Monday, 2 April 2012

HOSIER LANE - OUTDOOR GALLERY

I have blogged before about Hosier Lane, one of the central Melbourne alleyways that form such an integral part of what makes Melbourne the cosmopolitan urban centre that it is. The Melbourne City Council is rather relaxed about graffiti in this laneway and as a consequence, this alley is highly decorated with all sorts of art, graffiti and tagging, which keeps changing as it is overpainted frequently. I recently walked through it and took some photos.

This post is part of the Monday Murals meme.




21 comments:

  1. Amazing, colorful and terrific murals, Nick, and so are your captures for the day! Always a pleasure to wind down my day with a visit to your blog! Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  2. I would love to wander about in the laneways of Melbourne! Good one Nick.

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  3. Wow! What amazing artwork! It is nice that there is a place for them to express themselves...very enjoyable!

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  4. I can't believe the variety in the artwork.

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  5. This alley must colelct torurists' attention.

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  6. cool! There are memes for about everything. :) Never seen this before. You seem to have a lot of murals where you live. These loosk nice.

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  7. That last one with the horse is great!
    It looks as if there is a art walk for this graffiti lane.

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  8. Such a marvellous array of colours and movement!! Particularly like the last shot - if only I could frame it, but have it somehow fit into the camper trailer ...

    PS Also loved yesterdays RED leaves!!

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  9. I love it!!! I would like my kids to experience the creative art here. thanks!!

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  10. What a wonderful alley. Great shots.

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  11. Many artists, many colors, beautiful photos!:)

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  12. I find it fascinating that some cities are more relaxed about graffiti than others. I think some graffiti exudes charm and should be allowed to stay.

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  13. Thanks for featuring the horse this week. Quite an amazing composition. The artist really ought to make a litho of this piece. Does that ever happen? Thanks, Nick, for participating in this week's Monday Mural.

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  14. Superbe ces peintures murales, surtout la derniere qui est vraiment tres impressionnante

    Publicity ;o) Every Friday (and the Weekend), The Challenge "Walk In The Street Photography"

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  15. That's really something! I guess there's some sort of code between te artists on how long they wait before painting another work over?
    I think it's also good of the city to have a couple of spots where grafiti is allowed.

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  16. Incredibly beautiful pictures you show.
    Wishing you a good day / good Easter.
    Hugs Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

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  17. This kind of tagging and grafitti is art!
    Your photos are so good!
    I wish you a Happy Easter!

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  18. It is an eyeful and colorful!
    Thanks.

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  19. Fantastic! I would spend some time there taking shots too.

    Thank you so much for having identified the Mandrake on the mural. I knew something really weird might take place there! :-)

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  20. .An endless array of art free and colourful. Our cameras may well bump into each other here one day.

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