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Maroondah Street and Public Art



Maroondah Council has a growing public art collection which features a number of important public artworks. This is complemented by the fantastic area of street art near Civic Place in Ringwood which has a large number of murals by well known street artists within a small area. This represents one of the best areas of street art in Melbourne.

Eastland Urban Art Project
Nine female street artists were chosen over a six month period to paint nine large works of art at Eastland, Ringwood. They came from all over Australia and abroad to create their work. This is some of the artwork which currently exists there.

By Georgia Hill
Maroondah Council Public and Street Art Eastland Urban Art Project

By Robyn Grove
Maroondah Council Public and Street Art Eastland Urban Art Project

Large paste up of a woman floating in the sky by Baby Guerilla
Maroondah Council Public and Street Art Eastland Urban Art Project

By Deb
Maroondah Council Public and Street Art Eastland Urban Art Project

By 23rd Key
Maroondah Council Public and Street Art Eastland Urban Art Project

Strong Sistas by 23rd Key
Maroondah Council Public and Street Art Eastland Urban Art Project

By Sugar (2016)
Maroondah Council Public and Street Art Eastland Urban Art Project

By Camille Walala
Maroondah Council Public and Street Art Eastland Urban Art Project

By Vexta
Maroondah Council Public and Street Art Eastland Urban Art Project

"Without our culture or stories we are a tree without roots" by Hayley Welsh
Maroondah Council Public and Street Art Eastland Urban Art Project

by Lucy Lucy
Maroondah Council Public and Street Art Eastland Urban Art Project

By Shannon Crees
Maroondah Council Public and Street Art Eastland Urban Art Project

Maroondah Council Public and Street Art Eastland Urban Art Project

Location: Civic Lane, Ringwood (entrance from Civic Place and Ringwood Street) (Melways Map: 49 Ref: G8)

Wantirna Road Underpass, Ringwood

Maroondah Council Public and Street Art

Maroondah Council Public and Street Art

Maroondah Council Public and Street Art


Location: Cnr Wantirna Road and Station Street, Ringwood. (Melways Map: 49 Ref: G9)

Mullum Mullum the Owl
by William Eicholtz (2017)

Maroondah Council Public and Street Art

Award winning sculptor, William Eicholtz, created this bronze in response to the bushland setting of the Mullum Mullum Creek. It depicts a Powerful Owl, a species native to the Mullum Mullum Creek catchment. The Owl was commissioned as part of drainage and stormwater management works in Ringwood.

Location: Mullum Trail, Ringwood (at end of Acacia Court) . (Melways Map: 49 Ref: G7)

GlowB
by playspace designers, Playce, and artist Benjamin Gilbert (2017)

Maroondah Council Public and Street Art

GlowB, a collaboration between playspace designers, Playce, and artist Benjamin Gilbert, was awarded best cubby at the 2017 Melbourne Flower and Garden Show - primarily because it is so much more than a cubby. GlowB, made from stainless steel and acrylic, is interactive public art at its best, standing alone as a sculptural element within Wyreena’s mature gardens, but happy being climbed over, and into.

Location: Wyreena, 13-23 Hull Road, Croydon. (Melways Map: 51 Ref: B3)

Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoos
by Rob Bast, carved acacia stump (2018)

Maroondah Council Public and Street Art

This artwork celebrates the ongoing significance of an area of Croydon South originally subdivided by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney Griffin. The subdivision’s gently winding roads remain the home for numerous significant mature trees, and an important habitat for local birds. When a large wattle was damaged by lightning, an opportunity emerged to use the stump to capture the essence of the area. Sculptor, Rob Bast, carved this magnificent pair of cockatoos over four days, working within the unique shape of the twin trunks of the old tree.

Location: Long View Road Croydon South, near Pleasant Rise. (Melways Map: 50 Ref: E8)

Aquanation Public Art
by Anna Minardo (2015)

Maroondah Council Public and Street Art

Maroondah Council Public and Street Art

This suite of artworks by artist Anna Minardo was installed as part of the construction of Maroondah’s new diving and swimming facility Aquanation. Working closely with Aquanation’s architects, Anna designed two dramatic glass wall pieces. One adorns the lift well wall in the main lobby. The other wraps around one wall of the café area.

Complementing these works Anna has designed two perforated screen elements at the Greenwood Avenue entrance. At ground level the crèche fence features abstracted images of waterplay, while the first floor screen depicts the dynamism of competitive swimmers.

Location: Cnr Greenwood Avenue and Reilly Street, Ringwood. (Melways Map: 49 Ref: H11)

Out of the Wood
by Carla Gottgens with ArtScape community members (2016)

Maroondah Council Public and Street Art

Out of the Wood was conceived during a series of workshops conducted by Carla Gottgens with participants in the ArtScape program run by EACH (supporting young people with mental health issues). The mural features a series of mythical beasts in an imagined landscape of colourful patterns.

Location: Ringwood Station (Car park, Station Street, opposite platforms 1 & 2). (Melways Map: 49 Ref: H9)

Stacked Houses
by James Voller (2016)

Maroondah Council Public and Street Art

Stacked Houses is a photographic installation (digital photographic print on vinyl) that disrupts expectations of interior design and architecture by introducing streetscape details—the facades of three local houses—to the lift lobbies of Realm. The artwork references the domestic history of Ringwood, depicting houses from three distinct architectural eras. Complementing these pieces is another surprise element for any users of the large rear lift at Realm, the interior of which has been treated to mimic a typical suburban lounge room.

