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Open Studios and other Art Events and Programs


ART IN PLACE is the City of Melville’s new annual series of temporary site-specific public artworks that aim to engage the community by giving residents and visitors unique opportunities to experience and encounter contemporary art in significant and accessible locations across the City.

In April 2019, the City was pleased to present its second ART IN PLACE installation, Sonic Hill, a site-specific audio sculpture by Agency 296, Tom Mùller and Ned Buckley installed at Wireless Hill.

The inaugural ART IN PLACE, Confluence, was commissioned in 2018 for the City of Melville’s 50th anniversary celebrations. It featured a light projection-based installation produced by VJZoo and Kambarni, illuminating the water and a fleet of boats at the meeting of the Swan and Canning Rivers.

Explore our previous ART IN PLACE projects to find out more.

Open Studios & Art Trail 2018 - Woven Studios

Open Studios & Exhibitions Art Trail

The third annual Open Studios & Art Trail weekend will take place on 14 & 15 September 2019

This annual event showcases the many artists and creatives who live or work within the City, offering the community a chance to see artists at work, participate in art activities and purchase from local residents.

Download a map

If you are a Melville-based artist, maker, creative or small business, use the hashtag #creativemelville in your social media posts and we will share your news on our social media channels. 

To see last year's event in action, view the 2018 Open Studios & Exhibitions Art Trail video#1, video#2 and album.

Image: Open Studios & Art Trail 2018 - Woven Stories, Myaree.

Canning Bridge Art Trail

As you stroll along the Canning River foreshore you may notice some eye-catching sculptures and art pieces decorating the way.

Did you know there are 17 unique public artworks that stretch the foreshore from Point Heathcote to Mount Henry Bridge?

Download our pocked-sized Canning Bridge Art Trail brochure or pick one up from Heathcote Cultural Precinct and go on your own art treasure hunt. The brochure shows the location of each artwork and gives an overview of the piece and the artist.


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