artist paper paste-ups

Paste-ups seen on Artist Lane, Windsor (Melbourne) this past weekend.

Artist Lane runs parallel to Chapel St. between Green and Union streets, just north of Windsor station.   It has the highest concentration of good street art that I have seen yet in Melbourne.  I have too many pictures for one blog post.  As a result, have divided it up into sections, paste-ups (paper), stencils, and paintings.  Here are the paste-ups.

below: It’s twenty seconds into 11:50 somewhere in the world.
I wonder what time the alarm is set for?

paste-up paper of an old fashioned round red alarm clock with two gold ringers on the top. The face of the clock has a map on it. the time is 11:50

below: A perfect afternoon to sit and watch the world go by.

on a red brick wall, at second storey level, a large paste-up of a white wood bench with a person sitting on it. The person is wearing white trousers and shoes and a pink shirt.

below: Cans inside of cans inside of cans. Tin Babushka dolls.

small black drawing on white paper paste up of many cans inside each other, each can slightly smaller than the one before it.

below: Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing

A red typewriter stencil by wrdsmith over a poster for False Idols paste-up on a wall. A picture of a man is on the poster along with the words "Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing. But inwardly they are ferocious wolves " A tiny giraffe head is in the top right corner.

below: Spraying on a happy face.

Two paste-ups on a pole, a pink hand on a spray paint can, aiming at a white happy face. Graffiti on walls in the background

below: Flying away.  Spraying only where eagles dare.

three paste ups on a wall with striped spray paint, white, black, red and gold. Small T-shirt, an eagle in flight, and a pink hand holding onto a spray paint can. It looks like the spray is aimed at the eagle.

below: In case of emergency, smile. Put on a happy face.

paste-up in a Melbourne lane of a flat piece of metal screwed to a post with 4 screws, one in each corner and a large round emergency stop button in the middle. The round button has been turned into a yellowish happy face

below: Many words. Many bent and leaning columns at the tipping point.

Many paste-ups on a part of a wall that has been painted orange.

below: Hammer and sickly cover the globe.

Paste-up of two pink hands, one holding a large hammer and one holding a large sickle. A blue globe (map of the world) is behind the hammer and sickle

below: This one is signed, by barek

small cutesy drawing of girl, abstracted a bit.

below: Every T-shirt tells a story, of sailing ships and volcanoes about to blow.

High on a pole, a paste-up of a white T-shirt on which there is a large black and white a detailed bdrawing

below: Watching paint dry, or maybe just thinking about it.

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below: The snail is printed on scrap paper?  or is there significance to the fact that the original purpose of the paper was information about Julius Baer, a Swiss private financial company, and EMA Partners, a company that matches executives with international companies, also based in Switzerland.

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below: with a sigh and a shrug.

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below: Stop on red signal.  If you look closely, you’ll see that there is more to it than that.

A skateboard shaped white paste-up with a drawing of bin Laden overlayed with the words An Eye for An eye blinds us both.

A lot of the above art was done by Phoenix, a Melbourne street artist.
More information about him can be found on his website

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Union Lane, Melbourne

Union Lane is a short alley in downtown Melbourne and like a lot of lanes in Melbourne, there is some street art on the walls.  Here is a selection:

on a grey metal door in an alley, a simplistic painting of a chubby black boy wearing a white shirt and holding a bunch of white, pink, and red balloons, some of the balloons are drifting away.

a multi coloured face painting in an alley that has had stickers added to it. The word beside the face is blender

5 old cassette tapes are mounted on a wall and then covered with spray paint as part of a street art piece in Melbourne

A grey man's face street art painting in Union Lane in Melbourne
street art in a lane of a man's face in orange, he has a cigarette hanging out of his mouth. A large orange tag (only partially seen) is across his forehead

a balaclava mounted on a wall in an alley in such a way that it looks like a face, covered in pink and gold spray paint as part of a street art piece

In Union Lane, Melbourne, on a wall, a drawing of buddha's face with the words to Hare Krishna written beside it, along with "be happy"

Two wheatpaste pictures of women. On the left is a woman in a head scarf with the name Malala Yousafai written below. On the right is another woman in a head scarf and a thought bubble that says 'My purpose is to serve humanity'.

