UPdated Hosier Laneway

“Speak softly, but carry a big can of paint.” – Banksy, Wall and Piece

I have not visited Hosier Lane (Melbourne’s most celebrated lane for Streetart) for at least a year because of the pandemic. Last November was the first time that I was able to walk it’s cobblestone streets again once the restrictions have eased. It was no surprise that almost all of the street art were UPdated.

Amidst the aerosol painted walls, I noticed a few street art sculpture of faces with different expressions. They may have been there previously but now it was covered with layers upon layers of paint which made it a lot more interesting.

SquareUp – UPdated Laneway

Monday Murals

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  1. Fantastic.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for the lovely comment!

  2. Alison says:

    They must be new ..I’ve never seen them before ..it’s great that this street art is updated

    1. Teresa says:

      I haven’t seen it before too, but I saw in google that these faces used to be white.

  3. bertiebo says:


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  4. lolaWi says:

    they’re lovely! 🙂 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Wi, I also think they make an interesting difference!

  5. margaret21 says:

    These are great. The 3D faces add an extra dimension.

    1. Teresa says:

      I know they are lovely aren’t they!

  6. BeckyB says:

    love the addition of faces – great street art

    1. Teresa says:

      You just have to look longer and harder as it is easy to overlook. Thanks Becky.

      1. BeckyB says:

        For street art connoisseurs only then!

  7. Iris Empereur says:

    So far saw 3D murals (actually one) in Italy only. Beautiful!

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  8. Leya says:

    Very special – love them.

    1. Teresa says:

      Gee, thanks Ann-Christine.

  9. sami veloso says:

    Quite pretty street art Teresa. Glad you managed to have a look around that area again.
    Thanks for participating in Monday Murals.

    1. Teresa says:

      Lucky we had a go in November and December because now we have new cases …it is hard to venture again. Thanks for the comment Sami.

    1. Teresa says:

      Everything’s different now. Except for the Aboriginal boy at the top of the buildings. I guess because that is very hard to reach.

  10. restlessjo says:

    They make the wall so much more interesting 🙂 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      Indeed, Jo!

  11. Very interesting, Teresa.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Miriam!

      1. You’re welcome, Teresa!

  12. These almost appear to be aboriginal. They are quite dramatic.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for the comment!

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