Heritage review for Melbourne’s street art

Skirt Lifter, Hosier Lane

Hosier Lane street art [Source: Melbourne Street Art]

Heritage Victoria has been asked by Planning Minister Justin Madden to undertake a study assessing the heritage value of culturally significant street art in Melbourne as well as identifying key street art areas. The report will advise on how Melbourne’s street art can be appropriately recognised and catalogued. The announcement follows the much publicised removal of a Banksy stencil by council workers.

Previous campaigning for the need to recognise street art includes Keith Haring’s mural in Collingwood. The work, dating from 1984, was subsequently included on the Victorian Heritage Register.

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