Recently, a section of a short dead-end road opposite Barkly Square in Brunswick was transformed into a community space. I stumbled across an event here one day, where people were dancing in the street and painting the road with beautiful colours. You’ll also find some lovely street art here, including yarn bombs and gorgeous poster art. There are some large umbrellas and recycled crates to sit on if you feel like relaxing on Sydney Road. These community spaces only work if the community gets involved, so if you’re a Brunswick local why not check it out? Update: The Brunswick Community Art Space no longer exists.
A few great Melbourne street art creations I’ve come across lately. (If anyone out there knows the names of the artists, please let me know and I’ll credit them.)
Melbourne takes its street art seriously — so seriously that kids are taught the craft in an organised (and legal) event in a lane-way just off Bourke Street Mall in Melbourne’s CBD.
Spotted these pieces in a CBD laneway. All photos by Marleena Forward.