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“Excellent street art gallery” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hosier Lane

Hosier Lane
Hosier Ln, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
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Ranked #32 of 208 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Melbourne
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“Excellent street art gallery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Another of Melbourne's laneway treasures is the street art gallery located in Hosier Lane. Located across from Federation Square in the heart of the CBD, the works regularly change and would appeal to street art enthusiasts and teenagers alike. Definitely worth spending 15 minutes wondering the laneway.

Visited December 2012
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“An ever changing face...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I visit the lane as often as I can because the artistic expression literally drips off the walls. Its always different, always fascinating, and always busy.

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“Street art vs. graffiti”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

I joined a free Melbourne Walking Tour which was conducted by Ellen @ Peek Tours and Ellen made it a point to show us two street art locations, i.e. Hosier Lane and Union Lane. Almost all of the wall space on Hosier Lane and is "decorated" (depending on how you see it) with paintings and "works of art."

Even more amazing is that the authorities have actually gazetted a few such lanes for "artistic" people to show their talent and artworks. But of course, such works of art may also be interpreted as "destroying public/private properties" though I believe that such avenues enable "artists" to express their creativity without actually damaging properties (since painting on these walls is actually permitted).

And I believe it is such "attractions" that make every city unique, apart from centuries-old churches and modern, state-of-the-art buildings :)

Visited November 2012
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“Seek And You Shall Find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

A must visit to see the creative street art of this city. The location can easily be missed, it's just before The Forum on Flinders Street.

Visited November 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Melbourne in one laneway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This is melbourne! Just across from ACMI Pop in while you're on your way to fed Sqaure. This laneway has forever changing graffiti, thats always provocative and intriguing.

Visited September 2012
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