When talking about Melbourne’s street art the name Hosier Lane is sure to pop up. Perhaps the most famous of the street art lane ways Hosier Lane, located just a short walk from Federation Square, is full of some of the best street art Melbourne has to offer.
Melbourne is the art capital of Australia, but what most visitors don’t realise is that there is also a side to Melbourne’s art culture that is often mistaken for vandalism. Melbourne holds the reputation for having the best street art in world and attracting both local and international artists to contribute to the growing scene. Walking through the city of Melbourne, or suburbs on the city fringe, it’s hard to miss the ‘graffiti’ which lines the alleys. From stencil work to poster art, or perhaps ‘instillations’: although some may look down on it, the fact is that though it will continue to change and evolve, it is there to stay.
Note: The nature of street art is that it is constantly changing. Whilst these pieces were viewable when I visited in November 2011 when you visit they may have been painted over.
Hosier Lane is located off between Flinders Lane and Flinders Street near Federation Square and the Forum theatre.