Investigate Hosier Lane, Melbourne’s well-known street art.

Hosier Lane connects Swanston and Russell streets and runs from Flinders Street to Flinders Lane. Rutledge Lane connects to Hosier Lane to the west from C shape.

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History of Hosier Lane in Melbourne



It is set in 1920 on Hosier Lane and is quite diverse. With an organ manufacturer, a men’s clothing warehouse, and a costume manufacturer. Hosier Lane was in the clothing manufacturing district at the time. The nearby Higson and Oliver Lanes also had warehouses, which were mostly used by businesses involved in clothing manufacturing.

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The Victorian Heritage Inventory includes two properties on Hosier Lane that are used for commercial and residential purposes. These are the structures located at numbers 3-5 and 7-9. Hosier Lane becomes well-known for its quirky bars and stencil graffiti art that adorns the lane’s brick walls. The artwork on the walls near number 1 Hosier Lane and near Misty Place at number 3-5 Hosier Lane has been approved as registered street artwork by the City of Melbourne.

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Hosier Lane’s attractions

Melbourne, Australia, is one of the most well-known cities in the world for its street art. Wandering through the small alleys is the best way to appreciate the artists’ talent.

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Painting or writing on walls is illegal in many countries, but here, you can freely paint on many buildings. The Hosier Alley is close to Federation Square, where large artists work on compositions and tourists visit.

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Aside from the wall paintings, the Hosier alley piques one’s interest due to a large number of shoes hung up. Nobody gives an official explanation for the existence of these strange objects, but many visitors toss their shoes around in amusement.

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Not only tourists but also locals, can get lost in the alleys. Because a new picture appears every day, which creates street art for Melbourne city, the old creations are deleted.

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That could be comic characters, famous people, and the way to write typography words (word art), or it could be a sweet guy’s proposal.

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According to local rumors, the best places to see the most beautiful paintings on the walls are the central coastal areas such as Fitzroy.

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It is a residence for young people from all over the world. They integrate into the new community and bring more culture and art from their home country to the second home.

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In some travel books, there is a route that leads to the alleys with the most wall paintings in Melbourne. There are also walking tours available in this area.

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There are many monumental works in large format, but the picture is sometimes very simple and arbitrary. However, the overall connection of wall painting was truly created with the wishes of the townspeople: being creative freedom.

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The stylized calligraphy wall with two tones for using: black and white with many shades.

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Many metaphors, Melbourne’s alleys are the largest and free exhibit space with lively works that innovate constantly.

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Painting on the wall so much but most of the residents are not feeling annoyed, local authorities are no prohibitive.

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How to get there

Hosier Lane is simple to find and reach. It is a 2-minute walk from Flinders Street Station and Federation Square, and it runs between Flinders and Collins Streets.

See more photos of street art in Melbourne here

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