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Frankston Street and Public Art



Frankston council has a very vibrant and strong street art program and there is a wide range of interesting street art in the Frankston area covering wonderful murals and thought provoking sculptures. This includes:

Giant Skeleton Mural, Frankston
Frankston Street and Public Art

Giant Skeleton by Smug.

Location: Between Braap and Hoyts Cinema in Park Lane, Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: D7)

'All the Green Year' Murals, Thompson Lane, Frankston
Frankston Street and Public Art

Murals created by Brigitte Dawson and Melissa Turner (Melbourne Murals). Thompsons Lane has been transformed with an underwater mural and street scene of Frankston in the 1880's. From the 1965 classic book by Don Charlwood 'All the Green Year', the huge mural includes Oliver's Hill and two boys sitting high in a pine tree over the street. A graceful turtle also swims through the seascape as a boy jumps off Frankston pier.

Location: Thompson Lane (off Wells Street), Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: C7)

'Alice in Wonderland and Nutcracker' Murals, Playne Street, Frankston
Frankston Street and Public Art

Murals created by Brigitte Dawson and Melissa Turner (Melbourne Murals). Alice in Wonderland characters brighten the exterior with the Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter and many more.

Location: Frankston Library Forecourt, 60 Playne Street, Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: D8)

'Stacked Bookshelves' Murals, Playne Street, Frankston
Frankston Street and Public Art

Murals created by Brigitte Dawson and Melissa Turner (Melbourne Murals). Giant Library books decorate the Frankston City Council Library, bringing Playne Street to life. The giant books are Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, On the Beach by Nevil Shute, The Nutcracker, All the Green Year by Don Charlwood, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay and Rascals Shadows by Paul Jennings.

Location: Playne Street (near Frankston Library), Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: D8)

Metamorphosis - Sea Breeze, Playne Street, Frankston
Frankston Street and Public Art

The work was created with iron whilst imagining how man must have been surprised and excited when he discovered iron.

Location: Frankston Library Forecourt, Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: D8)

Plover Lover Mural, Frankston
Frankston Street and Public Art

Images of birds by DVATE.

Location: Cnr Wells Lane and Keys Street, Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: C6)

'Students against Graffiti' Murals, Wells Lane, Frankston
Frankston Street and Public Art

Murals painted by local primary and secondary schools as part of a Council Responsible Street Art Program.

Location: Wells Lane (off Keys Street), Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: C6)

All This Mayhem Mural, Frankston
Frankston Street and Public Art

Typography over two walls by Tristam Kerr.

Location: Cnr Olsen Street and Olsen Lane, Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: D5)

As She Lay Mural, Frankston
Frankston Street and Public Art

Lady lying on her side with foliage by Loretta Lizzio.

Location: West side of the Alley Barber in Steibel Place, Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: D7)

Kinetic Eye Mural, Frankston
Frankston Street and Public Art

Kinetic eye by ORDER 55.

Location: Second story behind Robinson's Bookshop on Steibel Place, Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: D7)

Resurrection, Frankston
Frankston Street and Public Art

Portrait in profile by ZEDR.

Location: East side of the Alley Barber in Steibel Place, Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: D7)

Mary Jane, Frankston
Frankston Street and Public Art

Lady blowing bubbles by Lucy Bonnin.

Location: Station Street at the northern end of Gallery Lane, Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: D6)

Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS) Mural, Frankston
Frankston Street and Public Art

A mural in the car park of the Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS) in Frankston.

Location: 62 Playne Street, Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: D8)

'Catch Me', Seaford
Frankston Street and Public Art

The sculpture represents the image of human behaviour where dramatic situations often occur and which can be both tragic and comical. The sculpture by Keld Moseholm from Denmark is located outside the Seaford Community Centre and is made from bronze and granite.

Location: 6R Broughton Street, Seaford (Melways Map: 99 Ref: E2)

Hermitage Art Installation, Seaford
Frankston Street and Public Art

A wrought-iron folly at Seaford beach celebrates the life of the Seaford Hermit, John Maddox.

One of the more curious tales of Frankston is that of the hermit, John Maddox, who lived for about 20 years in the ti-trees to the south of Seaford Road. He was reported to have been in charge of a vessel that accidently sank with the loss of many lives. Assuming moral responsibility from this tragedy, Maddox decided to remove himself from polite society and eke out an austere existence in the dunes.

Here, he constructed what can only be described as a fantasy world of shells, bottles and driftwood. It was considered a privilege to be invited into his domain and he erected hand-painted signs requesting his visitors desist from profanities. Obviously a principled man, Maddox refused to beg; instead, he exchanged fresh fish and basic labour for foodstuffs often baked especially for him by the local housewives. Sadly, vandals destroyed his home in 1917 while he was in hospital with the pneumonia which eventually killed him. Today, no trace of Maddox’s original camp exists within the ti-trees.