Location: Realm (179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood). (Melways Map: 49 Ref: H8)

San Carlos Art Box Project

Maroondah Council Public and Street Art

Launched in mid-2106, as a part of the Croydon Connects urban design project, these light boxes feature a changing display of artworks and provide opportunities to showcase a range of local contemporary artists and artworks.

Location: San Carlos Walk, Croydon. (Melways Map: 50 Ref: J3)


San Carlos Walk Murals

Maroondah Council Public and Street Art

Maroondah Council Public and Street Art

There are some lovely murals on the shipping container at the east end of San Carlos Walk.

Location: San Carlos Walk, Croydon. (Melways Map: 50 Ref: J3)

Wyreena Playspace Artworks
by James Cattell (2016)

Maroondah Council Public and Street Art

Artist, James Cattell worked with designers of the upgraded Wyreena playspace, to create a range of fascinating and playful sculptural elements including a bird's nest shelter and a range of carved creatures. The works provide an imaginative layer for children at play, function as seats or climbing elements and integrate the formal play elements with the surrounding formal gardens. James also worked with the community to create a new entrance gateway featuring ceramic birds created by community members.

Location: Wyreena, 13-23 Hull Road, Croydon. (Melways Map: 51 Ref: B3)

Cassini
by Charles O. Perry (1978)

Maroondah Council Public and Street Art

Charles O. Perry was a significant American sculptor and designer whose bold, yet fluid, modernist designs grace many major public buildings in the U.S., including Washington D.C.’s National Air and Space Museum.

There are only eight major works by Perry in Australia. Most of these, like Cassini, were commissioned by architect, Harry Seidler, as forecourt elements to his iconic buildings. Cassini is a unique artwork of painted steel, and a fantastic example of abstract geometric modernism.

Location: Karralyka forecourt: Wilson Street, Ringwood East. (Melways Map: 50 Ref: A7)

Leaf Cubby
by Benjamin Gilbert (2012)

Maroondah Council Public and Street Art

Leaf Cubby, constructed of stainless steel, is both a reflection of Maroondah’s natural assets, as represented by the indigenous gum leaf forms, and a playful take on the way children interact with their environment.

Both these elements resonate with its position, at the entrance to a community facility on the site of the former Ringwood Primary School. Benjamin Gilbert is a Melbourne based sculptor whose work often reflects elements of play and is strongly grounded in the environment.

Location: 32 Federation Estate: Greenwood Street, Ringwood. (Melways Map: 49 Ref: H9)

Leaf Totems
by Jane du Rand (2014)

Maroondah Council Public and Street Art

Maroondah Council Public and Street Art

Jane Du Rand’s tactile ceramic creations have been installed in the U.S., Europe and Africa. Leaf Totems is her first major Australian public artwork.

Commissioned as part of Council’s flood mitigation works in Croydon in 2014, the work complements the natural swathe of old-growth trees. Its colourful depictions of native wildlife have made this a popular work with local families.

Location: Croydon Civic Square (80m south of playground at 9 Civic Square). (Melways Map: 50 Ref: K5)

Heritage Tree Sculptures
by Rod Jones & Kevin Gilder (with community assistance) (2001)

A component of the Sensory Time Trail at Maroondah Federation Estate, these images are carved directly into the trunks of a group of Cypress Pines which were removed during the construction of new community facilities at Federation Estate.

They feature historical elements of Ringwood, such as the history of the Ringwood Primary School and native fauna of significance to local Indigenous people.

Location: Federation Estate: 32 Greenwood Street, Ringwood. (Melways Map: 49 Ref: H9)

Boy with Owl and Playful Echidnas
by Dean Bowen (2012)

Maroondah Council Public and Street Art

In keeping with its playspace location, Dean Bowen’s sculpture at Glen Park has a whimsical, picture book feel. Its scale allows young users of the playspace to interact with it on their own level.

Location: Glen Park: 30 Glen Park Road, Bayswater North. (Melways Map: 64 Ref: H2)

The Fruit Thief
by Roger Archbold and Andy Drewitt

Maroondah Council Public and Street Art

The The Fruit Thief is an interactive wall mural depicting the wings of a fruit bat. The winged mammals were prevalent when large tracts of Croydon were occupied by fruit orchards. The fruit bat, native to Australia plays an important ecological role by dispersing seeds and pollen of native Australian plants. The explanation of the various patterns in the wing are:

  • The wings feature sawtooth edges as a nod to the town's sawmill.
  • The wing's internal skeletal structure represents the arrival of rail to the region.
  • Series of circles within circles represent timber growth rings.
  • Geometric Squares are indicative of a birds-eye view of the Croydon streetscape.
  • Asterisk-shaped tussocks illustrate the native plant Danthonia pallida, a pale grass that inspired the town's initial name, White Plains.
  • Patchwork patterns represent farms and market garden plots
  • Tessellated patterns represent a birds-eye view of stalls at the once iconic Croydon market.
  • A serpentine line illustrates the meandering waterway, Brushy Creek, a camping site for the region's Indigenous population.

Location: 109 Main Street, Croydon. (Melways Map: 50 Ref: J3)

Bayswater Train Station Mural

Public artwork has been installed to enhance the Mountain Highway underpass to Bayswater Station. The mural in the theme of 'Connecting to place, connecting people' was designed by Aboriginal artists, Graffix Creative, and students from Bayswater Secondary College.

Location: Bayswater Train Station, Station Street, Bayswater (Melways Map: 64 Ref: F4)

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