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.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Melbourne Street Art 86 – coming destinations

Following is an outline of what I intend to add to the site progressively over the next couple of months.

Artists names:

I am about to start adding these as captions to individual photographs. In many cases, it means combing various websites and Facebook pages that have this kind of info, so it is going to take quite some time.  It is an important task; the site exists because of the hard work of these artists and they should be credited where their names are known.  

Map of inner Melbourne street art. 

This will be a map of the general locations where I have found and cataloged street art in Inner Melbourne… and probably some where I haven’t yet been, but soon intend to. It will include locations in the following suburbs.
  • City of Melbourne
  • Brunswick
  • Carlton (and North Carlton)
  • Fitzroy
  • Collingwood
  • Clifton Hill
  • Northcote
  • Thornbury
  • Abbotsford
  • North Richmond
  • Richmond
  • Prahran
  • Windsor
  • St Kilda

Northcote – High Street

The main suburb map is done, but there are three smaller detailed area maps to do. Also a guide for the area to be completed once all the maps are finished and some more locations to add to the deleted scenes page including the huge sequence along the railway line shown below.

Other locations Pages

Other Locations – Fitzroy
Most of photographs have been added, but work still to do on locations and sequencing. There is a huge amount of street art in this area, so the page will probably be the largest on the site with up to 200 photographs.

Other Locations – Brunswick and Carlton
I have begun mapping Carlton, and North Carlton, but work on Brunswick lie ahead. 

Other locations – North Richmond and Abbotsford
The locations on this page will be reordined, starting from Victoria Station in Abbotsford. 

Other Locations – St Kilda
Very little work done on this other than poking about the area a couple of times when I have been there for other purposes, but this is my next big outing with the camera.

Other locations pages - maps
I will be adding maps to all the other locations pages (similar to those on the main 86 route suburb pages). The Richmond map is already in progress. 


There are a few other things I am thinking about adding to the site, but remain undecided on. One idea is to add a general information section to the links page, which would include an overview of inner Melbourne street art. Suggestions are of course, also welcome. 

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