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.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Fitzroy casualty and other updates

New beginnings on the Reka artwork on the corner of Gertrude Street and Little Smith Street that appears on the FITZROY - Gertrude Street page of this site. See below for what it looked like on 20 January 2013.

And this is what it looked like today when I walked past it. It had already been damaged and tagged in the photo above; I am unsure if that is why they are replacing it, but the site is apparently sponsored by a beer company, organisations which move in mysterious ways.

In the case of corner of Gertrude Street and Smith Street, I am not sure whether I simply missed the figures up on the top of the advertising hoarding, or they are new. I will add them to the FITZROY - Getrude Street page as it is not complicated to add something at the end of the sequence of works and there is plenty of space on the map.

Some new deleted scenes  - the following I didn't include in the COLLINGWOOD - Smith Street page because it would have meant adding another location for one work - and the rest of the graffiti around that location is all pretty much tagging.

And this one, in Little Smith Street, I did not include in the FITZROY - Gertrude Street page because I felt there were already enough examples from that street (there are quite a few others I could add too, and may do in time, but this one I particularly liked).

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