Public Art of Melbourne


Melbourne has some of the most unique public art of any city in the world. From the statue of LaTrobe standing on his head, Cow In A Tree to Ribcage and Cheesestick.

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 A History Apparatus - Vessel Craft and Beacon A History Apparatus - Vessel Craft and Beacon
A History Apparatus — Vessel Craft and Beacon by Chris Reynolds has sat on the median strip of Russell St since 1994. A History Apparatus - Vessel, Craft and Beacon. Designer: Chris Reynolds Year: 1993 Steel and fibreglass sculpture on bitumen, concrete and bluestone founda Read more..

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 Bunjil Bunjil
Bunjil is a well known (and loved) 25-metre eagle sculpture in Docklands. The sculpture by Bruce Armstrong is a Docklands landmark (2002), was inspired by Bunjil, the eaglehawk regarded as the spirit creator of the Kulin nations, which include the Wurundjeri people. Bunjil Read more..

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 Cow Up a Tree Cow Up a Tree
Cow up a tree by John Kelly is a wonderful public sculpture located at Melbourne's Docklands. Cow up a Tree is a sculpture that has been exhibited on a famous Parisian boulevard, at a world-renowned Arts festival, in a distinguished French museum and permanently in the newly d Read more..

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 EastLink | Peninsula Link EastLink | Peninsula Link
EastLink is the 39km freeway in Melbourne's east connecting the Eastern, Monash, Frankston and Peninsula Link freeways. It is the safest freeway in Melbourne, and bypasses 45 traffic lights saving you time, so your time will be better spent doing the things you care about. Read more..

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 Hosier Lane Hosier Lane
Hosier Lane is Melbourne’s most iconic Street Art lane way and is one of the main tourist attractions in Melbourne. Melbourne is known as one of the world's great street art capitals for its unique expressions of art on approved outdoor locations. Street art includes stencils Read more..

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 Kings Way Street Art Kings Way Street Art
In the greatest meeting of matter and anti-matter since the two Kirks faced off in Star Trek, the anti-graffiti Doyle and the pro-graffiti Doyle came face to face for the launch of a major piece of street art yesterday. Lord mayor Robert Doyle pronounced himself ‘‘ delighted’ Read more..

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 Melbourne Graffiti Melbourne Graffiti
Australia's largest online collection of street art photos and related media. The site contains over 4,000 high quality photos of Australian and world wide graffiti on trains, walls and in the streets. Check out the interviews with some of Australia’s top writers, newspaper a Read more..

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 Melbourne International Gateway Melbourne International Gateway
Travelling on the CityLink motorway you will pass under 39 large red poles and an enormous yellow pillar tilted over the traffic below. The 70-metre yellow steel beam and the accompanying 39 red "sticks", frame the freeway's city exit in Flemington are officially called the M Read more..

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 Melbourne Laneways Melbourne Laneways
Melbourne Laneways are known worldwide for a rich art culture, one-off boutiques, unique galleries, tiny cafés and hidden bars. No trip to Melbourne is complete without a visit to Melbourne's laneways. Victoria's tourism slogan aims to make Melbourne the destination of choi Read more..

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 Melbourne Sculptures | Historical & Political Melbourne Sculptures | Historical & Political
Melbourne has an impressive number of statues and sculptures that are on public display throughout the city, with themes ranging from historical and religious icons to playful statues that represent Australian children’s literature. Like silent citizens of Melbourne, it’s ofte Read more..

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 Melbourne Sculptures | Sporting Heroes Melbourne Sculptures | Sporting Heroes
Melbourne has long had an infatuation with Australian sporting culture, and it’s a passion that’s mirrored throughout our city by the statues and sculptures of our many sporting greats… some of whom were harder than the stone and bronze that defines them to this day. Here are Read more..

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 Melbourne Sculptures | War Heroes & Memorials Melbourne Sculptures | War Heroes & Memorials
Melbourne takes great pride in the soldiers who have fought for our country, and nothing shows this more than the grandeur of the Shrine of Remembrance. Reflecting the honour and courage that was displayed by veterans, nurses and also the families of those that gave of themsel Read more..

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 Queen Bee @ Eureka Tower Queen Bee @ Eureka Tower
A must see when in Southbank is the Bee Colony artwork on the side of the Eureka Tower. The Queen Bee was developed by Richard Stringer for a series of studio works in 2003-04. Nonda Katsalidis saw these original sculptures and began the process of finding funding for a lar Read more..

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 Statue : Charles La Trobe Statue : Charles La Trobe
Our favourite Melbourne statue is the upside down statue of Charles La Trobe located at La Trobe University in Bundoora. The picture above was taken when the 5m statue was installed oposite the new City Museum in Gordon Reserve as part of the Making Melbourne exhibition at the Read more..

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 What Happened To? What Happened To?
We receive many enquiries asking what happened to, so here is an over-view of the most commonly asked What Happened To? By the way, if you have one, then ask away below... YELLOW PERIL VAULT was a controversial public sculpture by Ron Robertson-Swann commissioned by the Me Read more..

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 Within Three Worlds Within Three Worlds
Bronze sculpture by Loretta Quinn 1995 | Princes Park, North Carlton Angela Jane Esdaile was 24 years old when she died of acute asthma in December 1993, while walking with friends along Rye beach. She was a tireless community worker, who made a significant contribution to t Read more..

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