Hosier Lane, Melbourne: the Famous Street Art Lane-Way

1

In only the last 10 or so years, street art has gone from the 'vandalising' of tags to a celebrated art form in Melbourne. Hosier Lane is one of the most popular places to find some street art and is also very centrally located across from Federation Square in the city center. I headed here on a walking tour of the city and here is what I found.

On our free tour we met at Federation Square and made our way through the city, along the way stopping at Hosier Lane. It is now one of the must-see things in Melbourne and the government is now embracing the street art here and in some of the other places in the city, including it in some guides to the city. As street art is so transient, the art you see in my photos has probably completely changed now, which I think is one of the great things about it. It keeps you coming back time and time again!

Around the turn of the 21st century, within the space of 3 to 4 years, many forms of street art began to appear in Melbourne including; stencil art, woodblocking, sticker art, poster art, wheatpasting, graphs, various forms of street installations and reverse graffiti. Tags are becoming increasingly less popular as the public consciousness and local councils alike, view street art as an art form and not tagging it as vandalism. A strong sense of community ownership and DIY ethic exists amongst street artists in Melbourne, whose endeavors for the progression of society through awareness was created in part by their work. Source

The lane-way itself is a gorgeous bluestone-cobbled pedestrian walkway, which is something pretty uncommon in Australia. At one point during our walk, we were lucky enough to see some street artists at work, that is the beauty with this art form, you get to see it coming together before your eyes, which is something completely different and in some ways, more interesting and inspiring than heading to a gallery to see artwork, which has been hanging in the same room for years.

written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2012-06-11 in #world #locations #street-art #urban-adventures #transient #lane-way #australia #tags #stencils #melbourne #victoria

One Comment

  1. sladuredka
    sladuredka ·

    These photos are great for our new Street Art / Street Scenes Collection - feel free to submit the best ones on tinyurl.com/ctxyzhh

More Interesting Articles

  • Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla

    written by saidseni on 2014-06-11 in #world #locations
    Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla

    When visiting Sevilla, there is a place that I think you shouldn't miss. It is not often mentioned in tourist guides, but I found it to be a highlight of the city: The Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo.

  • My Day in Analogue As a Prop Maker: A Visit to Sham Shui Po

    written by ccding on 2014-09-03 in #lifestyle
    My Day in Analogue As a Prop Maker: A Visit to Sham Shui Po

    In this article, I'll show you the usual route I take whenever I walk through the streets of Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, this time in preparation for making a puppet called Mr. Golden. Sham Shui Po is famous for its stores selling fabrics and other clothing supplies, as well as electronic accessories. It is also full of different places to explore.

    4
  • Lomography x Zenit New Petzval Lens: Wandering Through The Big Apple

    written by jillytanrad on 2014-05-06 in #news
    Lomography x Zenit New Petzval Lens: Wandering Through The Big Apple

    There’s something about New York that attracts people, something that makes both visitors from the most bucolic places and tourists from the most cosmopolitan of cities fall in love. Countless movies and television programs have been filmed in New York, and so many songs have been written in reminiscence of the place. It’s not just the Empire State Building, Times Square or Broadway; there’s something special about the streets and the people who walk on them that make spectators stop, look, and listen.

  • Shop News

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • Lomography Day Trips: Bandung, Indonesia, Part 1 - Join Our Lomowalk!

    written by adi_totp on 2014-09-08 in #world #locations
    Lomography Day Trips: Bandung, Indonesia, Part 1 - Join Our Lomowalk!

    Where do I begin? Believe me, I know many places in Bandung. From a cozy cafe to where the famous street food and maybe even drinks can be found, to places for lomowalks, it would be my pleasure to show you all around Bandung - the city I love and the city of love!

