& djprojects

djprojects brings together the work of Derek John and Julie Collins. Together they operate a multi layered, creative, business spans across numerous fields.

Commissions & Collections

We are available for direct commissions, by invitation or via an expression of interest process.

We have extensive experience in public art projects, as artists, fabricators and public art consultants. Recent projects include:

City of Brimbank- The Elements 2018 budget $125,000 A collaboration with indigenous artist Lee Ann Clarke and Mandi Barton.

Camp Street- The View 2017 Budget $55,000 Forged stainless steel relief landscape drawing on building façade.

John Wardle Architects- Somewhere Other 2018, here Derek handled the steel components of the John Wardle Architects Venice Biennale project Somewhere Other. This included working both in Australia and in Venice.

Geelong – Rescue We have public art work in Geelong as part of the recent direct acquisitions.


Julie Collins and Derek John

ANA building Camp Street Ballarat Commission, Sunvale Project City of Brimbank Commission, Sebastopol CFA 150th Commission, Private home - Shunde, China, City of Greater Geelong, Port Fairy, Private Home, Mt Helen, Victoria, private home, The River, St Michaels Catholic Church - Melbourne, Fresh & Salty, Haddon Wetlands - Regional Arts Victoria, Melbourne Seafood Centre - Ian Wright Collection, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Celia Dymond Design, Haddon Wetlands, Golden Plains Shire, Dalwhinnie Wines, The Sutcliffe Collection, Bern Barry Collection, Cootes Collection, Ken Scarlett Collection, Macrae & Way Collection, Melbourne International Festival, Herring Island, Parks Victoria, Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria, Latrobe University Melbourne, Taim Management, 101 Collins Street Melbourne, City of Manningham Melbourne, Julian Burnside QC, Royal Blind Society– NSW, Fundere Fine Art Foundry Collection.