Collingwood, the hip Melbourne suburb that's mastered the art of cool

Michael Turtle
By Michael Turtle
July 30 2022 - 7:30pm
Some of the street art in Collingwood, where you'll find hip restaurants, design shops and microbreweries. Pictures: Michael Turtle

When the acclaimed American pop artist, Keith Haring, wanted to do a mural in Melbourne in 1984, he asked where the most "gritty" New York-style school was. Locals directed him to Collingwood Tech. So it was here, on a yellow background prepared by students, that he painted the green and red mural of bodies and technology that has beaten the odds to survive for almost 40 years.

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Michael Turtle

Michael Turtle

Travel writer

Michael Turtle is an Australian journalist who left his job in television to travel the world forever. He'll show you how to find the lesser-known places, get involved in the culture, learn the history, and meet locals along the way.

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