Adornment Mural by Rowena Martinich and Geoffrey Carran

Public Art

Council's commitment to public art is visible by its diverse and dynamic collection. Since 1985, over $2 million has been invested in more than 100 public art installations across the municipality.

Greater Dandenong public art collection features permanent and temporary installations that invite locals and visitors to engage with and reinterpret their environment in new and challenging ways.

Many of the artworks have received industry awards, national media exposure and been accepted into state collections.

As a leader in public art practice, the collection celebrates local identity, character and cultural diversity. 

For more information, visit our Public Art Policy page.

Plaques, Memorials and Interpretive Signage

Plaques, memorials and interpretive signs enrich our public spaces. They are a way to record, reflect on and celebrate history, heritage and community achievements.

Council’s Plaques, Memorials and Interpretive Signage Policy outlines how requests for plaques, memorials and interpretive signs on Council owned or managed land are considered. The policy also informs how we manage and maintain these assets. 

To make an application for a new plaque, memorial or sign, please submit your application online below. For funding options visit our Community Grants and Funding page. If you need assistance with your application, please contact our Public Art Projects Lead via 8571 5187 or arts@cgd.vic.gov.au

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An art trail with a focus on celebrating the resilience and vast cultural heritage of the Peoples of the Kulin Nations is set to
A display of bold public artworks have been installed along the shopping strip of Hemmings Street.
A projection project designed by five young emerging artists and leading artist Yandell Walton...
House of Earthly Delights is a mural created for the Unwrapped Festival.
Waa and Buln Buln Corroboree (Springvale Ceremonial Fire Pit)
Experience the Greater Dandenong business centres in a different way - visit some of our Transformed public works.
Adornment celebrates Little India's status as Melbourne's hub of Indian and subcontinent fashion and design.
Enjoy a unique environment created with recycled materials.
The two worlds of Aishwarya Pokkuluri blend - that of her Indian upbringing and her Australian lifestyle.
The Buckingham Avenue gateways were designed as part of a streetscape upgrade to rejuvenate Buckingham Avenue.
With a prop like appearance, the whimsical Chaise Lounge near the Drum Theatre is a talking point.
The Commemorative Park Mosaic mural and gardens were developed by young people who joined in a LEAP.
Find out about the unique qualities of the Dandenong South neighbourhood, its residents and social heritage.
Seven power poles in Little India have been brought to life with Indian and sub-continent colours and designs.
Depot was an installation of artworks created by seven artists at the decommissioned Grenda’s bus depot.
A cyclist has escaped the traffic of the main roads and is enjoying the freedom of the bike path in Falkiner Reserve.
Seven gallery light boxes offer artists an opportunity to display 2D and 3D installations in an alternate space.
Decorative and highly colourful night lighting ignites three Dandenong landmarks in central Dandenong.
These quirky life-size figures adorn the public toilet block and hall in Palm Plaza.
In-Transit picks up where Gold Bling left off, exploring the tension of a town in flux.
This mural puts Gandhi back on the streets to share a message of non-violence and peace.
Dandenong’s finest pedestrian urban space – Palm Plaza – has received a major lighting upgrade.
The Palm Plaza Seating project contributes to making Dandenong a more colourful, animated, safe and enjoyable city.
Reverie takes inspiration from the local area and explores the connection between nature, industry and community.
River Flow provides a bright colourful transformation of the Noble Park Station pedestrian underpass.
Artist Julian Clavijo has created a stunning mural celebrating Sikh culture and the 32nd Australian Sikh Games.
Speed Cheek uses two speed checking devices to measure the speeds of bike riders and pedestrians in Oakwood Park.
This underpass was transformed with 3D installations, improving lighting and the aesthetics of the tunnel.
Table of Knowledge is a reflection of ideas and concepts offered through the sharing of knowledge and information.
The Books can be found scattered and piled in front of Springvale Rise Primary School.
The Dandenong Book of Prayer contains personal prayers by local people and recent photos of central Dandenong.
An integrated component of the streetscape redevelopment is the stunning centrepiece ‘The Lamp’.
The Offering was a temporary art installation in a single story weatherboard church and community hall.
Located in central Dandenong are six towering ceramic totem poles of varying colours, designs and heights.
Brady Road shopping centre was rejuvenated by artwork from artists of Zabelski Han.
Inspired by the idea of trade and exotic cultural containers, light is used to bring these shapes to life.
Viachroma injects a burst of energy and luminous colour into the glass overpass at Dandenong Station.
Water Kite shows activities shared in Tirhatuan Park including fishing, playing ball, riding bikes and flying kites.
Water Pool provides a bright, colourful cover of the underpass that plays an important role in enhancing visibility.
Wominjeka is a painting by local Aboriginal artist, Ian Harrison of Dandenong.