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Art on the Street – Melbourne II
June 26, 2018
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Art on the Street - Melbourne II

Two years have passed since my last trip to Melbourne, and my first post on Hosier Lane street art. On this visit I had the time to wander many of Melbourne’s street art galleries and capture the best to share with you here.

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A year in Melbourne street art

Immigration, gay marriage and the death of AC/DC rocker Malcolm Young are all hot topics of Melbourne street this year. My favourites are the Peter Drew “Aussie” paste up, which questions what makes a real Australian, and the passionate kiss between Disney princesses by Stampz.

Graffiti artists

Featured artwork includes pieces by prolific artists Abyss 607, The 169 and Sunfigo whose work can be viewed all over the city’s laneways. There are also a variety of mediums including paint, paste-ups, plastic twine and stenciling. As always, I have tried to identify as many of the artists as possible. If you have a correction or information about an uncredited piece, please don’t hesitate to drop it in the comments below.

Kaff-eine street art, Melbourne
Piece by Kaff-eine
Hosier Lane, Melbourne
Hosier Lane, Melbourne
Melbourne street art
A Heavy Burden in Duckboard Place
A Heavy Burden in Duckboard Place
Steen Jones "Melbourne" mural
Steen Jones' tattoo style "Melbourne"mural
Danger Tag
Danger tag
Wild style
Close up on some wild style
Vexta's rainbow street art in Degraves Street
Vexta's work in Degraves Street
Monkeys by Sunfigo
Monkeys by Sunfigo
Street art at Culture Kings store
Part of the street art framing the Culture Kings store on Hosier Lane
Union lane, Melbourne
Union lane, Melbourne
A bandit paste-up by The 169
A bandit paste-up by The 169
Snow White and Cinderalla by Stampz
Piece by Stampz

Sunfigo Lion and "Selfie This" paste up by unknown artist
Sunfigo Lion and "Selfie This" paste up by unknown artist
Malcolm Young tribute in AC/DC Lane
Malcolm Young tribute in AC/DC Lane
Deb piece on Rankins Lane
Deb piece on Rankins Lane
Work by C2F-DMA
Stencil by unknown artist
Stencil by unknown artist

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AC/DC Lane street art, Melbourne
Makatron and Shmek collaborate in AC/DC Lane
Abyss 607 street art, Melbourne
Work of Abyss 607
Rainbow street art
Rainbow by unknown artist
Aussie by Peter Drew
Aussie by Peter Drew

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Peace, love & inspiring travel,

Madam ZoZo

Art on the Street - Melbourne

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Madam ZoZo

Hi! I'm Madam ZoZo, aka Zoë, an Australian designer, creative consultant, blogger and digital nomad. I'm passionate about travel, design, dance and new experiences that fuel my creativity. I strive to travel in a style that is gentle on the earth and that contributes to the communities I visits, even if it is merely to take away a greater understanding of a different culture. Duende by Madam ZoZo, is where I share the stories of my travels and the duende (soul/inspiration) I find along the way.

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