Based in Maroondah, Katherine Masiulanis is an accomplished artist with a background in landscape architecture. In preparation for this project, she employed charcoal and watercolour: materials that are not usually found on exterior public art surfaces. Drawing on the shared experience of living through COVID, the artist describes how “this work expresses our desire to embrace the outside world, and also how nature and creativity can provide an interior freedom.” Here the signal box reads as a small weatherboard house in the style of many dwellings in Maroondah. Depicting characters occupied with different activities around the house, it is an engaging story for pedestrians.
Photos by Andy Drewitt.
Railway Avenue & Outside Bendigo Bank, Ringwood East Vic
The Maroondah Signal Box Program is an initiative of the Arts and Culture Team, Maroondah City Council managed in conjunction with Urban Smart Projects. Artworks installed in 2022 responded to the theme 'A close-knit community'. in 2021 the theme was 'Celebrating Cultural Vibrancy' and in 2019 'Anthropocene'. The Maroondah public art collection can be found online here: https://www.maroondah.vic.gov.au/Explore/ArtsInMaroondah/Arts-things-to-see-and-do/Public-Art-in-Maroondah