Mooroolbark Street Art Project
2018 – 2020
A significant renewal and revitalisation of Mooroolbark, the Mooroolbark Street Art Project invites artists to create works that reflect our shared history, stories, ideas and aspirations.
Mooroolbark has enormous potential and a large, active community. However, its infrastructure has suffered from neglect, vandalism, a lack of resources and investment. This project will increase visitation, strengthen our local economy, actualise the potential of existing assets and infrastructure, foster a sense of wellbeing, pride in place, identity and belonging. It will provide opportunities to connect and care for each other, create a more vibrant, beautiful and active community hub.
A mix of commissioned pieces and works created in collaboration with the community will become part of our streetscape for all to enjoy. Possible formats include large-scale street art, trails of miniature artworks, playful gathering spaces and collaborative pavement art.
The Mooroolbark Street Art Project is a Mooroolbark Traders & Community Group initiative produced in partnership with Yarra Art Rangers Network and supported by Pick My Project, Victorian State Government.
2009 – 2020
An annual Autumn festival held at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges, in Red Earth Park, Mooroolbark, an outer eastern suburb of Melbourne. A truly local, community festival Celebrate Mooroolbark has grown to attract around 10,000 people each year to enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the locals mingling with visitors on the day. Celebrate Mooroolbark embraces the diversity of its region with an event suited to all ages, interests and demographics; it celebrates community spirit, connectedness and quality of life.
Celebrate Mooroolbark 2020 | Red Earth Awakened
Following the Government’s advice to cancel gatherings of over 500 people due to COVID-19 at 4pm today, we must sadly confirm the cancellation of Celebrate Mooroolbark 2020 – Red Earth Awakened, including the Friday night event, Red Earth UnEarthed.
Festa di via Verde
2018 – 2019
The Yarra Valley is known for its food and wine, but did you know that much of our produce is thanks to our fantastic Italian heritage? From the potatoes in Gembrook to strawberries throughout Wandin, the orchards in Coldstream and the famous Yarra Valley Pasta of Healesville; Italian families have been feeding us all for generations.
To celebrate this piece of our history, Healesville’s Green Street hosted the Festa di via Verde to coincide with the international Targa Florio car rally arriving in town. A historic event that boasts over 150 of the world’s most desirable classic cars pulling up into River Street, 2019 was the 103rd anniversary for the Targa Florio and only the 3rd time held outside of Sicily, Italy.
Alongside these stunning cars, we celebrated with an Italian Festa like no other. Beneath the shade of the tree-lined Via Verde (Green Street), we ate antipasto and pizza, drank wine, danced the Tarantella, played Scopa, tossed tomatoes, learned Italian cooking and enjoyed each others company the Italian way.
Secret Gardens of Dandenong Ranges
Proudly presented by Dandenong Ranges Tourism, The Secret Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges opens the gates to some of the Dandenongs’ finest privately-owned gardens. Fill your senses with unforgettable sights, gourmet foods and the scent of spring, while Botanical Tour Guides Eddie Wasbutzki, Virginia Heywood and the garden owners themselves share with you their expertise and the stories behind the gardens.
Decibel New Music
Mooroolbark Traders and Community Group
2017 – 2020
Mooroolbark is nestled in the valley of Brushy Creek, approximately 30 kilometres east of Melbourne. With parklands and playgrounds bordering the central shopping area, along with the local community centre and library, Mooroolbark town centre has a real sense of a bustling community hub.
Cumulus Rising works with Mooroolbark Traders & Community Group to promote the precinct and its local businesses.
Mt Evelyn Street Party
2015 – 2017
Garden of Diversity
2016 – 2019
Healesville 150th Anniversary Grand Street Parade