design Letterbox | curator Alisa Bunbury | venue City Gallery, Melbourne

In late 1842, seven years after Tasmanian pastoral prospectors first claimed these Kulin lands, the Council of Melbourne was founded. Newly elected councillors designed a heraldic coat of arms to represent the anticipated economic prosperity of this new town.

Emblazon: Melbourne’s coat of arms explores its symbolism, evolution, past and continuing presence around the city, as well as contemporary interpretations.