The Public Art and Heritage Collection
We oversee a number of public artworks, significant civic historical monuments and memorabilia within Moonee Valley.
What is in our collection?
We divide our collection into three specific areas including:
- Visual artwork housed within civic buildings throughout Moonee Valley
- Public art which is outdoor artwork created for the public domain
- Heritage items which includes some civic related memorabilia and monuments
The Moonee Valley Art Collection Acquisition Policy
The Moonee Valley Art Collection Policy recognises the need to maintain and develop the collection.
Acquisitions are purchased through public art commissions, donations, art prizes or the council budget but it must meet the following criteria:
- Demonstrates relevance to the people, past, present and future of Moonee Valley
- Can be integrated with our cultural programs including infrastructure projects
- Possesses significant historical relevance, including early depictions of the landscape and indications of the Aboriginal presence
- Is appropriate for the proposed location
- Will be publically visible and accessible
- Is the highest affordable quality
- Is an original work or limited edition sign and numbered by the artist
Contact the Arts and Culture team on 9243 8888 for more information.
The Billboard Project
A series of large format photographic billboards create unexpected public galleries in and around Niddrie's shopping district. The locations can be discovered around Keilor Road, and out the front of the Incinerator Gallery in Moonee Ponds.
These public sites feature changing exhibitions by some of Melbourne's best contemporary photographic artists including Clare Rae, Zoe Croggon, James Voller, Mike Read, Genevieve Grieves, Dianne Jones, James Tylore and Steven Rhall.
In 2017, contributing artists will include Jeremy Blincoe and Dr. Megan Evans.