Harrington Square - Inside The Square March Makeover

Inside the Square March Makeover 

Presented by Hobsons Bay City Council, Harrington Square Traders, Altona-Village Traders Association

For the month of March, Harrington Square on Harrington Street in the heart of Westona will come alive with interactive public art, events and a range of fun activities for the whole family.

The Square will be transformed with custom seating, new colourful planting, car free "pop up" zone and a large temporary ground mural. Here are some of the exciting featured events:


Calendar of Events

Opening Night Wine Tasting with the BirdCage Cafe
Saturday 2 March, 6pm to 9pm

Join The Birdcage Cafe for an opening night ticketed event with wine tasting, canapes and live music. This is a ticketed events, tickets available from Birdcage Cafe or via eventbrite.com.au

Mural Painting
Friday 15 March, 3pm to 6pm
Saturday 16 March, 10am to 1pm

Join Creative City’s team of facilitators to be part of creating a large scale ground mural that will meander throughout the precinct. The work will be participatory and bring colour and movement to the square. We want you to join in and be part of the creation. Gloves and aprons will be provided, however participants need to wear old shoes and clothing.

Mesh Mash Pop-up Print Station
Friday 15 March and 22 March, 1pm to 5pm 

Buy something from the Square and bring your receipt to our Pop-up Print Station so you can print your very own free calico tote bag. Designs will be workshopped with Mt St Joseph College in the lead up, so there will be a few creative options to choose from. Mesh Mash is a design and print studio based in Laverton’s Lohse and Woods Creative Precinct. Mesh Mash works with young people, to develop and mentor creative and business skills. All profits from sales go back into running the programs.

Hobsons Bay Libraries – Storytelling 
Friday 22 March, 10am to 12pm 

The Book Cubby is coming! Create your own book, share some favourites, and join the team from Hobsons Bay Libraries for a special storytime at 11am. For more information contact library@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au or phone 1300 462 542.

Borg's Cakes 50th Anniversary 
Saturday 23 March, 10am to 2pm

Come, celebrate and be part of history. Enjoy live rockabilly music and dancing in the plaza, vintage cars, show bags, face painting, jumping castle, cake cutting and more! 

Powerslide Competition / Level Playing Field
Inflatable Public Artwork by David Cross
28, 29, 30 March
Create a super team* and join the Powerslide competition on an inflatable Public Artwork titled Level Playing Field by David Cross.
To win you need to get across the inflatable structure while the opposing team creates hurdles along the way. This is the first time Powerslide has been played in Australia, after success in France and New Zealand.
Competition Day 1: Thursday 28 March, 10am to 5pm
Competition Day 2: Friday 29 March, 10am to 7pm
Grand Final: Saturday 30 March, 10am to 7pm 
Level Playing Field is a participatory inflatable installation the size of a typical basketball court investigating the interplay between sport and participatory art, David Cross' Level Playing Field is a pop-up structure which acts as a playing field for the game Powerslide.

Free to join and suitable for ages 12 and over. Registration of teams is essential.

Powerslide Registration Pack(PDF, 4MB)
Powerslide Waiver of Liability

Please email completed registration forms to arts@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au or drop to Hobsons Bay City Council Civic Centre, 115 Civic Parade Altona, marked Attention: Arts & Culture.

Pre-book your match time by Wednesday 20 March so you don't miss out.

Watch Powerslide video 

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