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Led by street art connoisseur Melinda Vassallo*, this Inner-West tour is a unique opportunity to walk along the backstreets of Newtown and Enmore and discover the interior world of graffiti and wall tagging. Swoop between side alleys and residential streets, unravelling an intricate history of industrial towns and suburbia being fundamental to the flourishing of street art. You will get to learn the names and language of off-brand street artists who became art veterans in their own right. 

You will also wander along King Street and Enmore Road, famous for their unique and quirky shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. 

Ticket price includes a craft beer.

*If Melinda is unavailable on the day, don't worry, an equally respected and knowledgeable guide will lead the tour!

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Newtown
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Overview
Street art is fun to admire but you can get a much richer experience by taking a walking tour in the company of artists and designers who can illuminate the stories behind the work. In the company of a street art-savvy guide, wander through the streets of Sydney and discover its rich culture of graffiti, muralism, and tagging, while learnng about the artists. Meet, and get insight from, local characters and toast the experience with an included craft beer.
Highlights
  • Discover Sydney's street art scene in the company of a connoisseur of the artform
  • Learn the names of artists and the meaning behind their works: Add depth to your Instagram posts
  • Toast the experience with a cold craft beer
  • Learn the distinctions between terms such as 'tagging,' graffiti,' and 'street art'
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Street Art Tour

Being a local to the area, I had learnt more about the history and the story behind the street art and about the respect various artist have in this field. An intriguing experience, great guide who is connected with the artist and overall a great...More

Thank Serina U
Reviewed 3 July 2018
Secret artworks unveiled

This was an inspiring tour with information about these hidden works of art in the back streets and lanes of Newtown. Knowledgeable tour guides and a pleasant wander thriugh this beautifully quirky suburb. Coffee and pastries to start, a delicious lunch and an interesting tour...More

Thank c0nniemudge
Reviewed 22 April 2018
Top notch guide and tour

Lived in Sydney for a decade but have never been to Newtown. I’ve always wanted to explore because I’ve heard so much about it. This tour was such a great introduction to this hip suburb and its Street Art! We booked the 2-hour Street Art...More

Thank yumcarrotcake
CultureScouts1, Manager at Culture Scouts, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thanks for the amazing review! Melinda is THE expert when it comes to Newtown street art culture. We love the coral piece by Phibbs too, he recently did another piece of activism for the reef up in Cairns as part of the Sea Walls Festival...More

Reviewed 28 March 2018
Newtown Street Art Walking Tour

I have lived in Sydney for 13 years and never bothered to explore my own suburb. Super informative and interesting and Craig was so authentic it added a whole second layer of ‘cool’ to the tour. Highly recommend it!

Thank JudeK01
CultureScouts1, Manager at Culture Scouts, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thanks so much for joining us on tour Jude! We're so glad you discovered something new in your city. I hope you join us again soon.

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Old Streets through New Eyes

Guided expertly by Melinda, this tour exceeded the expectations of my group. Most of the streets were already known to me, and quite a few of the artworks familiar in passing. Taking the tour brought the images and the culture of the artists to life,...More

Thank Dom F
CultureScouts1, Manager at Culture Scouts, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thanks Dom, we're so glad you enjoyed this tour. Melinda has a wonderful breadth of knowledge when it comes to street art so we're lucky to have her on the team as a guide. Your "rediscovery" of known streets is exactly the experience we aim...More

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