Fishers Lane, Fitzroy

Photos taken of the graffiti and street art in Fishers Lane back in February.

below: Welcome to Bali, vol II by BMD, being drawn with a pencil, and it comes complete with a pink earthworm crawling through the mural and the building.

muralby BMD on the upper level of a red brick building. Cigarette box shaped box, front is green with a picture of an little island with one little palm tree and a large earthworm coming out of the sand. a large pencil is seen drawing the picture

below: Garfield gets in on the act too. He’s writing on the walls “Nothing but Trouble”

street art mural of Garfield the Cat holding a marker and writing on the wall, Nothing but Trouble

below: A mural by Drew Funk, Deb and Monkey the roller derby women.

a mural showing two women ready for roller derb

below: Part of the alley, with another mural by Drew Funk in the foreground.

view of a lane with graffiti and street art on both sides

below: Even though this paste up is fraying at the edge, it still looks interesting. The interaction of two people in blank masks.

fraying paste up (large) of two people in blank masks. One is seated. The other is reaching out to him or her, on a brick wall in an alley

below: Four square pieces of wood, each with an insect – or at least I assume that the one on the left once had an insect on it.  The mosaic piece looks like something invader would make, but as far as I know he hasn’t been in Melbourne.  It may also be a character from a video game?

four square pieces of wood mounted on a wall, each with a picture of an insect. Above it is a creature, walking on two legs, made of black and blue mosaic tiles

below: Paste up, a woman in profile, on the open hand of a woman – herself?

small black and white paste up of an open hand holding a round shape with a woman's head in profile in it.

below:  A suited man with a bird in a birdcage instead of a head, at the rear of 285 Brunswick.  It is signed javer.

paper pasteup of a black and white drawing of a man's torso with a birdcage instead of a head. One black bird in the cage. It's on a door with lots of scribbles graffiti and a sign that says 285

below:  Two more javer pasteups.  Another man with a replaced head as well as a misfit woman.

2 paste ups on a boarded up space on a wall. One is a person with a black t shirt with the word Misfits on it. The other is a man sitting on a stool but instead of a head he has the speaker part of an old gramophone

below: One more javer paste-up.  This time it’s all about water, water falling from the sky and small puddles below.  The words written on the background paper are definitions of scientific terms dealing with liquids, terms such as dew point and absolute humidity.

paste up of a black silhouette of a man holding an umbrella and walking through large rain drops.

below: A bird by Sugar, a street artist who likes to paint murals of animals.

mural of a large bird head, light grey head, blue and black beak, brown body feathers, sign by sugar, on a white wall in an alley

below: At first I thought the title of this piece is Lost the Plot, but that’s actually the moniker used by the artist who painted this.

street art in teals and magenta, with words written small in the corner 'Lost the Plot' signature seems to be NCWB

below:  Unfortunately I can’t figure out who the artist is for this one.
a large text street art piece in black, white and red, on a fence,

below: He looks at the world through a different set of lenses.

graffiti and street art on a wall, some scrawls and scribbles but also one man's face, wearing glasses with red and white concentric circles instead of lenses

below: This sad looking girl was hiding in a very narrow space.

paste up of a black drawing on white, a girls head with very long hair looks over the top of a group of high rise buildings, cloud ans round sun behind her

below: A little hummingbird hovering on the wall.

a stencil in teal and black of a hummingbird hovering

below: Another view of the lane.

the backs of buildings in a lane. An old wood fence, with a tree behind it. A taller white building among some shorter buildings. sunny day, blue sky, Melbourne Australia.

below: Babushka dolls paste up

2 large paper paste ups of babushka doll shaped women. One with eyes open and smiling and the other with eyes closed.

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some more Fitzroy murals

Some murals found in Fitzroy

large mural of a man standing waist deep in water holding onto a folded paper boat in both hands. A seagull is flying past. The man is fully clothed.

below: By Plea and Dem 189, a mural

large mural by Plea and DEM 189, of an older man on a unicycle with many things on his back including a monkey and a parrot in a cage

below: A mural dedicated to Adriano by Seth (Julien Mallard), Sirum, Dem 189, Plea, and Mike Maka on Rochester street.

mural on Rochester steet in Fitzroy, boy sitting on ground with his head looking up and into a circular rainbow. Above him is a scene with skulls

below: Mural of a woman by Cam Scale.

large two storey mural on a red brick building, by Cam Scale, of a woman's head and face, long black hair.

below: portrait of Raimond Graita, Australian philosopher and writer.

mural in black and white of Raimond Graita on a garage door.

below: Mural on the side of the Napier Hotel, rhinos by Putos.

Napier Hotel, with a mural on the side, two animal like creatures, one (on the left) is a rhino

rhinos mural by putos on the side of the Napier Hotel.

below: Living the dream

a mural of many geometric shapes on the side of a building, also with the words living the dream
below: Concentric blue patterns on the corner of George  and Moor.

a building on a corner of an intersection, white, with concentric circles of blue patterns.

below: The belle and the bull-headed ranger, sizzling true story, real to life marionettes.

mural with the words (red lettering on yellow), The belle and the bull-headed ranger, along with a picture of a bull

below: Leaving the brick untouched, blue wall mural by Deams

mural by deams in melbourne, negative space, wall has been painted blue except for patches where the original brick is left unpainted.

mural by deams in melbourne, negative space, wall has been painted blue except for patches where the original brick is left unpainted. close up

below: large tribute mural painted by DMA (Da Mad Art) crew: Kidparis, Peril and New2

large mural in Fitzroy by kidparis, Peril, and New2, who collectively are the DMA crew, with the words From Queens come Kings, by Da Mad Art, or DMA for short

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hanging out on grey walls

The following pieces of graffiti and street art were found in a lane that more an entranceway to an apartment complex parking garage than an alley.   I forgot to make note of where it was, except that it is somewhere in Fitzroy.   There were a number of tag-like, or letter, graffiti that I didn’t photograph.  Amongst those there were a few stencils and paste-ups that were interesting.

