Public Art and Spaces

Public art enhances our community and open spaces. A diversity of contemporary art forms in our environment encourages us to reflect on our area’s unique heritage, aspects of our neighbourhoods, and aspirations of our communities.

In Brimbank, we’re proud of our public art commissions and work with artists. We aim to:

  • Enliven and enhance public buildings and public spaces
  • Create a strong feeling of identity, public pride and ownership of public spaces
  • Improve the quality and design of public spaces
  • Create landmarks that will become natural gathering spaces
  • Provide a focus for local pride, history and storytelling
  • Animate and enrich public spaces
  • Reflect the rich diversity of our community.

Exhibit with Brimbank in 2020

Brimbank City Council invites artists/curators/groups to submit proposals to exhibit as part of our 2020 exhibition program at the following galleries;

  • Hunt Club Community & Art Centre Galleries
  • Sunshine Art Spaces Gallery
  • St Albans Community Centre Gallery

We are interested to receive solo or group exhibition proposals from established and emerging artists working across a broad range of visual arts practice including painting, drawing, ceramics, contemporary textile, new media and installation work.

We particularly encourage artists from the western region of Melbourne and artists from diverse cultural backgrounds to apply.

Proposals that target specific celebrations such as MidSumma, Reconciliation Week, Refugee Week, International Day of People with a Disability, for example, will be highly regarded.

Please read the exhibition guidelines before submission.

Applications close Monday 30 September at 5pm - Submit your application

For further information or to discuss the application process, please contact the Visual & Public Art Officer or the Art Spaces Officer on 9249 4600.

Brimbank Art Spaces

Check out the variety of art spaces and studios across Brimbank.

Through these spaces in KeilorDeer Park and Sunshine we support a range of artists working across various art forms.

Studio terms are for two years at a subsidised cost of $28 per week.

We encourage resident artists to engage with our community through their practice, and also participate in our broader arts and culture program.

This studio program aims to provide:

  • Artists with an opportunity to extend and develop their practice in a community setting
  • A platform for our residents to engage with artists; and
  • Low cost studio spaces in Brimbank.

Sunshine Art Spaces Project

Since opening in August 2012, Sunshine Art Spaces gallery has held various solo and group shows. Located at 2 City Place, Sunshine, the gallery is a multi-functional space suitable for exhibitions and art workshops.  

Contact the Arts Spaces Officer about availability on 9249 4600 or artspace@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Low-cost art studios available in Keilor and Deer Park

We are currently seeking applications for studios in Keilor and Deer Park from practitioners working within any of the arts disciplines (visual, literary, performing, media).

If you are an artist looking for a creative space in a supportive arts environment, Keilor Art Spaces or Deer Park Art Spaces may be for you.  Artists who live in Melbourne’s west are encouraged to apply.

The Deer Park Art Space studios are located on the second floor of the Hunt Club Community Arts Centre on Ballarat Road – a 19th century period building with excellent natural light. The studios measure approximately 9m² and cost $29.30 per week including electricity and Wi-Fi.

The Keilor Art Spaces studios are located in the historic Overnewton Gatehouse on Old Calder Highway, Keilor and measure approximately 4m x 4m. The building is one of the few significant nineteenth century buildings in the City of Brimbank. Both studios feature period detail and good natural light, a shared kitchen, access to water and toilet facilities.

Joint applications from individuals or a group of artists willing to share the space are welcome. Read the studio guidelines.

Applications close Monday 23 September at 5pm

For further information or to discuss the application process, please contact the Art Spaces Officer on 9249 4397.

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Brimbank’s Arts & Cultural Program

Resident Artists are encouraged to contribute to the arts and cultural program of the Art Spaces program, or Brimbank more broadly.  This could be through an exhibition, workshops/artist talks (fee for service), for example.  Activities can also take place elsewhere, for example, indoors or as pop-up spaces in a festival setting or in a public space.

 

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