Mannequin dressed up in the street

Sunset projections light up the night

Mannequin dressed up in the street

Dandenong’s Walker Street windows at the Drum Theatre will be lit up from sunset this month, featuring large scale projection artworks designed by five talented high school and tertiary students.

Melbourne’s leading projection artist, Yandell Walton, has worked with five students, aged between 15-21 years as part of Greater Dandenong City Council’s ReflectProject.

Artists worked with Yandell online to create their artwork, which will be turned into a spectacular projection for the community to enjoy.

Council Chief Executive Officer John Bennie said the project came at the perfect time, with the area expecting an increase in visitors as restrictions eased.

“We are really pleased to see this project come to life, and as we start to enjoy some more freedoms after a long period in lockdown, it provides our community with an interesting showpiece to view when they return to the area.”

“The students reflect our broad, multicultural community and either live or study in our municipality. This is a great way to develop their skills with a highly-regarded mentor, and to share their work with the broader community,” Mr Bennie said.

The talented young artists include Shruti Randive, Pedro Osorio, Kate Vucak, Jennifer Guingab and Hassan Younus.

Artwork will go live from sunset to midnight each day until Friday 4 December.