Melton Youth Services
Public Art Project
Funded by The Shire of Melton
A permanent artwork created with and for the young people of Melton
March 2009

As part of the construction of the new Youth Services facility in Melton, the Melton Council funded a large-scale art project for the new building. Mia Rappel was the hired artist and project manager for the public art project.

Mia worked with the youth services team, and a variety of young people over a 4-month period in 2008-2009 to develop, create and install the artwork. Over the months weekly art workshops were run at the youth services centre. Young people had the opportunity to experiment with materials and develop their ideas; they worked with collage, stencils, drawing, ink painting, text, beading and fabrics.

The theme was individuality and the aim was to engage, explore and create!

The result is a permanent installation of 18 totem like aluminium pillars with a jigsaw of unique art works. 75 individual works are included with many more created in the development process. An estimated 120 young people and staff contributed to the overall work.

 

 

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PAST & PRESENT PROJECTS

 

Mali in the City, Melbourne Zoo

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• Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe 2012

• The Passage Solo Exhibition

• Many Threads in Art Town Project

La Muse Artists Residency

Lush Creative Art Classes

• The Game @ Woodfordia


Positive Body Image Project Caroline Springs Secondary College


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Melton Youth Services Public Art Project


Carving Out A Place Projection Art Project


Walker St Windows Project

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