Hosier Lane (pictured) is a central tourist location in Melbourne, as well as a vibrant hub where street artists can represent Melbourne’s diversity and express their political activism. The City of Melbourne is set to consider a proposal to remodel the nearby and equally iconic Forum Theatre, which will effectively reconfigure Hosier Lane as we know it. A new hotel will be built on the back of the Forum, encroaching into Hosier Lane and changing its landscape. The City has stated it supports the refurbishment of The Forum Theatre, but not the extension.
Sign this petition to show the City of Melbourne these plans will damage a quintessential artistic outlet for Australia’s established and emerging artists.
Learn more about the fight to save Hosier Lane.
Credits: Art by various Melbourne street artists. Photos by Antipodeans.
- Reblogged from antipodeans