Artists in Banyule


 Banyule and its Artists

Banyule is home to many artists who use the natural environment along the Yarra River as a source of artistic inspiration for their paintings.  'Al freso'is the name is one of many art groups in Banyule and its members often meet in the Banyule Flats area to paint outdoors. The members artworks are exhibited locally in exhibitions to the enjoyment of the wider community. These artworks reflect a deep interest in the environment and the painters benefit from the positive experience of working together in good company with a shared interest in arts.

Banyule House By Carol James

Painting of Banyule Homestead by Carol James

Gate Near Banyule Flats By Carol James

Painting of gate near Banyule Flats and tennis courts by Carol James


The annual Banyule Outdoor Sculpture Award Exhibition features artworks displayed on the banks of the Yarra River.Victorian and Banyule artists show sculptural artworks made in various media and the pieces often relate to this natural environment. The award for exellence is sponsored by The Old England Hotel in Heidelberg and several Banyule artists have won the award for their sculptures.The public attending the exhibition and the Banyule Festival can vote for the 'people's choice' artwork in the exhibition.


Julie Milton - Second Skin 2009 (1)

Artist: Julie Milton
Title:  Second Skin
Materials: twigs, plastic marking tape; 2009


Andrew Potocnik is one of several fine crafts people living in Banyule. He works with wood and his exquisite artworks have been awarded and exhibited in Australia and overseas. He writes articles and conducts workshops sharing his knowledge of fine craftsmanship and the techniques he uses working with wood. Andrew often gets inspiration for his artpieces on his weekly exercise routines taking him through the Banyule Flats area and the paths along the Yarra River.

 Andrew Potocnik (1)


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