Brimbank’s community and public spaces are enhanced with a diversity of contemporary art forms which encourage reflection on unique heritage, our neighbourhoods, and aspirations of our communities.

Read: Brimbank Public Art Policy and Plan 2018-2023

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Man Lifting Cow

Artist: John Kelly
Year: 2016
Location: Hampshire Road, Sunshine

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Man Lifting Cow

Artist: John Kelly
Year: 2016

Location: Hampshire Road, Sunshine

Man lifting cow is a monumental bronze sculpture by renowned artist John Kelly. John emigrated from Ireland to Australia with his family. He grew up in Sunshine before going on to international artistic acclaim.

John’s large cow works are in part a homage to the work of another Australian artist William Dobell. The elongated neck of the cow is a reference to Dobell’s 1943 portrait of Joshua Smith. The portrait was surrounded in controversy when after winning the Archibald prize, it was challenged on the grounds of being a caricature. While Dobell won the case, it set the scene for the many Archibald prize controversies that followed.

During the Second World War Dobell is believed to have made papier-mâché cows to camouflage military bases from enemy aircraft overhead. Having come across this reference John developed his own works in response.

John’s focus on Dobell’s World War II efforts is particularly relevant to Brimbank as the home of a major munitions factory during the Second World War. The sculptural form of the man lifting cow, alludes to the physicality of hard work and labour which is a subtle reference to the industrial history of Sunshine. Additionally, the cow acknowledges the area’s connection to Australia’s agricultural industry.

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Stark Place Mural KG
Stark Place Laneway Mural

Artist: Katherine Gailer
Year: 2020
Location: Stark Place, Sunshine

Katherine Gailer's mural brightens up the...

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Stark Place Laneway Mural

Artist: Katherine Gailer
Year: 2020
Location: Stark Place, Sunshine

Katherine Gailer's mural brightens up the laneway in Stark Place, Sunshine. The mural mixes contemporary elements and traditional portraiture creating a theatrical scene inviting the viewers to appreciate the beauty of diversity through a poetic narrative. The artwork portrays a woman surrounded by textiles in movement. Butterflies are incorporated as a symbol of transformation and connection to nature. The strong gaze of a strong woman giving birth to change and renewal becomes the focal point of this piece. It also relates to the heritage of the building, Michael’s Corner store - a haberdashery business selling predominately fabrics for theatre. The mural design was endorsed by local community group Kontiki Cultural Women’s Empowerment.

About Katherine Gailer
Katherine Gailer is a committed multidisciplinary artist. She graduated with honours from a Bachelor of Fine Arts and completed an Arts Management Masters Degree– both at RMIT University. Her Practice incorporates oil painting, murals, illustration and music.

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Spiral Graph Seat

Artist: Martin Moore
Year: 2012
Location: 2A Lennon Pkwy, Derrimut (Adjacent to the Derrimut Community...

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Spiral Graph Seat

Artist: Martin Moore
Year: 2012
Location: 2A Lennon Pkwy, Derrimut (Adjacent to the Derrimut Community Centre)

The concept behind Spiral Graph seat draws from by the nearby Community Hub. Inspired by the circular way in which people congregate Martin has created a round seating structure held inside a series of tight curving lines. The circular nature of the seating is designed to offer an opportunity for the spark of a conversation – between friends and strangers alike.

Martin Moore is a Melbourne based sculptor. Arguably, he is best known for his life like sculptures of oversized animals. His work Snail Play won the people’s Choice award at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden show and his large black and yellow Corroboree frogs at the Melbourne Zoo are a hit with adults and Children alike.

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Reflexio Qualis

Artist: Col Henry
Year: 2015
Location: Cnr Hampshire Road & Devonshire Road Sunshine, Sunshine Bus...

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Reflexio Qualis

Artist: Col Henry
Year: 2015
Location:
Cnr Hampshire Road & Devonshire Road Sunshine, Sunshine Bus Interchange & City Place Sunshine

This artwork by Col Henry entitled Reflexio Qualis is located across three sites in central Sunshine. The sculptures at each site are comprised of a starlike base that supports large tendril-like uprights from each tip of the star. On top of each tendril is a mirror polished dome. The mirror polished finish of the stainless steel elements literally reflect the diverse community of Sunshine. The curved and the mirror polished stainless steel literally reflects distorts and warps the reflections.

