Help the performing arts recover

12 May, 2020

While already considered works of art in their own right, Arts Centre Melbourne venues have inspired many artists, both professional and budding, to create their own masterpieces featuring our great landmarks.

With the artist’s permission, we present to you our gallery of inSpired works:

Wayne Bryant Spire at Night


Spire at Night, Wayne Bryant

Wayne Bryant The Arts Centre


The Arts Centre, Wayne Bryant


Wayne Bryant

Painted some years ago, many years ago Spire at Night is acrylic on board and The Arts Centre is oil on canvas.

After studying fine arts at the Victorian College of the Arts, Wayne took to sketching and painting the views of Melbourne and Sydney which inspired him. Many were sold through galleries and commission.

“I love the urban landscape and idolised the artists like Jeffery Smart who captured them so well.”

To see more, visit @wayne_bryant_artist on Instagram.


Teddy Terrance Blueprint Edition


Blueprint Edition, Teddy Terrance

Teddy Terrance A3 Portrait


A3 Portrait, Teddy Terrance


Teddy Terrance

This piece is part of the "A Walk Through Melbourne..." collection and is pencil and ballpoint pen.

The work tells the story of overcoming post-travel depression and adjusting to life back home in Melbourne after returning from a year overseas.

“Getting out of the house, walking around the city, and taking in my surroundings, I was able to reconnect and appreciate the sceneries and iconic buildings that make Melbourne truly unique,” Terrance says. “The Blueprint Edition was created to symbolise my love for architecture, floor plans and building design”.

To see more, visit @teddy_terrance on Instagram.


Austin Burgess


Austin Burgess

Pencil and marker on paper.

Austin is a young lover of theatre and the stage. He was inspired to create this work after having drawn Mildura Arts Centre last year.

He admits the detailed Spire required a lot of concentration and dedication but was happy with the result.

“It was a bit hard but I kept on going.”


Peta Tranquille - Hamer Hall


Hamer Hall, Peta Tranquille

Peta Tranquille - Sidney Myer Music Bowl


Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Peta Tranquille


Peta Tranquille

Doncaster artist Peta, primarily uses acrylic on canvas or wooden panel to create her works.

The cartographic artist, with 30 years of experience in mapping, transforms digital maps into an abstract works of art.

See more on her Instagram account @petatranquilleartist on Instagram or visit her website


Josh Cohen


Metcard, Josh Cohen


Josh Cohen

Created by pianist, music school operator and songbook writer Josh Cohen in 2008, this pieces was part of a series titled Metcard Art - an entrant in the Signature of M art award.

With the aim of creating something ‘very Melbourne’, Josh opted for the unique Metcard medium. A recent Broadsheet article and greater renewed interest in his works, Josh recently announced there will be an exhibition and prints of his work coming soon.

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