Take a visual journey through Melbourne Docklands
Docklands is Victoria’s new waterfront destination. Located to the west of the CBD on Victoria Harbour, the area has unique urban art, grand promenades, historical wharves, new marinas and parkland, and three kilometres of Yarra River frontage.
The redevelopment of Docklands began in the 1990s and all developers were required to set aside a portion of their budget for public art. As a result, this area has some of the greatest concentration of public art works in Melbourne.
Outside the Telstra Dome are the works Threaded Field and Art Wall; while close by is John Kelly's well known Cow up a Tree with its oblique reference to William Dobell. The shiny white sculptures at NewQuay are Silence by Adrian Mauriks, popular not only with art enthusiasts, but also children and tourists.
Art Journey – Melbourne Docklands Public Art Walk is a comprehensive brochure which describes some of the best ways to see the public artworks as well as providing information on works commissioned and completed as part of the integrated art program.
The journey covers several precincts where the art can be best viewed with a combination of boat, bike, car or on foot. Transport instructions and suggestions are outlined in the brochure. There are also detailed backgrounders and images of all of the public art included on the walk.
The brochure is available from the Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square or can be downloaded online at www.docklands.com
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