I’ve read a bit about the Grand Lane upgrade so thought I’d go check it out. The artwork is fantastic and the mural looks great. While it is a magnificent display of some great art, and in such a central city place, the location is a little bit odd. On one side of the alley is this brilliant display and on the other side are the smelly back doors of restaurants and rubbish bins. And there is barely enough space for a group to walk past and admire it. This might change after the completion of the Wellington Street works maybe? It’d be great if there is a plan to have something else in this area – bar, retail, office etc, but I just don’t see how that would fit.
Anyway, as a standalone piece of art its great and I would encourage everyone to go have a look. The alley can be accessed through the entry between McDonalds and Myers on Murray Street. Because of its strange location it is quite hidden away (I was the only one in the lane when I walked through on a busy Friday night), and therefore hasn’t been tagged – yet.