A guide to the best street art south of the river… Windsor edition. For simple inspiration, or the perfect Insta selfie backdrop.
The Fam came to visit a few weeks ago from Christchurch, NZ (yes, the voice behind Chapel Street articles is a Kiwi… accent masked behind written text, bro). The first thing I wanted to show them was my profound Melburnian coffee snobbery, but following closely behind was the epic street art in my adopted neighbourhood.
Our motley crew of NZers and Italian Greyhound Ducati weaved through back alleys, dodging cars and tripping on uneven cobbles to see one of the best things about living and visiting Chapel Street. The street art.
Starting in Windsor…
Few projects have impacted the Windsor skyline as much as Melbourne Polytechnic’s ‘Paint the Polytechnic’. Four seven story high behemoths by Reka ONE, Guido van Helten and Sofles can be seen from all around like beacons to the promised land. My highlight? Guido van Helten’s dancer, literally takes your breath away.
Assorted political and pop culture inspired scribbles hidden behind Morris Jones. Go. Take the picture of Kim K’s butt or Donald Trump. Reflect on the current state of 2017, then keep moving.
Lincoln Place/Saigon Sally
Brightly painted shoes strung up like lantern lights. An alley obliterated with street art. A fancy Vietnamese lady named Sally. Selfie perfection. Plus if you shoot around the corner to MARS Gallery, Robert Hague’s, Colossus (after Goya), 2017 pasted on the east side wall is definitely worth a look. It’s on the ‘fancier’ side, but it’s still on the street so it totes counts.
What Windsor street art tour would be complete without a stroll down Artists Lane? Forever evolving, always inspiring, and sometimes a little yucky. Artists Lane is a one stop destination for different street art styles and I promise that a quick iPhone photo shoot will yield ‘heart’-able Insta results!
Traffic Signal Boxes
Chapel Street doesn’t do ordinary, so why would the traffic signal boxes be any different? Stroll by the Windsor Train Station & the Lucky Coq for two of the best small scale pieces of street art on Chapel.
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