New views on hoarding art

Art on construction hoardings is embedded in the urban environment – why is it there and what can it offer the artists apart from visibility?

In an environment that places growth and development at its core, construction hoardings are part of the everyday. They can be seen on daily commutes, visible but gradually merging into the fabric of our urban infrastructure.

Art on hoardings generally serves a purpose that is opposite to that of the hoardings themselves. Whereas the latter serve to conceal and set perimeters, the former is often vibrant and eye-catching.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne.