By SAT News Desk
MELBOURNE, 25 March 2020: A new artwork is helping to transform the Noble Park streetscape.
The work by established mural artist Hayden Dewar was commissioned by Greater
Dandenong Council and pays homage to the growth and development of the local
Dewar’s work is inspired by the changing population that has called the suburb home
over the years.
The artwork depicts the strength and spirit of the community through its sprawling
tree roots of a mighty river red gum- a tree synonymous with the local area.
The artwork entitled Roots is located on the corner of Ian Street and Mons Parade in
The area is frequented by hundreds of pedestrians making their way from Ian Street
to the new train station.
The Transformed program first began in the City of Greater Dandenong in 2006.
Since then more than 30 temporary art installations have helped transform public
spaces in Greater Dandenong’s activity centers.
Greater Dandenong Mayor Councillor Jim Memeti said Transformed was a fantastic
program that brought art to the people.
“These temporary artworks in our activity centers assist us in creating friendly
pedestrian environments and add color and vibrancy to our streetscapes,” Mayor