Darebin City Council are the custodians of a significant and ever growing public contemporary art collection known widely as the Darebin Art Collection. There are three main focus areas of the collection which include; artwork by South East Australian Aboriginal artists, video art and new media, contemporary ceramics and craft and works that reflect Darebin and the adjoining municipalities.
As part of this robust collection, City of Darebin also commission and maintain a diverse number of public artworks situated throughout the shire.
The Darebin Art Collection aims to inspire, inform, engage and connect our community in an appreciation of contemporary visual arts. The Collection aims to enhance public spaces and community wellbeing. The Collection forms a visual record of the issues, thoughts, concerns, ideas and concepts that were and are important to the community at a particular time.