The City of Yarra has a diverse range of contemporary, heritage and public art.

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  • Man painted in yellow paint with feathers in his hair

    Howl Your Troubles

    Howl Your Troubles is part of Thompson's self-portrait series Native Instinct. This work was produced while Thompson was an artist in residence at the Australia Council for the Arts Greene Street Studio in Manhattan.
  • Molly statue


    As part of Yarra’s revitalisation works to Wangaratta Street Park, located behind the Corner Hotel, a permanent tribute to local music identity Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum AM has been installed. Created by Australian sculptor Louis Laumen and fabricated by Meridian Foundry in Fitzroy, the larger-than-life-sized bronze statue was made to sit in the context of a celebration of Australian music. 
  • Kiron Robison - You, Me, They, We

    You, We, They, Me

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    This artwork by Kiron Robinson, on permanent display in the Bargoonga Nganjin courtyard garden, was commissioned by Yarra Council as part of the 1% towards intergrated art scheme for new capital building projects over 1 million dollars.
  • Charcoal Lane Mural image by Bernie Phelan

    Celebration Dreaming

    Yarra City Council received a grant through the Department of Justice and Regulation’s Graffiti Prevention Grants 2016-2017 program to commission a Victorian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artist to create a meaningful and inspiring artwork across the entire eastern wall of the Charcoal Lane building to focus on Aboriginal identity and culture in Fitzroy and highlight the history and significance of Gertrude Street, this building and this area for the Aboriginal community.
  • Klein, Deborah_Pressed for Time, 2017

    Pressed for Time

    Pressed for Time is part of an ongoing exploration of the absence of women from history, in this case, of Chinese women during the Australian Gold rushes. A detailed study of the period was undertaken, however the women could equally originate from any place or time, including the present.
  • Bateson, TJ_Iteration Silver Field

    Iteration Silver Field

    In Iteration Silver Field, the exploration of colour and low tonality with quiet, muted, rhythmic tonal shifts of a contemplative nature and the broken moment of pattern call for reflection, allowing the many layers to unfold and reveal themselves.
  • Pool mural by artist Stephen Baker

    Pool Parade

    This mural was produced by local artist Stephen Baker as a ‘gift’ to the City of Yarra as part of Council’s Christmas Program. It is located on the Fitzroy Swimming Pool building on Alexandra Parade in Fitzroy.
  • Sculpture in park

    Red running tiger

    Red Running Tiger (Thylacine) was commissioned as one of three artworks by the City of Richmond for the Urban Arts Square project in 1993.
  • Artwork by Hayley Millar-Baker

    Hayley Millar-Baker

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    Toongkateeyt (Tomorrow) sees the mashing of Countries through inter-generational experiences to create imagined landscapes.
  • Artwork by Jon Butt

    Jon Butt

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    Spectra is an immersive photographic installation that formalises both an expanded and compressed notion of landscape.
  • Artwork by Aaron Claringbold

    Aaron Claringbold

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    Another iteration of Claringbold's ongoing project Confluence, the exhibition considers the experience of urban waterways during colonisation through a photographic engagement with the region of Melbourne anchored by the confluence of the Merri Merri and the Birrarung.
  • Artwork by Ros Sultan

    Ros Sultan

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    Ros Sultan is an Eastern Arrernte and Gurindji woman who uses ink and markers to create intricate and highly-detailed images.
  • Artwork by Simon O’Carrigan

    Simon O'Carrigan

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    Reading in Edinburgh Gardens is a panoramic mural designed to have the viewer feel as if they are inside a picture book set in the nearby Edinburgh Gardens, featuring people reading in all manner of poses and places.
  • Artwork by Anna White

    Anna White

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    This series features local members of the community juxtaposed with books from the Yarra Libraries' collection.
  • Artwork by Felix Wilson

    Felix Wilson

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    Wilson's art investigates the complexities and paradoxes of the human relationship to nature, with a focus on exploring the ecologies of the contemporary night-time city.
  • Jo Scicluna artwork - Where We Come From

    Jo Scicluna

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    Scicluna’s photo-sculptural installation explores landscape as a signifier of place, of belonging and of a longing to belong; to engage in questions of identity.