ISPT/CBRE and Cultural Matters

Public Art (murals and decal designs)

ISPT and Cultural Matters are commissioning artists to paint murals and create designs for decals across one of Melbourne’s iconic business districts on Lonsdale Street.

50 Lonsdale Street

50 Lonsdale Street, previously known as the Urban Workshop, is a modern commercial building in Melbourne’s parliamentary precinct.

The building connects to CasseldenMadame Brussels Lane and 271 Spring Street.

The site of 50 Lonsdale Street has a rich and colourful history; formerly the red light district of the city and in dubious proximity to Parliament. Historical elements such as 19th Century buildings and laneways, as well as artefacts unearthed in the development process have been respected, reinterpreted and given new life.

For example, the original laneways, which were lost to title consolidation in the mid-20th Century, have been ‘returned to the city’ as pedestrian thoroughfares which now pass through the foyer.

The project is an initiative of ISPT/CBRE’s Creative Industries Placemaking Strategy and managed by the consultancy Cultural Matters: Art Museums Heritage 

There are three opportunities for artists to consider:

Project 1:  Three murals

Project 2: Design for a Decal for Flex Space

Project 3: Design for 3 Decals in the café and surrounds at Casselden Place

For information and to receive the Artist Briefs for individual projects please email Cultural Matters Director, Georgia Rouette

Deadline for all submissions is 5pm Saturday 5 December 2020


Wednesday 18 November, 2020
Saturday 5 December, 2020
ISPT Business District
Venue Address
50 Lonsdale St

Melbourne , CBD

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