An art trail with a focus on celebrating the resilience and vast cultural heritage of the Peoples of the Kulin Nations is set to feature alonside the winding Dandenong Creek. This project will engage Traditional Owners and the broader community to co-create seven place-based public artworks along the Dandenong Creek Trail, which together will form the 'Dandenong Creek Arts Trail'.
The project will celebrate First Australian’s enduring respect for the land and begin the process of community self-determination relating to the custodianship of the Dandenong Creek. It will draw on the cultural practices of the traditional custodians of the land where the creek sits, to repair, conserve and celebrate.
The art trail will feature up to seven locations, along 22km of the Dandenong Creek Trail between Heathmont and Dandenong. This project is a collaboration between our neighbouring municipalities, including Casey, Monash, Whitehorse, Knox and Maroondah Councils.
Titled 'Spreading the Message' the artwork was part of a project to enhance land alongside the creek, with Council's Park Team revegetating the land with indigenous plants.