Hosier Lane, Melbourne

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Mosey down Hosier Lane to see some of Australia's finest street art. Graffiti falls short as a term for describing most of the graphics adorning the building walls. The artists intend for their elaborate works to provoke thought the same way art in more traditional media does. Like many formal art galleries and museums, the works along the street constantly change as artists create new pieces. After viewing the street gallery, pop into one of the nearby upscale cocktail lounges for a refreshment. Add Hosier Lane to your Melbourne travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Melbourne vacation route planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Good place to visit and snap some pictures. Graffiti is always changing so will make sure to head back every time I'm in Melb!  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Hosier Lane is a colourful laneway filled with all manner of graffiti. It's very quaint and it's worth snapping a couple of photos of the graffiti murals. Some are of a very high quality! If you're lu...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    This alley is covered with graffiti. If you visit stop by the coffee shop. It is run by a non-profit that benefits youth.  more »
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  • Nice unusual little tourist attraction, ET was a highlight and so was the multi coloured hair girl.
  • Great place to start off your trek through the graffiti lanes of Melbourne. The art form, while temporary, will always instill emotion. 100% free and would check it out any time of the day. There are always people roaming around in the area checking out the art!
  • generally busy, but one of the best places to start if interested in the city's street art
  • Great lane in Melbourne with street art the main feature. Highly suggested
  • Hosier Lane and the many others in and around Melbourne are my must visits when in town - the graffiti changes most days and sometimes you see great street art slowly getting covered by lesser quality and I used to wonder why they let that happen. But now I get that's the nature of this art form - its like life; it's temporary. So, now I enjoy what's there - when I am there.

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