MoreArt Public Art Show

MoreArt Public Art Show

Our annual art in public spaces event along Moreland's iconic transport corridors.

MoreArt 2017

Participate, Perambulate and Pedal your way through MoreArt 2017

A vibrant cluster of artworks and artists appear in  unexpected public sites along the Upfield and Sydney Road rail, road and bike precinct.

MoreArt 2017 ran from 29 October to 15 December 2017. 

Download the MoreArt 2017 program (PDF 3Mb)

MoreArt bike and walking tours

Day bike tour: Sunday 29 October 2017

Walking tour: Saturday 18 November 2017

Night bike tours: Thursday 23 November and Saturday 9 December 2017

For more information, visit the Facebook page

Collective Care

Collective Care

Collective Care is a public art project inviting participants to unite through discussion, meditation, craft, performance and protest.

The project is in an attempt to overcome feelings of helplessness induced by the intensifying influence of information technologies in a hostile world.

Collective Care uses frameworks that incite intervention, negotiation and collaboration to highlight the intersections between self-care, personal agency and collaborative action – providing authentic insight into the emotional thresholds of our community.

Kate Davis and Hannan Jones are a duo working across multiple platforms. Their collaborative practice is informed by collective experience, synthesising curatorship, pedagogy and fine art practice. 

Sunday 29 October – workshop and protest march: Start 11 am at Siteworks – finish at Mechanics Institute, Brunswick

Saturday 2 December – workshop and protest march: Start 11 am at Coburg Courthouse – finish at Moreland Station.

Site Siting - Robbie Rowlands

Saturday 25 November 2017, 1 – 9 pm.

Robbie Rowlands is a Melbourne-based artist whose work explores notions of stability and vulnerability through the manipulation of objects and environments.

His repetitious and precise cuts, and the resulting distortions, reflect the inescapable passing of time that affects everything around us.

This MoreArt workshop will allow participants to consider site-specific practice, developedthrough modes of observation – from the expanded to the micro.

Robbie Rowlands

Participants will have the opportunity to record, discuss and explore ideas directly within a determined site.

The workshop will run between 1 pm and 9 pm to allow participants to consider the dynamic changes of the site as it transitions from afternoon to evening.

Rowlands' works have been described as 'spotlighting the history, humanity and function' of his subjects.

His manipulated objects and spaces blur the boundaries between our fabricated world and the natural world.

Participants are to bring: a smart phone or camera capable of recording still images and video/sound, sketchbook and drawing/writing equipment.

For more information visit Robbie Rowlands' website.

Seeland - Slow Art Collective

Over the past seven years, the Slow Art Collective has created various large-scale participatory artworks that play with ideas of sustainability, improvisation, on-site learning and experimentation.

The works incorporate DIY sound experimentation, weaving, food and plant production and gameplay.

Slow art Collective

For Seeland, the public will participate in a slowly evolving structure that will house a series of resting places – letting visitors take the time to enjoy a space of calm and relative peace.

These resting places will also become stages and sites for a series of small live activations and performances – popping up during the six week period.

Visit the Slow Art Collective blog for more information. 

Where Have We Come To?

This collaboration between Kurdish Australian artist Rushdi Anwar and Syrian refugee artist Miream Salameh is an ongoing project examining the challenges faced by refugees, the broader community’s shared stories, their experiences and the significant contributions made to the emerging modern Australian identity. This project is supported by Refugee Week and Moreland City Council.

Rushdi Sand

Rushdi Anwar  

From 29 October
Brunswick Town Hall, Brunswick

Theme is Art Like Morality, Consists of Drawing a Line Somewhere…….is it?



Miream Salameh 

18 November – 15 DecemberThe Door
Brunswick Town Hall, Brunswick
Theme is Ways of No Way


Ben Taranto
Lot 47, Cameron Street, Brunswick and Upfield Bike Path

Timelapsed is a site-specific monument to visibility, adaptation and impactful human activity. It is a blend of art, site, architecture and foreign or unseen environments. 

Viewers experience an unfamiliar contemporary urban sculpture within a familiar industrial environment. Timelapsed is informed by conceptual steel sculpture, current human-assisted degradation of the Great Barrier Reef, human architecture and many hours spent diving underwater.

The result is something akin to a submerged human structure encountered whilst diving – something reclaimed by the ocean and its creatures.

Ilana Russell


Curated by Forum of Sensory Motion
Curated by Ilana Russell
Jewell Station Precinct

Platform is a series of site-responsive performance and sound interventions around the Jewell Station precinct.

Curated by Forum of Sensory Motion and featuring works by Benjamin Hancock, The Hunt Prophets, plus performances and sound installation from the Lullaby Choir.

The works respond to the rhythms and flows of the station – using the platforms to create a stage for an immersive waiting experience.

Program details can be found at LICHEN KELP.

Liss Fenwick


Liss Fenwick
Jewell Station

Periphery is an installation of three lightboxes at Brunswick’s historic Jewell Station. 

Photographs of white ash from an incinerated tree trunk and a gloomy weir offer an unsettling perspective on our relationships to the environment.

A smaller, photograph of a figure lying down on salt marsh, illuminated by the light of the stars, gives a contrasting sense of humanity’s scale.

These photographs explore the allegorical potential of rural Australia throughout cycles of expansion and decay.

This work is developed in areas of bush surrounding Liss Fenwick’s rural hometown in the Northern Territory, and across northern Australia.


Maria Miranda and Norie Neumark
Moreland Station

Waiting is a collaborative art work, made by artistsNorie Neumark Waiting and Listening
and worms. Artists feed the worms what they are eating and the worms transform ‘dead’ matter into live soil, providing us with castings and with food for thought. Miranda and Neumark were drawn to work with worms because of their recycling and
transformational skills. Worms still retain much mystery, at the same time as being a common – though often unnoticed – part of everyday life.

Working with sound and video in a series of short diary-like pieces people are invited to listen to the sounds worms make through amplification.

No worms are harmed in this work.

Past MoreArt shows


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Moreland City Council
Public Arts Officer
Phone: 9240 1111

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