  • Off the Beaten Track: The Wonderful Churches of Palermo

    written by sirio174 on 2014-06-02 in #world #locations
    Off the Beaten Track: The Wonderful Churches of Palermo

    If you are in search of a lesser known European city full of nice examples of art and architecture, I would recommend that you visit Palermo, the capital of the region of Sicily in the South of Italy. This city is rich with wonderful churches, squares, fountains, and other important monuments and buildings! Take a look after the jump!

  • Changing Seasons: Durham in Autumn

    written by odio-et-amo on 2014-09-10 in #lifestyle
    Changing Seasons: Durham in Autumn

    Durham is a beautiful but tiny university city in the north of England famous for its amazing cathedral, which is one of Britain's best loved buildings. When I was studying at the university, I loved to go for crisp, autumnal walks around the cathedral and the river, kicking the leaves and basking in the golden glow of the season. The Lomography Redscale film perfectly captures the beauty of this time of year.

  • Shop News

    Diana Mini and Flash Petite Noire at 25% off

    Diana Mini and Flash Petite Noire at 25% off

    At 25% off you can take dreamy 35mm images with this little black beauty. Beam coloured light into your shots with its accompanying Diana Flash Back accessory and be the analogue king of the night.

  • The Beauty of Tintype Photography

    written by pan_dre on 2015-02-26 in #world #lifestyle
    The Beauty of Tintype Photography

    From a commonly employed process back in the early days of photography, tintype photography has evolved into something that is an art form in itself.

    9
  • Art Shack Art Supply Store

    written by rviferreira on 2015-01-11 in #world #locations
    Art Shack Art Supply Store

    At the geographic center of the Canadian Maritime Provinces, right at the heart of Moncton city lies the Art Shack, an art supply store and studio. Originally established in Sackville NB, the Art Shack art supply store and studio is run by local artists. It provides a myriad of art materials and framing, and focus an approach of education through art to the surrounding communities. Some of the most iconic Lomography analogue cameras are available at the store.

  • A Salute to the Masters: Ducks (A Tribute to Henri Cartier-Bresson)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-11-01 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Ducks (A Tribute to Henri Cartier-Bresson)

    This article is dedicated to arguably one of the most famous street photographers in the world, Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004). On this occasion, I felt obliged to write a tribute to this great artist whom I consider the "Mozart of Photography." His photos are inimitable, and to try to reproduce his innate sense of composition, harmony, and choice of the right moment is but an illusion. So I chose an unusual way to pay tribute, the only way possible for me. Take a look!

    2
  • Shop News

    LomoKino & LomoKinoscope Package

    LomoKino & LomoKinoscope Package

    Enjoy a truly analogue moviemaking experience with Lomography's 35mm movie camera and an accompanying accessory to watch your films with. View your masterpieces in the most analogue way possible with the LomoKinoscope. Get it now 20% off the regular price!

  • Happenings on Film: Signal | Prague Light Festival 2014

    written by smolda on 2014-10-23 in #lifestyle
    Happenings on Film: Signal | Prague Light Festival 2014

    From October 16 to 19, the Signal Festival took place in Prague once again. This festival is a huge outdoor exhibition of light installations in public spaces within the city of Prague, which lures thousands of people to the streets.

    1
  • Fresh From the Lab: Sicilian Dance and Music

    written by sirio174 on 2014-05-13 in #lifestyle
    Fresh From the Lab: Sicilian Dance and Music

    Yesterday I picked up from my trusty photography shop in Como a developed and scanned color film roll containing images of the Sicilian festival held on May 1 at the city's historical center. A few hours ago, I made some scans of these images, which I'm pleased to show you in this article! Read more after the jump!

  • A Salute to the Masters: Mobile Communications (A Tribute to Raymond Depardon)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-11-22 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Mobile Communications (A Tribute to Raymond Depardon)

    This article is dedicated to the French street photographer Raymond Depardon and his wonderful series depicting people communicating with mobile phones from all over the world. For this tribute, I compiled my own series of photos of people using their mobile phones or tablets in the city of Como. Take a look!