Banyule's bi-annual program of ephemeral artworks in public spaces
This program aims to invigorate Banyule’s public spaces, encourages people to experience the arts in unexpected places and to think about the city differently.
Each year we seek to support small, new and original, site-specific art projects. Works are one-off, ephemeral art experiences delivered in a public space within Banyule – a shopping strip, car park, laneway, swimming pool, local park or even a bus stop – it might be anywhere, as long as it's creative. It may be contemporary performance, visual art, digital-media, writing or a combination of art forms. We look for work that is engaging, accessible and invites contemplation. Grants of $1,000 per project are offered in each round.
Projects address the themes of the Pinpoint Program:
Projects are assessed and selected on criteria such as:
- Clarity of concept
- Relationship to site/location
- Exploration of themes
- Collaborative opportunities
- Innovation & creativity
- Capacity to deliver
We are pleased to announce the successful projects in the first program round for 2018:
Electric Marsupials - by Wonda Ball
20 May - 11 June
St Pius X Community Environmental Park
431 Waterdale Road, Heidelberg West 3081
Twenty 'Electric Marsupials' created by Wonda Ball from bits & pieces junk collected in her local bush park, along with abandoned street & hard rubbish, will inhabit this Community Garden in Heidelberg West.
Local schools, kindergartens, aged care & community organisations have been invited to visit the park over the coming weeks to identify, hunt for and enjoy these awareness raising creative creatures.
Exhibition launch and artist workshop (Make your own Marsupial!) - Sunday 20 May, Midday - 1.00pm.
I Love 3081 Bag Project - by Maude Farrugia
Friday 1 June - 10am - 4pm
Shop 48, The Harmony Centre
Bell Street Mall, Heidelberg West 3081
Join local designer Maude Farrugia and the Heidelberg West Boomerang Bag collective for a sewing bee to create some custom 3081 'Boomerang Bags' for the local 3081 community.
Maude has created bespoke designs of some of the traders in the Bell Street Mall, which will be turned into bags and free to 'borrow & bring back' when shopping in the Mall, reducing plastic waste & celebrating our diverse community.
Free event, everybody welcome.
For more information please contact Hannes Berger (Arts & Cultural Development Officer) on 9457 9913.
Art In Public Spaces 2018 Rounds:
Applications Open: 1-31 March 2018
Program Delivery: May 2018
Focus: Collaborative projects between artists and local organisations / groups / businesses
Applications Open: 1-31 July 2018
Program Delivery: September 2018
Previous Art In Public Spaces projects
Jasmin Corbett | Connect | Warringal Parklands Genevieve Thornton | Transpire | Warringal Parklands
Fiona Haas | If Urban Rivers Were Drinkable | Plenty River Jessie Stanley | Dust to Dust | Greensborough Walk
Jacqui Lewis | Flow | Greensborough Walk Alice Bennett & Felicity Gordon | Sound Tree | Watsonia Library
Liz Walker & Avis Gardner | Olympic Village Tee Pees Briony Galligan | Phantosmia | Old Heidelberg Cemetery