Merri-bek Public Art Show

Merri-bek Public Art Show

Our annual art in public spaces event along Merri-bek's iconic transport corridors.

MoreArt is Merri-bek City Council's annual public art project.

Monument to Now: MoreArt 2020
Dates: 11 - 29 November 2020

Artists include: Liquid Architecture, Catherine Clover, Adam John Cullen, Emma Gibson, Mira Oosterweghel, Patrick Pound, Michael Prior and Sarah Walker.

Moreland City Council's annual exhibition of public art - MoreArt 2020 - will now take place in November 2020

The eleventh annual MoreArt public art series, Monument to Now: MoreArt 2020 will present eight newly commissioned site-responsive artworks and performances that engage with ideas of deep listening to create a monument to now. This year's exhibition will feature a digital MoreArt platform to profile the works in a contactless, COVID-safe way.

These ideas take on a special significance during this moment of global upheaval offering artists and audiences the opportunity to think deeply about our connection to the land, our community and to each other. Situated along the Northern extent of the Upfield Bike Path from Coburg to Gowrie Stations, this exhibition will draw attention to the immense creative activity and cultural dynamism of Merri-bek's northern regions.

The City of Merri-bek is home to one of the largest communities of artists and arts workers in the country. This exhibition of temporary Public Art works is an opportunity to bring some of this extraordinary talent to visibility within the community.

The exhibition features a new commission by leading internationally renowned photographic artist, and Brunswick local, Patrick Pound, alongside specially created sculptural installations by critically acclaimed Merri-bek artists Adam John Cullen and Michael Prior, and new video works by Mira Oosterweghel. This year's MoreArt exhibition has a special focus on sound works and features a new project curated by Liquid Architecture, a sonic monument by internationally acclaimed sound artist Catherine Clover, two site responsive walking tour podcasts by Sarah Walker, and Emma Gibson.

Monument to Now will occupy The Upfield Bike Path, which has become a treasured community site. As a busy thoroughfare, where the industrial meets the personal, the bike path bears witness to small moments of tenderness amongst vast industrial sites. Each of the artworks in this exhibition explore the movement of time and the layers of culture that gather in this socially and culturally diverse context, coming together in what will be a monument to now.

For more information about the show, including locations, artist talks and biographies, you can visit the MoreArt 2020 page on Conversations Merri-bek.


Merri-bek City Council
Emily Cormack, Public Art Officer
Phone: 9240 1111

Further information

Arts Merri-bek Facebook page

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