This fabulous street art in Chapel Street, Fitzroy works within it’s surrounds. if you stand in the right spot, it looks as though they are retrieving a pair of shoes from a wire. Clever and humorous, love these characters!
A set of six shots of street art from Hosier Lane, Melbourne. Click here to see all six photos on one page.
Photos include images of a Mummy, Horse skeleton, Violinist, Llama, Fatty, Mr Men and more. See also my Street Art page for full versions.
First posted 1st March 2008
As featured in the “Ghost Rider” starring Nicholas Cage and shot in and around Melbourne is Rutledge Lane, just behind the Forum Theatre. More information about the film locations can be found here. Co-incidentally Cindy Lauper appeared on A curent affair in this lane on Thursday the very day I took this photo. (I wonder if I just missed her?) last night The entire lane including walls, bins, pipes, dumpers and more are all completely covered with graffiti. Unfortunately the work over the top of others isn’t always respectful, but the combinations of various art forms is brilliant. There are paintings, stencils, posters, texta drawings and much more. Nicholas Cage must have enjoyed his time in Melbourne, as he is back here now filming a new movie called “Knowing” about an alien race trying to help save the world. Australian casting is underway as we speak, including for two lead children roles. The street art around Melbourne is often registered with the council, as you can find here. I plan to show more street art tomorrow, but today (taking time zones into account) there are many other city daily bloggers posting on this same theme.
First posted 27th January 2009
To celebrate Australia Day yesterday, a new crateman appeared on the top of the Commercial Hotel (pub) in Hyde Street, Yarraville. This is one of my favourite cratemen to date, as it is so large and utilises a rubbish bin for the lovely VB (Victoria Bitter, beer) as well as the usual milk crates. All my other crate man shots can be found HERE.
First posted 3rd March 2008
This piece is tagged by ‘Dredge’ which is appropriate at the moment as there is much controversy about the dredging of Port phillip Bay. Arguments are that we require a deeper bay to allow larger container ships into the bay to ‘keep up with the times’, whilst the opposition is of course fighting the environmental considerations… after all we don’t want our underwater creatures to end up looking like this vicious fish!
First posted 24th October 2008
Another crateman, this one found near North Melbourne Railway Station. It lies just near the corner of Kensington Road and Hobsons Road/Childers Street, Kensington. (Close to the railway overpass). This new afro haired crateman seems to be smoking something which I’m sure is not good for him. His lungs must be shot! Way out crateman!
First posted 22nd September 2008
Just a few metres up the railway line from “crateman rides again” is this new ‘footy crateman”. Appropriate timing from the creators with the Australian Football League (AFL) finals this Saturday. I did wonder whether to call this “Buddy crateman!” I also wonder if it’s by the same creators, there’s something a bit different about this one. All my crateman shots can be found here. Go HAWKS !!
First posted 2nd September 2008
More Crateman! Yey! Lucky I have an eager eye. I spotted some colour in the corner of my eye as I was driving over the Westgate bridge this morning. First I noticed a wall of street art, and I just saw the top of this new crateman over the fence. I took this photo this afternoon from across a local reserve/golf course. My other shots of Crateman can be here.
First posted 11th June 2008
Crate Man has now made three appearances on this site. See here. Today, a new crate man has appeared, also along the Newport Railway line, but this time riding a mobile crane like a cowboy, hat and all. This is my favourite. I hear there is also another new one in the city which I will endeavour to shoot shortly and will also show here. Go Crate Man!
First posted 14th November 2006
Now you either hate them or love them, I’m sorry to say (I hope I don’t lose too many regular visitors for saying this), but I hate them. Smileys, emoticons… whatever you call them. This shot though I find sort of amusing. Not sure why, something appeals to me. Perhaps the contrast between dirty old architecture and a modern new smiley face!?