Letter to the Editor – Street Art for Yea

Post Date: October 14, 2020

Letter to the Editor – Street Art for Yea

by Oct 14, 20202 comments

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A lot of concrete is being laid in High Street Yea under the works in progress to create a safer flow through of vehicle traffic.

I think this is a great opportunity to create and install multiple street art features.

I think we all realise that Yea in many cases is ’a drive through town’ being at the junction of two well trafficked highways. 

What if we could induce more travellers to stop for a coffee or a meal, browse the op shop, buy a paper or magazine, or marvel at the property values in our real estate agency windows.

Won’t our businesses in the street benefit?

I think some metal street art structures in our main street could become quite a feature with likely wide community interest. 

I have in mind commissioned works by two of our local accomplished metal artisans in Darren Gilbert and Daryl Callandar. 

I will put up a thousand dollars personally to get this idea under way. 

Will anybody else match me?

John Kennedy

Cheviot Ward Candidate

0417 549 137.



  1. Adele Anderson

    Why not join up with the people who are working on a street art project I am sure they would appreciate your financial contribution

  2. Carlie

    John, it’s a shame you weren’t involved in any of the Community Planning sessions or work groups that have been running over the last 18 months. (We would have loved an extra work horse in our group). Many great ideas came about from these sessions. Groups formed to work on each project. The “Honour the Taungurung” group will be installing an art piece down the Main Street. Keep your eye open for the Community consultation/feedback we have coming up soon.
    We’ve been successful with one grant, are waiting results of an additional grant and will still need a bit of extra funding to complete the project. We’ve learnt installing artwork around town is a very lengthy and expensive project but will be well worth it in the end.
    There is also the installation of metal artworks being placed down the hill near the Pioneer Reserve.


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