These were just some of the suggestions we received from the recent consultation on the Graffiti removal and street art project to inform the Artists’ Brief for street art across Bayside.
People who responded to the consultation on our website had creative and beautiful suggestions that will no doubt inspire the work of the three mural artists who have been appointed to install street art on signal boxes, power poles, bridges, public toilets and the Sandringham Life Saving Club under the Victorian Government Working for Victoria program.
Other suggestions included: “red cliffs, coastal banksia, picnics, children playing on the beach, pelicans, black swans, dolphins”; “the Moreton Bay fig at Black Rock House is spectacular”; “Icebergers have been braving the elements at Brighton Beach since the 1880s”; “Flocks of Rainbow Lorikeets and Musk Lorikeets partying overhead and among the flowering gums along the railway line and in parks”; I’d love to see some music based street art with one of those outdoor pianos painted in multi colours in the heart of the Highett shopping strip close to the bubbling restaurants near the station..’: ” Have an abstract mural that reflects colours of the ocean.”; and ‘Please do a tribute to Karen from Brighton!”.
You can read the full Community engagement summary report. This feedback is being included in the Artists’ Brief to inspire their street art designs. Their designs will be assessed by a Panel comprising community members and Council staff. Some designs will also require approval from the asset owners ie. signal boxes are owned by VicRoads and power poles are the property of United Energy.