I’m a bit of a street art lover. I seek it out whenever I travel and love finding it hidden down laneways and back alleys. The colours are always so bright. There is nothing better than seeing a plain brick wall turned into an amazing canvas. Here in my own back yard of Port Adelaide street art is starting to pop up more and more.
This week I was walking down a street I have walked down many times over the last few years and out of the corner of my eye I saw the edge of a mural on the back of a building. To see it properly, I had to make my way down an alleyway that was the rear entrance of some shops. I was astounded at what I had found, and can’t quite believe I hadn’t seen it before. Probably only the drivers of the garbage trucks that come and empty the industrial rubbish bins see it regularly.
That got me wondering what other pieces of street art were hiding around Port Adelaide. I knew that a couple of years ago two big pieces had been painted on each side of a seven storey building – at that size they were hard to miss. I had also seen a few other pieces around the places, but had never looked closely.
A quick online search told me Port Adelaide had been the host of the Wonderwalls Festival in 2015. This was when a lot of the street art was created. Port Adelaide is again participating in 2017. In April we can expect to see a whole new lot of street art appear. In the meantime, get down to Port Adelaide and have a walk around to see some of the amazing art below. I’ve only added a small selection. You will have to make your way to Port Adelaide to see the rest. Download the map from the Our Port website to help you to find where the art is hiding.
Is there some street art near you I should they to visit? Let me know in the comments below.