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Address: Hosier Ln, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Art at its best

Difficult to imagine right in the heart of a city. Its a creativity galore. One gets totally lost looking at the graffiti art. Amazing that they actually preserve such places in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Difficult to imagine right in the heart of a city. Its a creativity galore. One gets totally lost looking at the graffiti art. Amazing that they actually preserve such places in Melbourne. Loved it. Dont miss to spot the Hindu God "Ganesha" - its the only permanent grafitti. others keep on changing. Must see place !

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Hosier Lane thinks it is cooler than it actually is. It is the backdrop to many a touristic Melbourne photo. spray paint and artistic graffiti artists scramble for brickspace in Hosier Lane and the designs are in continuous flux, though I am not sure by what right or by what criteria. Hosier Lane has institutional and touristic value and epitomises... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

A bit hard to find, but right off of Fed Square is an amazing laneway of art. The spray pained pictures were amazing works of art and so cool to see in person.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Very interesting street art finds! We were here during Easter holiday and it wasn't crowded which is great so we were able to take photos without that much interruption. :-)

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Nullagine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

If you are a creative street artist, you might be able to work your way up here! Melbourne! Oh Melbourne! You are feeding us more and more creative ideas by allowing more and more tasteful street artists to strut their stuff! Thank you. We don't want graffitis. More and more tasteful, thoughtful, provocative, inspirational street arts please! Would Melbourne become... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We didn't know anything about Hosier Lane - until we found it by accident- on the way to a restaurant. Amazing graffiti-style art on everything - even the utility meters. Tips - go at sunset when the westerly sun floods the lane with golden light. Also, probably not the best place to take small children - some of the artwork... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

loved the street art here, and around this area! Really enjoy seeing the work and how the work changes overtime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

love the laneway ....artwork was colourful & inspiring...a must to see while in Melbourne...very talented artists

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Great little lane way full of urban art. Perfect place to capture some amazing photos of graffiti of modern cultural and political references. We went on a public holiday and there were no artists working at that time. The colours and attention to details in some of the art were very impressive. A great place to visit if you want... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is just one of several laneways famous for its graffiti art in Melbourne. Take your camera and get some snaps. It changes regularly and if you're lucky enough you can stand and watch the artists at work and they'll explain their work to you. Join a walking tour from outside the State Library. They're free and take you past... More 

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