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.

Current Program

An Interactive Storyboard, Yooralla

This project is an Interactive Story Board that contains the stories of people who travel to and from Box Hill Mall. It has a community of local creators and makers who have a disability and use varied technology and the result there is three, fully functional, touch-sensitive murals that react with sound and a video portraying the stories of the diverse and inclusive community that is Box Hill. This project will commenced in May 2019, with the community creation of the artwork and will be on display in Box Hill Mall from 5 July to 28 July.


Previous Programs

Box Hill Summer Series - Box Hill Institute

The Box Hill Summer Series was 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 took 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 celebrated children and parents in Whitehorse. Promoting cultural understanding, this film festival will feature films that will appeal to the kids of Whitehorse. The Festival too place on Sunday 14 April.

Your Chance to Dance, Street Dance Studios

The April school holidays saw some street dancing fun in the Box Hill Mall. Street Dance Studios will be hosted 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 included a 10 minute performance by Superhoodz dance crew followed by 20 minute hip-hop and K-Pop classes for ages and abilities.

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.