Off the Wall is an initiative of the Launceston City Council and has been funded jointly under a grant from the Australian Government.
The Off the Wall street art competition aims to encourage legal street art in the Launceston municipality, while helping to reduce tagging. It is one of a range of strategies in the Off the Wall project to reduce and prevent graffiti vandalism.
Commissioned street art enlivens our public space, reinterprets the more mundane elements of our built environment, and offers a significant drawcard for visitors. The project aims to engage street artists in legal work that showcases the aesthetic value of street art as a legitimate art form and showcases the diversity of forms to a broader audience.
Most street art is ephemeral and anonymous. By professionalising it and preserving legal work, street art not only has the capacity to reflect a fleeting moment in time, but can become part of our celebrated and unique cultural heritage.