Melbourne is prolific when it comes to art, and sometimes the best pieces can be found on the street. We’ve done the hunting and put together a list of the best places to find street art in Melbourne – including where to find the city’s only Banksy. Enjoy!
The Best Street Art in Melbourne
Hosier Lane is the busiest lane in the entire city, and one of Melbourne’s most popular tourist attractions. Its entire walls are covered in street art, mostly stencils from local artists.
It’s a shining example of Melbourne’s laneway scene. The best street-art piece in Hosier Lane is by local artist Adnate; it is a portrait of an Aboriginal boy that overlooks the entire lane.
Drewery Lane is a small lane, but filled with a few secrets. The biggest piece of art you’ll see is from Lushux, and it’s a giant mural of Kim Kardashian and model Emily Ratajkowski – painted by infamous artist Lushux.
Named after the legendary Australian rock band, AC/DC Lane is home to some incredible street art. The highlight is a towering piece of a young man carrying an uprooted tree.
There are also several tributes to Malcolm Young – the rhythm guitarist of AC/DC who passed in 2017.
Chinatown is no stranger to laneways, but this one is a little bit different. Croft Alley winds off Little Bourke St and is covered in street art. There isn’t anything down there; it used to be home to Melbourne’s first laneway bar, The Croft Institute.
Connected to AC/DC Lane is Duckboard Place, another great laneway to view some street art. There are some giant wall pieces, but the most notable piece is much smaller.
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