What Melbourne’s Street Art says about Love

Street Art found in Melbourne's Laneways of a boy and girl skipping together holding hands - love

“I’ve got a mind full of her…”

Art of any type is an expression of emotion regardless of whether it be displayed in galleries, at home, or on the streets. When visiting Melbourne’s lane ways, where much of the cities street art can be found, I was surprised to find a huge amount of art expressing love – falling in or out – and as a special Valentines Day treat I thought I’d share it with you.

Melbourne Street Art - You plus me won't be unhappy in Hosier Lane

Love Street Art in Melbourne - I've got a mind full of her

Melbourne's love street art - poster art - love - hopelessly romantic and crazy about you

Melbourne Street Art talking about love - Keep me in your heart

Love themed street art in Melbourne - Marry me pickles and Broken heart

Heart Waffles street art in Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Street Art themed Love - Crazy about You

Have you encountered any love themed street art?

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    February 12, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Love these! Great eye for them! Love the Keep Me In Your (anatomical heart), ha!

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      February 12, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      Haha yeah the anatomical heart and heart broken ones are my favourite. There’s tons of similar ones around the city so when you’re in the city next keep your eyes out!

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    February 15, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Love these pics! Melbourne street art is the best 🙂

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    February 18, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I’m a sucker for romantic street art. One of my favorites is on Nobby’s Headland in Newcastle. Very sweet.

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      March 9, 2012 at 10:55 pm

      I haven’t seen Nobby’s Headland (actually, I haven’t been to Newcastle yet – it will happen!)

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    August 13, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I know this comment is late but never mind. I visited Melbourne a couple of years ago at the end of a three month backpacking trip and just fell in love and I’m now planning to move there for 6-12 months on a working holiday visa! I didn’t get a proper chance to take in the amazing graffiti properly so I can’t wait to get back there, I fly out in November. I too am bitten by the travel bug and I find your blog so inspiring – it makes me certain that I’m doing the right thing 🙂

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    September 27, 2013 at 2:43 pm

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    Love & Flowers on the Streets | Black Mark
    February 12, 2014 at 11:52 am

    […] Give me a sign of your love written in the street for all to see. Public proclamations of love; people used to carve their signs of love into trees – street art is a massive improvement on that. (See my 2011 post “Messages of Love” or 2012 Bitten By the Travel Bug posted “What Melbourne’s Street Art says about Love”.) […]

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