Hosier Lane, Melbourne


Hosier Lane, Melbourne

Hosier Lane is a laneway on the southern edge of the central city grid of Melbourne, Australia that has become a tourist attraction due to its street art and graffiti. [Coslovich, Gabriella. [http://www.theage.com.au/news/arts/our-colourful-underbelly/2005/12/03/1133422148230.html?page=fullpage "Our colourful underbelly",] "The Age" (Australia), December 4, 2005.] Hosier Lane lies oppposite the entrance to the Atrium at Federation Square on Flinders St, a prominent position in the city. The graffiti-covered walls and art-installations have become a popular backdrop for fashion and wedding photography. The lane has been noted for the quality and the often political nature of its art. [Johnston, Chris. [http://www.theage.com.au/news/opinion/look-around-you-its-just-street-art/2007/05/15/1178995154044.html "Look around you, it's just street art",] "The Age" (Australia), May 16, 2007.] It features in the state-sponsored book "The Melbourne Design Guide" and in Tourism Victoria's "Lose Yourself in Melbourne" advertising campaign, leading to questions about the dichotomy of the state's approach to street art and graffiti. [Freeman-Greene, Suzy. [http://www.theage.com.au/news/in-depth/urban-scrawl-shades-of-grey/2008/01/11/1199988583501.html?page=fullpage "Urban Scrawl: Shades of Grey",] "The Age" (Australia), January 12, 2008.]

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External links

* [http://www.melbournegraffiti.com/ Hosier Lane pictures at melbournegraffiti.com]


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