New Street Art to adorn Dandenong Indian Precinct
06 October 2018
New Indian themed and culturally inspired art has added colour and vibrancy to Foster Street in Dandenong.
The new artworks have been completed by two local emerging artists, Sohail Yamin from Berwick and Yoge Biju from Hallam.
The artists were commissioned by Council as part of its ongoing Street Art Program in the Indian Cultural Precinct and were engaged to decorate two power poles.
Yamin’s work titled Peace and Love builds on inspiration, brightly coloured motifs, symbols and slogans synonymous with truck art which is very popular in India.
Biju’s street art concept is titled Thoonu which translates to mean Indian Pillar. Pillars are a key architectural element and design aesthetic of Indian monuments and structures.
The artwork is located outside Museum India and is designed to extend the experience of the museum on to the street.
“The street art program began with three large scale murals on Mason Street,” he said.
“We have continued to add colour and vibrancy to the precinct with artwork adorning shop fronts, blank walls and verandas.”
Melbourne’s south-east region is home to more than 52,000 people of Indian origin. Approximately 12,400 first generation Indian residents currently call the City of Greater Dandenong home.
For more information on these works and other street art projects go to www.greaterdandenong.com/littleindiaculturalprecinct.