Street Art Projects

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Vibrant street art has replaced ugly graffiti tags across the City of Monash. 

Council has supported the creation of these murals as it helps prevent graffiti and provide spaces for street art as a distinct art form. People who tag or graffiti buildings often respect the work of street artists and do not deface their work. Many of these projects have also received State Government funding.

You can find the murals in: 

Mount Waverley Mural Project 

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In June 2019, a mural was completed in Mount Waverley (on the eastern wall of the Richie’s IGA Supermarket) on Stephensons Road.

Three community consultation sessions were held, including with Huntingtower School students and community members at the nearby bus stop, to inform the concept brief for an artist. The mural was completed by artist TWOONE and funded with a $30,000 Department of Justice Graffiti Prevention Grant. The grant also funded solar lighting to illuminate the mural and increase the perception of safety at the site, and education sessions delivered to local schools to increase awareness of choices and behaviour in relation to graffiti.  

This mural completed a 3-year project in partnership with Huntingtower School, which began with Year 9 visual arts students conducting public consultation in 2016 and 2017 on local flora and fauna and the ancestry of residents. Marion Power, Head of Visual Arts at Huntingtower was instrumental in driving and completing this project, in partnership with the supermarket. 

Street art - Mount Waverley

Laneway, Glen Waverley

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A vibrant street art mural was created in 2018 in a laneway in Glen Waverley, behind the HSBC and CBA buildings between Railway Parade North and O'Sullivan Road.

The mural design by artist Scottie Neoh, aka “Bonsai”, drew on feedback from local residents and traders for a design featuring colour and nature. The mural was funded by a $25,000 Department of Justice Graffiti Prevention Grant.

Ashwood

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In June 2017, artist Carla Gottgens painted a mural on the Warrigal Road bridge underpass, having developed the mural’s theme using ideas from a community workshop.

The local community said they wanted the mural to reflect the surrounding natural parklands, with native and green floral elements, trees, leaves and vegetation. Council received a $25,000 State Government grant for the project, which included the community workshop and three graffiti prevention education sessions in local schools.

Mulgrave Mural Project

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Artist Hayden Dewar painted this mural on the Wanda St milk bar, having developed the mural’s theme using ideas from a community workshop.

The local community said it wanted the mural to represent the different cultures and ages of local people, as well as the green character of Mulgrave. Council received a $25,000 State Government grant for the project, which included the community workshop and three graffiti prevention education sessions in local schools.

Huntingdale Road, Chadstone

Chadstone completed mural

This mural on a milk bar wall in Huntingdale Road (near Jordanville train station) is designed around an image of the 1952 Jordanville/Ashwood supermarket.

Artists Andrew Bourke and James Beattie wanted to create a design that would engage local young people and the older generation.

The project was completed in June 2014 with funding from the Department of Justice.

Huntingdale Railway Station

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Huntingdale residents took part in a community forum to help develop ideas for a street art mural at Huntingdale train station.

Council commissioned artist Niels (Nails) Oeltjen to design and create the mural with the wider community through organised workshops.

The Welcome to Huntingdale project was funded by Council and the State Government. It was undertaken in partnership with Victoria Police, Metro Trains, Monash University and the Monash Young Persons Reference Group.

Mary Street Laneways, Clayton

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The Mary Street laneways in Clayton were revamped in late 2015, creating a safer and more attractive environment for residents and visitors.

The State Government contributed $250,000 towards the upgrade, while Monash Council contributed $117,000.

Three interconnecting laneways between Clayton and Carinish roads and Mary Street were upgraded, with vibrant street art created on walls and pathways, and more lighting, trees and public seating installed. The area at the rear of the Carinish Road shops will become a community event space with strategic tree plantings used to reduce reckless and hoon driving.

Ramps at the rear of Clayton Hall were also upgraded as part of the project to allow easier access for people visiting the hall.

Thomas Street, Clayton

Thomas Street Laneway

 

This street art project in Clayton was part of a larger project to visually enhance the laneway, which also included installing new lighting, trees and street furniture.

This project was created with Council and State Government funding.

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Last updated: 08 September 2021