Artist Jacki Staude was commissioned to create a work inspired by the hermit’s story. Entitled Hermitage it takes the form of wrought-iron folly including bottles and anchors, which are evocative of Maddox’s sanctuary.

Location: Corner Station Street and Nepean Highway, Seaford (Melways Map: 97 Ref: C7)

'The Navigator', Keast Park, Seaford
Frankston Street and Public Art

A public sculpture by Matt Calvert and Michael Schlitz which is 300cm high and made from aluminium and glass. The work reconfigures elements from a historical engraving based on Marie-Alexandre Duparc’s interpretation of European contact with Australia’s Indigenous people.

Location: Keast Park - 1N Nepean Highway, Seaford (Melways Map: 97 Ref: D10)

'Intervention', Seaford Foreshore
Frankston Street and Public Art


In the early 70’s there were estimated to be fewer than 200 humpback whales left. Now, with the help from us, the numbers have increased. The sculpture was created by Mike Van Dam from stainless steel chain.

Location: On the Seaford Foreshore, outside the Seaford Lifesaving Club. 1/10N Nepean Highway, Seaford (Melways Map: 99 Ref: D3)

'Mirage', Frankston Foreshore
Frankston Street and Public Art

A three-dimensional form which comes in and out of focus, assembling and disassembling based on the angle from which the sculpture is viewed.

Location: On the Foreshore outside Frankston Yacht Club, Long Island Drive, Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: A8)

Palm Court, Frankston
Frankston Street and Public Art


Harry (1888-1954) and Annie May ‘Nan’ (1879-1961) McClelland moved to Long Island around 1912 and quickly established themselves as the centre for a bohemian group of creative sparks drawn from all strata of Victoria’s social life. A brother and sister team (he, a painter; she, a poet), they enjoyed a life full of aesthetic and philosophic pursuits, with Nan hosting the first children’s radio program on the ABC.

An enduring symbol of their presence is ‘The Barn’, once memorably described as ‘a rare example of Anglo Swiss-Fijian picturesque eclecticism.’ This is the only survivor of the original cluster of buildings but is still a remarkable presence when encountered from the beach, a fascinating link to the past.

David Murphy and Cameron Robbins of Down Street Studios were commissioned to create artworks responding to the site. Robbins’ sculpture Meta Pier (found near beach hut #48) refers to the house’s antler decorations whilst Murphy has recreated Nan’s desk (found near beach hut #42).

Location: 1A Palm Court Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: C3)

Crab Riders, Frankston Foreshore
Frankston Street and Public Art

The husband and wife team, Gillie and Marc's 'Crab Riders' bronze sculpture continues the artists' passionate exploration of environmental issues. Crabs might not be the most popular, pretty or cute creatures in the animal kingdom but Gillie and Marc believe that crabs are more symbolic than ever, in a world facing incredible environmental challenges. Crabs are resilient and strong, thanks to their thick exoskeleton. The artists wanted the march of the crabs to continue in the face of global warming , pollution and acidification.

Location: North of Frankston Pier - 3N Pier Promenade, Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: A8)

Sight Line, Frankston Foreshore
Frankston Street and Public Art

This interactive and engaging installation by Louise Lavarack features wind vanes that sensitivity adjust to shifts in wind direction. Directly referencing the pier supports, each pole in Sight Line is surmounted by a semaphore flag which together spell out a hidden text.

Location: Frankston Pier - 3N Pier Promenade, Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: A8)

Oasis, Frankston Foreshore
Frankston Street and Public Art

Where the pier joins the foreshore, Anna Minardo has inserted the mosaic Oasis directly into the paving. Composed of swirling forms, inserted into the paved area at the start of the pier, Oasis draws inspiration from the headwaters of Kananook Creek and the many natural springs and swamps which used to dot the local landscape. This allusion to an ever present well-spring is enhanced by the mosaic’s ground level placement, suggesting water could break through to the surface at any given time.

Location: Pier Promenade, Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: A8)

Lost and Found, Frankston Foreshore
Frankston Street and Public Art

Lost and Found are bronze statues dotted around the Frankston Waterfront. Scattered through the picnic grounds are whimsical bronze vignettes created by Anne Ross in response to art workshops held with students from Alder Court and Carrum Downs primary schools. The title Lost and Found suggests two meanings, one which relates to their random placement, thereby allowing children to engage in simple games of discovery. The other is attached to the seagulls Ross has crafted, who preside wickedly over their own found treasures of discarded food scraps and detritus.

Location: Pier Promenade, Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: A8)

I'Kananook art installation, Frankston Foreshore
Frankston Street and Public Art

I'Kananook art installation which consists of a poem listed on pillars in Kananook Creek beside the Landmark Bridge. Artist-poet Evengelos Sakaris pays homage to his story and to the generations of people who have fished in nearby waters. The lyrical words of Sakaris’ poem are permanently engraved into the upright pillars which now brace the Creek’s opening to the bay.