The head and neck of a creature with a beak, with a droopy melted pencil lying across it, plus words in a square that say bmd Noah Eva, plus of Bill Murray beside sign that says Bill Posters Prosecuted

a man's face wheatpaste in the foreground and a double metal guard rail mounted on a wall and covered with graffiti in the background

little monsters, green, pink and purple with big eyes and scared open mouths

street art painting of a woman's head, shoulder length black hair, sunglasses and also a peeling paper wheatpaste

white sticky tape face-like creation on the pavement

a wall in a laneway in Melbourne, on it are three things, a sign that says "Bill Posters Prosecuted", a paper wheatpaste of a silhouette of a naked woman, and a face in two colours - orange on one side and white on the other, with the name Tina written on it. The orange side has eye open and the white side has eye closed.

 

junky recycles

Made from empty cans and bottles, bottle tops, and other pieces of rubbish, these little critters are on poles and walls all over Melbourne.  They are often just above eye level so don’t forget to look up! [UPDATED: I have added a few more junkys that I’ve seen since first posting this.]

below: Three junkys camouflaged on Hosier Lane

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below: A black triangular junky amongst friends.

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below: On the shoulders of giants

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below: An empty wild something can with two round rusty bottle top eyes.

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below: Coca-cola junky with some clay pieces behind Legacy House, Drewery Lane

A coke can junky on an exterior wood beam in Drewery Lane, Melbourne, along with some small clay pieces

below:  Hung on pole with a hanger on Brunswick Rd near Sydney St.

A junky creation nailed to a wooden power line pole with two bottle cap eyes and a broken black plastic hanger as a backbone
  below: Like a bird in a cage, this winged junky is behind bars.

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below: Two junkys, and one even has waving arms and bendy legs.

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below: Mr. Blue Eyes

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below: And almost the kitchen sink too.

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below: Long floppy arms to catch you with.

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below: So hot food but with downcast eyes.

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below: This junky is measuring her reach.

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below: Floating above the cones.

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below: Call this one Jack, he’s made of Tennessee Whiskey

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More information about Junky Projects

between Brunswick and Anstey stations

It’s a short walk north from Brunswick station on the Melbourne Metro train line to the next station, Anstey.  A bike and pedestrian path runs beside the train tracks.  Some of the following photos were taken along that path while some of the photos were from nearby lanes.

The likeness of a man wearing a hat. All in blue with black details, A mouth, a nose, and many many eyes, on a brick wall, street art

 

street art of what looks like a tall red fire hydrant with at least two faces, on on the front and one on the side. Arms are hoses, smiling,

wheatpaste on a metal box that is bolted to a concrete block beside the railway tracks. The picture is on white, black line drawing of a cat on two legs, outlined in purple. Cat is wearing a jacket with batman logo on it, also belt and one glove . Not a real cat, but drawn to look like a cat that has been sewn together with fabric - stitches in the face,

A wall of a brick building beside a train track. It is covered with street art including a very large skull with a gold crown tied to it, a laughing man's face, and a lot of geometrics.

two bikes parked against a metal railing beside a bike path. on the other side of the railing is a two storey L shaped brick building with the lower level covered with two large tags, one says ETAM. FBS is written on the second storey.

small wheatpaste poster on a metel support. The picture is of a spray paint can made to look like a person. The top (where you push down) is the head. Cylinder shaped body. It has two arms and it is holding a small spray can in one hand.

street art of wolf head on person beside a real door with a white metal grille

large mural of a girl with short black hair and black dress writing on the wall.

graffiti on a brick wall beside a bioke path and train tracks

blue man's face, he is scowling, wearing a hat and smoking a cigar.

wall beside a bike path and train track, with a blue tag that includes 4 hearts

street art painting of a yellow fish head with a sad face

large red brick industrial building beside the train tracks, large windows consisting of many small panes of glass, around the windows there is a lot of graffiti

cartoon painting of a red fire hydrant (or maybe fire extinguisher) with a big mouth, several teeth, and a tongue, two eyes, and hoses for arms.

a large ugly purple face with small eyes and a very large mouth, teeth bared, drool coming out of mouth

knitted square attached to a chain link fence, beige cross on grey background. Wall of graffiti out of focus in the background.

old wheatpaste that is peeling off the wall. It was a person holding an ax over its head and it looks like it is attacking a real air conditioner that is mounted on the wall.

street art on a wall that includes a woman in a gas mask who is spray painting.

exterior wall, old sink in the corner, on the wall are some posters that say SH [heart] DW as well as David and Siobhan sitting in a tree

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in the foreground is part of a corrugated metal fence with R I P in black that is part of a black, yellow, orange and red street art piece. In the background is a fence by some new houses. On the fence are a couple of tags, one of them is for SPED

page from a book written in German that has been pasted onto a wall that is painted with multicoloured graffiti. The book page is about chinchillas and has a picture of a chinchilla on the top third of the page. Someone has written in black marker over it,

