Around the world, street art is moving from laneway walls into art galleries and is now a celebrated cultural phenomenon.

In Australia, one would agree that Melbourne is home to some pretty spectacular graffiti, with at least 64 or more laneways displaying some hidden gems tucked away that only the locals or the street artists would have privy to.

Ganesh in Hosier Lane-L

The street art movement has been alive in Melbourne since the year 2000, although many of the artists themselves wouldn’t have thought so at the time.  Today, Melbourne’s laneways are receiving international acclaim and people from all over the world are flocking here just to get a glimpse of the incredible artwork.

The City of Melbourne highly recommends the following hot spots as a ‘Must See’ and we couldn’t agree more

– Hosier and Rutledge Lane, opposite Federation Square
– Caledonian Lane, off Little Bourke Street
– Union Lane, off Bourke Street Mall
– Rear of 280 Queen Street in Finlay Avenue
– 21 Degraves Street
– Cnr Flinders Lane and Cocker Alley
– 122 Palmerston Street, Carlton
– Centre Place, between Collins Street and Flinders Lane

We leave you with a few Youtube videos on some of our hot favourites, Hosier Lane and Union Lane which we think are pretty cool and thought we should share

Hosier Lane

Union Lane