When you think about street art in Sydney one suburb immediately springs to mind, Newtown on the western fringe of the CBD. Newtown is ground central of Sydney’s mural art scene. Since the infamous “I Have a Dream” mural appeared on King Street in 1991 the area has been attracting artists with a message. A few years ago the local council got on board and began working with local street artists to build on these grassroots efforts by launching the Perfect Match program. This program brings together property owners with blank walls and artists who would like to paint them.
I have written a half day self-guided tour of the area before, but today I have put together an abridged version that is perfect for anyone with just a couple of hours to spare.
Taking in art, burgers, craft beer, good coffee and great cake this walk can be completed in an hour if you don’t mind ignoring all the food suggestions or punishing your digestion!
So let’s being – start on the corner of King Street and Church Street – a bus from the city is the best way to get to our starting point. Turn left and make your way down Church street to Lennox Street.