Public Art In Dandy

The word “Dandy” has been taken from one of the southeast suburb of Melbourne called Dandenong (Dandenong is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 35 km (22 mi) south-east of Melbourne’s Central Business District) which has been identified as one of the most multicultural suburb in Melbourne

I chanced on this small inviting open space which had six towering ceramic totem poles of varying colours, designs and heights on one side and a beautiful mural on the other.

The Totem poles were created under the direction of Robert Tickner and the Knox Placemakers, a collaborative process involving local people of a variety of backgrounds, ages and interests.As you look closely you will see the Koori pole, Youth pole, Peace and Hope pole, Vietnamese pole, Music and Dance pole and the Four Elements pole.

This mural by Lee Pereira and Goodie is located outside the Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre, Dandenong. They have created a calming and aesthetic piece that explores the themes of gender expression and sexuality in their mural entitled The Home of Earthly Delights.

Photographing Public Art Challenge

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  1. Really cool poles and mural

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Alice ❤️

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  2. Alison says:

    These are wonderful Teresa, you always manage to fund amazing art work

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    1. Teresa says:

      Lucky that I have people around me who stops when I tell them to stop haha

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      1. Alison says:

        Sounds like me!

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        1. Teresa says:

          We are lucky indeed 👍

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  3. I love those totem poles!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks a lot ❤️

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  4. Marsha says:

    Teresa, these are all lovely. The totem story is as interesting as they are. It’s amazing to me when so many can come together to create a public art project. The mural is very relaxing. Even with cars parked in front of it, it looks beautiful. The colors are so perfect for the beginning of fall which we hope to enjoy soon. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. Teresa says:

      You are right, it creates a more interesting artwork when it is a collaboration of people in one project!
      Thanks for liking this post, Marsha 😘

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      1. Marsha says:

        Of course, thanks for linking to PPAC. You always have something special to share. 🙂

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  5. Toonsarah says:

    Great finds – I especially like the poles 🙂

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Sarah, glad you liked them. I think that I should’ve looked at it more closely to understand it more. But oh well.

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  6. Lins Doodles says:

    The poles and mural are great.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Lin ❤️

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