Follow the lantern trail across Eltham Town Square Discover handmade lanterns designed by local artists
Nillumbik has a rich heritage, with its Wurundjeri-willam history, prolific creative community, and its enduring status as a fertile green wedge displaying an abundance of flora and fauna.
In collaboration with arts collective The Indirect Object, Artbox artists to submit invited new or existing artwork and designs for the Eltham Lantern Trail.
These lanterns emanate from the artists' personal connection to this heritage, and their cultural reflection on the local environment. Tapping into both ancient art forms and old-world production methods, their designs are adapted into these unique shadow lanterns.
Featured artists have varied practices working with textiles, glass, painting, illustration, woodcutting, metalwork and multidisciplinary forms. Tapping into ancient art forms and old-world production methods, their designs are adapted into unique Shadow Lanterns.
Original lantern designs are produced by the following local artists:
Works produced as part of this program will become part of the Nillumbik Shire Council’s public art collection.
Eltham Lantern Trail is presented by Nillumbik Shire Council in partnership with Artbox.
Illuminate Eltham is partly funded by the State Government of Victoria’s ‘COVIDSafe Outdoor Activation Fund’