My favourite kind of street art are the murals and pieces you find when you’re not even looking for them! Some of these latest finds for me, have been around for quite a while in Adelaide but I hadn’t made the time to go and find them so it’s a happy accident when I stumbled across them on an unrelated journey making a good day even better.
For fans of street art, Melbourne is definitely a must see with plenty on offer around every corner. On my last visit to Melbourne it wasn’t too hard to find more examples of vivid street art of all shapes and sizes, from the suburbs to the city centre. Some of my favourite latest finds are here with some of the artists known and others unfortunately not. Still others I know where to find them and others were just snapped quickly in passing and I have no idea where I was!
A new and eye catching work of art has joined other colourful pieces around the town of Goolwa on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia. Goolwa is a Cittaslow Town and in the spirit of that whole concept, a Friendship Seat has been created out of stone and covered in a colourfully tiled mosaic.
I’ve long been a fan of street art and often go in search of it, especially in cities where it’s easier to find lots of pieces in a concentrated area. You can however find walls in suburbs, towns and the odd standout single piece like silos or water towers adorned with spectacular artwork all around Australia.
Just one look at the location of this park on the foreshore is enough to know that this will be a good one! The town of Stansbury on Yorke Peninsula is around a two and a half hour drive from Adelaide and to look at a map they sit almost opposite each other with St Vincent Gulf in between.
A microbrewery in the heart of the city has to be a good thing especially when the brews are complemented with great food with a Portuguese twist. The venue is called Lady Burra Brewhouse and its popularity is still high four years on from when it first opened in Topham Mall Adelaide, the first brewery in the CBD.
The nature of street art or urban art is that it always seems to be added to or changed altogether so with every visit into the city centre I try to visit streets and laneways I haven’t looked at before to find something new. On a recent visit to Adelaide I managed to find a few that were new to me but not necessarily new to the city.
I’m finding now that having been a fan of street art for a few years I’m beginning to recognise the style of some of the incredible artists who paint or spray these grand scale paintings. Here are a few of the my latest finds and where you can see them.