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Back Alley StreetArt Culture

Back Alley StreetArt Culture

February 2020 · 2 min read · Lismore City Council

Today I went to Lismore to visit The Back Alley Gallery. A place for underground StreetArt culture, where artists can develop without committing a crime.

Entrance to the Alley
Entrance to the Alley

In this little alley in the heart of the small town on the east coast of Australia, you will find more than 60 artworks including big murals, classic graffiti art, stencils and installations. Over 25 artists have immortalized themselves here. At least for a few weeks, because the artworks keep changing every now and then.

Here is a little preview from the entrance which let´s you assume what to expect further down the alley.

I really love the big murals which spread over a whole wall. When I was into Graffiti in the late 90s there were only the classic Graffitis with big letters. Most of them were pure vandalism but a few of them outstanding. Today it is totally different as there is so much variety in streetart. This little alley also has quite some good murals...see yourself.

Big mural of indigenous kid
Big mural of indigenous kid

One of my favorites there
One of my favorites there

The Notorious B.I.G. ??
The Notorious B.I.G. ??

A piece of indigenous art
A piece of indigenous art

The biggest mural in this alley
The biggest mural in this alley

The most beautiful mural I´ve seen in a while
The most beautiful mural I´ve seen in a while

Funky and Colorful
Funky and Colorful

Apart from that you will also find some classic big letter graffiti and some funny comic style art. Of course there are also some pretty bad ones which I won´t show you as they´re not worth it. :)

Weird
Weird

Additionally to the paintings, made with either spray cans or a brush there are a few stencils and paste ups. Paste ups getting more popular every day, especially the illegal ones. They do not consume so much time as the actual painting is done at home and only gets pasted to a wall in a few seconds.

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As someone who absolutely loves graffiti and streetart I would say it was absolutely worth it to visit The Back Alley Gallery here in Lismore. If you´re near you should definitely take some time and have a look.

What you should do after you walked through the whole alley, the next piece of art which is at the end of the alley will tell you.

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Go back and check if you missed out on something cool...I did
Go back and check if you missed out on something cool...I did

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