I still vividly remember how horrified I was, when I had seen my 3 year old scribbling with a crayon on the wall. I had given him left and right and scrubbed, wiped his little murals with all kind of sprays. Followed with a big lecture on ‘Do not spoil walls’.

But today, he is an artist and I only encourage him to practice his street art- an art that is sometimes mistaken for Graffiti.

To make me accept his art style he took me for one of the most unique art tours, ‘Melbourne Street Art Tours’, that exposed me to a new world of Street Art. He does not get scolding anymore for adorning the walls as now I understand what he is trying to convey through his art.

Melbourne Street Art Tours takes people through the hidden laneways and arcades to show one of the most interesting street art and outdoor galleries of the world.

Street Tour hires practicing Melbourne street artists as their guides and these guides not only explain the technical aspects involved in spray painting, stencil art and paste ups but also the social political aspect of the art.

All Melbourne street tour guides are “ARTISTS” and “PHOTOGRAPHERS” who are passionate about art and what they do.

Also note, all street art tour guides have:

  • Senior First Aid certificate
  • Children clearance checks

These are just not scribbling’s scrawled across the wall but an artist’s view- almost each and every artwork has a story behind it that can be learnt from artists directly involved in the scene.

All the street art tours end at the Blenders Studio where we can meet and chat with practicing Melbourne street artists and also get VIP tour of both the studios and the gallery (Dark Horse Experiment).

Venture off the beaten track to discover the endless array of street art that adorns the walls of Melbourne’s trendiest suburbs; from huge murals to hidden painted alleys and lane-ways.

Discover the hidden art treasures of Melbourne to understand why Melbourne is known as ‘STENCIL CAPITAL OF THE WORLD’!!

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There are two tours:

  1. CBD Street Art Tours

This tour takes people through the hidden art treasures of CBD laneways

Cost

  • Payment needs to be made prior to the tour date
  • $69 per person inclusive of: Street Artist Guided Tour + VIP tour of Blender Studios + market fresh produce, beer, wine and soft drink
  • 50% discount for all children under 16 years of age

Timings:

  • Tuesday: 1:30pm-4:30pm
  • Thursday: 1:30pm-4:30pm
  • Saturday:1:30pm-4:30pm

Group Size:

  • Min 13 and Max 12 people per group
  • Private tours can also be arranged

 Meeting Point

  • The meeting point is at the front of 7-eleven @ Federation Square
  • The tour finishes at Blender Studios
  • Tour guide waits with a brochure of Melbourne Street Art Tour in his hand

 

  1. Fitzroy Street Art Tours

This tour takes people through the hidden art treasures of Collingwood and Fitzroy

Cost

  • Payment needs to be made prior to the tour date
  • $69 per person inclusive of: Street Artist Guided Tour + VIP tour of Blender Studios + market fresh produce, beer, wine and soft drink
  • 50% discount for all children under 16 years of age

Timings:

  • Saturday:11am-1:30pm

Group Size:

  • Min 3 and Max 10 people per group
  • Private tours can also be arranged

 Meeting Point

  • The meeting point is outside Easey’s, 48 Easey Street, Collingwood (underneath the three trains, look up!).
  • The tour finishes at Rose Street Artist Markets, 60 Rose Street Fitzroy
  • Tour guide waits with a brochure of Melbourne Street Art Tour in his hand

 

For booking, please call 03 9328 5556 email booking@melbournestreettours.com

Melbourne Street Art Tours has been designed by street artists to give the best representation of the Melbourne underground street art scene.

 

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