Laneway Commissions 2010

The City of Melbourne has announced the Laneway Commissions for 2010. This annual public art commission began in 2001, providing a range of temporary works for Melbourne’s laneways.

Public Writing
Anthony McInneny

Lingham Lane

Public Writing, Anthony McInneny

[Source: City of Melbourne]

Public Writing is a video work by Melbourne based artist Anthony McInneny. On the bluestone walls of Lingham Lane, Public Writing presents an animation of a hybrid writing machine that types sections of text lifted from broadcast and print media.

Matt Blackwood with Tony Birch, Barry Dickens and Cate Kennedy

Various locations in the CBD

MyStory, Matt Blackwood

[Source: MyStory]

Story sites:
Tony Birch: Equitable Place, McKillop Street and Bank Place
Matt Blackwood: Masons Lane, Union Lane and The Causeway
Barry Dickins: Block Arcade: ‘Adams Gallery’, Block Arcade: ‘The Rare Stamp and Coin Shop of J.P. Downie, Esq’, and Block Place: ‘Dinkum Pies’
Cate Kennedy: Whitehart Lane, Hardware Street and St. Francis Church (corner of Lonsdale and Elizabeth streets)

MyStory presents four self-guided audio and text tours, designed to take you on an immersive literary journey through some of the city’s most intriguing laneways. Using mobile technologies, audiences will discover the laneways anew, accompanied by the stories of four Melbourne writers, spinning tales of past and present.

For information on how to access MyStory content and a detailed map of project sites, visit

Urban Codemakers
Troy Innocent

Guildford Lane and surrounds

Urban Codemakers, Troy Innocent

[Source: Urban Codemakers]

Combining the elements of a city treasure hunt and online gaming, Urban Codemakers explores the ways in which urban space is contested.

For information on how to play the game, visit

City of Melbourne has produced a PDF brochure with further information about the 2010 Laneway Commissions.


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