Artwork featuring a burqa made from the Australian flag has been displayed for less than 48 hours on a building in Tallangatta before being removed.

It was one of three pieces by Ashlee Laing featured temporarily across the town as part of the Building Art on Walls project.

Laing, a local artist and business owner, received government funding to run the unique project where four artists will take turns displaying their work for eight weeks at a time.

Untitled (Oi Oi Oi) is a photograph of Laing wearing the flag as a burqa.

It was labelled a 'disgrace' in a post on social media on Saturday, and was met with similar negative commentary.

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