Monday, 1 April 2013

UNION LANE GRAFFITI

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s retail precinct (just off the Bourke St Mall), Union Lane is unusual. There aren’t any of the usual bars, boutiques or cafes to entice visitors but they come nonetheless. What they congregate to see is one of the city’s best known street art sites. Just about every square centimetre of wall is covered by graffiti murals, some 550 square metres in total. Born out of a mentoring program launched by the City of Melbourne, the work was created by 50 young artists in late 2007. Since then the original art has been effaced by layer upon layer of graffiti, new art and tagging. Although street art remains controversial in many quarters, its immediacy, verve and accessibility are hard to deny.

This post is part of the Monday Murals meme,
and also part of the Blue Monday meme.







8 comments:

  1. Wow! Excellent place to explore.

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  2. Wow is right ~ Fantastic colorful shots ~ great to see after a long grey and white winter ~ thanks ^_^

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  3. What a delightful place to experience! I love that blue streetcar; Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday, Nick.

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  4. I have seen a lot of graffiti but never anything to campare to this. What a sight to see!

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  5. What a great place to wander about in for a while!

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  6. Energy !

    Wonderful where alike is happening. Please have a good Tuesday.

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  7. I'm really glad you showed us this alley, Nick. The colors alone are enough to draw people down it. How great to have such a large canvas available to street artists. I also appreciate your description of the appeal of street art. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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  8. Melbourne really has made the most of it's graffiti artists.

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