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Art in Public Spaces


Banyule's bi-annual program of ephemeral artworks in public spaces

This program aims to invigorate Banyule’s public spaces, encourages people to experience the arts in unexpected places and to think about the city differently.

Each year we seek to 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 anywhere, 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. Grants of $1,000 per project are offered in each round.


Please submit your project idea by completing this online registration form.

Projects must be delivered between 1 – 31 October 2017 and address the themes of the Pinpoint Program:

  • Local connections – between communities and to place
  • Collaboration
  • Creative enrichment
  • Cultural mapping
  • 2017 specific theme - Water

Submissions close at midnight on 31 August 2017.

To discuss your application please contact Hannes Berger (Arts & Cultural Development Officer) on 9457 9913.

July 2017 Art In Public Spaces projects:

FLOW by Jacqui Lewis – Schools of origami fish ‘swimming’ along the walkway; come and make one!

10 - 15 JULY – Greensborough Walk (outside Watermarc). Origami fish-making workshops: 11am - 1pm, Tuesday 11 - Friday 14 July 2017

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DUST TO DUST by Jessie Stanley – an ephemeral ‘time compass’ representing local topography and heritage. 
22 JULY – Greensborough Walk (outside Watermarc)



OUTDOOR SOUND WALL by Alice Bennett and Felicity Gordon – a sonic, visual, interactive installation which makes music when it rains. 
15 - 30 JULY – Watsonia Library Community Garden

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Previous Art In Public Spaces projects 

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Liz Walker & Avis Gardner | Olympic Village Tee Pees             Briony Galligan | Phantosmia | Old Heidelberg Cemetery Heidelberg West    

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Chris Humphries Yarra River Markers                                        Elizabeth West | Spots | Were Street, Montmorency and Montpelier Reserve, Lower Plenty 


 Fiona Haasz  | Art Adventure Tours | Various Sites