A mural at Bondi Beach, Sydney
This is my last post for Australia. Truth be told I’m more than a bit behind on this posting – I actually came back to the United States a couple of weeks ago and am now living in Chicago. I suppose I’ve been dragging out this final photo gallery because I’m in some denial that my year in Australia is not only over but was cut short by two months. But I have an amazing work opportunity here in Illinois and I’m excited to explore the midwest – a region I’ve never spent time in before.
Anyway, these photos were taken at the infamous Bondi Beach in Sydney, where there is a long seawall that is publicly sanctioned for murals. There are a handful of incredibly intricate works, and I love that most of them reflect the beach community.
May Lane in Newtown, Sydney
Here is the second batch of my photos from my self-guided street art walking tour around Newtown, Sydney. These photos focus partly on May Lane, Sydney’s smaller answer to Melbourne’s Hosier Lane. The pieces aren’t as impressive as the ones in Melbourne, but they are abundant and colorful.
A mural in the Newtown area of Sydney
Sydney, like Melbourne has areas that are filled with awesome murals. Newtown, a neighborhood in the west of the city, is particularly known for its street art. I took an afternoon to walk around and take some photos. There were dozens of amazing pieces, including some by well known artists Peque and Crisp. I was disappointed though in the disrespect shown to the art – lots of murals were covered in scrawls and notes. I haven’t seen that to such a high degree in any other city.
A mural in St. Kilda
During my rainy afternoon walking around St. Kilda I found a ton of gorgeous street art all throughout the neighborhood. There were entire alleyways completely covered in gorgeous rainforest motifs or elaborate tags. The variety of motifs and styles was striking.
For more Melbourne street art, see parts 1, 2, and 3.
A electric blue mural of a girl on Croft Alley in Chinatown of Melbourne’s CBD
This batch of artwork includes another Adnate mural, a second round of Hosier Lane photos, and some great pieces from around Chinatown, particularly Croft Alley. I love the stencil of Philip Seymour Hoffman on Hosier Lane as well as the futuristic portraits of women, one of which is to the left. Some of the detail in the Croft Alley murals is absolutely incredible, and the colors are outstanding.
If you like these photos, check out batches 1 and 2.