Art in Public Spaces

Public Artwork Removal

The City of Melton's public art collection, under the care of Melton City Council, offers our community the chance to engage with artworks across the municipality, fostering creativity in our outdoor spaces. 

As part of a recent audit, two key artworks in this collection have been identified for removal due to safety concerns.  These works are scheduled to be undertaken in November 2019.  We apologise in advance for any disruption during these works.

The public artworks scheduled for removal are:

Julee Latimer
Sit Your Art Down 2011
Vitreous mosaic glass over foam core and concrete
Located: Morton Homestead, 7 Morton Boulevard, Taylors Hill

This work, a sculptural mosaic armchair, has been a much-loved work over the past 8 years, providing a colourful entrance piece at the historic site.

John Brady
Chainsaw Art (4 parts) 2009
Wood (Macrocarpra Cypress)
Located: Cypress Views Linear Park, St Vincent Way, Caroline Springs

These works, beautifully carved from tree stumps, have been a lovely feature for the local residents over the past 10 years, creating a series of imaginative narratives.

Unfortunately, these artworks are no longer in a stable condition and pose a potential risk to the public.  Council will remove the works from the site in line with our Public Art Policy(PDF, 88KB) and after consultation with the artist.

We welcome public feedback on our public art collection and associated procedures and policies.  If you have any questions regarding the management of our public art collection please contact McClelland, Arts Engagement and Development Officer on 9747 5300 or artsandculture@melton.vic.gov.au.