Kenny Pittock is a well-respected contemporary artist who has exhibited extensively throughout museums and galleries in Australia. His work forms part of prominent collections including the National Library of Australia. Growing up in the municipality, the artist describes how “when I think of Maroondah I immediately think of all the wonderful trees, and so my signal box will celebrate nature and many colourful leaves will proudly fill and wrap around it.” The work is an optimistic exploration of personal growth and aims to playfully encourage the viewer to consider their impact on others, while also hoping to bring a smile to all who experience it.
Photos by Andy Drewitt.
Dublin Road & Alexandra Road, 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