Do you love to explore lane ways in search of street art which adds life and character to an area? If you do, then Frankston is the place to be. Over the last few years some amazing pieces of art have popped up around the once deserted lane ways.
About the Frankston Street Art
In 2018 “The Big Picture Fest” came to Frankston and transformed the once plain city walls. This was repeated in March 2019 where local artists along with artists from New Zealand, Germany, France and Italy created awesome pieces of art.
If you go onto the Frankston City website you can read up on each artist and what the individual pieces of artwork represent. You can also download a Frankston Street Art map to ensure you don’t miss any.
Frankston City Council run monthly walking tours. During these 1.5 hr tours you will learn about the artists and the artwork as you happily snap away taking your photos. To book your tour online go to: visitfrankston.com/street-art-walking-tours.
As a child I grew up in the Frankston area and from a very young age always loved to take photos. A place where I got my first part time job after school and bought my first camera, the camera shop many years later still exists. “Teds Camera Store” has conducted photography tours of the street art. Frankston holds so many fond memories. To walk the streets today I’m filled with excitement as I turn each corner in anticipation of what I’m about to see and reminisce of what once was.
It was a delight to explore the lane ways of Frankston in search of the artwork with local traders stopping to have a chat about the art. Our favorite place to explore was down Gallery Lane where we found fairly new art which had been completed just 3 months prior.
We loved that all the pieces were unique and completely different to the next.
Where in Frankston can I find the Street Art?
The street art is dotted throughout the Frankston City and can be seen in the below locations. Over the last couple of years the number of artwork is increasing, so ensure you check out the Frankston City Council website to find out about the latest art locations.
- 60 Playne Street
- 126 Young Street
- Park Lane
- Thompson Lane
- Wells Lane
- Ross Smith Avenue
- Gallery Lane
- Stiebel Place
Below are some of the recent artworks which can be found in Gallery Lane, Frankston. It’s here where you will find a variety of artwork within a short walking distance of each other. If you are short on time then this is the place to head to. Nearby you can also see Ross Smith Avenue and Stiebel Place creations.
There are so many things to do in Frankston City alone, from movies, cafes, ten pin bowling, shopping to visiting the beach, walking along foreshore tracks and exploring nature reserves. Further afield you can explore the beautiful Mornington Peninsula and visit one of the many gorgeous beaches with several being home to the iconic beach huts.
Below are a few of the places we have explored in Frankston and the surrounding areas:
- Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve
- Oliver’s Hill Lookout Point, Frankston, Victoria, Australia
- Edithvale – Seaford Wetlands, Victoria, Australia
- Sweetwater Creek Nature Reserve, Frankston, Victoria
- Ranelagh Beach, Mount Eliza, Victoria, Australia
- Frankston Foreshore, Beach & Pier, Frankston, Victoria
- Arthurs Seat, Dromana, Victoria
Frankston Street Art Location
As the art is scattered throughout the Frankston City, Victoria, Australia the below locations are the distance to the Gallery Lane, Frankston where there are a number of masterpieces to check out:
- Approximately 54 km, 46 mins from the Melbourne CBD via freeway/tolls
- Approximately 50 km, 55 mins from the Melbourne CBD
- Approximately 130m, 1 min from the Frankston Train Station
What are your thoughts on the street art? Do you have a favorite piece of art or place to visit? We’d love to hear about your thoughts/experiences.