February 19th, 2024
2 minute read
Melbourne (Naarm) is best known for its urban arty culture, and you are probably familiar with the Instagram posts of travellers posing next to a grand array of spraypainted brick walls! To no surprise, the best street art in Melbourne is found in the streets, and alleyways and laneways are often laden with artwork! So, if you’re after your arty fix, check out these famous alleyways while you’re traipsing through the trendy streets of this culture-filled city.
Melbourne is best known for its narrow laneways and coffee culture! Degraves Street is by far one of the most popular to visit. Here you’ll find a cluster of cafes, street art and live performances all in a pint-sized street! If you’re from Europe, you’ll feel right at home.
Hosier Lane is a world-famous laneway full of grungy, daring and eclectic art exhibitions. From graffiti to stencils and murals, this spot has to be on the top of your list of places to visit in Melbourne… your Instagram city posts aren’t complete without!
A short, narrow lane just off of the busy Flinders St, ACDC Lane is in fact named after the famous rock band ACDC! Its walls reflect its contemporary naming, with ever-changing murals, artworks, tags and colours being spray-painted upon the brick laneway.
Fitzroy has some of the best street art Melbourne has to offer… and it's everywhere. Although Hosier Lane gets most of Melbourne’s foot traffic, Fitzroy has some absolute gems that are a bit quieter and off the beaten street art trail. Look out for Fitzroy St, Brunswick St, Napier St and more in the surrounding area. Cecile St is a must where you will see the “Faces of the Community” mural where some of the best street artists in the world collaborated to create this stunning artwork.
Neighbouring Bourke Street Mall, get outside into the crisp air and check out this small yet colourful Union Lane. With bold shapes and colours, you will find many types of statement art here. From political commentary to fantasy characters, be blown away by these awesome pieces in the middle of the CBD!
This authentic little gem is renowned for both its art and selection of boutiques and cafes! Make an afternoon of it as you get a Melbourne-standard coffee or fancy cocktail, listen to the sweet sounds of street buskers and wander through the current and thought-provoking statement street art pieces!