The walk to the wishing tree
The giving tree swaying high in [illegible]

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wall, two windows with old and dirty awnings one of which is broken. Graffiti tag says pork in large light blue letters, also redrum dwis,
street art painting of a very blue older man's face, wearing a head band, with mustache. Three other faces are around him as well as a lot of tags

two worn and faded posters on a graffiti covered wall

around Brunswick station

Brunswick station is on the Metro rail line, about a twenty minute ride north of Melbourne station.  This post represents some of the street art that I saw when I walked around the vicinity of the station.  The Upfield bike path runs parallel to the train tracks in this area.

On a brown brick building, a wheatpaste of a mother holding a child's hand and she is holding a red and white parasol in the other.

On a brown brick building, a wheatpaste of a mother holding a child's hand and she is holding a red and white parasol in the other. Close up of the upper part of the people

Mural of a train on a wall, along the side of the Railway Hotel

Along the wall of the Railway Hotel.

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Street art painting by rashe, the letters of his name.

black and white wheatpaste high on a yellowish brick wall

tag-like street art, letters with a capital A in the beginning, the letters are in a peach or salmon colour.

The corner of a one story white building that has a lot of graffiti on the lower half of the building.

mural in turquoise and grey featuring a toucan

Upfield letter loops says the toucan.

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Two little grey crocheted sun hat shapes attached to a pole that is covered in beige crochet.

wheatpaste street art by baby guerilla of a mother holding a baby while flying across the sky, with a child holding onto her ankles and another child holding onto the first child's ankles

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mujlti coloured mural that includes an orange and purple guitar. A bike is parked in front of the mural

A large portrait of a man in profile from the shoulders up. It is supposed to be Jesus.

Jesus in profile on the side of the Later Rain Chapel.

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Graffiti on a corrugated metal fence. The Railway Hotel is in the background.

Graffiti on the lower level of M & M Meats pty ltd. C M E in large black letters on a blue background.

Two wheatpastes. Both are on a page of an old book. Each is drawn in black. On the left is the head and torso of a man, on the other is a man's head in profile.

Graffiti on a cement wall. A man's face, a skull and a rabbit, all scrawled.

A sticker on a grey wall. White circle with green dots around it, a little pink blob creature sitting on top of it

street art creature with triangular face and white mane.

after the last departure

The last train left Buffalo Central Terminal station on October 28, 1971.  Many of the platforms remain, abandoned for more than forty years. It was a modern structure when it was built in 1929 but now it lies in disrepair. The upper level offices and waiting rooms are open to the elements and the tracks are overgrown.

graffiti on the walls of an abandoned building, blue and green tags

There are few reminders of its former life

pink concrete post with an old painting on it, red circle with white words that says fire extinguisher here. Someone has written in yellow below it, not anymore.

but most things that could be removed were ripped out long ago.

crumbling brick pillers in front of a wall on which someone has written Slime heads

large pink hand giving a thumbs down sign, graffiti on a wall. the words Urban scar have been written beside it. The hand is in a large yellow oval shape

graffiti painting - a man with the words Can't you see? The foundation is crumbling. Trashman is written in large red letters, also a mock coca-cola logo
hole in a brick wall, through the hole can be seen graffiti writing on the wall that says Dawg tag klew memba only!

 

An x has been cut into the edge of piece of corrugated metal. Someone has painted two white dots above it to make it into a face

graffiti painting of a person's head with wide brimmed red hat covering the upper part of the face. Words coming from his/her mouth are: For adult intellectuals only. On a wall in an abanded train station

walls in a state of decay and crumbling, with scrawls and graffiti on them

broken brick wall with an orange and yellow bright tag on it.

a wall with yellow and white tags, an abandoned train station, the room is now open to the elements

a blue tag that says youlok on a wall in an abandoned building

red and white horizontal striped square painted on a wall of an abandoned building with a drawing of a padlock on top of it. Brand name of the lock is master.

pink and purple stencilled butterflies on a concrete post

Words and other graffiti written on grey walls of an abandoned train station in Buffalo, one set of words says This place is a prison. Another set of words says Our work was good

street art paintings on the walls of an abandoned train platform.

red and white horizontal stripes in a square with a large H.A. painted on top of it. Someone has made the first period into an exclamation mark. Written in black on top it are the words Life Lyfe Nigger

a large spiral made with spray paint on a concrete block wall