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Car park wall could be canvas for a new art work

Car park wall could be canvas for a new art work

23 August 2016

A new public artwork is being considered for the wall of the Walker Street Car Park in central Dandenong.

The wall which spans over eight storeys and covers an area of up to 1000 square metres is a visual back drop for Harmony Square and can be seen from various locations around Dandenong.

Earlier this year a small and dedicated group of community members developed a vision for the site during a series of workshops.

Following a national expressions of interest process five highly experienced Melbourne-based artists were then short-listed to create detailed visual concepts.

Greater Dandenong Mayor Heang Tak said the brief given for the artwork concepts asked that the work captured the welcoming soul of Greater Dandenong.

He said the community was now being invited to provide their feedback on the proposed artwork options.

 “The shortlisted artists were asked to create an artwork that celebrates people and the humanity of Dandenong and is equally as colourful and engaging during the day, as it is at night.”

“The shortlisted artists have all worked nationally and internationally across various mediums including performance and visual art, street art, digital and projection art and we look forward to hearing what the community has to say about the options presented.”

The five concepts can be viewed online from Thursday 25 August or in the Dandenong Library windows in Harmony Square from Thursday 1 September.

Community comments and feedback are invited until Tuesday, 20 September. Go to the website to leave a comment or visit Dandenong Library to complete a feedback form.

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