MELBOURNE: Two local emerging artists, Sohail Yamin, and Yoge Biju, have brought Indian themed and culturally inspired street art to Little India’s Foster Street in the form of decorated power poles.
Yamin’s work titled Peace and Love builds on inspiration, brightly colored motifs, symbols and slogans synonymous with truck art which is very popular in India.
Biju’s street art concept is titled Thoonu which translates to mean Indian Pillar. Pillars are a key architectural element and design aesthetic of Indian monuments and structures.
The artwork is located outside Museum India and is designed to extend the experience of the museum on to the street.
Greater Dandenong Mayor Cr Youhorn Chea said the latest additions added another layer of Indian culture and identity to the precinct.
“The street art program began with three large scale murals on Mason Street,” he said.
“We have continued to add color and vibrancy to the precinct with artwork adorning shop fronts, blank walls, and verandas.”