Melbourne's 86 tram route as a giant open air gallery of street art


Melbourne, Australia is internationally known for its street art and its trams. Melbourne Street Art 86 imagines Melbourne's 86 tram route as though it were a giant open air gallery of street art with its own regular tram service. The pages in the dark blue side bar below have photos of street art by the suburbs the tram passes through. Locations are noted by tram stop, street location and also on maps of the area that can be downloaded or printed. Other Melbourne suburbs rich in street art are also featured.

Take me to the site guide and quick gallery of street art CLICK HERE.
Tell me more about the 86 tram & sights along the way CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Bundoora discovery

Somewhat unexpectedly, the site now has a BUNDOORA - Plenty Road page. I was working up at Bundoora today, and stopped off at Grimshaw street on the way home to have a look at a work I had spied form the tram a couple of times. I  discovered the area around the Plenty Hill Shopping Centre and Grimshaw Street actually had enough works to justify a small page for the suburb.

Bundoora is a long way out from the last street art featured on this site, in Preston. It is about 20 minutes further on the tram and five or six kilometers as the crow flies, in a very different landscape from any of the suburbs featured previously:

It is also a big place with a lot of walking to do along a busy highway with little or no shade, so it may be some time before I get a chance to see if there is more street art in other parts of the suburb, but for now here are some highlights from the new Bundoora page.

These are mostly taken in shadow, but hopefully I will get better shots at some point in the next couple of weeks.

All of these photographs were taken close to 86 tram stop 65 (Grimshaw Street).

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