 

Two small paste ups. on the right is the head and shoulders of a girl with brown hair and blue top and on the left is a small black and white drawing of a little creature onto which someone has drawn blue eyes and mouth

a black stencil on grey wall of a creature blowing bubbles. The bubbles have been painted yellow. The vreature is sitting. Has the upper body and arms of a human, but the legs of a hairy animal (cat? dog?).

Paste up of almost life sized Asian girl standing in a corner of a garage. Short straight black hair, black pants, and a red floral print on yellow top. Beside her is a large tag graffiti with M O G. The O has been turned into the face of a little creature with big white eyes and a funny round nose

Two street art pieces. On the right is a black stencil of a person wearing an African mask and holding a branch behind his head. He is sitting on the back of an animal. on the left is a simplistic drawing of a square face with two little stick legs

black stencil of a girl sitting on the ground with a doll on the floor beside her

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words on Sydney walls

These words were all found in Newtown, Sydney.

below: “Oh Ian I’ll bring the old box where the quiet lies and the time died.
Oh Ian I’ll bring it all for you to see – Ian”
em>and “How could he

Two sets of words, one on white paste-up on a brown wall, and one written directly on the wall in black marker. On the white: How could he only ve been thinking for 4 two days/isn't thinking an ongoing process. and on the brown: Oh Ian I'll bring the old box where the quiet lies and time died. Oh Ian I'll bring it all for you to see - Ian.

below: “Oh Benita please don’t stick a knife into Linda.”

poster on wall that says Oh Benita please don't stick a knife into Linda. A picture of a toaster is below the words.

below: Kind? and P–? 2015

old, ripped past-up that had words on it, a hole it in reveals a drawing of a person underneath

below: “He was a tag |a used kleenex | a big wreck – Latham”

A white poster shaped paste up of a man sprawled on a chair wearing just underpants. Lots of empty beer bottles on the floor around him. Words above him say "He was a tag. a used kleenex. a big wreck" signed by Latham.

below: “When people tell me to look on the bright side I take that as a tacit permission to murder them – Vivi”

words written in block letters, black marker on brick wall "When people tell me to look on the bright side I take that as a tacit permission to murder them. Vivi"

below: “All is motion. Stillness is an imaginary state, future and past, the indoors and outdoors. We ‘the now’ merely a window through the pictures pass”

sticker on a one way sign, black words on white. All is motion. Stillness is an imaginary state, future and past, the indoors and outdoors. We 'the now' merely a window through the pictures pass

below: poetry in yellow

A poem written in yellow on an old wood fence

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Rose Carpark animals (plus more)

Rose Carpark is on Rose Street just west of Brunswick Street.  In June 2014 many of the walls were painted with street art in a project by Graffix Creative.  Many of the images are of animals although there is a lot of letter/text and a couple of murals of other things.  Below is a sample of the animal murals….  with the last two images featuring animals of the human kind.

 

a car park with cars parked on either side, a wall (two storeys high) with a street art painting of a bird on it.

below: polar bear

head and paw of a polar bear painted on a wall. The bear is roaring, it has it's mouth wide open and his teeth are showing.

below: A shark in the corner.

street art painting of a shark on an inside corner of a wall in a car park

below: A drooling dog with glasses.

A dog's head. Drooling jaws, tongue sticking out, and wearing a hat with the name Zulu on it, on a wall in Rose Car Park
below: A frog peers over the surface of the water.

a street art painting of a frog partially submerged in water, his eyes are peaking out over the top of the water

below: A tiny top hat on top of an octapus

a street art painting of a blue and purple octapus. It's wearing a tiny little black top hat
below: A bird in the air.

street art of a bird in flight

Street art painting of text within a large armed vehicle, large black tires

street art painting of a man holding a large gun pointing at the viewer

some Fitzroy murals

below: Adnate’s woman in blue near Johnston and Brunswick.

mural of two women, three stories high,

mural of two women, three stories high,

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below:  Astronaut surfing Hokusai’s Great Wave at Napier and St. David streets

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below: Praying mantis

street art of a praying mantis on the side of a wall

below: Suited up lion on safari with his bunny beside him.

mural of lion (person's body, lion's head) holding a machine gun and standing beside a person with a white rabbit head and pink ears

below: Face among the grasses.

in an alley, mural of a person's face, looking over his/her shoulder at the street

below: Dog and men

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mural of two men's faces in grey tones, with tags on the bottom portion

below: Harlem Globetrotters, right and left sections of the same mural.

mural of the Harlem globetrotters basketball team bouncing basketballs

mural of Harlem globetrotters basketball team crowded into a red, white and blue bus.