Victorian Women’s Public Art Program continues

With $1.2 million of new funding, more Victorian women will be honoured and celebrated
17 January 2024

After the huge success last year which saw six artworks unveiled right across the state, the Victorian Women’s Public Art Program is back for a second round.

Applications for grants will open soon for public artworks that recognise the significant achievements of women right across Victoria.

This continues the work towards monumental change. The aim is to increase representation of women by creating more public art tributes to women who have made a lasting impact on Victoria’s culture, history and development.

Women are underrepresented in the statues, sculptures and other art in our public spaces, with only 12 of the 583 statues across Melbourne depicting real women. This program aims to address this shocking statistic.

In 2023 six artworks were unveiled: 

 Applications for this year’s program will open soon.


Six public artworks  - Zelda D’Aprano in Melbourne, Creative Resilience in Melbourne, Linton: War Surgeon in Linton, Remembering Stella Young in Stawell, Yennaga Yettang in Mildura, Three Kurnai Women on Country in Drouin.
The six public artworks unveiled in 2023