NEWTOWN’S AMAZING GRAFFITI LANES | A SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR

Newtown Graffiti, A self guided mini tour

Newtown in Sydney’s inner west is a unique neighborhood in Sydney. With a thriving music scene, many amazing restaurants and lots of unique clothing shops making Newtown a vibrant inner-city neighborhood.

But the main reason for me to venture to this neck of the woods is because of its infamous graffiti scene. Newtown has a large number of excellent artworks to check out through a vast area. So, if you want to check out some of these cool paintings as well, I have made a short self-guided 1-hour walk that will take you along some of the largest and most known pieces.

LET’S GET STARTED | Start on the corner of King Street and Church Street – a bus from the city is the best way to get to the starting point (Click here on how to get there). Turn left and make your way down Church Street for your first stop.

STOP 1 | ST STEPHENS CHURCH AND CEMETERY 

St. stephens church and cemetery NewtownThis first stop will not be a graffiti related one, but I thought it was a cool stop to not include. The St. Stephens church and cemetery on Church Street.

The cemetery (1849 – 1942) | In this graveyard lie buried the remains of many people who contributed to building Australia as we know today. Some brave explores, A Colonel of H.M. 80th Regimen, Doctors and even Australia’s oldest inhabitant at the time of her death. Additionally, the ground has a cemetery lodge, a fig tree that was planted in 1848 and a great variety of monuments. The entrance to this cemetery is located at the intersection of Church Street and Victoria Street.

Camperdown Memorial ParkCamperdown Memorial Park

Once you have seen the cemetery, make sure to wander around it as well. You will find the Camperdown Memorial Park. The walls surrounding the park and the stone fence of the graveyard provide an outdoor gallery for street artists. It is a nice place to chill on a nice sunny day.

After lapping the park head to Lennox street for the start of the mini self-guided walking ‘tour’.

STOP 2 | FLOOD EMERGENCY SUPPLY DROP DOOR FINTAN MAGEE

FLOOD EMERGENCY SUPPLY DROP DOOR FINTAN MAGEE

On your way to Lennox Street, you will walk past this large painting. You can find it on the wall of 284 Church Street, just before Lennox street.

It is one of the earlier Newtown murals that Fintan Magee painted sometime before October 2012.

On the corner of Church Street and Lennox Street, just a couple of meters down from this one, you will find your next masterpiece.

STOP 3 | PERFECT MATCH – ALEX LEHOURS

Newtown graffiti

Turn left down Lennox Street and continuing walking on the left-hand side of the street until you reach Mary Street.

Newtown Graffiti Newtown Graffiti

Along the way, you will encounter a ‘scribble’ wall and a motor shop with the outside painted in typical Australian scenes. On your right-hand side, you will see the Camperdown Memorial Park, if you didn’t go to the cemetery, then make sure you check out this park. It has some amazing graffiti works.

On the corner of Mary Street and Lennox street, you will find your next stop.

STOP 4 | HIDE AND SEEK – KYLE HUGES-ODGERS

Newtown Graffiti

After snapping some shots of this great artwork follow Lennox Street again and make sure to check out the back wall of Memorial Park. Here you can find a couple of large colorful murals.

Memorial Park Graffiti NewtownMemorial Park Graffiti Newtown

If you hang out for just a couple of minutes you will probably see a plane flying over lowly. The airport is reasonably close by, so planes are landing regularly. Pretty cool!

Memorial Park Graffiti Newtown

On the corner of the park, you can find the Courthouse Hotel, a pub with delicious food and reasonably priced drinks. During a sunny winter’s afternoon, it was packed with locals chilling in the sun. I got some tasty Nachos and a soft drink and got to unwind in the winters sun for a bit.

Continue on Lennox Street and walk towards number 112.

STOP 5 |THE EMPEROR’S DAUGHTER

Newtown Graffiti Artwork
At 112 Lennox Street, you can find a stunning and colorful mural called the emperor’s daughter. So colorful and bright, absolutely stunning.
Continue on Lennox Street and take a left on Bedford street. On the corner, you will find one of the most known houses in Newtown, The Becher House.

STOP 6 | WALL OF SOUND #GIANTJUNGLEBIRD BY JUMBOIST

Newtown Graffiti Artwork
This huge and colorful mural can be found at 43 Bedford Street by artist Jumboist aka Studio Dennis. The mural covers the outside of the Becher House for Asylum Seekers with art symbolic of his main themes future living, bio-domes and animal behavior.
Follow the train tracks back to King Street. On King Street, you will find lots of cool and artsy shops. If you are interested in buying some artwork, make sure to check out some of the art stores, plenty of amazing artwork to be found for a reasonable price.
Graffiti in Newtown Sydney.If you keep wandering around the area and keep going into laneways, you will see lots of different types of graffiti.
Newtown Graffiti Artwork Graffiti in Newtown Sydney.

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Newtown Graffiti, A self guided mini tour

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10 Comments

  1. Ted Horski
    July 3, 2019 / 9:34 am

    Love all your suggestions in helping us prepare for our Bucket List visit to Sydney this November! Will we have time to visit everything you suggest over 18 days? Don’t know but we’ll have fun trying! Thanks you and so glad to have discovered this website!

    • bonditobasic
      Author
      July 3, 2019 / 12:27 pm

      Hi Ted, thank you so much for your kind comment. I really appreciate it 🙂 18 days in Sydney is going to be amazing, I am sure you will love it. So much to see and do. xo Manon

  2. July 3, 2019 / 5:51 pm

    This looks like such a cool and fun place to go to! I definitely need to get there. I can’t believe I didn’t go there when I went to Sydney. At least this means I have to go back at some point!

    • bonditobasic
      Author
      July 4, 2019 / 3:10 pm

      Newtown is a super unique place, definitely worth checking out.
      Sydney has so much to offer, that after 7 years of living here, I still find amazing new suburbs, beaches, restaurants, coastal walks, etc. So definitely worth coming back one day ^^ xxo Manon

  3. July 4, 2019 / 7:23 pm

    Love your planning and the tips!
    Is was so beautiful street art, and all the pictures ❤️❤️
    And your information was so helpful.

    • bonditobasic
      Author
      July 4, 2019 / 9:15 pm

      Thank you so much Jess, I am glad you liked it xo Manon

  4. Fatimah
    July 9, 2019 / 2:51 am

    Wow this looks insane, I love art wall murals and graffiti, so Instagrammable and perfect to admire and take photos next to!

    FATIMAH • ROSEYGOLDBOX
    http://www.roseygoldbox.blogspot.co.uk

    • bonditobasic
      Author
      July 9, 2019 / 11:19 am

      Thank you Fatimah, I am glad you like it. The murals are stunning and so colorful, an Instagrammers paradise haha xx Manon

  5. July 16, 2019 / 12:29 am

    Oh wow these pieces of art look amazing – always love finding some good murals (Manchester is FULL of them) – would love to walk this route! thanks for sharing 🙂

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