You were able to Experience Melbourne’s internationally famed laneway culture in the all-new M-Lane precinct, which popped up at the 2016 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix. M-Lane was a dedicated one-stop-shop showcasing Melbourne’s best local chefs, food trucks and music. 

Featuring impressive 20 ft street art installations curated by Juddy Roller, the culinary delights of Melbourne’s iconic food trucks and pop up restaurants, Petaluma Wine Bar, plus a two-storey truck featuring a stage and a big screen it was the social hub of this years event.

Street Artists

  • Smug

    Smug One is a Glasgow based artist specialising in photo-realistic graffiti. Since first picking up a spray can 11 years ago Smug’s work quickly grew into a perfectionist’s obsession with heavy line work, letters and characters developing into a more photo-realistic style which has been widely exhibited. Entirely freehand, using aerosol cans alone, Smug’s paintings are meticulously rendered works which draw upon an eclectic range of influences.

  • Adnate

    Based in Melbourne, Adnate has evolved from his roots in graffiti art to become one of the world’s foremost large-scale portrait artists.
    Heavily influenced by renaissance painters like Caravaggio, he utilizes spray paint to carry his realist style into what many would regard as the fine art realm.
    The scale and unique delivery of his works amplify his amazing ability to transmit the emotions of his subjects.  

  • Guido Van Helten

    Icelandic artist Guido paints deeply nostalgic pieces. Working from photographic references that are culturally specific he creates delicate vintage portraits that have a deeply sentimental quality. His work is reminiscent of watercolour paintings that are applied with a grace and sensitivity that evokes enormous feeling.

Pop Up Restaurants

  • Bar Lourinhã

    The inspiration for Bar Lourinhã came to the owners back in 2005 while they were travelling through Portugal and grazing southern Spanish markets. It struck them that the traditional hospitality ideals we grew up with in Australia were very much alive and flourishing throughout the old world. But they were sadly missing from most commercial environments in Australia. They instantly recognised that they had to move back to Melbourne and open a bar that brought together everything they’d trained for and all we believed in.

    Bar Lourinhã is just that — a bar which strives for an energetic atmosphere. While its a place of belonging to the moment, its also a place where people from all walks of life can experience our world of food and wine, swap stories, share tables and create new memories.

  • Estelle Bistro

    Melbourne’s Northside has established a reputation as the go to destination for serious dining, and pioneer restaurant Estelle, five years since opening, is proving the staying power of the northern food movement.

    Commencing with a small budget and just six tables, owner chef, Scott Pickett has humbly grown his establishment that now includes an upstairs private dining room for up to 28 guests and a covered courtyard with additional seating.

  • MAHA

    Shane Delia is best known as Chef and Owner of Maha Restaurant. He is also the star of his own TV show, Shane Delia’s Spice Journey, author of Maha Middle Eastern Home Cooking, and a charity ambassador.

    Shane’s flagship restaurant Maha has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2008. Renowned for its fresh, unrestricted Middle Eastern menu, Maha has a style that is truly cutting edge. The Age Good Food Guide has continually recognized Maha as a leader in its field, awarding the restaurant One Chef Hat annually since 2009.

Food Trucks

  • St Kilda Burger Bar

  • Sliders on Tyres

  • Mary and a Little Lamb

  • Nem Nem

  • Those Guys

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