Foreword

Have you been rooted in Melbourne for many years and tired of people coming and going day after day? Have you just carried all your dreams on your back and set foot in this brand new city without knowing how to explore this vast urban jungle.

The shining neon, the bustling traffic, and the hustle and bustle of passers-by show the hustle and bustle of this city. But turning around the corner inadvertently, the graffiti on that side, the long scent of coffee, and a bit of color for the cookie-cutter life.

Let us look for the remains of the sea hidden in the busy city and pick up Melbourne together.

Numerous and free colors in the alleys

Melbourne has always been a city of art, with the world-famous National Gallery of Victoria, the Lyon Family Art Gallery, which leads the trend of art exhibitions, and countless small galleries. However, in addition to this, art has also penetrated into the hidden streets of Melbourne in another form, giving the city a different style, that is, graffiti art.

In the late 20s, Melbourne's street art began to be enlightened, and colorful graffiti works began to give the originally unknown Melbourne streets and lanes their own color. Different from the mainstream art above Gaotang, the graffiti on the street shouts the most authentic and simple social voice.

AC/DC Lane & Duckboard Place

All rock music fans should have heard AC/DC rock music. In their birthplace of Melbourne, the streets and alleys borrowed from AC/DC have a different style. AC/DC Lane and the connected Duckboard Place are full of Many exciting graffiti, under the feasting, among the red bricks and iron bars, rock music and graffiti go hand in hand, a unique style.

AC/DC Lane & Duckboard Place

Enter from Flinders Lane, between Exhibition Street and Russell Street

Presgrave Place

Go through the fashionable Little Collins Street and turn into Howey Place. You can find Presgrave Place within a few steps. Different from other graffiti drawn directly on the exterior wall of the building, the graffiti here has a special frame, which is framed in it, combined with the weird sculptures and the old building exterior wall, here is the art of Melbourne Young people must go to the place where they check in.

Presgrave Place

Located between Swanston Street and Elizabeth Street, enter Howey Place from Little Collins Street and then turn to Presgrave Place

Finlay Alley

Between the dim buildings, the L-shaped Finlay Alley is hidden. The shadow of the building keeps him from getting light all year round, but it gives a different atmosphere to the graffiti here.

Finlay Alley

Located between Queen St and Elizabeth Street, it can be accessed from Little Lonsdale Street, or from Queen Street

Blender Lane

Blender Lane used to be the location of Melbourne's pioneering art studio Blender Studio. Although this lane is not long, it has many eye-catching street art masterpieces. It has now evolved into one of Melbourne's street art mecca.

Blender Lane

Located between Franklin Street and Therry Street, enter from Franklin Street

Croft Alley

Croft Alley is not only the location of The Croft Institute, Melbourne's most mysterious bar, but also another hall of graffiti art, hidden in the corners of Chinatown, winding alleys, bold style, you will surely linger.

Croft Alley

Little Bourke Street, Chinatown, next to Shiweixian Restaurant

postscript

Street art tells the story of Melbourne with its unique charm. As a part of Melbourne's culture, the diverse character is also deeply imprinted in the hearts of Melbourneans. Street graffiti, as Melbourne's cultural symbols, tourist attractions, and photography hotspots, has become more and more popular among Melbourneans and tourists from all over the world. Street art has moved from a niche to the masses, from resistance to life. The publicity of colors, brushstrokes, and endless imagination decorate Melbourne's present and future.

Secluded alleys, stunning colors, Melbourne always meets you in his unique way. When you have been stunned by Melbourne, when you have been flattened by life, maybe looking back, there are beautiful corners of this city that you have never discovered.