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Public Art Workshops with local Artist Deb McNaughton

Image Credit: Deb McNaughton in front of 'Rainbow of Hope' mural at Shirley Burke Theatre, 2020, image by Shuttermain Photography.

Kingston Arts is seeking expressions of interest from those who live, work or frequent the Mentone, Parkdale or Mordialloc foreshore to participate in creative consultation workshops with artist Deb McNaughton on a new sculpture which is to be installed along the Bay Trail as part of the Bay Trail Public Art Project later in the year. The sculpture will be installed at the Hazel Pierce Reserve in Mordialloc. 

This exciting artwork will see a sculptural rainbow featuring a series of individual 3-meter-high galvanised steel posts that create the optical illusion of a colourful rainbow for those walking, driving or riding along or next to the work. The sculpture is a nod to the temporal ‘Rainbow of Hope’ mural Deb recently painted at Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkdale, which received an overwhelming positive response from the local community, as it celebrated the unity and connection demonstrated amongst Kingston residents in the face of social distancing rules. Through the significance of the rainbow as a universal sign of hope, this new sculpture will celebrate words/colours/campaigns/names or imagery important to the community, sought through creative engagement hosted by the artist in November.

Workshop details:

Date: Saturday 28 November
Session 1: 10:00am - 11:00am
Session 2: 11:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Shirley Burke Theatre (Foyer), 64 Parkers Rd, Parkdale VIC 3195

COVID information:
Places are limited & the below COVID guidelines must be adhered to at all times.

> Workshops will take place indoors, therefore a mask must be worn at all times
> Participants are required to keep 1.5m apart from others and workshop set up will support social distancing measures
> Hand sanitiser will be available onsite, we ask that participants please use it
> If you are feeling unwell please don't attend the workshops
> Staff will be onsite to ensure COVID guidelines are met and answer any questions you may have on the day

If you would like to be involved, please email through information surrounding your connection to the area along with your full contact details, contact phone number & indicate which workshop session you would like to attend to 





Saturday 28 November


Shirley Burke Theatre (Foyer),

64 Parkers Rd, VIC 3195, Parkdale