Images © David Russell

Paint Up! Hosier Lane reaches for the sky

Another chapter today in the ever evolving artwork that is Hosier Lane which of late has begun a vertical expansion, elevating the visual delights to a point where they can be seen from afar.

Under the auspices of Hosier Inc and with funding from Melbourne City Council, Melbourne-based artist Adnate will transform Australia's most iconic laneway, painting a significant wall that has never before been available to any artist. This is the first installment in a series of major artworks to be commissioned by local community association Hosier Inc. Paint Up! is part of an ongoing program of activities designed to activate the laneways and create a safe and engaging environment for all to work, live, visit and enjoy the area.

The associated PDF press release is here.

Works on the 1945 McDonald and Company building at 165 Flinders Lane we undertaken in recent weeks. Whether further works are applied to McDonald and Company or the adjoining Forum Theatre remains to be seen.

The results of stage one are below along with the comings and goings on Hosier Lane & Rutledge Lane during a typical Sunday afternoon.

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