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Community Art Projects work with local people to use the arts as a tool to unite, empower, inspire and educate.

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Recent Projects

Knox Inspired

May 2020
Get inspired, and inspire others with your creativity!
Celebrating the launch of the virtual Knox Art Collection, a beautiful online gallery that captures over 300 paintings, drawings, ceramics and heritage items collected by Council over the decades. Knox Inspired invited participants to explore the collection, and let it be a source of inspiration to produce your own works of art at home.


February 2020
Oceanic engaged five Knox secondary schools in a series of creative workshops with artist Niki Moko to transform everyday materials into deep sea creatures. The artworks were installed at Knox Festival 2020 to create an underwater fantasy world. Throughout the weekend visitors to Knox festival were encouraged to create their own creatures to take home.

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Framed by Gender

November 2019
Disrupting Gender Stereotypes through Art.

Coordinated by Knox City Council supported by VicHealth and in partnership with many community organisations and local groups, Framed by Gender included art installations and a program of innovative workshops that used art as a medium to engage in conversations about gender equality with the Knox community.

Explore the digital Framed by Gender gallery.


September 2019 (biennial event)
Immerse is an art exhibition that transforms the City of Knox into a living art gallery. Extraordinary art takes over every day spaces - inviting the public to encounter the unexpected.

Past Projects

Connecting to Place, Connecting People

Connecting to Place, Connecting People was created for Bayswater Railway Station as part of the Level Crossing Removal. With the help of lead artists, James Beattie and Carmen Davies, representatives from the Boon Wurrung, Bunerong and Wurundjeri Tribes and students from Bayswater Secondary College a community mural was created for the station underpass.

Perspectives on Place: Bunjil Way

Reconciliation is about creating unity and restoring mutual respect between individuals from different cultural backgrounds. Collaboratively, members from the local community worked together towards this deep, collective, shared goal through this creative project Perspectives on Place: Bunjil Way, Knoxfield.

EcoChic: Knox Wearable Arts 2013

Inspired by Indigenous plant species’, Running Postman, Lomandra, Happy Wanderer and Wattle, over one hundred and thirty community members created an innovative and immense wearable arts performance.

Suburban Bloom: Celebrating the Women of Knox

Suburban Bloom: Celebrating the Women of Knox was created for International Women’s Day 2013. Using Indigenous plants and recycled materials Artists Nina Ambjerg-Pederson and Adrienne Kneebone were invited to create the Knox Festival centrepiece, Suburban Bloom, a large sculpture in the form of a tree made from recycled materials, native grasses, flowers and vines, gathered from Knox parks and reserves. The tree symbolises the growth and movement that women experience throughout their lives.

Words from Women on the St 2013

Words from Women on the St was an ephemeral community art project combining the written word and visual installations of women and girls thoughts, ideas, dreams and hopes creating a unique insight and glimpse into the women of Knox. These snippets and strands of words were collected by artists Cath Rutten and Nina Ambjerg.

Touch this Earth Lightly

Knox City Council engaged Bridget Nicholson to facilitate Touch this Earth Lightly a national environmental art project. In the lead up to Stringybark Festival, residents and community groups from Rowville and surrounds conveyed their story about their connection to nature through a sound and visual installation.

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