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

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  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Le città continue artist Angela Cavalieri

    Le città continue

    Angela Cavalieri’s practice is centred on the art of writing; she employs literary, religious and historical narratives where selected texts eventually manifest as image. 
  • Opus 15

    Opus 15

    Opus 15 was commissioned as one of three works by the City of Richmond as part of an Urban Arts Square project in 1993.
  • Infinity Billboard Digital Print by artist Natasha Johns-Messenger

    Infinity Billboard

    Infinity Billboard was originally a site-specific photographic work displayed at Billboard Park, on the corner of Gertrude and Smith Streets in Fitzroy, as part of the 2004 Midsumma Festival Program. 
  • Sohrai Ledra textile by Sita Devi

    Sohrai Ledra

    Sita Devi created Sohrai Ledra. A ‘ledra’ is a small quilt made by stitching straight into layers of recycled cotton saris – as if constructing a drawing.