Moreland Public Art Show

Moreland Public Art Show

Our annual art in public spaces event along Moreland's iconic transport corridors.

MoreArt is Moreland City Council's annual public art project.

Monument to Now: MoreArt 2020

23 April - 2 May 2020

Artists include: Liquid Architecture, Catherine Clover, Adam John Cullen, Emma Gibson, Mira Oosterweghel, Patrick Pound, Michael Prior and Sarah Walker.

Curated by Emily Cormack.

The 2020 edition of Moreland City Council’s annual exhibition of temporary public art works will explore the essence of Melbourne’s culturally diverse and creative north.

As the eleventh annual Public Art Project in the MoreArt series, this year’s exhibition Monument to Now: MoreArt 2020 presents eight newly commissioned site-responsive artworks and performances that engage with ideas of deep listening to create a monument to now. Situated along the Northern extent of the Upfield Bike Path from Coburg to Gowrie Stations, this exhibition draws attention to the immense creative activity and cultural dynamism of Moreland’s northern regions.

The City of Moreland is home to one of the largest communities of artists and arts workers in the country. This exhibition of temporary Public Art works is an opportunity to bring some of this extraordinary talent to visibility within the community. 

The exhibition features a new commission by leading internationally renowned photographic artist, and Brunswick local, Patrick Pound, alongside specially created sculptural installations by critically acclaimed Moreland artists Adam John Cullen and Michael Prior, and a new series of performances by Mira Oosterweghel. This year’s MoreArt exhibition has a special focus on sound works and features a new project curated by Liquid Architecture, two site responsive walking tour podcasts by Sarah Walker, and Emma Gibson; and a sonic monument that will be created by the voices of Moreland, as part of internationally acclaimed sound artist Catherine Clover’s proposal for a Morelandian Choir.

Monument to Now will occupy The Upfield Bike Path, which has become a treasured community site.  As a busy thoroughfare, where the industrial meets the personal, the bike path bears witness to small moments of tenderness amongst vast industrial sites. Each of the artworks in this exhibition explore the movement of time and the layers of culture that gather in this socially and culturally diverse context, coming together in what will be a monument to now.

This free exhibition of public art runs from 23 April - 2 May 2020.

Public Programs and Artist Talks:

  • Thursday 23 April: Exhibition opens to public
  • Sunday 26 April: Artist talks, performaces and in conversations along the Upfield train line with Curator, Emily Cormack
  • Saturday 2 May: Performance of Catherine Clover's Morelandian Choir and Mira Oosterweghel's Scenes for Ruminant Restraint
  • Saturday 2 May: Closing party


Moreland City Council
Emily Cormack, Public Art Officer
Phone: 9240 1111

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