MoreArt Public Art Show
Our annual art in public spaces event along Moreland's iconic transport corridors.
Applications for the Supported Category and Special Commission for Coburg for MoreArt 2018 are now open
Theme – Magic In The North
The Northern suburbs of Moreland are characterized by their perceived isolation and separation from the South by a busy artery of moving metal called Bell Street. We invite artists to transcend this paradigm by illuminating the pathways that connect us to each other between Coburg and Fawkner and tap the Magic in the North.
Artists are invited to submit a concept to the MoreArt Public Art Show for the Supported
Category of MoreArt 2018. Artists are asked to propose works for various sites along the Upfield Line and Sydney Road public transport, cultural and commercial precincts. Each successful applicant in the Supported Category will receive a fee to be negotiated. The artworks, project and/or residency will be on site until December 16 and will be launched at on Sunday November 11. Where feasible the preferred site will be allocated, however, the exhibition selection committee will have final say as to where projects will be situated. MoreART will consider alternative sites if the artist has arranged access and logistics.
Application form (PDF 2Mb) - Application for MoreArt Colours of Coburg
Colours Of Coburg Brief
Once again our totally unpredictable and fascinating community of artists presented creative wonders across Moreland.
Dylan Martorell and Chaco Kato of Slow Art Collective steadily transformed their West Street site into a temporary macrame wonderland called SEELAND.
Rushdi Anwar and Miream Salameh presented emotive installationsin front of the BrunswickTown Hall that both transfixed and engaged.
Artists Kate Davis and Hannan Jones lead a provocative and political workshop andprotest titled Collective Care that gave participants the chance to creatively express their passions and concerns in a supportive and fun atmosphere.
Ben Taranto planted his sculptural statement Timelapsed alongside the Upfield Bike path. Bringing a creative viewpoint of the human assisted degradation of our precious coral reefs.
Ilana Russell curated a series of pop up performances at Jewell Station titled Platform. The various artists had commuters toe tapping, singing and laughing their way through there daily commutes.
Maria Miranda and Norie Neumark were artists-in-residence presenting their work Waiting at Moreland Station. A collaborative work that explored the intimate life of worms using sound video, conversation and installation.
Joiwind Lowe wandered far and wide throughout Moreland with her project Specific Beauty. In this work she used the traditional advertising format of photographic bill posters to explore the repitition of an everyday hero image drawn from the local detail.
Liss Fenwick presented Periphery at Jewell Station, a light box installation that placed stark unsettling images from the Northern Territory into the urban space exploring our strange relationship with the Australian landscape.
Chris Humphries brought his delicate series of hand drawn tree scapes, Slide Show, to the Jewell Station customer service space transforming it into a imagined forest for all to enjoy.
RMIT University Link presented Artland at the Brunswick Campus, a student art-in-public-spaces exhibition. Congratulations to winners of the MoreArt award from this years show, Varuni Kanagasundaram and Richard MacHuca who have both been invited to participate in MoreArt 2018.
Big thanks to Projector Bike and Art Aficionados for facilitating a wonderful program of bike and walking tours in 2018.
Download MoreArt 2017 program (PDF 3Mb)
2017 MoreArt Public Art Show
Participate, Perambulate and Pedal your way through MoreArt 2017
Moreland City Council
Public Arts Officer
Phone: 9240 1111