Invigorating Banyule's public spaces by encouraging people to experience the arts in unexpected places and think about the city differently.
Each year support small, new and original, site-specific art projects. Works are one-off, ephemeral art experiences delivered in a public space within Banyule – a shopping strip, car park, laneway, swimming pool, local park or even a bus stop – it might be anyway, as long as it's creative. It may be contemporary performance, visual art, digital-media, writing or a combination of art forms. We look for work that is engaging, accessible and invites contemplation. Application and funding information available here.
Current Art in Public Spaces projects
Jacqui Lewis | FLOW | Installation & workshops | 10 - 15 July | Workshops: 11am - 1pm | Greensborough Walk
The ‘school’ of origami fish – swimming its way towards Watermarc Aquatic Centre – has been created from recycled paper by the artist in workshops with community at Araluen Primed (disability day services). The fish represent a ‘flow’ – from office paper to the new creation of fish to the potential for natural degradation either from weather, or finding their way to a new owner’s home.
Origami fish workshops - Tuesday 11 to Friday 14 July (11am - 1pm). Add your creation to the Flow!
Alice Bennett and Felicity Gordon | SOUND TREE | Installation | 15 - 30 July | Watsonia Library Community Garden
The Outdoor Sound Wall is a sonic and visual art installation made from recycled materials, designed to make music when it rains. The work explores issues of environmental sustainability and awareness through the use of sound. Hearing has become a secondary sense in the modern world and the Sound Wall hopes to bring back awareness to the sound of the environment around us. We encourage you to interact with the work by using the kitchen implement mallets to play the objects, treating the wall as a percussion instrument.
Jessie Stanley | DUST TO DUST | Installation | Saturday 22 July | Watermarc, Greensborough
Jessie’s ephemeral, site-specific artworks are created to reveal the origin of place, and orient how places are symbiotically shaped by their geology and people. The use of this area’s exceptionally fertile soil by white settlers for farms, market gardens and orchards shaped Greensborough. Those farms may no longer be evident in the landscape – but their private sale and division informs the streetscape today. ‘Dust To Dust’ is made from locally sourced soil, temporarily transformed into a ‘Time Compass’ and poetic forms that reveal some of this area’s history. Text by Val Wilson (circa 1950) sourced through collaboration with Greensborough Historical Society. The artist respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri Tribe as the traditional custodians of this land, and the ancient and continuing relationship they have with this soil.
Previous Art in Public Spaces projects
- Old Heidelberg Cemetery Installation & Performance (2016)
with Briony GALLIGAN
Old Heidelberg Cemetery
Art Adventure Tours (2016)
with Fiona HAASZ
Various locations around Banyule
- Yarra River Art Markers (2016)
with Chris HUMPHRIES
Yarra River Parklands, Lower Plenty
- Spots (2016)
with Elizabeth WEST
Were Street, Montmorency