What’s On


October 28, 2017 - March 4, 2018

Artists from across Australia are presented in this major exhibition which includes a $10,000 acquisitive prize and $1,000 People’s Choice Award. The Darebin Art Prize is a biennial multi-medium award for excellence in contemporary visual art. See contemporary artworks across all media, from painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and craft, through to video art.  Come along and bring a friend to vote in The People’s Choice Award.

Connie Anthes / Rushdi Anwar / Belle Bassin / Zanny Begg / Jessie Bullivant / Jon Butt / Sheena Colquhoun / Georgina Cue / Jaye Early / Leslie Eastman / Anna Finlayson / Matthew Greaves / Bronwyn Hack / Will Heathcote / PJ Hickman / Timothy Hillier & Danzel Baker / Kez Hughes / Eliza Hutchison / Linda Judge / Ash Keating / Annika Koops / Claire Lambe / Bridie Lunney / Sam Martin / Hayley Millar-Baker / Adelle Mills / Archie Moore / Kent Morris / Sophie Neate / Joshua Petherick / Steven Rendall / Nicholas Selenitsch / Vivian Cooper Smith / Nicholas Smith / The Ryan Sisters / Ebony Truscott / David Wadelton / Kellie Wells / Deborah White / Alice Wormald

Claire Lambe

Anna Finlayson
Matthew Greaves
Joshua Petherick

David Cross / Professor of Art and Performance, Deakin University
Lou Hubbard / Artist
Claire Watson / Curator, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

The 2017 Darebin Art Prize is proudly supported by:

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Megaphone Project 2017

Public Art in Darebin | Have Your Say

November 17, 2017 - December 7, 2017
Opening: November 17, 2017 -

How would you like to experience Public Art in Darebin? Have your say by 7 December 2017!

Public art enables Darebin to stimulate a thriving and creative culture in the city and provides the community with an every day experience with creativity.

Council wants to hear from you as we begin developing a new Public Art Framework.

What is Public Art?

Public art is any visible art that is located in a community space. It can be permanent such as a sculpture, or temporary such as a projection on to a wall or window. Some forms of public art are ephemeral and can last only hours or days, such as a performance or a visual artwork that disintegrates.

For further details about current public art in Darebin, check out the Public Artworks Discovery Map.

How do I get involved?

Is public art important to you? Does public art make your community a more inspiring and surprising space? What public art would you like to see in Darebin?

By taking part in our survey you will help us plan the future role of Council in the changing Public Art environment in Darebin and work towards building a new Public Art Framework.

Read more: here

Go straight to the survey: here

Image: Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey

The Megaphone Project,  2017

Installation View: Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
Photograph by Nicole Cleary

The Megaphone Project was presented by Darebin Music Feast 2017