Nov 17, 2021 | Uncategorized

MERRI MERRI – Scavenger Hunt Route

Author: Scavenger Hunt

Merri Merri Route - Brunswick Daily

This route is perfect for you to walk or ride along The Merri Creek. Enjoy the nature and the Art spots along the creek. Start at CERES Joe’s Garden and head south to start your adventure!

Merri Merri Route - Brunswick Daily

To make your experience easier and support local businesses and artists, follow these three simple steps along the route:

Scavenger Hunt - Brunswick Daily

STARTING POINT

CERES Joe’s Market Garden – This is Melbourne’s last surviving inner city market garden! Grab a coffee and power up for the Scavenger Hunt!

CERES - Brunswick Daily

Next Stop: Go south and keep your eyes opened for a Kingfisher, a Frog, a Platypus, a Butterfly and a Moth!

STOP 1

The artist’s name is Jimmy D-V-Ate. He focused on the threatened species of Merri Creek. These walls feature a Sacred Kingfisher, Growling Grass Frog (Sth bell frog), Platypus, Grassland Copper Butterfly and Golden Sun Moth.

Take a pic and tag the artist: @dvate

Dvate- Brunswick Daily

Next stop: Keep walking south along the Merri Creek until you find purple and blue portraits!

STOP 2

Play close attention because ABER was able to paint engaging eyes in these portraits. Can you see them looking back at you?

Take a pic and tag the artist: @aber.artist

Portraits ABER - Brunswick Daily

Next Stop: Look around the corner

STOP 3

ABER created these brown big eyed fantasy characters creatures who now live in The Merri Creek and are super friendly with our flora and fauna.

Take a pic and tag the artist: @aber.artist

Street Art - Brunswick Daily

Next Stop: Flower for the lady?

STOP 4

Pay attention to the many nuances of this piece! Colours, psychedelic scenarios, and LOVE is in the air!

Take a pic and tag the artist: @aber.artist

Street Art Merri - Brunswick Daily

Next Stop: Animals hidden in the bush!

STOP 5

ABER was able to hide these beautiful animals. Can you spot them?

Take a pic and tag the artist: @aber.artist

Street Art Merri Creek - Brunswick Daily

Next Stop: Magical wings!

STOP 6

Wings of Grace was a collaborative piece in which Ema, Plea, and ABER participated. We asked them about it and this is what they told us:

“We wanted to show birds of day and night in motion. Ema was the only one who knew what she wanted to paint when we all arrived. Plea and ABER decided on the spot about the motives and colours, which is what we love the most: We drink in the surroundings and the try to create something that either perfectly fits into the picture or something that plays a counterpart. Ema chose the European White Swan, so we went for a concept that is a bit more colourful and full of small fantasy elements with an origin in our world.”

Take a pic and tag the artists: @aber.artist / @plea_one / @ema.gardner

Street Art - Brunswick Daily

Next Stop: are you mad or is that just your face?

STOP 7

ABER strikes back with another piece down the Merri Creek! This time he captured two Tawny frogmouths that live on a tree very close to it! Can you spot them? If you do, take a pic and tag @brunswickdaily

Take a pic and tag the artist: @aber.artist

Street Art - Brunswick Daily

Next Stop: Industrial meets art.

STOP 8

Many artists came together to bring life and colours to this building on Moreland Road. Can you spot the different techniques, dreams, and ideas behind this work?

(this spot is a bit off the Merri Creek – click on the image below to find it on maps)

Take a pic and tag the artists: @mike.makatron / @chuckmayfield / @lucylucyone

Street Art - Brunswick Daily

Next Stop: Head back to the creek pathway where a huge bird watches over a community garden.

STOP 9

This amazing, detail oriented, and colourful piece was recently painted by Mike Makatron. Check out the flora that surrounds this magnificent bird. Take a picture and name the bird and the flowers you spot on this gorgeous mural.

Take a pic and tag the artist: @mike.makatron

Mike Makatron - Brunswick Daily

Next Stop: Big Noses! Head to Jones Park and find the big eyed, big nosed characters originally created by Michael Leunig.

STOP 10

ABER beautified this house’s fence with Michael Leunig’s iconic characters. How many characters can you spot?

Take a pic and tag the artist: @aber.artist

Leunig - Brunswick Daily

Next Stop: Karma Chameleon

STOP 11

While painting this house’s wall, ABER was helped and inspired by a kid who supervised and approved his art from his tree house. How cool is the chameleon that slowly approaches the colourful scene?

(this spot is a bit off the Merri Creek – click on the image below to find it on maps)

Take a pic and tag the artist: @aber.artist

Aber - Brunswick Daily

Next Stop: Ned Kelly stands by.

STOP 12

Leave the Creek and step into the streets of Brunswick. This big mural captures two characters looking south. Can you see Ned Kelly sniffing around?

Take a pic and tag the artist: @ctoart

CTO - Brunswick Daily

Grab a bite or a coffee: It might be a good time to recharge. Grab a coffee from Padre or El Mirage.

Next Stop: Not only does the sun shine.

STOP 13

Sunshine Lane is probably Brunswick’s largest street art gallery. It holds amazing work from various artists. Take your time and walk around the many pieces that show how different styles and colours can live together.

CHALLENGE: can you spot the ski masks around the lane? Take a pic and tag @brunswickdaily

Take a pic and tag the artist: @sugarsweetpaint / @dr_dosey / @findac / @saemsaembutdifferent / @peblsart / @baxter_tck

Sunshine Lane - Brunswick Daily

Next Stop: Lane Mythology

STOP 14

This is ABER’s best kept secret. In a hidden lane, you will find a gorgeous owl guarded by Greek gods. Isn’t it amazing how ABER was able to play with a roller door’s texture and bricks?

(this spot is quite a hidden gem – click on the image below to find it on maps)

Take a pic and tag the artist: @aber.artist

Next Stop: Creativity in a Studio!

STOP 15

Moss Studios are a creative hub in Brunswick. Drop by and ask about their Scavenger Hunt deals using your passport.

MOSS STUDIOS - Brunswick Daily


Thanks to the amazing businesses that supported this Scavenger Hunt!

Sponsors - Brunswick Daily
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