This tour incorporates architecture, social history and public art to be found in the city of Melbourne. The works span many eras; from  the faded grandeur of the gold rush to cutting edge contemporary art. Wander the city’s lanes and streets where you will see mosaics, buildings and friezes from the early 20th century. Weave your way through Melbourne's arcades and by ways to see cutting edge public art spaces hidden in the nooks and crannies of Cathedral Lane and the Flinders Street subway. And hear stories aplenty of the rich cultural history of Melbourne.

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Class Schedule

Duration: 2.5 hours

What you will learn
  • Artist-run-initiatives.
  • Melbourne’s lane ways
  • Melbourne’s cutting edge public art spaces.
What you will get
  • Lots of useful information about the artwork at each venue and discussions and engagement with the works.
  • Inside stories behind many of the public artworks within Melbourne
  • Entertaining anecdotes to share with your friends and family

What to bring
  • Your enthusiasm!
  • Camera
  • Water (if you get thirsty)
  • Sunscreen (if it's sunny)
What to wear

Comfortable footwear recommended

Appropriate for

History buffs, Lovers of Melbourne, Visitors to Melbourne, Art Lovers


Art Aficionado Tours

Vendor since 2016

Art Aficionado is a Melbourne-based team of dedicated contemporary art curators.

We are committed to the promotion of Australian and International contemporary art projects through art tours, public talks, collection management and written essays. 

If you would like an introduction to Australia’s vibrant art scene, we can offer an inspiring experience.

Whether you would like to explore Melbourne’s maze of galleries on a walking tour, or acquire a unique work by an emerging artist, we can tailor an experience that is unique to your personal preferences.

If you would like to explore Melbourne's vibrant art scene, or delve into its social and architectural history, then Art Aficionado Tours are for you.

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