restaurants and night life venues are located. When we arrived we received a free welcome drink, and also arrived on the pub quiz night with $5 burgers! Awesome! The hostel has great deals and events on every night, and best of all, you can use your Base Jumping Cards here in exchange for accommodation.
Our base jumping cards were provided complimentary by Base Hostels, but all opinions remain our own.