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Public art

Inspiring art is everywhere in Melbourne - hidden in nooks and crannies, over, under and around street corners and right where you'd never expect to find it.
Image of Apparatus for Transtemporal Occurrence of Impending Space
Tue 26 Jul 2016 to Mon 01 Apr 2019
See Russell Anderson's interactive and steampunk-inspired public artwork on the middle promenade of North Bank Wharf.
Image of Fruition
Wed 20 Nov 2013 to Tue 20 Nov 2018
For art in the open, see Matthew Harding's fluted, pod-like forms, Fruition, located at the gateway to Royal Park in Parkville.
Image of Raising the Rattler Pole – The Last of the Connies
Mon 28 Oct 2013 to Sun 28 Oct 2018
Raising the Rattler Pole, a public artwork by David Michael Bell, is a tribute to one of Melbourne’s iconic heroes – the W-class 'rattler' tram.

 More to explore

Image of Art in the city
Wander Melbourne's city streets and intimate laneways to find inspiring works of art in surprising places.
Image of Art in parks & gardens
Melbourne's parks and gardens offer a wonderful collection of historical and innovative art – enjoy some visual treats while taking in the greenery.
Image of Art on the waterfront
Stroll around along the banks of the Yarra river, cross its bridges and explore Melbourne's Docklands to see an array of beautiful and intriguing art by the water.
Image of Street art
Melbourne is known as one of the world’s great street art capitals for its unique expressions of art displayed on approved outdoor locations throughout the city.


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