Art collection

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Our community has a rich history and we place a high value on preserving relevant cultural, heritage and artistic materials. We manage a vast Art Collection, which includes over 500 paintings, photographs, crafts, ceramics, sculptures, monuments and works on paper. The Collection documents our culture, history, environment and people and is located across many of Council’s buildings and facilities including Footscray Town Hall.

Purpose

The collection contributes to the celebration and documentation of our cultural identity and creates a sense of belonging by reflecting, documenting and preserving innovative, contemporary and historical artworks and artifacts. It fosters an understanding, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual and public arts, engages with the widest possible audience and supports the creative economy within the local art community and contemporary art practice.

Tour our public art

Check out the Public Art works in your neighbourhood - where are they and who created them?

Tour our street art

StreetWORKS creates innovative visual street art to enliven spaces and discourage graffiti and tagging. Find out where they are and how to get involved.

 

Image: Karenne Rees
Olympic Donut Van, 2011
Archival pigment print on Museum Portfolio Rag
28.8 x 29.5cm