Arts Programs

In line with Covid 19 restrictions, social distancing measures and visitor number limits are in place at all our venues. 

Exhibitions will be on display from 23 June at Melton Library and Learning Hub, and from 6 August at CS Gallery. 

Browse our arts pages for online exhibitions and workshops available anytime.

CS Gallery Window Commission 

The window artwork will be on display: July - November 2020 • Caroline Springs Library and Learning Hub.

Melton City Council has invited Indigenous artists to apply for a commission to create visual artworks that respond to the theme of ‘Healing’, particularly in the context of the current pandemic climate and the impact on Indigenous connections, narratives and identity.

The final commission will be on display on the main façade at CS Gallery from late July. Read more here.

 

Flow State mandala Project

Flow State Temporary Art Project

Melton City Council has partnered with Woodgrove Shopping Centre to showcase talented local artist Bryce Holywell’s colourful signature mandala art in a project called ‘Flow State’.

Holywell’s fluid mandala drawings chart his personal experience of using art to improve his mental health and wellbeing.  Read more here.

 

Kindness Poster Project

The Kindness Poster Project was developed as a combined effort by the Melton Arts, Economic Development and Social Planning and Wellbeing teams to bring messages of positivity and connection to the community during these uncertain times.  Designed by local artists Alexavier Taiga and Desmond Neilson, the posters deliver messages of togetherness, joy and support.

These posters will be on display on the windows and walls of local businesses, schools and community organisations in the City of Melton to encourage kindness and mindfulness in these challenging times.

Download and print your very own copy of the poster to display in the front window of your home to join in the Kindness movement!

Together, we will be kind, reach out, and get through poster(PDF, 264KB)
We are in this together poster(PDF, 373KB)
Choose Kindness poster(PDF, 593KB)

Artist Biographies

Alexavier Taiga
Local artist Alexavier Taiga is a self-taught artist focusing on Digital Portraiture. Alongside his artwork, Taiga also enjoys working as an actor, both on stage and on camera.  Taiga holds great pride being part of the LGBTQI+ community and strives to make the broader community an accepting, safe and informed place for LGBTQI+ youth.

 

Desmond Neilson
Local artist Desmond Neilson is a self-taught queer artist who has been practicing primarily in the digital realm since 2014. Neilson sources inspiration from cartoons and comics which influence their art practice, which incorporates vibrant colours, subtle illustration methods. Neilson is currently working on web comics. 

 

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