Paste Ups Program

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Council's Paste Up Program is designed to create moments of joy in everyday life - this is one of the pillars of our first Arts and Culture strategy, which Council adopted in August 2021.

This initiative seeks to create public spaces that are unique and engaging and offer immersive creative experiences for the entire community. The paste ups installed reflect the unique identities of our townships and their communities. They also work towards creating a Shire where there are many opportunities to engage in arts and cultural activities. 

The first paste-ups program was delivered in summer 2021-22, with five outstanding works created by local artists. Expand the box below to view the paste ups and their locations.

2021-2022 Paste Ups


Title: Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos

Artist: Adam Bennet

Location: Gordons on Gordon, 69 Main Street, Gordon


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Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos were a regular visitor on the back balcony of my apartment. At the time I was living in Sydney and working long hours in a busy job. Often, I would arrive home to find a flock of these magnificent birds perched over the back guardrail and furniture, peering around inquisitively. Immediately, the stress of the day would dissolve, replaced by feelings of joy and connection with nature. Over time I came to look forward to seeing them, and I learned that these birds are large, brave, intelligent, and curious, and they live for many decades in the wild. 



Title: Night Shift

Artist: Tomas Lineker

Location: Fabulous Flowers Ballan, 148B Inglis St, Ballan



The night shift series is a body of work I have created with my spare time after work, mostly at night-time. Aimed to bring joy through colours driven by a fervent desire to find the perfect colour combinations and thirst to keep exploring and learning.



Title: Superstellar

Artist: Min Ray

Location: Millrose Cottage, 92 Inglis Street 


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We are our own planets and we are all different. We are different sizes, different colours and different in the way we interact with each other. Together we create a wonderful world, full of colour, magic and joy.


Title: Patterns in Nature

Artist: Anu Patel

Location: Lerderderg Library, 215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh 


The themes explored in the artworks are inspired by the geology and the ecology of Bacchus Marsh and the surrounding areas. My moments of joy come from a daily immersion in my surrounding landscapes. The colours, textures and patterns within the geological landscape are a great source of inspiration to me as an artist. I feel very privileged to be part of this unique and significant location.

Title: Supporting front line workers

Artist: Liz Thompson, Bacchus Marsh

Location: Bacchus Marsh RSL, 203 Main St, Bacchus Marsh




An extention of an initative by participants in the Community Leadership Program. Thank you to our frontline workers is a celebration of all the frontline workers who continued to serve us during lockdown, from nurses to supermarket attendants, police officers to baristas, we say thank you.


The artworks and locations for the 2023 Program will be announced soon!

The paste-ups program artists and locations are selected through an expression of interest process - if you would like to be involved either as an artist or a business, contact the Arts and Culture team via email to