Public art in Nillumbik

Photo of 'Lasting Memories Mosaic Seat', a bench made of colourful mosaics in St Andrews

Nillumbik’s public art collection is a tangible acknowledgement of the Shire’s support for artistic values and rich cultural heritage. 

Major artworks are integrated into public spaces, parks and public facilities around the Shire of Nillumbik. This enables the community to engage with art as an everyday experience and creates a sense of place. 

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Contemporary art found in public spaces around Nillumbik include:

Artist   Title  Location
Fiona Clarke Family and Future (Past, Present and Future... Emerging) Diamond Valley Sports and Fitness Centre, 44 Civic Drive, Greensborough
Wayne Alfred Commonwealth Games Totem Pole Eltham Library Foyer, Panther Place, Eltham
Robert Baines Transaction Nillumbik Shire Council Offices, Civic Drive, Greensborough
Helen Bodycomb and Enver Camdal Nest Roundabout, Main and Luck Street, Eltham
Cliff Burtt Classical Landscape Alistair Knox Park, Panther Place, Eltham
Aleks Danko Not Just a Pretty Place Lenister Farm, 60 Homestead Road, Eltham South
Ernst Fries Surveyor of Suburban Environs Alistair Knox Park, Main Road, Panther Place, Eltham
Edward Ginger The Breeze Main Road, Research - opposite Eltham Little Theatre
Deborah Halpern Queen of the Shire Corner of Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte Road, North Warrandyte
Deborah Halpern The Spirit of Nillumbik (Rainbow Serpent) Eltham Town Square - Main Street, Eltham
Paul Kalemba and Aviva Reed The Symbiogenesis Project: Laughing Waters Eltham Town Square - Luck Street, Eltham
Susie Kumar and Naomi Kumar Benchmark Coventry Oval - Elizabeth Street, Diamond Creek
Lasting Memories Mosaic Group Lasting Memories Mosaic Seat St Andrews Hall – 1 Proctor Street, St Andrews
Malcolm Laurance Spirit of Nillumbik (Chocolate Lillies) Eltham Town Square, Eltham
 Malcolm Laurance and Deborah Halpern Spirit of Nillumbik Eltham Town Square, Eltham
Tom Sanders Wall of the Moon (Homage to Miro) Eltham Town Square, Arthur Street, Eltham
Julia Silvester Memory, Remnant, Recollection, Trace Eltham Leisure Centre, 40 Brougham Street, Eltham
Marcus Skipper Alan Marshall Grounds of Eltham Library, Panther Place, Eltham
Cathy Smith Sensory Integration Intervention A Fergusons Paddock, 12 Arthurs Creek Road, Hurstbridge
Tony Trembath The Fences Act 1968 Edendale Farm, Eltham
Michael Wilson Cicada Corner of Main Road and Brougham Street, Eltham
 - The Blacksmiths' Tree, Strathewen 160 Chadds Creek Road, Strathewen

For more information on public art and where to find it, see: Highlights from the Nillumbik Public Art Collection(PDF, 4MB)

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Council’s Arts Development Officer can help you with public art projects. Contact them to discuss:

  • public art on your property or in the community
  • ensuring your public art project is conducted in line with Council’s public art policy
  • adding value to a building project by including public art

More information

For more information about public art in Nillumbik please contact: 

Saleh Hadi, Arts Development Officer