Location 5: Hosier Lane

Hosier Lane is the most popular lane way for street art in all of Melbourne. The lane way is internationally known as one of the most popular places in the world to do graffiti. There is so much street art done in the wall that there is relatively no empty space. It is also not uncommon to see an artist doing his piece in broad daylight. The walls are constantly changing and carry many different types of street art. You can find detail in every corner with sculptures, paste-ups, murals and much more. The area is not known as a blighted area as it is likely that the businesses around it immensely benefit from the foot traffic it generates. Little cafes in the lane way are always full of customers. This is interesting because it has the complete opposite affect, as the Broken Glass theory would assume. In this case the graffiti creates an economical benefit for all stakeholders in the area.