Public Art

Scattered throughout Upwey enhancing walls, bridge, bollards, and subway are wonderful murals and artworks that UCG has been involved with.

Talented local artists have been commissioned ​to create murals including the very popular wildlife artworks on the Main Street bridge at the Tecoma entrance to Upwey, painted by Jacob Arnold.

We have worked with Upwey Primary School, Upwey South Primary School and Upwey High School to produce a series of murals depicting our history and local scenes which the pupils are very proud of. Our idea is to have them refreshed over time by the next generation of talented students.

Recently the local schools were approached by UCG to create works of art for our BollART project. We printed the completed masterpieces onto vinyl stickers, and with the artists’ help, applied them to the tawdry bollards in the carpark. What a transformation!

Our dull subway has been enlivened by an Indigenous welcome with the endangered Powerful Owl which resides in the area, large photos of the Main Street in 1912, UCG’s famous Billycart race, and artworks by Upwey High Students. Outside the subway is a hand-painted map of Upwey, with some historical anecdotes of people and places.

UCG plans to continue to work with our local schools and artists to brighten our township with more fabulous creations. Watch this space. If you’d like to be involved, please contact us.