Aerosol Alley - Windsor      @ Artists Lane

Melbourne Street Art by Invurt.com & Land of Sunshine

In 2012, Fletcher Andersen (Facter) from Invurt.com, assisted by local artist Wayne Tindall, organised a multitude of Melbourne street and graffiti artists for an epic multi-year project to transform a dilapidated laneway in the back streets of Windsor and Chapel St into a thriving mecca of street art on Melbournes south side. This laneway has now become a landmark of street art and graffiti in Melbourne and is a must see for urban art aficionados.

In 2012, Fletcher Andersen (Facter) from Invurt.com, assisted by local artist Wayne Tindall, organised a multitude of Melbourne street and graffiti artists for an epic multi-year project to transform a dilapidated laneway in the back streets of Windsor and Chapel St into a thriving mecca of street art on Melbournes south side. This laneway has now become a landmark of street art and graffiti in Melbourne and is a must see for urban art aficionados.

After a period of time running the project, dubbed, unofficially, “Aerosol Alley”, the laneway gained the attention of Stonnington council, who offered to allocate the previously un-named laneway an official moniker. The laneway was named Artists Lane (unfortunately not “Aerosol Alley” as the artists had wanted it named) and they then decided to put their support behind the project once it was shown to be a boon to the community. In time, other local businesses and members of the local community also began to offer their support, and this once disused lane now plays host to a growing number of visitors and artists, both domestically and international, and is a focal point for graffiti and street art in the City of Stonnington and the greater Melbourne area.

Having played host to over four large scale painting sessions to date, including two Aerosol Alley events, artists transformed a previously empty and dilapidated laneway over a period of two years. 

Artists involved in the project included Conrad Bizjak, Drewfunk, Putos, Silk Roy, Loadz, Presto, Ero, Senekt, Bailer, Facter, Ohnoes, Amac, Jak Rapmund, Paners, Woke, Jojo Spins, Jack Frost, Short, Choq, Jack Douglas, Makatron, Heesco, Ryan Boserio, Troll, Mysterious Al, Pierre Llloga, Unwell Bunny, Rus Kidd, Frosk, Jonathan Guthmann and Ashley Goudie, and INK & CLOG (Singapore).

Almost all of the work in Aerosol Alley (Artists Lane) as depcted in this street view is still present in the laneway.
A pasteup wall featuring works from artists involved in the Aerosol Alley project was placed at the beginning of the laneway, to showcase some of the artists other works.
Troll and Planez
New Zealand artist Cinzah Seekayem created this piece on one of his visits to Melbourne
A beautiful collaborative piece from serveral distinct artists, including Senekt, Steve Cross, Pierre Lloga, Unwell Bunny
As the laneway was painted over three sessions, many of the older pieces from 2012 were repainted over - however this Heesco piece of a Mongolian shamen is one of the surviving elements from the first paintup.
Tony Abbot, probably one of the worst prime ministers in Australian history, aptly rendered here as a devil by Heesco.
The first ever collaboration between Facter and Ruskidd
A abstract portrait by Conrad Bizjak and a stencil piece by Niels Westergard
Singaporean artists InkTen and Cog Two. These two artists are regular vistors to Melbourne, and graced the walls of the project with their gorgeous and fun work.
Now Malaysia based, RSCLs crew member Drewfunk is one of Melbournes best, here seen with some cool lettering and a character.
Mishap went old school with this piece, blending rad colours with her trademark style.
Jack Douglas and his Hammerhead banker.
French artist Choq is a regular visitor to Melbourne, spending many of his summers here painting his urban, cartoon influenced works.
Another great Conrad Bizjak piece.
Stencil artist E.L.K., the first street artist to be nominated for the prestigious Archibald prize, with a large scale stencil
Brisbane artist Shida
Creature Creature, an illustrative duo from Melbourne.
Ohnoes, Chehehe from the WEWF crew, and Phrosk with Batman
Melbourne graffiti legend and all round amazing artist, Bailer.
UK and now Melbourne based Mysterious Al with one of his regular teamup buddies, Unwell Bunny.
Caper ERG with his cartoon inspired characters.
Now Los Angeles based, Everfresh member Meggs with a giant rode, with an abstract piece on the left by Ash Goodey.
Makatrons tribute to that icon of Australia, the kangaroo.
Heesco and Hancock.
Bailer and Conrad Bizjak with their twin firestarting portraits. This piece was painted live at the launch party for the second Aerosol Alley 2 event
Unwell Bunny with his feature wall at the back of the carpark.
Jack Douglas with his JD fox.
Gent and Dvate with a candy stripped collab
Gent, a UK based artist and member of SDM, on the left, with Dvate piece above.
The sign placed by the council on the previously unnamed laneway .. of course, the artists would have preferred it was named Aerosol Alley, but hey you cant win them all ;)
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Curated by — Facter (Fletcher Andersen), David Russell

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