Its that time of year again! Spring has sprung and art comes to the Upfield in Moreland with the launch of the 2013 MoreArt Exhibition.
What do koalas made from recycled plastic bags, taxidermy animals and Egyptian pyramids have in common? All are pieces by Melbourne artists inspired by Moreland’s public spaces, selected to headline this years’ MoreArt Public Art Show.
The annual show, co-curated Jane O’Neill (Art Series Hotels, Art Aficionados) and Dan Mitchell (Moreland City Council Arts and Culture), encourages local artists to reimagine the train stations and bicycle paths along the Upfield line from Brunswick to Coburg from 6 October – 10 November.
As usual, the Squeaky Wheel will be hosting several rides on which to discover the stories behind the art installations, each ride with its own character, so you’ll be sure to discover the right one for you! These tours are free, are extremely popular and bookings are essential.
Welcome Spring Ride, Sunday 6 October, 12.30pm – 3pm
Celebrate the launch of the MoreArt Public Art event with a guided bicycle tour along the Upfield train line. Participating artists will be on hand to discuss their works on site – the ride will conclude at the MoreArt launch party at Mechanics Institute Brunswick. Stick around for some complimentary nibbles and a drink to quench your thirst. Starting 12.30pm at Coburg Station, Coburg. Finish 3pm at Mechanics Institute, Brunswick. You can book here
Sound Ride, Sunday 13 October, 2.30pm – 5pm
Ride along the Upfield train line with pumping beats, taking in all artworks of MoreArt 2013, stopping for a chat with exhibiting artists and finishing up at The Howler for beats and a beer or two. Starting 2.30pm at Coburg Station, Coburg. Finishing at 5pm at The Howler, 7-11 Dawson St, Brunswick.You can book here
Story Ride, Sunday 20 October, 12.30 – 3pm
Discover old and new art along the Upfield bike path, listen to exhibiting MoreArt artists, update your street art know-how, learn from Brunswick locals and enjoy the festivities of a community art project in Coburg … and don’t forget to pedal! Starting 12.30pm at Jewell Station, Brunswick. Finishing 3pm at Robinson Reserve ‘Mural’ launch party, Coburg. You can book here.
For all rides
Bring: working bicycle + bell, helmet, water, camera/phone.
MoreArt is a collaboration between Moreland City Council Arts and Culture, Metro Trains, Victrack, The Squeaky Wheel and RMIT Link Arts and Culture.