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Fosters Road Mural

Artist: Sebastian Fransz
Year: 2019
Location: 1 Fosters Road, Keilor Park

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Fosters Road Mural

Artist: Sebastian Fransz
Year: 2019
Location: 1 Fosters Road, Keilor Park

Coastal European scenes are referenced paying tribute to the various cultural backgrounds of the local community and traders in this classic euro painting motif. A mortar and pestle features as reference to both the pharmacy, and also food, so central to all cultures. Bread is a reference to the bakery, and also a symbol of staples like wheat, which so deeply linked to human culture. Similarly, the bottle represents oil, wine, water, storage. The roller door serves to deepen the perspective, so that, coupled with the very close foreground elements, the viewer feels they are inside this intimate scene, looking out to a classic coastal landscape. The steam rising from the bowl evokes the warmth and comfort of cooked food, and emphasise the intimacy of the image.

About Sebastian Fransz
Sebastian works as a drawer and painter. A graduate of RMIT University’s Fine Art degree, and member of Melbourne’s Blender Studios from early 2012 to early 2017, he carries on a practice of abstraction, where process and change are the forces which dictate the outcome of each work, and where perception, memory and meaning are primary concerns. Alongside his studio works, Sebastian also paints large murals and works as a community art facilitator, often with young people on graffiti and street art public projects. He has been producing public art for over ten years with different councils and organisations throughout Victoria.

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Wall Street Mural

Artist: Group of Brimbank Youth lead by artists Tadros Hanna and Sebastian Fransz
Year...

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Wall Street Mural

Artist: Group of Brimbank Youth lead by artists Tadros Hanna and Sebastian Fransz
Year: 2020

Location: Wall Street, Sunshine

Sunshine’s urban environment is home to some vibrant street and public art – and the newest addition has been led by local artists and Brimbank young people.

The colourful design spans the entire wall and represents Brimbank’s diverse and harmonious community.

By including the names of the artists and young people who worked on it, the mural also helps to create a sense of ownership and pride of place for Brimbank Youth while improving amenity in the local area and helping to reduce tagging.

About Sebastian Fransz
Sebastian works as a drawer and painter. A graduate of RMIT University’s Fine Art degree, and member of Melbourne’s Blender Studios from early 2012 to early 2017, he carries on a practice of abstraction, where process and change are the forces which dictate the outcome of each work, and where perception, memory and meaning are primary concerns. Alongside his studio works, Sebastian also paints large murals and works as a community art facilitator, often with young people on graffiti and street art public projects. He has been producing public art for over ten years with different councils and organisations throughout Victoria.

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About Tadros Hanna
Tadros Hanna studied fine arts in Cairo and worked as an architect and interior designer for 20 years in Egypt. Tadros moved to Australia in 2015 with his children Carla and Youssef. His painting combines iconography that evokes the rich and complex mythologies and spiritual traditions of his heritage. Tadros’s recent work explores themes of hope and life, and the power of creativity in affirming life, love and connection between people. As Tadros says “Life is hope, and hope is life.” Art is the best way in which to explore and express the dreams we all share.

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Alfrieda Town Centre Mural
Alfrieda Town Centre Mural

Artist: Buff Diss
Year: 2020
Location: Alfrieda Street Town Centre, St Albans

World renowned street...

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Alfrieda Town Centre Mural

Alfrieda Town Centre Mural

Artist: Buff Diss
Year: 2020
Location: Alfrieda Street Town Centre, St Albans

World renowned street artist Buff Diss has created a colourful, geometric mural in response to movement and place on the electrical substation in St Albans. This work complements the recent revitalisation of the popular Alfrieda St town centre which has seen the old bus interchange converted into a vibrant and welcoming space for the community.

About Buff Diss

Buff Diss began as an artist in the late nineties, with works first appearing on the streets and walls of Melbourne, before emerging in Tokyo, New York, Berlin and beyond. He is known globally for his pioneering use of tape as a medium and his distinctive line-based aesthetic. Buff continues to develop his approaches as he reinterprets spaces and models artefacts with originality and reference to the environment in which it resides.

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Dumfries Street Mural Deer Park web
Dumfries Street Mural

Artist: Sebastian Fransz
Year: 2020
Location: 77 Dumfries Street, Deer Park

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Dumfries Street Mural

Artist: Sebastian Fransz
Year: 2020
Location: 77 Dumfries Street, Deer Park

The scene uses a very dramatic and stylised perspective, to emphasise the beauty of the ordinary when dusk hits the suburbs – the light, the sounds and smells, the stillness of the atmosphere.

