What's on during May
Welcome! This month sees a range of programs and events across Banyule that recognize and celebrate diversity. National Reconciliation Week, Schizophrenia Awareness Week and International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transpohbia all take place during May, and there's plenty on.
There are also great opportunities for artists, with a national call for entries for our award for Works on Paper and Expressions of Interest in our Pinpoint Art In Public Spaces program. Plus we launch a magnificent new community project in support of Greensborough War Memorial Park.
The days may be getting shorter and cooler, but there's no need to stay home with so much going on!
Banyule: A Different Perspective
An interactive exhibition of photography, film, installation and soundscapes. Follow local artist Lisa Watson's journey around Banyule to uncover a multifaceted place filled with urban artwork, derelict buildings and textured sounds.
Cambridge Arcade, Bell Street Mall Heidelberg West until 7 May.
Don't miss the associated Art Adventure Bike Tours
with Fiona Haasz.
Climate change through art
Turbulence is a creative response to global climate change and environmental sustainability.
Banyule based artists from the
Textile Art Community, sound artist
Alice Bennett and environmental artist Felicity Gordon have collaborated to create an immersive art installation using salvaged and recycled materials.
Hatch Contemporary Art Space until 13 May
Also don't miss A Look Behind Sustainability free public program.
This exhibition brings together and celebrates the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living, or involved in the Banyule community.
It will feature a range of Aboriginal artworks and styles, with the artists drawing on their own experiences and Dreamings.
Opening night Wed 24 May (Exhibition runs until 10 June)
Venue: Hatch Contemporary Arts Space
Reconciliation Week 2017
Film screenings, smoking ceremony, flag raising... along with Nhalinggu Bagung, these are just some of the events being held across Banyule to raise awareness of and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and tradition during Reconciliation Week.
27 May to 3 June 2017
Arden Crescent Concert Series
Singer-songwriters Liz Frenchman (double bass) and Claire Patti (harp) present a selection of Celtic classics, traditional jazz and original songs.
Two Voices, Harp & Double Bass
Sunday, 28 May @ 2pm
Qwere Street Party
You're invited to a night of comedy, music, delicious food and fun activities for the kids. Featuring comedian Jordan Raskopoulos, bluegrass band The Stetson Family and a surprise guest act. This party marks International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transpohbia.
Wednesday 17 May, 6pm - 9.30pm
Venue: Were St (by the windmill), Montmorency 3094
Schizophrenia Awareness Week 2017
Schizy Week Jam 2017 is an afternoon of great food, great music, poetry and shared experiences, featuring artists with lived experience of mental health navigation.
Thursday 18 May, 12.30pm - 4.00pm Bell Street Mall, Heidelberg West
Also don't miss the Mojo Mental Health Short Film Festival on Friday 19 May.
Youth Arts @ Jets Studio
Calling aspiring rappers, singers, beat makers, emcees, graffiti writers, artists & freestylers... you're invited to Jets Studio for a special event. See a showcase of current participants work + have the opportunity to get involved in projects ongoing.
For ages 15 - 21
National call for entries
Banyule Award for Works on Paper
The Banyule Award for Works on Paper is an acquisitive prize awarded biennially to an outstanding contemporary work on paper. Total pool prize is $12,000.
In 2017, the curatorial theme is
Ebb & Flow and artwork must reflect a personal interpretation of the theme.
Entries close 31 July 2017
Expressions of Interest
Art In Public Spaces
We’re seeking expressions of interest from artists to participate in the Pinpoint Art in Public Spaces Program in July 2017.
This bi-annual program aims to invigorate Banyule’s public spaces and is about encouraging people to experience the arts in unexpected places and think about the city in new ways.
Registrations close 31 May 2017
Image: Olympic Village Teepees. Art In Public Spaces, October 2016. Artist: Liz Walker
Free Writing Workshops
Homefront is a project to create new sculptures for Greensborough War Memorial Park that will celebrate the resilience of service men and women, their families and communities, as they rebuild their relationships following deployment. The new sculptures are being designed by local artists in consultation with war veterans and the local community.
Writing Workshops are being run for Veterans and their families as well as Greensborough residents.
Saturday 6 May at our Greensborough office (1 Flintoff St, above WaterMarc).
Digital Media for Business Workshops
Want to make better use of Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest to develop your arts business or online professional activity? During May Banyule Business is offering a range of workshops on making the most of social media in your business:
- Getting started with Social Media (Wed 3 May)
- Introduction to Facebook for business (Wed 10 May)
- Boost your Facebook presence through advertising (Wed 17 May)
- Implement Visual Marketing with Instagram & Pinterest (Wed 24 May)
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