Grasslands focusses on the importance of the once-expansive grasslands and the way Indigenous people and animals lived on this local land, prior to colonisation.
Facilitated by Wemba Wemba Wergaia man Dean Stewart and local artist Heather van Heerwaarden, Grasslands began earlier this year with cultural talks and then workshops with indigenous artists Gunditjmara fibre artist, Bronwyn Razem and Donna Blackall, a Yorta Yorta woman whose beautiful weaving work is represented in the Koori Heritage Trust. Community responses to the talks and workshops through artwork will be displayed at these two very unique exhibition spaces in Altona Meadows: Orbital and Airtime.
Orbital, Central Square - the weaving and sculpture works will be displayed in the exhibition spaces located within the exterior wall of the Aldi supermarket.
Airtime, Altona Meadows Skate Park – artworks are printed and exhibited on the flag poles located at the Queen Street Skate Park in Altona Meadows.
This is part of Art and Public Places, a month-long, multi venue celebration of art and ideas, in all their forms, throughout Hobsons Bay. Everyday spaces become art sites as we discover artwork and artists from around the world and around the corner. Art in Public Places reminds us of the importance of public space for its ability to host diverse social exchanges and the communication of ideas to those who seek them, and those who happen upon them, in equal measure. Featuring a dynamic visual representation of sound, an augmented reality guided tour that takes care of you to, the international premier of a film about our very own Laverton, ‘Glow’ - by kids, for kids – and so much more.
For all the details, go to www.artinpublicplaces.com.au
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