from Balaclava to the beach

This is a selection of the street art that I saw back in February when I walked from Balaclava station to the beach (Melbourne, Australia).

below: I can see parts of Mickey and Minnie Mouse in this mural by MTS, 2014

a mural featuring parts of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse including a white glove, part of a bow, a bowtie

the head of a bird with lots of tall feathers on its head, whitish bird on greenish turquoise background, on a wall beside a building with a massage sign hanging above the door.

people wearing backpacks walking down a paved footpath past a building with street art on the side of it.

below: Painted wall on Hot Bargains at the corner of Woodstock Street.

hot bargain store on Woodstock st., with its painted corner

below: Flying eyeballs and one eyed little green guys wearing glasses adorn the wall of an optometrist’s building along with a scientifically correct (and labelled) cross section of the eye.  A great way to advertise your business!

mural on the exterior wall of an optometrist's shop showing the parts of the eye in comic form.

below: Two men merged into one. It looks like the original painting was of a man in grey tones. Then someone came along and added their own version in such a way that original eyes now look through glasses and a moustache obscures the mouth.   He also seems to be wearing a space helmet, or some sort of headwear with antennae.

a man on a door,

below: Monk robes

a street art painting of an old bald man with glasses and reddish monk robes

below: Green man with no hair but with a very long arm

street art, upper part of the body of a green man with his arm outstretched horizontally, on a red brick wall

below: Mike left his mark on Surace’s wall

on the side of Surace's store in Balaclava Melbourne, a large graffiti text of the name Mike in fat letters

below: A woman and a bird? by Vexia

a street art painting of a woman in a multicoloured background circle

text street art on the rear of 133, purples and blues

a tree trunk is in front of a mural that features a grey face encircled by a green hoodie

large abstract and text street art on a brick wall, pale blue background

one side of man's face in black and white with red splotches in it, under the face are the words I am the Danger.

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Elliott Street, Melbourne

Street art on Elliott Street, Fitzroy,
photos taken February 2016

below: irate on a brick wall.

large text graffiti that says IRATE, purple on the top and blue on the bottom, on a brick wall on the side of a building.

below: Birdies for lunch.

two garbage bins and a motorcycle in front of a mural on a grey wall. Mural is of a large rhino with its mouth open, trying to catch birds in its mouth, two leaping lemurs and leaping away from the rhinocerous.

below: Super Lemur?  Super Animal of some sort?

street art painting of an animal with a black and white striped tail, wearing a fuzzy white band around its head, and a red cape. Also wearing a shirt with a big S on it.

below: And pigs can fly – so too can others by the looks of it.

a mural of an assortment of animals on a grey wall. a ladybug, two flying pigs,

flying creature with bird body and human face, holding a drink with a straw in one hand.

a street art painting of a ghetto blaster with speakers that look like round eye, tiny legs with sneakers and arms with big white hands.

a white car is parked on a street in front of a long wall with street art on it, two tags, or text graffiti and a ghetto blaster painting.

mural up high on the side of a building, a man amongst magenta trees.

below: You are all the same, times four.

mural up high on the side of abuilding, a man amongst magenta trees. below it are two garage doors covered with graffiti

below: A green squirrel with a knotty nut.

tiny green stencil squirrel on a wood fence. A knot hole in the wood looks like a nut in the paws of the squirrel

Two paper paste-ups, a teapot and a mug. Both have faces on them. The teapot is pouring tea into the mug.

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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foots-crazy people and faces

Heaps of neat street art that I saw one day while walking around Footscray.

street art painting of a minion, a green turtle like creature

street art painting on a metal garage door of a couple standing behind a barbed wire fence

large clown like face painted on a wall between windows with metal bars. big laughing mouth and white face

below: Wanna play?  by Mika

stencils on a black wall

 

very large two storey mural of a girl on the side of a building. Her head and shoulders profile

below: Larissa McFarlane is responsible for the paste-ups of people doing handstands that are around Melbourne. I saw two instances of them in Footscray.

paste up by Larissa McFarlane of a life sized person doing a handstand while wearing striped socks

street art paste ups of three people standing on their hands, with a cane to the right of them.

street art painting of un ugly wrinkly dog face with bulging eyes and lots of drool

street art of a person with two heads wearing a long blue dress with no arms or legs visible but with one hand holding a very small person, also a large bumblebee street art painting. also a dog wearing a red and white striped top and a white dog face mask

mural of people in black and white with a red heart in the middle

white skull wearing a brown cowboy hat amongst graffiti tags on a brick wall. words "scary oner" written to the left of the skull

street art painting of a woman in a yellow head scarf and blue top waving

street art painting of a large white man's face with two windows as eyes, his hand is over his mouth

paste up of a drawing of a homeless man sitting on the sidewalk holding a sign that says hungry. printed on a book of postcodes

paste up of woman doing a hand stand in front of a brick wall, done in black and white
street art mural wearing purple masked space helmets, holding a white flag
street art painting in Melbourne of a woman with light blue skin, an orange top and a two patterned head scarf, orange and gold stripes and black with blue and pink circular patterns on it.

street art painting of a child with her amrs crossed, a smile on her face, and a red heart on her chest. Words "I am a refugee this is my dream. Peace"

Chambers Street Footscray

Chambers street is a short street near Footscray train station.  It dead ends at the section of Nicholson street that is a pedestrian mall.  It is like a lane in that no buildings front on to it.  There is a small park part way along the street.

below:  This picture appears in a previous post ‘Guerilla territory’ because the large paste-up is a work by baby guerilla.  This building fronts on to Paisley street.

wall of an old red brick industrial building, 3 storeys high, covered with street art. Lower level is series of murals and above them is a large paste up by baby guerilla of a couple flying. A man is behind a woman and he is reaching for her foot as she is reaching for the roof of the building.

below: The murals and street art across the bottom of the building shown above.

a mural featuring a pink person in head carf and a blue person
below: the best Australian I know, signed by gee

mural of a person holding a messy sandwich in his hands, with some words that say: Born in Vietnam came by boat in 1981 (18 months old) lives in Footscray the best Australian I know
below: Stop violence against women

Stop Violence against women mural on a blue door
below: Stay calm and keep sarcastic

On a wood door that has been painted bright blue is a stencil in pink that says ' Stay calm, she "asked" for it
below: first piece, Medev

turquoise woman wearing a head scarf and holding on oil lamp. Signed in the corner as first piece Medev. pink border around the woman
below: junkies vs. yuppies

Green letters painted on a black door that say "We prefer our junkies to yuppies"

below: Shaibu’s story

A lot of words written on a wall. Brown letters, white brick wall.
below: It’s not very often I have to dodge a Maserati while taking pictures of street art!

a black maserati drives past of building with street art on it including a picture of a running person with an arm outstretched and it looks like she is reaching for the car
below: The more I look at this one, the creepier I think it is.

A horizontal mural on a wall with a door in the middle. A brown face on the door with two hands branching from it, each hand it holding a face.
below: maniacally letting loose the green paint

a green montrous face painted on a wall, with green paint flowing onto the pavement in front of it.

colourful mural

below: One Love – Footscray Love, mural to say welcome, painted by Tim Rollin

mural on a wall in Footscray Melbourne by Tim Rollin with the theme of One Love, Australians say welcome, featuring pictures of various kinds of people