Upcoming Event: SPOKEN Soft Launch Exhibition at Laneway Festival.
Date: Sunday, 24 March 2019
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Place: Space 2B, 144 Chapel St, St Kilda
The soft launch of SPOKEN exhibits photographs and stories of the residents of the City of Port Phillip, and the mural, which will be launched later this year, will be painted to effectively portray their stories.
Diverse groups of people co-exist in Australia but they do not necessarily enjoy a sense of community. There exists a challenge to build a sense of community that opposes racism and xenophobia.
Ondru and @space2b_design are working together to create an evocative public mural artwork that gives voice to silent and unheard human stories.
The focus was on people who had left their countries as a result of internal problems or conflicts to make their life in Australia; people who positively shape our communities.
Whilst acknowledging that every community is unique and changeable, interaction is the key to social change, a central force to building a community that is inclusive
The individuals featured will be residents of the City of Port Phillip. The overarching vision of the artwork is to celebrate the cultural diversity and raise awareness about the journey, struggle, survival and achievements of people from diverse backgrounds, by transforming the selected space through the process of curating and painting the mural using evocative images and stories of the community.
Photographer: Shane Lam (@shane.lam)