Once a lesser east-west partner of Hunter Street, King Street gained functionality as a city throughway in 1973 when it aligned with Parry Street – and notoriety for comprehensively destroying Birdwood Park.

It has long coveted Civic Park, too, but that space made friends in high council places and became untouchable. Therefore King Street fizzles out at Union Lane where it now provides the city’s most popular and successful traffic bottleneck.

King Street has little else worthy of mention other than becoming host to the city’s new crop of extravagant apartment towers, all overlooking one another.

It does, however, offer in its sparse showing of street art several Hit the Bricks Festival works.

So let’s just run down the street by address and then – like any commuter stuck at one of its tiresome traffic lights – make a dash for home.

Travelling east to west…

212 King (nearby, the rear of 301 Hunter St)
August 2007

NOVEMBER 2019

ARTIST ASKEW’S 2013 HIT THE BRICKS FESTIVAL WORK ~ “HOW THE ENVIRONMENT IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING US AND OUR INDIVIDUAL IDENTITY.”
360 King St ~ Interrelate
4 May 2008

 

279 King Street

A stairway joins Gibson Street. The staggered retaining wall not only challenges artists, it doesn’t help photography either.

26 December 2004

4 May 2008

20 December 2009

291 (Parking station)

Admate and Numbskull’s multilevel “clash of styles” work on the King Street parking station.

March 2016

 

City Motel aka Jolly Roger

Long gone and demolished for residential high-rise.

7 June 2009

Panorama

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20 December 2009

JULY 2013

February 2014

With derelict structures out of the way, new vistas of the inner city became briefly accessible, as did large inviting walls to creatively vent upon.

 

Above ~ From left, viewed north to east at “380” King Street

Above  ~ looking south towards King St

I see another effort from AMF

Resistance is never futile.

 

Looking south west from the floor of a former Hunter Street shop

Love Shack at rear of King Street
JAanuary 2007 2007

146 Parry Street
March 2014

113 Parry Street ~ East Coast Autos

7 January 2007