Public Art

Public art makes a significant contribution to local identity, helps create and activate vibrant public realm and assists to build a strong cultural and arts sector for the betterment of the community. Art can be seen as an expression of culture and can include traditional forms such as memorials, monuments, sculptures or murals or more contemporary forms such as sound installations, video or laser projections, text, aerosol art and street banners. It also includes functional objects such as fountains, street furniture, lighting and paving. It may be both permanent and/or temporary. 

The Mitcham Art Advisory Group (MAAG) was established to review and provide recommendations to Council on significant or contentious public or community art proposals, you can view the terms of reference for MAAG by clicking here. In June 2018, the advisory group awarded art projects to be delivered in City of Mitcham with a total value of $25,000. The projects awarded are listed below.

Aiyudot Khom - Four Seasons of Play

A fence art installation reflecting on the changing face of the Mitcham hills across a single year and on the special place that natural play settings have for younger people and their families. The winter season was erected in July 2018. 

Spring is here! 

Join the artist from aiyudotkhom to continue to create artwork on the APEX Park Tennis Court Fence

When: Sunday 23 September

Time: 10am to 4pm

Where:  APEX Park, Watahuna Avenue, Hawthorndene 

All Ages Community Art Workshop - Four Seasons of Play

Elizabeth Close and Jake Holmes – Building Mural Art

We are delighted to advise that @elizabethclosearts and will be painting an indigenous inspired mural outside the Hawthorn Community Centre during late October and early December so come down and see the artists in action. Hawthorn Community Centre provides the most suitable location for a mural as it nestles Brownhill Creek which has extensive cultural heritage; is surrounded by the redeveloped Soldiers Memorial Precinct and will be in view of the upgraded Mitcham Memorial Library.

This mural artwork will not replace any official Kaurna art that is being determined as part of the precinct upgrades.


James Dodd – Public Collection Drawing Device

This piece of art has been specifically chosen to engage people and places of Mitcham Council. The mobile machine with solar powered movements will invite people to come up and talk to the artists while working, and make drawings. The drawings will be collated then exhibited. It is anticipated that the drawing device will be constructed in December and consultation is scheduled for January and February 2019. The exhibition will likely be held in March 2019. More information coming soon!

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