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Public Art Program

Knox City Council is committed to building a culturally rich and engaged community through the arts. We support a range of public art projects that are displayed across the municipality. 

Public art in Knox

The Knox Public Art collection includes a variety of striking artworks displayed in public spaces throughout Knox, that help beautify and enhance a sense of positive connection to community precincts. Knox features some iconic major works by renowned public artists, including Matt Calvert, David Booth (aka Ghostpatrol), and Carla McRae.

Knox is also home to a series of public art platforms, including the Billboard at Gilbert Park Skate Precinct, and the Light boxes series within pedestrian laneways throughout Knox. These platforms allow the rotation of collection artworks, photographs and public exhibition programs such as Knox Immerse.

Check out some of these artworks around Knox:

Public artwork mural by David Booth (Ghost Patrol) and Carla McRae located at Marie Wallace Reserve, Bayswater

Public artwork mural by David Booth (Ghost Patrol) and Carla McRae located at Marie Wallace Reserve, Bayswater.

Scuplture titled Aeroplane Boy by Matt Calvert, located at Bayswater train station

Aeroplane Boy by Matt Calvert, Bayswater train station.

Mural and public artwork located at Cinema Lane, Boronia

Cinema Lane Lightboxes, Boronia
Mural: Metro Mural, ASKEM and OG23,
Cinema Lane, Boronia Lightbox: Fair & Handsome, Matt Blackwood, Immerse 2015.

Mural of two birds titled Share Your Colour by Brenton See, located at Ferntree Gully Library

Share Your Colour, Brenton See, 2017, Ferntree Gully Library.

Public artwork titled Reach for the Stars by Fausto Gallego located at Knox Skate and BMX Park

Reach for the Stars, Fausto Gallego, 2016, Knox Skate and BMX Park, Knoxfield.

Sculpture titled Alley Oop by Corey Thomas located at Knox State Basketball Centre

Alley Oop, Corey Thomas, State Basketball Centre.

Public art mural at Studfield Shopping Centre

Wall to Wall Mentoring Program 2017, Matt Thompson, James Beattie and students from Wantirna Secondary College, Studfield Shopping Centre, Wantirna South.

Public art sculpture titled Perspectives on Place located at Bunjil Way in Scoresby

Perspectives on Place: Bunjil Way, Benjamin Gilbert, Xavier Pinard, James Simon and Wurundjeri elder Bill Nicholson, Indigenous students St Josephs College, 2012, Bunjil Way, Scoresby.

Public art mural at Bayswater railway station underpass

Connecting to Place, Connection to People, Carmen Davies and James Beattie with Bayswater community, 2017, Bayswater Railway station underpass.

Mural titled Breathe by Ashley Goudie at Knox Leisureworks

Breathe, Ashley Goudie, 2017, Knox Leisureworks, Boronia.

 


Timelapse video of the new mural at the Knox Community Arts Centre


Video interview with artists David Booth and Carla McRae (Part One)


Video interview with artists David Booth and Carla McRae (Part Two)

Public Art Opportunities

Knox City Council commissions public art projects through our capital works program as part of major infrastructure upgrades and neighbourhood renewal initiatives.

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Public Art Policy

Council's Public Art Policy and the Public Art Implementation Plan are our public statements of commitment to an ongoing public art development program. They provide a clear framework for long-term planning of major developments and neighbourhood renewal projects, and a guide for site and artist commissioning processes.

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