Celebrating Native Australian Birds

The City of Stonnington's Activation Grants program is bringing the talents of contemporary Indigenous artist Josh Deane to life by supporting his captivating ‘Wings of Wonder’ art experience – coming to locations across the city this February.

From 6 February, Josh’s ‘Wings of Wonder’ will take flight on huge wooden cubes crafted by Indigenous builders, Dundee Rock.

Watch Josh bring the cubes to life as he applies his talents to creating magnificent native bird artworks. Experience the live painting sessions at locations throughout February:

  • 6, 7 and 8 February | Prahran Square | 9am - 3pm
  • 13, 14 and 15 February | Rockley Gardens | 9am - 3pm

Join us to celebrate Australia’s incredible biodiversity and wonder at our native species! On display until 1 May 2024.

The Stonnington Activation Grant program supports local artists and businesses to create innovative, creative and interactive experiences in outdoor public spaces.

About the Artist

Josh Deane is an emerging Indigenous artist from the Kabi Kabi lands on the Sunshine Coast, and for the past ten years, He has called Naarm/Melbourne home. He creates vibrant art blending personal experiences, ancestral wisdom, and cultural heritage.

Inspired by Australia's biodiversity, his work encompasses various mediums and immersive experiences. Josh's art also reflects his journey as a survivor of family violence, offering solace and empowerment to others.

Recognised with prestigious accolades, including the Kinaway Award for Social Media Excellence 2022 and Victorian Indigenous Creative of the year 2023 Koorie Heritage Trust - Lendlease Reconciliation Award, Josh's art amplifies marginalised voices and fosters positive change.

Josh Deane is a firm believer in the industry's power to inspire and heal, and through his work, he strives to create a world that celebrates diversity and uplifts those who have been silenced for too long.

Website: byjoshdeane.com



  • 6, 7 and 8 February | 9am - 3pm


13, 14 and 15 February | 9am - 3pm

Event details

Dates & Times

Live Painting
6, 7 and 8 February 2024
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6 February - 1 May 2024
All Day


Centre Square

Prahran Square, Cato Street, Prahran VIC 3181

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Wheelchair Access
Parking available on site
Public transport nearby
Lift access

Event notes

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