the BIggest public art program in kingston!
Curators David Cross and Cameron Bishop, together with a stellar group of contemporary artists, lead SIX MOMENTS IN KINGSTON, a dynamic series of six public artworks set in sites around Kingston.
Each artwork responds to an infamous local story, including the mysterious disappearance of aviator Fred Valentich in 1978, following his sighting of a UFO; a celebration of globally successful Parkdale rocker Rick Springfield's worldwide hit 'Jessie's Girl'; Phil Carman's infamous headbutting incident at Moorabbin Oval, and the story of Julie Cooper, Moorabbin's first female councillor and Mayor. And much more!
Hop on board a magical mystery bus tour and discover six delightful artworks in secret locations around Kingston!
Laresa Kosloff, video and animation
Steve Rhall, performance and installation
Tal Fitzpatrick, craftivist
Shane McGrath, performance
Field Theory, artist ensemble
Spiros Panigirakis, sculptor and installations
Craftivist Textile Workshops with Tal Fitzpatrick - Register your interest
Moment #1: 1976 Julie Cooper is the first woman elected to local council, going on to becoming the first female mayor of Moorabbin.
Did you know that on the 12th of June 1902 Australia became the first country in the world to give (some) women the right to vote AND the right to stand for office? Unfortunately, Australia also had the greatest lag time of all western democratic countries between when women became eligible to stand for Parliament and when the first woman was actually elected - 41 years later. In Moorabbin it wasn’t until 1976 that the first woman was elected to local council. That woman was Julie Cooper, who in 1982 became the first female mayor of Moorabbin.
Taking inspiration from those who campaigned for women’s suffrage and equal rights, this project will involve the creation of a collection of textile protest banners. In May and April, a series of three workshops, participants will be shown how to create their own textile protest banner by Melbourne ‘craftivist’ Tal Fitzpatrick. These banners will then be used during the Six Moments in Kingston bus tour as part of a pop-up protest before being returned to the person who made them.
30 March 2019, 2-4pm - LONG BEACH PLACE in partnership with Urban Yarn Art
Saturday 13 April, 2-4pm - KINGSTON CREATIVE STUDIOS, Clarinda
Saturday 27th of April, 2-4pm - LE STUDIO ART SPACE, Mordialloc
All participants are also invited to come together and share their stories and artwork at a morning tea with the artist on Saturday 11 May.
TO BOOK YOU PLACE IN THE CRAFTIVISM WORKSHOPS:
All materials will be provided on the day. People of all ages and abilities are welcome - Spaces are limited. Book now to secure your place here.
All enquiries to: Victoria O'Shea, Arts and Cultural Project Officer, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tal Fitzpatrick is an Israeli born Australian artist, craftivist and researcher based in Melbourne. Driven by the power of craft to solicit the sharing of stories, Tal's textile based artwork looks to drive positive change by engaging diverse groups of people in complex conversations. Tal holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Fine Art) from the Victorian College of the Arts and a Bachelor of Arts with first class honours from Griffith University.
The Creative Suburbs program is an initiative of the Victorian Government’s Creative State strategy. The program supports outer metropolitan councils to undertake new creative projects or programs that give locals opportunities to get involved in high-quality creative experiences on their doorstep.