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Greater Dandenong. My Place. My Community

The 'Greater Dandenong. My Place. My Community' Project 2021

The ‘Greater Dandenong. My Place. My Community’ art project captures and celebrates community pride and connection to the City of Greater Dandenong, through a creative youth lens.

The project encourages young people to explore what they love about their community, what is special about their community and what connects them to their community.

The project comprises three parts:

1. Youth Art Competition

Local artists aged 12-25 years were encouraged to submit an original artwork- either a painting, drawing or digital illustration, to convey their personal connection to the Greater Dandenong community. Prize winners will be formally announced at an online, invitational event to be held on Thursday 18 November 2021.

2. Art Exhibition

The 'Greater Dandenong. My Place. My Community' virtual exhibition is the culmination of the art competition. Submitted artworks can be enjoyed via a virtual exhibition, and a selection of curated works are on display in the Dandenong Library window boxes until Friday 19 November 2021.

Click here to view the virtual exhibition

This compilation of art works will also help inform and inspire an art mural, at the rear of Clow Street, to be undertaken by commissioned artist Mike Makatron with the concept to be co-designed with local young people.  

3. Co-Designed Public Art Mural

Renowned public artist, Mike Makatron has been appointed through an Expression of Interest process to create a public art mural outside the Youth and Family Services office at 39 Clow Street in Dandenong. The artwork will represent the ideas and visions of young people in Greater Dandenong, including what they love about the Greater Dandenong community. 

Mike Makatron will work alongside young people, conducting a series of creative workshops to transform their ideas and visions into a vibrant and meaningful artwork. 

Pending COVID-19 restrictions, these workshops will take place in January 2022. Young people interested in being involved in this co-design and hands on workshop experience are encouraged to contact Youth and Family Services by phone on, 9793 2155 or email,


To find out more information

For further information, please contact Youth and Family Services. 

Phone: 9793 2155


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