Vibrant art has been popping up along Young Street in Frankston’s city centre, with eight signal boxes lining the street being transformed by bursts of colour.
The artworks were jointly coordinated and funded by Frankston City Council, The Victorian Government and Transport for Victoria as part of the Young Street Precinct Improvement Project.
The signal boxes have been covered with images from around the city which acts as an anti-graffiti measure and references historical buildings, such as the Mechanics Institute.
Frankston City Mayor Colin Hampton said thanks to the creative initiative of Council’s own Frankston Revitalisation Team, the pieces add intrigue to the otherwise drab boxes on the daily commute and act as a conversation starter when shopping or dining in the city centre.
“The artworks complement existing sculptures and public artwork located throughout Frankston’s city centre and create an enhanced sense of arrival by brightening our streets and laneways,” said the Mayor.
State Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke said “Young Street continues to get better and better, with the latest additions transforming Frankston’s heart into a more attractive environment locals and visitors to enjoy.”
Artist James Voller described the pieces as “combining contemporary Australian art practices with heritage imagery, resulting in these unique pieces of work for visitors of Frankston City to enjoy.”
“I’m excited to see that the local community is already enjoying the pieces.”