Vibrant artworks revamp construction sites with colour and creativity

Vibrant artworks revamp construction sites with colour and creativity

The City of Melbourne’s Creative Hoardings project brings together talented local artists and world-class property developers to brighten the corners and growing construction sites of the city.

After receiving an overwhelming response of 340 submissions, the council has now revealed the six “thought-provoking” artworks in this art project. Ranging from playful and amusing to fascinating and meaningful, these pieces encompass a wide variety.

The photos, illustrations, digital art, and paintings from local artists seek to transform buildings and construction sites around the CBD and enhance its visual and cultural appeal.

“This is about using blank space as a canvas to display the incredible breadth of talent we have right here in our city,” the council’s Creatve Melbourne portfolio lead Cr Jamal Hakim said.

The project will run for the next 12 months around the city and will provide insights to determine if the program could be rolled out more widely in the future. 

With around 2300 building permits issued in the past 12 months, these construction sites could soon display Creative Hoardings prints. 

The City of Melbourne is encouraging developers interested in displaying art on their worksites to get in touch via its website. •

For more information:  https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/building-and-development/planning-and-building-services/construction-development/occupy-public-space/Pages/creative-hoardings-trial.aspx

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