Graffiti walls at Hosier lane

Graffiti walls at Hosier lane

Even Trash bins also form an artist’s canvas

Even Trash bins also form an artist’s canvas

Melbourne is famous worldwide for its street art and Hosier lane is one such prominent laneway near the CBD where this no-vacancy street art could be witnessed. Right opposite to Federation square Atrium is Hosier lane on Flinders’ street.

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Door and windows are all covered with colorful graffiti giving them a unique feel

Door and windows are all covered with colorful graffiti giving them a unique feel

Colorful world of spray paint graffiti at Hosier lane

Colorful world of spray paint graffiti at Hosier lane

Large wall canvas with it stimulating, effervescent and color rich spray paint graffiti automatically towers over you with its rich colorful world of ever-changing artistic expressions. Even trash bins are also decorated with this rich art style at this no-vacancy open air gallery. Melbourne is world famous for art, class and style and is very much evident in its rich urban art culture which is aptly exhibited through its colorful laneways and by lanes. Wander through some of city’s prominent laneways and a rich world of graffiti unfolds before your eyes. Even while sipping your favorite coffee at a street bar, you may catch a glimpse of colorful graffiti either on a café wall or nearby dark dingy laneway.

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Artist at work… sssshh!

Artist at work… sssshh!

Before you start admiring one such graffiti the next one awaits to dazzle you with its rich array of colors splattered all over. It’s quite likely that you may come across some fashion or photo shoot where these large walls become free backdrops. There are such numerous spots across Melbourne’s laneways where such arts could be found. You may often bump into an artist at work… just observe them playing with their artistic expression… you will be amazed by the outcome.

 Café side wall art

Café side wall art

Grungy graffiti work at Hosier lane… a unique style to cherish!

Grungy graffiti work at Hosier lane… a unique style to cherish!

While trawling across various laneways some or other street art form will definitely catch your attention and you suddenly feel like an art connoisseur critically examining them closely and settling for your personal viewpoint. This street art phenomenon could also be experienced through eyes of local tour guides who can bring in-depth knowledge and know how about this decades old rich history of street art, positioning Melbourne as one of the prominent Street art capital of the world.

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Published On: Saturday, April 12th, 2014