Strachan Lane, Melbourne

The entrance to Strachan Place (in Melbourne CBD) is marked by a large mural by adnate.

bike parked in front of a mural by adnate of a couple, street sign that says Strachan Lane

large mral by adnate of a couple kissing, the woman's head is above the man's head and she is looking down at him as her mouth comes close to his nose.

adnate maural of a woman dancing, wearing a red skirt and with red hair, swirling skirt, arm up as she dances

below: I am not sure who the artist is but the white rabbit wants you to know that it’s 12:01.  Is that late?

mural of a white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, with pinkish eyes and ears, and purple jacket, and wearing a wrist watch, on a double door, surrounded by black and white checked pattern.

orange and white traffic markers in front of a mural in a lane, on a brick wall, of a woman's face and head, green skin on face, blue skin on neck, long black hair, blue eyes, 3/4 profile position

Scroll down to the next post to see more adnate in Melbourne.

Collins street women

Two large murals featuring women’s faces can been seen on Little Collins street just east of Exhibition street.  Both were painted by street artist Rone.  The most prominent mural is 12m high and can easily be seen from the street.

Large mural of a woman's head on a building, black and white and gray, one hand is touching her cheek.

below: Slightly back from the street is a smaller mural with the faces of three more women.  Most of Rone’s work features women’s faces.

mural in grey tones of three women's heads on black background. Flower garden in front of them, city buildings behind them.

below: To me, it looks like she is trying to rub or scratch off the security camera.

close up of Large mural of a woman's head on a building, black and white and gray, one hand is touching her cheek.

down Drewery Lane

Drewery Lane runs south between Little Lonsdale and Lonsdale streets in downtown Melbourne.  It continues south of Lonsdale as Caledonian Lane and I have posted previously about the street art that I saw in Caledonian Lane.   Although Drewery Lane is only one block long, three other alleys branch off of it, Drewery Place, Drewery Alley and Snider Lane.  This post is about the street art that I saw on all of these alleys.

Three policemen on bikes ride down a lane past a street art mural

mural on a grey wall of a woman who looks like she's being pulled upward from the waist.

mural high on a brick wall, looks like an old fashioned painting of a heavenly scene, with angels and cherubs and men with wings. In gold tones.

three wheatpaste graffiti pieces on a brick wall . On top is the largest, a man wearing a tie and holding a briefcase is diving horizontally, below him are two faces (both wheatpastes)

a large vertical mural at the end of an alley, with words written large that say What goes up must come down. Below the words is a swirly tag in red, white, and green

the bottom part of a mural behind a row of plants. heart shapes in red and white with paint dripping downwards

stencil graffiti of an Asian woman (Japanese?) crouching on the ground wearing a kimono, with her hair tied up. On a white wall beside a blue door

three paste up giraffes on a bluish grey wall, above a section of large pipes.

A woman with red hair and red lipstick is holding a martini glass. She has a club, spade and heart on her upper arm

under a window in an alley. the window has metal bars. on the ledge under the window someone has spray painted in large red letters the word ledge

a mural by Sigma 80 in Drewery Lane Melbourne, a brown man in a brown boat that has a head of a dragon at the bow The dragon looks alive and it is turning its head slightly backwards to look at the man

A black and white graffiti cat, life size and looking real, on a wall, in the shadows beside a blue door.

black and white graffiti of a man and a woman walking towards a building with a sign over it that says subway to station

three paste ups, wheatpastes, on a black wall in an alley in central Melbourne. On the right is a man's head (black on white paper), in the middle is a pink tiger head with its mouth wide open and on the left is a head that looks like two heads merged together

Many slaps and stickers on a metal box in an alley. Stickers with Pzor written on them and sticker saying Rsume. A picture of a person in black robes and a veil.

large vertical mural up high on a multi storey building in an alley, a snake winds its way up the building

evolving word bubbles, Hosier Lane

Hosier Lane in downtown Melbourne is always full of tourists.  If you search online for street art in Melbourne, you will certainly find Hosier Lane.  Like a lot of popular graffiti places, there is some good street art and there is some junk.  I have been to Hosier Lane a few times now and what is interesting is how frequently things change in the alley.  New paintings, or new little things are always popping up.

below: I took this picture, and the next one, the first time that I was in Hosier Lane.

graffiti on wall, words that say I have no idea what any of this shit on the walls say? Nice colours though

below:  The thought bubble in the foreground was a much more popular place to pose.

Lots of graffiti on the wall of Hosier Lane, windows with metal bars over them, a man poses in front of words that say "Maybe if I pose for a picture in front of this wall it will help to hide the fact that my life is a lie"

Lots of graffiti on the wall of Hosier Lane, windows with metal bars over them, a woman poses in front of words that say "Maybe if I pose for a picture in front of this wall it will help to hide the fact that my life is a lie" while a man takes her picture with a smartphone camera

Lots of graffiti on the wall of Hosier Lane, windows with metal bars over them, a woman poses in front of words that say "Maybe if I pose for a picture in front of this wall it will help to hide the fact that my life is a lie"

below: On a subsequent visit to the lane, the instructions became a bit more explicit.
I love the sneering pink face beside the sign!

Lots of graffiti on the wall of Hosier Lane, windows with metal bars over them, including words that say "Maybe if I pose for a picture in front of this wall it will help to hide the fact that my life is a lie" Under those words, a large square section of the wall has been painted white and more words added: "Pose for shitty tourist photo here" with a black arrow pointing the place where you should stand.

below: The third time I saw this wall, a life size man had been added.
Take your picture with a stranger!

Two women with cameras stand in front of lots of graffiti on the wall of Hosier Lane, windows with metal bars over them, including words that say "Maybe if I pose for a picture in front of this wall it will help to hide the fact that my life is a lie" Under those words, a large square section of the wall has been painted white and more words added: "Pose for shitty tourist photo here" with a black arrow pointing the place where you should stand. A life size wheatpaste picture of a man is now beside the words, where the arrow is.

below: The other word bubble had also been added to.

An Asian woman poses in front of a wall of graffiti. On the wall in large red letters are the words 'look at me'