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Public art opportunities 

Artists interested in being kept informed about public art opportunities that arise from time to time in Maroondah are invited to send contact details to

Artist opportunity: Melview Reserve, Ringwood North

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Council is seeking a suitably experienced Artist to develop and install a public artwork on the theme of the Tawny Frogmouth at Melview Reserve to the value of $40,000.


Artist brief - Melview Reserve  (docx, 3MB)

Please send artist proposal to by 11.59pm on Monday 2 May. 

Further information  

For further information and application forms, please download the attached documents. For further queries please contact the Public Art Officer Jane O’Neill at:

Public art news 

Artwork enlivens Ringwood East

Railway Avenue, Ringwood East  

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Joanne Everard, Possum, Railway Avenue Project, 2021

Newly installed along Railway Avenue in Ringwood East is a series of paintings by artist Joanne Everard. Funded by a 2020-2021 Maroondah Arts and Cultural Grant, Ringwood East Traders Association commissioned Everard to develop the series of artworks to enliven the streetscape in this busy shopping precinct.

Everard worked with shop-owners to develop ideas for the pieces, and although delayed by COVID-19 lockdowns, was able to complete the project before Christmas last year. The small artworks adorn various shopfronts and feature native Australian flora and fauna depicted in delightfully surprising scenes, including Mother Duck shopping with her ducklings; a cute possum enjoying a tasty treat; and a pair of wombat and echidna friends sharing tea at a café. There are over 15 different paintings, so next time you are in Ringwood East take a stroll along Railway Avenue and see how many you can spot!

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Joanne Everard, Kookaburra, Railway Avenue Project, 2021
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