Location: Pier Promenade, Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: A8)

Sentinel, Frankston
Frankston Street and Public Art

Sentinel is a five metre tall abstract wooden sculpture of a native sea eagle by sculptor Bruce Armstrong.

Location: Oliver's Hill, Esplanade, Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: E7)

'Cycle of Life', Frankston
Frankston Street and Public Art

The artist, Ron Gomboc, is continuously working on a series of designs relating to the cycle of life and life’s journey.

Location: Opposite Frankston Private Hospital (Mooroduc Highway service lane) (Melways Map: 100A Ref: H12)

'Beach Scenes Mural', Frankston
Frankston Street and Public Art

The South East Water equipment container has been painted with beach scenes, some historical and some current, by The Tony Sowersby Mural Group.

Location: 2 Long Island Drive, Frankston (Opposite South East Water boardwalk) (Melways Map: 100A Ref: B6)

'King Coal', Frankston
Frankston Street and Public Art

Our scientists all agree we are at the tipping point with our use of fossil fuels; they are poisoning our atmosphere. The work, by Louis Pratt, depicts an arrogant character unwilling to change and unaware of his impending doom.

Location: 2 Long Island Drive, Frankston (Opposite South East Water boardwalk) (Melways Map: 100A Ref: B6)

'Transfiguration Link', Frankston
Frankston Street and Public Art

The piece, by Mitsuo Takeuchi from Japan, is an experiment, in which the artist is expressing the concept of position and topologies as one substance.

Location: South East Water Plinth, 1R Kananook Creek Boulevard, Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: B7)

Kangaroo Apple, Frankston
Frankston Street and Public Art

Aboriginal culture originates in connection to Country. As custodians and caretakers of Country through ongoing cycles of honouring and renewal we nurture and replenish the Land enacting ceremony and song. The kangaroo apple is a symbol of this time of the renewal (spring); a time of plenty, of the gathering of the clans, the changing of the seasons. The sculpture was created by Maree Clarke and Vicki Couzens.

Location: Corner Long Island Drive and Wells Street, Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: B6)

'Oushi Zokei Hexagonal', Beauty Park, Frankston
Frankston Street and Public Art

The artist, Keizo Ushio from Japan, has tried a new form of sculpture, changing from round to hexagonal. It was completed in the image of a large bird that spreads its wings.

Location: Beauty Park, Corner of High Street and Yuille Street, Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: E10)

'Power of Community', Beauty Park, Frankston
Frankston Street and Public Art

The semi-abstract sculpture was created by famed Australian mosaic artist Deborah Halpern.

Location: Beauty Park, Corner Young Street and High Street, Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: C9)

'Pot will Move', Frankston
Frankston Street and Public Art

The artist, Yoshio Nitta from Japan, would like to carry the beautiful scene inside you with this public sculpture. It is made from copper, resin with fibreglass and stainless steel and stands 150cm tall.

Location: Baxter Street Rail Overpass - Corner Cranbourne Road and Baxter Street, Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: E9)

Etched and Lit Planters, Wells Street, Frankston
Frankston Street and Public Art

The pots for plants along Wells Street are lit on the sides with pastel lighting and etched with patterns and drawings.

Location: Wells Street, Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: C6)

Frankston Memorial Park Murals, Frankston
Frankston Street and Public Art

A beautiful Snuggle Pot and Cuddle Pie mural, created by Melbourne Murals, in loving memory of all the precious babies who were stillborn or died shortly after birth and are buried at the Frankston Memorial Park.

"Little dove I love you so,
but I know you had to go.
So spread your wings and fly my love,
soar about the world my dove.
Paint the sky in indigo;
let your graceful colours flow and
I search the sky for your rainbow"

Location: Frankston Memorial Park, 63 Cranbourne Rd, Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: H9)

Sound Pipes Installation, Frankston
Sound Pipes by Ofra Smoli and Tam Thanh Nguyen harness the wind to provide sporadic, aural effects at the Frankston Regional Playground.

Location: Frankston Regional Playground, Pier Promenade, Frankston, Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: A9)

Seagull Art Installation, Frankston
Frankston Street and Public Art

The art honours one of the foreshores most ubiquitous residents, the seagull. This majestic bird, Laurus Novaehollandie, swivels around on its central pin when caught by the coastal breeze at the Frankston Regional Playground.

Location: Frankston Regional Playground, Pier Promenade, Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: A9)

Pivot Art Installation, Frankston
Pivot is a rainbow art installation in the centre of Frankston by artist Irene Barberis. It has four quarter-circle modules set into the pavement and animated with radiant colour and subtle lighting. Two additional elements of Pivot are located at the Beach Street entrance to the shopping centre.

Location: 21 Wells Street, Frankston (Melways Map: 100A Ref: A9)

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