Moreland Public Art Show

Moreland Public Art Show

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

Monument to Now: MoreArt 2020

Applications now open

MoreArt is Moreland City Council's annual public art project.

Monument to Now: MoreArt 2020 invites artists to present site-responsive artworks and performances that engage with ideas of deep listening to create a monument to now.

Applications open     8 November 2019
Applications close    5pm on 22 January 2019
Exhibition dates        23 April - 2 May 2020


We welcome site-responsive proposals from artists and performers who are interested to engage this unique location.

Successful artists will receive a $2000 artists fee (this fee is inclusive of artists fee, production and installation of the work.)

Monument to Now

Monument to Now draws on the idea of 'Deep Listening', where through deep and respectful listening, communities are built. The Northern end of the Upfield Train Line is a place of rich contrasts and paradoxes, where the industrial meets the personal. As a pragmatic urban thoroughfare it has been reclaimed by the personal through small human moments of tenderness among vast industrial sites. Listening deeply to the site reveals the movement of time and the layers of culture that have gathered in this socially and culturally diverse context.

Potential Sites

Where feasible the preferred site along and beside the cycle path will be allocated, however, the exhibition selection committee will have final say as to where artworks will be situated.

Selection criteria

  • Past experience with similar projects and exhibition history of the artist(s)
  • How does the proposed work respond to the theme of 'Monument to Now' and concepts of deep listening?
  • How does the proposed work respond to the culture and community context of Upfield Bike Path north of Coburg Station?
  • Ability and experience of artist to successfully deliver project for specified budget

A shortlist of artists will be selected by an exhibition selection committee comprised of three council officers and one member of the Moreland Arts Advisory Committee.

Please note

  • While every effort will be made to ensure the safety of works, Council will not accept responsibility for damage, loss or theft of works.
  • Department of Transport and Moreland City Council policy necessitates the exclusion of graffiti art works at these sites.
  • The exhibition selection committee will consider artist’s site preferences.
  • Artists will have to complete a risk assessment and JSA before installing artwork.
  • Selected artists are responsible for the transportation, installation and removal of their artwork within the specified times (unless otherwise arranged with the curator).
  • Final locations for artworks will be selected by the curator.


Apply online

For a full list of terms and conditions, please review the Expressions of Interest (PDF 517Kb) document.


Moreland City Council
Emily Cormack, Public Art Officer
Phone: 9240 1111

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