Brimbank is full of beautiful public art.
With art installations across the city, a stroll through Brimbank is like a visit to an art gallery.
In celebration of this amazing art, here’s a taste of a few of the very latest pieces.
Faces of Diversity – Sunshine
Work on Sunshine’s newest – and one of the biggest – public art installations was finished in June.
Renowned street artist, Adnate, has transformed the multi-deck carpark in Sunshine into a piece of art with a large scale mural celebrating Brimbank’s cultural diversity.
The mural shows four faces including:
- a Wurundjeri girl (at the top)
- a young African woman
- an Eastern European elderly man and
- a young Vietnamese boy.
Adnate’s mural is part of a series of works across Brimbank called, Faces of Diversity.
ANZAC Mural – St Albans
A new mural in commemoration of the Anzacs was recently completed in Furlong Road, St Albans.
A second mural is proposed for Sydenham later in the year.
Did you know Brimbank now has an outdoor gallery?
Artworks are now projected onto the rear wall of the Brimbank Council and Civic Centre at 301 Hampshire Road in Sunshine from 7pm every night.
Artists’ work will continue to be displayed on the building as part of a rotating gallery of projections.
Eel Dance – Taylors Lakes
In the middle of Taylors Lakes at The Lakes Reserve you’ll find ‘Eel Dance’ – is one of the newest artworks to light up Brimbank.
The sculpture is of short-finned eels, a species native to the lakes. The eels were a significant food source for the traditional inhabitants of the area.
The sculpture is by local artist Dave Jones who aims to highlight the under-appreciated species and celebrate the vibrant ecosystem of the lake.
By day the stainless steel sculpture reflects sunlight. By night solar-powered neon lights illuminate the space, casting reflections across the water appearing as though the eels are swimming beneath the surface.
The lights run for four hours each night, turning on at nightfall.
You can find more information about public art in Brimbank on the Creative Brimbank website.