Legal Graffiti Practice Sites

Graffiti practice site

Legal graffiti practice sites are diversionary sites on ACT Government assets in public places like underpasses and toilet blocks, which are usually out of site from residential property. The sites are available to graffiti writers/artists on an ongoing basis with no permits required. Such sites have proven effective at diverting graffiti from surrounding areas. The Police, City Rangers and contracted graffiti removers are notified that the particular site has been given the status of a legal wall and the artists are given approval to paint there.

The works featured at these sites change frequently and are for use by all members of the public. Legal graffiti practice sites differ from murals, as they are an ongoing changing space where as murals are fixed (semi-permanent) works. (More information on murals can be found here).

There are currently 27 legal graffiti art sites around Canberra. Each wall will be signposted indicating that it is a legal site.

Legal graffiti site map

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