All Melbourne Street Tour guides are first and foremost ARTISTS.
On your tour you will discover that this is not your average tour, and your guide is not your average tour guide. Each artist is as real as they come, and passionate about art and what they do. Each guide has a unique spin on street art, and with a wealth of experience to share, you will see the streets from their perspective. All of our tour guides also have current Working With Children Checks and are First Aid qualified.
Get to know a bit more about our tour guides by checking them out below:
Gigi is an illustrator, sculptor and street artist from Melbourne painting her playful, thoughtful, and adventurous characters around the streets. Gigi is a painter and sculptor from Melbourne who brings life to her characters through the use of paint, and dark humour. Gigi explores individualism and idiosyncrasies through a range of mediums, both outdoors and in the studio. You can find her pieces in galleries and on the streets of Melbourne.
Matt has been doing graffiti and street art since he was a teenager. His distinct styles can be seen across an array of Melbourne Laneways. He has a vast knowledge of the scene and loves to share these stories with guests on the tour
Liz (Tinky) works with miniature figurines and models on a tiny scale. Tinky makes use of gritty street landscapes, where laneway drains morph into desert-scapes for a caravan of miniature camels; or a missing brick in a wall becomes home to an intimate scene of a miniature couple gardening.
Tinky often uses discarded or oversized objects within her miniature dioramas, so that each scene has a comedic undertone, exaggerates a message, or emphasises playful folly. i.e. miniature construction workers might gather to fix a broken eggshell, or a discarded fish-shaped soy sauce container can become “the big catch” for a miniature fishing scene.
James has been visually adding to Melbourne’s street scene since 2009. He has painted walls in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane as well as parts of Europe. Despite his age he has many encounters with big names in the scene and knows a side of Melbourne that’s rarely seen.
Barek is a Melbourne-based urban artist who works with street murals, wheat-pasting andstickers, injecting life into overlooked places and spaces. Celebrated for his other-worldly characters, his stylised works take form on canvas, in sculptural pieces and in re-worked vintage paintings, prints and advertising.