Image: Minna Leunig, Coming Into Bloom 2020, Melbourne

To increase public art in Yarra we have committed to incorporating public art in civic infrastructure projects.

This will help us increase art in public places in Yarra, so that arts and culture can be enjoyed as an everyday experience. Public art helps to make our city a vibrant, creative and engaging place.

The art is considered from the early planning stages, to allow design and function to influence the art and vice versa. Public art commissions can include diverse art forms, practices, materials and styles in response to each unique infrastructure project, site and context.

What are we planning at Brunswick Street Oval?

The proposed new pavilion will include integrated public art. We will commission a site-specific artwork that will be embedded in the architecture or landscape.

Our aim is for the artwork to complement the building and its surrounds. The ideas explored through the artwork will be interpreted through the history of the site and its location within the structure and the landscape.

Share your ideas

As part of our engagement on upgrades to this site, we want your ideas to help us develop a project brief for specific artworks at Brunswick Street Oval. Your feedback will help us understand the significance, importance and meaning of this place.

These ideas will then be used by artists to create concept designs for their proposed site-specific artworks. From these concept designs, one is likely to be selected to move forward to fabrication and installation stage.

Examples of integrated public art

See some examples of existing site-specific, integrated public artwork. This is NOT the artwork that will be installed at Brunswick Street Oval Pavilion. These are examples of a diverse range of successful site-specific public artwork. Click on the images to view them in full screen.