This mural is a tribute to peoples’ stories, places and lives, and the art of everyday urban life in the suburbs. It aims to contribute to the identity and uniqueness of the area and help establish a sense of pride and ownership of space.

About Sebastian Fransz
Sebastian works as a drawer and painter. A graduate of RMIT University’s Fine Art degree, and member of Melbourne’s Blender Studios from early 2012 to early 2017, he carries on a practice of abstraction, where process and change are the forces which dictate the outcome of each work, and where perception, memory and meaning are primary concerns. Alongside his studio works, Sebastian also paints large murals and works as a community art facilitator, often with young people on graffiti and street art public projects. He has been producing public art for over ten years with different councils and organisations throughout Victoria.

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Creative Brimbank Website Image 500 x 500 Seeds of Hop and Dreams
Seeds of Hope and Dreams

Artist: Andrea Tomaselli and Dianne Beevers
Year: 2011
Location: 329 Main Rd E, St Albans

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Creative Brimbank Website Image 500 x 500 Seeds of Hop and Dreams

Seeds of Hope and Dreams

Artist: Andrea Tomaselli and Dianne Beevers
Year: 2011
Location: 329 Main Rd E, St Albans

Seeds of Hope and Dreams extends across four separate sites in central St Albans. The centrepiece of this multi-locational work is the large Yam Daisy at the intersection of Alfrieda Street and Main Road East in St Albans. The Yam Daisy is a symbol of hope and dreams. Much like a dandelion, children blow on its wispy seed head to make a wish. The diaphanous spores float off to seek out the dreams of the wish maker. In this way the Yam Daisy is a migratory plant spread on the wind and through human intervention. It can be read as a symbol of migration as its seeds are wisped and drawn in the current of passing breezes. To eventually find sanctuary in new soil where it can cast down roots and flourish.

Deer Park Library Mural
Deer Park Library Mural

Artist: Mandy Schöne-Salter
Year: 2018
Location: Station Road, Deer Park

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Deer Park Library Mural

Deer Park Library Mural

Artist: Mandy Schöne-Salter
Year: 2018
Location: Station Road, Deer Park

The Deer Park Library and Keilor Library Murals by Mandy Schöne-Salter give the viewer a glimpse into the imaginary worlds created by children. The innocence and playful nature of children allows them to connect with their inner wilder self where imaginary worlds are created and explored.

About Mandy Schöne-Salter
Mandy Schöne-Salter is an interdisciplinary artist working in urban art, photography and community art. She studied photography at the Nepean Arts and Design Centre and participated in an intensive Public Art workshop lead by New York Artist Kendal Henry. Since 2013 Mandy has worked on multiple street art projects in Australia, Germany, Singapore and South Africa under the synonym MAN.De. She also works for the NSW Department of Education as a freelance art facilitator at Annex Art Projects, bringing a series of practical based and skill building street art workshops to year 6 students.

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Keilor Community Hub Mural
Keilor Library Murals

Artist: Mandy Schöne-Salter
Year: 2018
Location: Old Calder Highway, Keilor

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Keilor Community Hub Mural

Keilor Library Murals

Artist: Mandy Schöne-Salter
Year: 2018
Location: Old Calder Highway, Keilor

The Keilor Library Mural and Deer Park Library Mural give the viewer a glimpse into the imaginary worlds created by children. The innocence and playful nature of children allows them to connect with their inner wilder self where imaginary worlds are created and explored.

About Mandy Schöne-Salter
Mandy Schöne-Salter is an interdisciplinary artist working in urban art, photography and community art. She studied photography at the Nepean Arts and Design Centre and participated in an intensive Public Art workshop lead by New York Artist Kendal Henry. Since 2013 Mandy has worked on multiple street art projects in Australia, Germany, Singapore and South Africa under the synonym MAN.De. She also works for the NSW Department of Education as a freelance art facilitator at Annex Art Projects, bringing a series of practical based and skill building street art workshops to year 6 students.

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The Five Elements

Artists: Lee-Anne Clarke and Mandi Barton
Year: 2019
Location: Sunvale Community Park, Sunshine

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The Five Elements

Artists: Lee-Anne Clarke and Mandi Barton
Year: 2019
Location: Sunvale Community Park, Sunshine

The five universal elements have been represented to illustrate the traditional Wurundjeri culture within Brimbank, the continuing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander connections to Brimbank and the connection to all the diverse cultures that make up Sunshine and the wider community.

Spirit: Bunjil our Creator (eagle) is the connection to our Dreaming which represents Spirit, Lore and our creation stories.

