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While there are numerous examples of good graffiti art all over Canberra the majority would be time consuming for the visitor, with only a passing interest in the subject, to visit. There are currently (Sept 2016) 24 legal street art sites in Canberra, primarily road underpasses and spillways. Additionally there are a number more formal and more professional mural sites.

Thankfully, the city’s single largest concentration of legal graffiti art (a mural site) is located right in the centre of the city – a superhero playground. Here I found some of the best examples of the style that I have seen anywhere and I am a big fan.

I hasten to add that I do not condone the wilful destruction/ wanton vandalism of public or private property via graffiti – the vast majority of which lacks any artistic merit whatsoever. Tastefully done and judicially placed, I think graffiti art can transform otherwise drab and boring areas into places worth visiting. The local government, in what I consider to be a progressive move, recently appointed a street art coordinator for Canberra with the aim of making ‘a colourful splash in city laneways’ and better tackling unwanted graffiti.

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Enough of that, do pop into Tocumwal Lane and enjoy the artwork.

Address: Tocumwal Lane, Canberra
Directions: Off Bunda Street and Petrie Plaza in Civic (City Centre)


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