Project Partners

“COVID-19 has shown us that the precious things, and the everyday, we take for granted in life are in fact fragile and finite. Now more than ever, we must respect and look after our communities, and our planet, so future generations have the chance of a prosperous and healthy life where humans and wildlife are respected equally – and live and flourish as one. This monumental artwork by Lisa Roet acknowledging the legacy of Dr Jane Goodall is how we as an arts community can achieve greater awareness for all,” says Arts Centre Melbourne CEO, Claire Spencer AM.

David Greybeard Sculpture

A message from the Lord Mayor of Melbourne

Melbourne is one of the world’s great creative cities and we are blessed with art all around us.

Art in our city offers unique sensory experiences, helps to start conversations and provides deeper meaning to our daily life.

It can challenge us, move us and inspire us.

The City of Melbourne is proud to support the premiere of the David Greybeard project at the Arts Centre Melbourne.

This sculpture of the iconic David Greybeard reflects the City of Melbourne’s commitment to conservation and creativity as a catalyst for positive change in our community.

This striking sculpture created by Victorian artist Lisa Roet, in association with the Jane Goodall Institute, celebrates the 60th anniversary of Dr Jane Goodall’s pioneering research into chimpanzee behaviour in Tanzania.

We are thrilled David Greybeard will be unveiled in Melbourne before beginning a global tour.

Sally Capp
Lord Mayor