Water: The Kororoit, Taylors and Jones's creek and the Maribyrnong River waterways hold an abundance of plant life; also featured are the Growling Grass Frog, Bream and camp­res marking a place of gathering for Aboriginal people.

Fire: Fire as a portal and source of Spiritual connection is the centre point of coming together for our storytelling, sharing of food and corroborees as our rites of passage are celebrated.

Air / wind: Whirlwind is the connection between Spirit, Air and Land being a symbolic sign to many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Earth: The slopes of Green Gully feature the Murnong (Yam Daisy) a traditional bush food, the Earth is our Mother, it provides for us, our connection to her is depicted with the yarning circles and cultural symbols.

About Mandi Barton and Lee-Anne Clarke
Mandi Barton and Lee-Anne Clarke are local Aboriginal artists living in the Brimank area. Lee-Anne has been living and working in Brimbank for 18 years and Mandi grew up in the Western suburbs. Both women have an understanding of the Aboriginal history of the area and have close ties with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

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Golden Sun Moth Image
Golden Sun Moths

Artists: Skunk Control
Year: 2019
Location: St Albans Town Square

A series of 2...

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Golden Sun Moth Image

Golden Sun Moths

Artists: Skunk Control
Year: 2019
Location: St Albans Town Square

A series of 24 Golden Sun Moths, considered endangered species in Victoria, were fabricated from stainless steel and coloured optical material allowing them to reflect and transmit coloured light to the footpath below.

About Skunk Control
Skunk Control create engaging and immersive experiences as well as creating public art installations (incorporating light, sound and kinetic movement). Based at Victoria University, they also develop and run outreach and educational programs that focus on the art and science that underpins their creations.

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KFL Mural
KFL Mural

Artist: Sebastian Franz
Year: 2018
Location: Alfrieda Street, St Albans

The content is derived...

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KFL Mural

KFL Mural

Artist: Sebastian Franz
Year: 2018
Location: Alfrieda Street, St Albans

The content is derived from the flora and fauna of the Volcanic Plains Bioregion, a vitally important ecosystem of which Brimbank is a part of. The aim of the artwork is to emphasise the beauty of our natural environment, and in doing so, encourage the public to be mindful about the waste they create.

About Sebastian Fransz
Sebastian works as a drawer and painter. A graduate of RMIT University’s Fine Art degree, and member of Melbourne’s Blender Studios from early 2012 to early 2017, he carries on a practice of abstraction, where process and change are the forces which dictate the outcome of each work, and where perception, memory and meaning are primary concerns. Alongside his studio works, Sebastian also paints large murals and works as a community art facilitator, often with young people on graffiti and street art public projects. He has been producing public art for over ten years with different councils and organisations throughout Victoria.

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Percy Street Laneway Mural

Artists: Heesco, Tanea, Hera Lennox
Year: 2019
Location: Percy Street Laneway (Rear of 5 St...

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Percy Street Laneway Mural

Artists: Heesco, Tanea, Hera Lennox
Year: 2019
Location: Percy Street Laneway (Rear of 5 St Albans Rd) St Albans


The bright, bold colours depicted in the mural were designed to complement the Lighting the Way Princess Street to Percy Street Project and the Bowery Theatre.

About Heesco
Heesco is a street artist based in Melbourne. Originally from Mongolia, he moved to Melbourne in 2010 and has painted various artworks around the area, including a massive mural depicting a woman in traditional Mongolian dress at the Victoria University campus in Footscray, winning the Footscray Art Prize for Street Art.

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19 290263 Mc Kechnie St Mural Garage Wall
McKechnie Street Mural

Artist: Sebastian Franz
Year: 2019
Location: McKechnie St (Near Railway Station), St Albans

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19 290263 Mc Kechnie St Mural Garage Wall

McKechnie Street Mural

Artist: Sebastian Franz
Year: 2019
Location: McKechnie St (Near Railway Station), St Albans


This mural pays homage to our Indian community with references to Indian and Punjabi textiles along with Indian theatre and dance. The Australian flora in the centre compliments the Indian lotus and emphasises the cross-cultural aspects of the area. The eucalyptus blossoms are arranged to recall the geometry of the textiles. Then on the right, the triangle pattern is based on traditional patterns found in some Punjabi textile work. The colourful smokey effect is a reference to the dye throwing festival Holi, which has become so iconic a part of India's reputation.

