Nine vibrant murals and a light-installation from local and other talented artists have energised the streets of Footscray as part of Maribyrnong City Council's StreetWORKS program, supported by the Victorian Government.

Now in its tenth year, the program showcases innovative visual art in urban environments, discourages graffiti and tagging, activates key locations in Footscray and supports local creative communities.

Internationally renowned contemporary artist, Brook Andrew's large-scale light installation Welcome to Footscray, features in this year's collection. Artists were selected through Maribyrnong City Council’s expression of interest process and included Colombian/German artist Katherine Gailer – whose artwork, Abundance, is a major 65-metre mural – and Eric Sesto, Madeline Mercer, Abbey Rich, Olana Janfer, Olivia McCracken, Tom Civil, Justine McAllister, Daniel van de Weil and Hayden DeWar.

The $355,000 Footscray StreetWORKS project is supported by $200,000 from the Victorian Government’s 2023-24 budget, with a further $155,000 from Maribyrnong City Council.

Visit the Maribyrnong City Council website for more information about this launch.

Welcome to Footscray by Brook Andrew

Pictured: Welcome to Footscray by Brook Andrew located at 88 Hopkins Street, Footscray.

View the artworks

Abundance by Katherine Gailer

Location: BETA Electrical / 216-224 Barkly Street, Footscray / Donald Street corner

Dragon Dreams by Justine McAllister

Location: Chemist Warehouse Lane, 190 Barkly Street, Footscray

Migration by Eric Sesto

Location: 95 Irving Street, Footscray

The Time Depot by Daniel van de Wiel

Location: 42 Buckley Street, Footscray

Garden of Life (dedicated to Rue) by Tom Civil

Location: Telstra Exchange Building / 171 Nicholson Street, Footscray

This is Footscray by Abbey Rich and Olana Janfa

Location: 21 Victoria Street, Footscray

In Bloom by Liv McCarten

Location: 29 Albert Street, Footscray