Legal Graffiti Practice Sites
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
A list of legal graffiti practice sites around Canberra.
A review of legal graffiti art sites considered a range of factors, including safety for artists and the public, environmental protection and line of sight from roads and private residences.
Legal graffiti practice site guidelines
Artists using legal sites are bound by the conditions of use outlined within these guidelines.