About Sebastian Fransz
Sebastian works as a drawer and painter. A graduate of RMIT University’s Fine Art degree, and member of Melbourne’s Blender Studios from early 2012 to early 2017, he carries on a practice of abstraction, where process and change are the forces which dictate the outcome of each work, and where perception, memory and meaning are primary concerns. Alongside his studio works, Sebastian also paints large murals and works as a community art facilitator, often with young people on graffiti and street art public projects. He has been producing public art for over ten years with different councils and organisations throughout Victoria.

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16 274950 Final Photo of Federation Trail Mural Art by Sebastian Fransz 3 September 2016
Federation Trail Mural

Artist: Sebastian Franz
Year: 2016
Location: Federation Trail, Brooklyn

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16 274950 Final Photo of Federation Trail Mural Art by Sebastian Fransz 3 September 2016

Federation Trail Mural

Artist: Sebastian Franz
Year: 2016
Location: Federation Trail, Brooklyn

This mural relates directly to the industrial works around the site in Brooklyn.

About Sebastian Fransz
Sebastian works as a drawer and painter. A graduate of RMIT University’s Fine Art degree, and member of Melbourne’s Blender Studios from early 2012 to early 2017, he carries on a practice of abstraction, where process and change are the forces which dictate the outcome of each work, and where perception, memory and meaning are primary concerns. Alongside his studio works, Sebastian also paints large murals and works as a community art facilitator, often with young people on graffiti and street art public projects. He has been producing public art for over ten years with different councils and organisations throughout Victoria.

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Growth Tin Shed Mural Image Abbey Rich
Growth Mural

Artist: Abbie Rich
Year: 2018
Location: Tin Shed, 309 Main Road East St Albans

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Growth Tin Shed Mural Image Abbey Rich

Growth Mural

Artist: Abbie Rich
Year: 2018
Location: Tin Shed, 309 Main Road East St Albans

Growth and shared knowledge are the key themes behind this mural. The concept of learning is often associated with growth as referenced by the plants that feature in this mural.

About Abbey Rich
bbey Rich is a multidisciplinary artist residing in Melbourne. Australia. Abbey is an exhibiting artist managing an impressive list of freelance contracts, painting murals for the likes of Monash University, Bailey Nelson and countless retail spaces. Specialising in bold, abstract and illustrative works that bring life to the spaces they inhabit.

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SLC mural 2
Sunshine Leisure Centre Mural

Artist: Cassitie Galliott
Year: 2018
Location: Kennedy Street, Sunshine

The leisure centre is a...

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SLC mural 2

Sunshine Leisure Centre Mural

Artist: Cassitie Galliott
Year: 2018
Location: Kennedy Street, Sunshine


The leisure centre is a meeting point for families and young people to come together and have fun. Taking this concept of fun for all ages, the mural was based around the game “iSpy” to engage children and the young at heart.

About Cassitie Galliott
Cassitie Galliott is a self-taught artist from Newcastle NSW. Originally starting off in jewellery design, she then moved into private commissions, primarily portraiture. Since moving to Melbourne in 2017, Cass adopted the name Fullmelbs and is shifting focus towards street art and larger mural pieces. She has now created several large-scale pieces for private, business and council. Her current focus is on geometrical patterns and animals, but is also interested in creating large scale portrait pieces and colourful pattern pieces.

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Brimbank Bicycle Education Centre Mural

Artist: Sebastian Franz and students from Taylor Lakes Secondary College
Year: 2018
Location: Green Gully...

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20 226541 Brimbank Bike Centre Mural

Brimbank Bicycle Education Centre Mural

Artist: Sebastian Franz and students from Taylor Lakes Secondary College
Year: 2018
Location: Green Gully Road, Keilor

Students from Taylors Lakes Secondary College worked alongside artist Sebastian Franz to deliver a mural at the Brimbank Bicycle Education Centre. As part of a partnership between the centre and the school, students painted a 20 metre long mural depicting bicycle safety and good road use at the centre.

About Sebastian Fransz
Sebastian works as a drawer and painter. A graduate of RMIT University’s Fine Art degree, and member of Melbourne’s Blender Studios from early 2012 to early 2017, he carries on a practice of abstraction, where process and change are the forces which dictate the outcome of each work, and where perception, memory and meaning are primary concerns. Alongside his studio works, Sebastian also paints large murals and works as a community art facilitator, often with young people on graffiti and street art public projects. He has been producing public art for over ten years with different councils and organisations throughout Victoria.

