Art of high standing

Yoge Biju next to her artwork depicting traditional puppets. 193560_03 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS


The latest installation of bright street art has graced Dandenong’s Indian Precinct.

Artists Sohail Yamin, Yoge Biju, Rashmi Gore and Natasha Narain have festooned the street poles on Foster Street as part of stage 2 of the project on 20 May.

They drew inspiration from traditional Indian art and culture.

Yamin’s artwork includes a reference to the Basant spring festival in which kites are flown.

As a welcome to visitors, he also represented drum beating with greeting messages in several regional and international languages.

On other poles, Biju depicted traditional puppetry marionettes of Rajasthan – a performance art practised in India for thousands of years.

Meanwhile, indigenous Warli art were the inspiration for Rashmi Gore’s intricate geometric patterned work.

Natasha Narain’s art depicted dolls adorned in traditional dress and motifs.

The street art program began with three large scale murals on Mason Street, with stage 1 of the Foster Street project unveiled in October 2018.


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