In 2016, the City‘s Water and Waste directorate established urban art project Water Walls. This aimed to improve the appeal of key assets, reduce vandalism caused by graffiti and showcase local art.
Over the years, urban artists have transformed utilitarian infrastructure into original art pieces. Their designs reflect the unique character of the Gold Coast and its people. Using a range of mediums the art reflects the area around it, each telling a different story.
We're confident these will continue to reduce costs associated with graffiti and enhance city appeal.
The City has created guidelines that support and promote urban artists to create contemporary art that has community benefits including graffiti prevention, community building, placemaking and urban regeneration. We want to support vibrant spaces for people to move through, gather in and celebrate their city.