Peel Street Park Projections

Council’s Victoria Park projector is on the move.

Since 2011, the projector has been lighting up the Bob Rose Stand at the former home of the Collingwood Football Club with artworks.

Art Exhibition previously on at Yarra City Arts in Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 01 June 2016 to Wednesday 31 August 2016

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In 2016, the projector will relocate to a number of different sites around the City of Yarra. To kick off the roving projector program, we are excited to be presenting a series of projections every night after dark at the Peel Street Park in Collingwood (corner of Peel and Little Oxford Streets).

Three works will be presented including:

Super by Salote Tawale 1 June – 13 July 2016

Gertrude Street Projection Festival: NightWalkers by Yandell Walton 15 – 24 July 2016

Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis by Angela Tiatia 25 July – 31 August 2016

First projection:

In Salote Tawale’s single-channel video work entitled Super, the artist uses her own body to portray all of the main characters within a super hero narrative―the gendered stereotypes of the hero, sidekick, villain and victim. Through this act the inequalities of gender within society are revealed. The artist’s Fijian features play off against expected Anglicised racial stereotypes of the hero and the victim. This discussion is still relevant in our society where the main narrative that exists within popular culture is still dominated by the Anglo/ Celtic body. By using her own body the artist is commenting on the perceived ‘normal body’ within Australian society. The video plays on in a never ending loop, the story is never resolved and the characters continue to be wrapped up in the same moment.

The next location for City of Yarra’s roving projection program will be announced on Council’s website in September.