New artwork coming to Caroline Springs park

By Olivia Condous

The Avenue Park in Caroline Springs will be home to a new public artwork commissioned by the City of Melton for the community to enjoy.

The artwork, titled ‘Second Nature’, will be created by public artist Jade Oakley, who specializes in art integrated with its environment.

The art will focus on the theme of growth and incorporate etchings into concrete paths around the park leading to the playground where the main sculptural piece will be.

The artwork of the trail will be based on drawings collected during local community art workshops, designed to showcase the community’s unique cultural diversity.

Melton Mayor Goran Kesic said the artwork will create an engaging and playful atmosphere for residents and visitors to the park.

“The project aims to increase community pride in our public spaces and share the stories,

themes and issues that are relevant to our residents,” said Mayor Kesic.

“I am convinced that the artwork will not only be visually appealing, but also a

milestone in itself.”

Ms Oakley was commissioned to create the artwork by the Melton Council Public Art Subcommittee, with support from public art consultant T-Projects, through a competitive selection process.

More details about the sculpture will be revealed leading up to the installation around October.

Residents are invited to meet the artist and speak with project representatives at a free art workshop on June 8 at The Avenue Park in Caroline Springs.

Details: melton.vic.gov.au/theavenuepark

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