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.

City of Whitehorse Children’s Film Festival, 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 31 March.

Your Chance to Dance, Street Dance Studios

Street Dance Studios will lead a number of 15-minute performances followed by free 30-minute drop-in hip-hop and K-Pop classes for anyone of any age. The audience will be able to experience a full hip-hop dance show by their elite and junior crews, which includes Superhoodz, one of Australia's best hip-hop crews. This project will be scheduled over five days from Saturday 6th - Wednesday 10th April.

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 the 1st to 30th of June.

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 Kylie Troy-West, on 9262 6333 or kylie.troy-west@whitehorse.vic.gov.au.