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Hosier Lane Street Art

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Published September 2nd 2013
The art of the street & its impermanence
Street art is evocative, people respond by either being repulsed or attracted to its edgy nature. It sits on the border of acceptability and lawlessness
Hosier Lane, Street Art
Hosier Lane - Street Art
So how does a city like Melbourne deal with this wonderful phenomena - it attempts to control the uncontrollable. They issue permits and create rules.

This weekend I stubbled across the change of artwork display in in Hosier and Rutledge lanes. I had no idea what was going on but the place smelled strongly of aerosol paint, and artists were furiously working away on the walls in both lanes, particularly in Rutedge lane which had been "cleaned" - that is painted entirely in the single colour of light blue - also in the name of art - confused so was I.
Hosier Lane, Street Art
New Art Works being painted up in Ruledge Lane
At the end of August 2013 there was an unconventional change on the art on display and when I visited the new work, it was in the process of being put up on the walls again.
Hosier Lane, Street Art
An artist at work in Hosier Lane
If you haven't been before you owe it to yourself to go, the artwork is always changing but this current change in the exhibition has seen a very abrupt and extreme refacing of the lane way. It might not be a conventional way of displaying art but it is very powerful and very accessible for everyone.

Hosier and Rutledge Lane, opposite Federation Square is listed as one of the official places for street art in Melbourne.
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Why? Love or hate, you need to see it for yourself
When: 24/7
Where: On the walls in Hosier Lane, Melbourne
Cost: Free
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