Initiated in 2014, StreetWORKS creates innovative visual street art to enliven spaces and discourage graffiti and tagging. The program creates mutual respect in the community by engaging artists with property owners and businesses, in which street art projects can be appreciated by the wider community.
The project is designed to provide opportunities for artists to develop new ways to express and enhance their artistic practice by activating sites in the Maribyrnong neighbourhood (i.e. railway abutments, bridges, property walls). The outcomes of the project are to:
- Create innovative visual art in the urban environment
- Animate identified sites
- Discourage graffiti and tagging
- Engage artists more closely with the community
- Improve livability and safety in the City of Maribyrnong.
In 2017 StreetWORKS is proud to be working with the following artists;
- Julia Both - Bharat Traders, 580 Barkly Street, West Footscray
- Mike Maka - Buzz Barbers, 547B Barkly Street, West Footscray
- Bailer - to be confirmed
These works are currently in development. Stay tuned for more announcements soon.
If your property has been tagged, you can request a voucher to purchase a graffiti removal kit. The kit includes a graffiti removal product, exterior paint, and a paint roller and tray. Please contact us and we will organise a time to drop by.
Artist Carla Gottgens artwork at Piccolo Bakery and Café, Yarraville for StreetWORKS.
Artist Mayfield Place – Julia Palazzo and Chuck Mayfield artwork at Coral Avenue Carpark (behind Zoom Fitness) for StreetWORKS.
Apply to take part
If you are interested in StreetWORKS, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03) 9688 0200.
Click through below to see some of our favourite pieces.
North and south walls (between Moore Street, Franco Cozzo and Footscray Hotel)
Hopkins Street, Footscray
Artist: Amanda Morgan
2 French Street (corner Albert Street), Footscray
35 Bunbury St, Footscray
Artist: Creature Creature
(behind Zoom Fitness 1/287 Ballarat Rd, Footscray)
2 Coral Avenue, Footscray
Artist: Mayfield Place – Julia Palazzo and Chuck Mayfield
75 Moore St, Footscray
Artists: Heesco, Conrad Bizjak, Sebastian Fransz
214-218 Nicholson St, Footscray
Artists: Paul Round, Heesco, Dvate, Makatron, Style/Duke, Conrad Bizjak
176 Somerville Road, Kingsville (artwork on Queensville St)
Artist: Kelly Manning
186 Somerville Rd, Kingsville
Artist: Amanda Morgan
175 Somerville Rd, Yarraville
(Facing Loch St)
Artist: Carla Gottgens
70 Pentland Avenue, Seddon
Artist: Cezary Stulgis