This September, Hobsons Bay presents to you Art in Public Spaces.
Art in Public Spaces is a Hobsons Bay City Council initiative, that takes the form of a month-long, multi-venue celebration of all things art and related ideas.
Taking the title of PORTable Container: Art Voyages in Public Spaces, this installation features a series of pop-up spaces which will take place in mobile shipping containers. With a new location for each week of the month, you can find the pop-up at Harrington Square, Altona, from September 5 to 9; The Substation, Newport, from September 13 to 16; Central Square, Altona Meadows, from September 20 to 23; and finally, Corner of Woods and Lohse Streets, Laverton, from 27 to 28 September.
Each new location will bring with it a new leading artist from local design house Mesh Mash, as well as creative street activation and entertainment, with an overall aim of bringing design ideas to life.
At the Altona leg of the installation you will find Celeste Potter, the artist behind some of your favourite indie album covers. At Newport, The Substation’s resident party-maker, Plastic Loves. At Altona Meadows, 3D street artist Drasko Boljevic. And at Laverton, none other than award-winning puppetry and experimental arts group, The Indirect Object.
So, in the wise words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, GET TO THE CHOPPER! Or in this case, the container.
Following on from the PORTable Container series, you can also find BLOCKUMENTARY at Lohse Reserve, corner of Woods and Lohse Street, Laverton, on 28 September, from 6 ‘til 8pm.
BLOCKUMENTARY will see Lohse Reserve become an outdoor cinema, as it tells the story of how Woods Street Art Space transformed a disused Post Office, into the vibrant arts space that it is today. The short film will document the changes that took place several years ago, along with giving light to both the stories and individuals who make up the community.
In addition to the film-screening, you will find a range of musical performances and a DJ to set the vibe. And, if it’s your thing, be sure to get down early to secure your spot in the One Hit Wonders open mic session.
If you want to get your creative juices flowing, this is the place to be this September. With so many extraordinary installations on offer, be sure to see the full program via the website.
Written by Helena Metzke