Public art - Melton and surrounds

GROWTH

Year: 2013
Location: Melton Learning Library Hub
Materials: Suspended cluster of forms which consitute the light sculpture composed of light weight, UV: High Density Polyethylene and 12V light Diodes and lenses.

The material is 100% recyclable. The fabrication uses state of the art technology to deliver a work of exemplary sustainability.

RAIN STORIES

Artist: Greer Taylor 
Year: 2014 Location: Waves Leisure Centre Melton
Commissioned by: Melton City Council

Materials Rain Stories is made from is Acrylic Reverse Printed with Cast Vinyl Backing. 

THE COMMUNITY RING

Artist: Dr Anton Hasell Year: 2011
Location: Arnolds Creek Community Hub, Claret Ash Dve, Melton West
Commissioned by: Melton City Council

The Community Ring is made from 8mm laser cut steel;  the work represents a ring of diverse yet connected individuals, summing up the dynamic nature of communities.

NEW GROWTH

Artist: Charles Aquilina
Year: 2011
Location: High St, Melton
Commissioned by: Melton City Council

New Growth sits silently on the landscape and is made from Victorian Blue Gum and Corten Steel. Located on the shopping strip service road on High Street, between Smith and Palmerston Streets.

THE MELTON PINNACLES

Artist: Stephen Newton
Year: 2010
Location: cnr High St and Smith St, Melton
Commissioned by: Melton City Council

The Melton Pinnacles is a group of three pinnacles inspired by natural forms, symbolising community strength and achievement. A community is made up of layers of time and culture. From this comes a tapestry of history and stories.

OPEN AIR GALLERY

Artist: Fiona Orr Year: 2007
Location: Civic Centre Lawns, 232 High St, Melton
Commissioned by: Melton City Council

Open Air Gallery was created by more than 40 people with a disability, with contributions from Melton Specialist School, Melbacc Respite House, Merrimu Services and McKillop Family Services. Reflecting an integrated approach which promotes the concepts of inclusiveness, Open Air Gallery was designed to allow viewers to engage with the artwork in whatever capacity they desired.

VOLCANIC GENESIS

Artist: Jim Holdsworth
Year: 2006
Location: The Willows Historical Park, Reserve Rd, Melton
Commissioned by: Melton City Council

This Dry Stone sculpture evokes the labour intensive tasks faced by the City of Melton's early settlers who cleared the land of fieldstones then erected walls to control livestock.

SLEEPING HORSE

Artist: Ruth Marnie
Year: 2001
Location: Cnr High St & Palmerston Sts, Melton
Commissioned by: Melton City Council

The sleeping horse sits in the forecourt of the Courthouse Plaza, it was hand carved from naturally fallen Bacchus Marsh timber. The sleeping horse was the second public artwork chosen as part of the Courthouse Plaza re-development and public art competition in 1998.

CLOCKTOWER

Artist: Norm Fenn
Year: 1999
Location: Cnr High St & Palmerston St, Melton
Commissioned by: Melton City Council

In 1998 Council initiated a public art competition for the Courthouse Square, inviting designs which conveyed the spirit of Melton. Over 40 submissions were received, with Norm Fenn's design, styled upon a rearing