MoreArt Public Art Show
Our annual art in public spaces event along Moreland's iconic transport corridors.
Participate, Perambulate and Pedal your way through MoreArt 2017
MoreArt, our annual art-in-public-spaces event is coming soon.
A vibrant cluster of artworks and artists appear in unexpected public sites along the Upfield and Sydney Road rail, road and bike precinct.
Download the MoreArt 2017 program (PDF 3Mb). MoreArt 2017 runs from 29 October until 15 December 2017.
MoreArt bike and walking tours are now open
Tour dates are:
Day bike tour: Sunday 29 October
Walking tour: Saturday 18 November
Night bike tours: Thursday 23 November and Saturday 9 December
For more information, visit our Facebook page.
Collective Care is a public art project inviting participants to unite through discussion, meditation, craft, performance and protest.
The project is in an attempt to overcome feelings of helplessness induced by the intensifying influence of information technologies in a hostile world.
Collective Care uses frameworks that incite intervention, negotiation and collaboration to highlight the intersections between self-care, personal agency and collaborative action – providing authentic insight into the emotional thresholds of our community.
Kate Davis and Hannan Jones are a duo working across multiple platforms. Their collaborative practice is informed by collective experience, synthesising curatorship, pedagogy and fine art practice.
When: Sunday October 29 – workshop and protest march: Start 11 am at Siteworks – finish at Mechanics Institute, Brunswick
When: Saturday December 2 – workshop and protest march: Start 11 am at Coburg Courthouse – finish at Moreland Station.
Book this event on Eventbrite. Book early!
Site Siting - Robbie Rowlands
When: Saturday 25 November, 1 – 9pm.
Robbie Rowlands is a Melbourne-based artist whose work explores notions of stability and vulnerability through the manipulation of objects and environments.
His repetitious and precise cuts, and the resulting distortions, reflect the inescapable passing of time that affects everything around us.
This MoreArt workshop will allow participants to consider site-specific practice, developedthrough modes of observation – from the expanded to the micro.
Participants will have the opportunity to record, discuss and explore ideas directly within a determined site.
The workshop will run between 1pm and 9pm to allow participants to consider the dynamic changes of the site as it transitions from afternoon to evening.
Rowlands' works have been described as 'spotlighting the history, humanity and function' of his subjects.
His manipulated objects and spaces blur the boundaries between our fabricated world and the natural world.
Participants are to bring: a smart phone or camera capable of recording still images and video/sound, sketchbook and drawing/writing equipment.
For more information visit Robbie Rowlands' website.
Seeland - Slow Art Collective
Over the past seven years, the Slow Art Collective has created various large-scale participatory artworks that play with ideas of sustainability, improvisation, on-site learning and experimentation.
The works incorporate DIY sound experimentation, weaving, food and plant production and gameplay.
For Seeland, the public will participate in a slowly evolving structure that will house a series of resting places – letting visitors take the time to enjoy a space of calm and relative peace.
These resting places will also become stages and sites for a series of small live activations and performances – popping up during the six week period.Join the artists on Sunday 29 October (day), Saturday 18 Nov (day), Thursday 23 November (night), Saturday 9 December (night).
Visit the Slow Art Collective blog for more information.
Where Have We Come To?
This collaboration between Kurdish Australian artist Rushdi Anwar and Syrian refugee artist Miream Salameh is an ongoing project examining the challenges faced by refugees, the broader community’s shared stories, their experiences and the significant contributions made to the emerging modern Australian identity.
This project is supported by Refugee Week and Moreland City Council.
When: From October 29
Where: Brunswick Town Hall, Brunswick
Theme: Art Like Morality, Consists of Drawing a Line Somewhere…….is it?
Join Rushdi to help construct the installation on Sunday 29 October.
When: November 18 – December 15
Where: Brunswick Town Hall, Brunswick
Theme: Ways of No Way
Where: Lot 47, Cameron Street
Brunswick and Upfield Bike Path
Timelapsed is a site-specific monument to visibility, adaptation and impactful human activity. It is a blend of art, site, architecture and foreign or unseen environments.
Viewers experience an unfamiliar contemporary urban sculpture within a familiar industrial environment.
Timelapsed is informed by conceptual steel sculpture, current human-assisted degradation of the Great Barrier Reef, human architecture and many hours spent diving underwater.
The result is something akin to a submerged human structure encountered whilst diving – something reclaimed by the ocean and its creatures.
Curated by Forum of Sensory Motion
Curated by Ilana Russell
Where: Jewell Station Precinct
Platform is a series of site-responsive performance and sound interventions around the Jewell Station precinct.
Curated by Forum of Sensory Motion and featuring works by Benjamin Hancock, The Hunt Prophets, plus performances and sound installation from the Lullaby Choir.
The works respond to the rhythms and flows of the station – using the platforms to create a stage for an immersive waiting experience.
Program details can be found at LICHEN KELP.
Where: Jewell Station
Periphery is an installation of three lightboxes at Brunswick’s historic Jewell Station.
Photographs of white ash from an incinerated tree trunk and a gloomy weir offer an unsettling perspective on our relationships to the environment.
A smaller, photograph of a figure lying down on salt marsh, illuminated by the light of the stars, gives a contrasting sense of humanity’s scale.
These photographs explore the allegorical potential of rural Australia throughout cycles of expansion and decay.
This work is developed in areas of bush surrounding Liss Fenwick’s rural hometown in the Northern Territory, and across northern Australia.
and Norie Neumark
Waiting is a collaborative art work, made by artists
and worms. Artists feed the worms what they are eating and the worms transform ‘dead’ matter into live soil, providing us with castings and with food for thought.Miranda and Neumark were drawn to work with worms because of their recycling and
transformational skills. Worms still retain much mystery, at the same time as being a common – though often unnoticed – part of everyday life.
Working with sound and video in a series of short diary-like pieces people are invited to listen to the sounds worms make through amplification.
No worms are harmed in this work.
Past MoreArt shows
2016 MoreArt public art show
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Moreland City Council
Public Arts Officer
Phone: 9240 1111