Grand Lane’s Street Art

Lurking down alleys and behind inconspicuous buildings in Perth, you can find some of the most amazing street art.  Running between Barrack Street and Murray Street in the city is Grand Lane. Grand Lane is no longer a passageway through the city, but a canvas for creative expression.

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Here you will see the Lane has erupted in a flurry of wild shapes, huge owls and native birds.

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The other wall in the alley features Gothic people and cats created by Timothy Rollins.  600 spray cans have transformed an unsightly, boring wall into a playful, creative place.

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The murals are part of Perth City Council’s ‘activation’ of the laneway, a revitalisation strategy called Forgotten Spaces. The eye catching street art adds colour turning Perth’s laneway into an open-air gallery.

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The jaded inner city laneway got a new lease of life and now invites people to follow the progression of the mural down the laneway, all 99 metres of it. The painted walls are now striking and worth a look.

Graffiti and street art has been present in Perth for decades and the City of Perth’s long term plan was adopted in 2008. It is now clear to see that Perth’s cultural scene is flourishing and catching up with Melbourne. This ongoing project guarantees a new and exciting masterpiece in technicolour will be continually popping up.

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Some transform an otherwise ugly urban space whilst others unfold beside gleaming skyscrapers. These street savvy artworks astounded me and have given an aesthetic awaking to ordinary and otherwise boring city walls.

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Indistinct and conventional parts of the city are now transformed from unsightly and boring to creative and magnificent precincts. Public art features strongly in how the city engages with the community, reshaping the streetscape and enriching the pedestrian experience thanks to this aerosol art.

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Have you seen the street art in Grand Lane or Perth city? Do you enjoy street art and look for it when visiting a city?

If you enjoyed this post you may want to check out some street art in Fremantle and in in other parts of the world.

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12 Responses

  1. I love these walls now that I’m a fashion blogger!! I’m always looking for an interesting backdrop for my photo shoots!!
    This might be a far trip though—LOL!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  2. Eileen g says:

    This is the second post I’ve read recently about street art Iin Perth. And neither repeated the sameieves. So it must really be something.!
    Eileen g recently posted…Tenaya Lodge: Family Luxury At Yosemite ParkMy Profile

  3. Brianna says:

    I love finding street art, they really add to the character of a city. My favorites in Grand Lane are the birds and the owls.

  4. Awesome shots of some incredible street art! Thanks for linking up with #wkendtravelinspiration!
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  5. Owls are my favorite bird, and I always enjoy street art. So, this combo is perfect for me. I like that cities are starting to encourage art in public places. It’s certainly more interesting than a boring wall.
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  6. Love street art as you know and this is a great collection.
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  7. Keep up the street art posts. I just love them.
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  8. Ruth says:

    This is cool! I like that more places are using street art as a way to infuse life to forgotten areas. #wkendtravelinspiration
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  9. Rhonda Albom says:

    I didn’t get to see any street art when I was in Perth recently for several days. The street art in your photos is very interesting.
    Rhonda Albom recently posted…An Unusual Cemetery in Comillas in Northern SpainMy Profile

  10. Lolo says:

    I’m slowly learning to enjoy street art – Just recently discovered A LOT of street are in Louisville & Lexington, Kentucky as well as my favorites in Nashville, Tennessee! (Stay tuned!) These ones in Perth are definitely interesting and quite a bit more exciting than the ones I found in Kentucky! #Wkendtravelinspiration
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  11. Great shots of the epic street art! Love it

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