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Civic Art Collection

An important component of Kingston City Council's Public Art Program is the Civic Art Collection. The collection of paintings is managed by Council's Arts and Cultural Development team.

The Collection is diverse in its origin and content. It is derived from the three former municipalities, Mordialloc, Chelsea and Moorabbin which amalgamated to form Kingston City Council in December 1994. As such, the works in the collection reflect the values of those communities at various historical stages.

Today the Collection encompasses approximately 100 works of art by professional and amateur artists, spanning from 1865 to the present. It includes drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and mixed media. More than half of the Collection is currently exhibited throughout the City, in municipal buildings.

The City is responsible for ensuring that proper care and preservation of the artworks is carefully balanced with providing residents and visitors the opportunity to see the exhibited works and enjoy the Collection.

For more information on the Civic Art Collection, please contact Council’s Arts and Cultural Development Coordinator.

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