Picking the right site for street art

Another recent police charge against street artist shows the importance of choosing the right site. Here is a short guide to get started.

This week a Melbourne street artist faces police charges for property damage without permission for his tribute to the late cricket star Shane Warne – a work he spent 30 hours on.

This goes to show the importance of picking the appropriate site for your street art project and having a few tips in mind might help mitigate these potential conflicts.

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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.