Cultural Projects Coordinator
We require the use of original artwork on some hoardings.
Our creative hoardings program aims to transform the visual impact of construction sites. It also provides opportunities for artists to showcase their work on a large scale in very visible locations.
For more detail, please refer to ‘design requirements’ in the guidelines for hoardings and scaffolding.
|Site type||4–8 weeks||9–26 weeks||26+ weeks|
|Heritage-listed building, city centre||Historic images||Historic images||Historic images|
|Heritage-listed building, non-city centre||Graphics are not required||Historic images*||Historic images|
|Heritage conservation area, non-city centre||Graphics are not required||Historic images*||Historic images|
|City centre, high visibility (high traffic or pedestrian area)||Artwork||Artwork
|City centre, low visibility (low traffic and pedestrian movement or laneways)||Artwork
|Non-city centre, high visibility (high traffic major transport corridor or pedestrian area)||Graphics are not required||Artwork
|Non-city centre, low visibility (minor local street with low traffic and pedestrian movement)||Graphics are not required||Historic images*||Artwork
*Graphics only required if hoarding installed for more than 12 weeks. See table 1 in the guidelines for hoardings and scaffolding.
There are 4 design options for hoardings:
Follow the process to gain approval for your chosen option.
There are a number of large format printing firms in the Sydney region that can print and install graphics on hoardings.
Some commercial suppliers of hoardings can also arrange to print and install the graphics as a packaged service.
We do not make the arrangements for, or cover the costs of, printing and installing your hoarding artworks.
The creative graphic design guide outlines how you design, print and install graphics for hoardings and scaffolding in the City of Sydney area. It also describes the approval process for creative graphics. Find general requirements and minimum performance standards in the guidelines for hoarding and scaffolding.
Development guidelines & policiesCreative graphic design guide for hoardings and scaffoldingPublished 1 November 2022
Development guidelines & policiesGuidelines for hoardings and scaffoldingPublished 21 November 2016
A collection of original, contemporary Australian artworks has been exclusively licensed for use on construction sites as part of our creative hoardings program. The collection is sometimes referred to as Site Works.
These works are freely available to developers for display on hoardings within the City of Sydney area.
We aim to:
View the artworks on our program page.
Please note that the following artworks are temporarily unavailable for use: Midnight Zoo, Ngaarr, Time Forms, Magic Circles.
More detail is provided in our creative graphic design guide for hoardings and scaffolding. See 1.1 Site Works artworks process.
Bespoke artworks are stand-alone works of art that enliven streetscapes and engage the public. They provide you an opportunity to create an intriguing and beautiful piece of street art for the community, as opposed to artwork that has promotional content.
The program aims to increase the opportunities for living Australian artists to create and display original artworks at large scale in public places, strengthening our creative sector.
If you are proposing to use a bespoke artwork, start the process to engage the artist and obtain approval of your concept design before lodging a hoarding application. Please allow enough lead time for all related steps.
We do not make the arrangements for, or cover the costs of engaging the artist or licensing artworks, or printing and installing your hoarding artworks.
We’re happy to walk you through this process. The benefit of keeping to these guidelines, and realising the spirit of creating interesting ‘street art’, is your hoarding application will be approved much faster.
Due to the varying nature of hoarding sizes and shapes, you are free to size individual elements, such as logos, artist information and project information as best suits the overall design. Remember, the spirit of ‘bespoke graphics’ and our creative hoardings program is to enliven streetscapes.
If you’d like advice on how best to create your hoarding artwork, we’d love to help you. We can help you find, engage, and brief artists. We can also introduce you to cultural organisations you could partner with to create something fantastic.
You will need to provide an example of your bespoke graphics with your application for assessment and approval. Further details are available in clause 3.4 of the guidelines for hoardings and scaffolding.
More detail is provided in our creative graphic design guide for hoardings and scaffolding. See 2.1 Bespoke artwork process.