Whitehorse City Council

This Space, Your Place

This Space, Your Place is a community placemaking initiative funded by Whitehorse City Council. A community review panel selected four exciting, innovative and creative placemaking concepts, from applications submitted by a variety of Whitehorse based artists, performers, groups, organisations, schools and educational institutions. 
The inaugural This Space, Your Place placemaking grants project is set to bring a colourful and exciting mix of art, culture, performance and activity to Box Hill Mall. The programs will run across, February, March, April, May and June 2019, with Box Hill Institute kicking off the program on Friday 15 February.

Upcoming Programs

Box Hill Summer Series - Box Hill Institute

The Box Hill Summer Series will include a series of three creative events within the Box Hill Mall, showcasing local musicians and themed murals painted by artists who live or study within the City of Whitehorse. Concerts are taking place from 4pm – 7pm on Friday 15 Feburary, Friday 22 February and Friday 1 March. Download the pdf icon Summer Series (410.55kB) flyer for details of the lineup.

Whitehorse Children’s Film Day, Edward Liu

The first of its kind in Box Hill, the Children's Film Festival will celebrate children and parents in Whitehorse. Promoting cultural understanding, this film festival will feature films that will appeal to the kids of Whitehorse. The Festival will take place on on Sunday 14 April.

Your Chance to Dance, Street Dance Studios

This school holidays head to Box Hill Mall for some street dancing fun. Street Dance Studios will be hosting three, free, 30 minute, drop-in workshops daily from Saturday 6th April - Wednesday 10th April.
Workshop Times:
12pm - 12.30pm | 1pm - 1.30pm | 2pm - 2.30pm

The workshops will include a 10 minute performance by Superhoodz dance crew followed by 20 minute hip-hop and K-Pop classes for ages and abilities.

An Interactive Storyboard, Yooralla

The project will produce an Interactive Story Board that will contain the stories of people who travel to and from Box Hill Mall. It will have a community of local creators and makers who have a disability and use varied technology and the result will be three, fully functional, touch-sensitive murals that react with sound and video mapped projections, portraying the stories of the diverse and inclusive community that is Box Hill. This project will commence in May, with the community creation of the artwork and will be installed in Box Hill Mall from 30 June to 28 July.

What is Placemaking?

Placemaking is the process of creating public spaces that bring people together and reflect the local community – public art, pop-up playgrounds, a sculpture maze, urban greening, drop-in yoga sessions – these activations may last a day, a week or month and will create vibrancy and bring people together.

Enquiries to Hannah Milne, on 9262 6352 or  Arts@whitehorse.vic.gov.au.