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Sunshine Fruit Market Mural

Artist: Mike Makatron
Location: Dawson Street, Sunshine

Popular Melbourne Artist Mike Makatron was commissioned...

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Brimbank Public Art 34 of 64

Sunshine Fruit Market Mural

Artist: Mike Makatron
Location: Dawson Street, Sunshine


Popular Melbourne Artist Mike Makatron was commissioned to paint this mural in response to the theme sustainability, on the side of the fruit market on Dawson Street.

About Mike Makatron
Mike Maka is primarily a painter who works in a variety of media, mainly on walls, canvas and illustration on paper. He has travelled and created work around the world, painting the Berlin Wall to the River Ganges. At 20, he received a scholarship to study art in New York, which lead to working as a bike messenger for 10 years in 10 cities, and leaving his mark on many walls. An active member of Everfresh Studio since 2006, Mike has exhibited extensively through Australia as well as group shows in Brazil, Japan, Miami and New York, and has works in private and public collections locally and abroad, including aquisitions by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, as well as working in institutions such as National Gallery of Victoria and MONA Tasmania. Maka presents a message to mankind to step foot outside of the concrete jungle and reconnect with mother nature and the animal in all of us.

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Mural from regiona rail link project 2
Mural from Regional Rail Link Project

Artist: Robert Jackson
Year: 2014
Location: Anderson Road underpass, Sunshine

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Mural from regiona rail link project 2

Mural from Regional Rail Link Project

Artist: Robert Jackson
Year: 2014
Location: Anderson Road underpass, Sunshine

The mural has been designed to reflect the features of the local area. Local artists with knowledge of Sunshine and its history were selected to work with people in the area to create a design that illustrates how they view their community and their place in it. Input into the artwork was sought through community meetings attended by interested Albion residents, Friends of HV McKay Memorial Gardens and the Sunshine and District Historical Society. The artist also met with young leaders in the area who gathered the thoughts and opinions of their peers in relation to potential subject material.

Regional Rail Link’s Community Identity Program was developed to create artistic and visually engaging areas which reflect the uniqueness of the community and create a sense of local ownership and pride.

About Robert Jackson
Robert Jackson is a multi-skilled artist and musician. He has been active since the early 1980s. He lives in Albion and is a contributing member of the community. As a visual artist his main inspiration is the Victorian volcanic plains landscape with its sense of space, forgotten and remnant areas, encroaching suburbs and industry. As a professional artist he has produced many artworks for public and private clients, including councils, government agencies, festivals and businesses. He has had several solo exhibitions and has produced many murals.

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20 234518 Kangaroos Matthew Hill Grasslands 710 07
Kangaroo Sculptures

Design: Pollen Studio
Year: 2018
Location: Matthews Hill Reserve, Sunshine

This commissioned piece was designed...

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20 234518 Kangaroos Matthew Hill Grasslands 710 07

Kangaroo Sculptures

Design: Pollen Studio
Year: 2018
Location: Matthews Hill Reserve, Sunshine

This commissioned piece was designed to complement the native grassland reserve in Matthews Hill, Sunshine. The kangaroo motif was selected as a reference to the native fauna that would have roamed the area when grasslands such as this were abundant across the western plains. Purposefully oversized the three kangaroos not only catch the eye of nearby park users, but also commuters on the train heading from Sunshine Station into the City.

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20 234484 Jason Waterhouse leveled crossing 3
Levelled Crossing

Artist Jason Waterhouse
Year: 2018
Location: Below the Melton Highway railway overpass, Sydenham

In an...

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20 234484 Jason Waterhouse leveled crossing 3

Levelled Crossing

Artist Jason Waterhouse
Year: 2018
Location: Below the Melton Highway railway overpass, Sydenham

In an effort to make commuting safer and less delayed, the state of Victoria embarked on a massive infrastructure project of removing the most dangerous level crossings all around the state. As part of this project the delivering body, the Level Crossing Removal Authority partnered with Brimbank City Council to deliver an artwork at the site of the old level crossing on the Melton Highway.

In this work, Levelled Crossing, artist Jason Waterhouse re-instates the boom gates with a fair measure of good humour. Sited back in their original location, now under the Melton Highway, Levelled Crossing makes an ironic statement about site histories, urban development and redundancy through playful sculptural intervention. Waterhouse has knotted the boom gate ends.

With a humorous glint in the eye and a little wink, Levelled Crossing reminds commuters of the soon to be nostalgic inconvenience of clanging bells and impatiently waiting for the boom to rise.

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