This Space, Your Place

This Space, Your Place is a community placemaking initiative funded by Whitehorse City Council.

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.

In 2018 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.

Previous Activations

An Interactive Storyboard, Yooralla

The project produced an Interactive Story Board that contained the stories of people who travel to and from Box Hill Mall. It had a community of local creators and makers who have a disability and use varied technology. The result was three touch-sensitive murals that reacted with sound and video mapped projections, portraying the stories of the diverse and inclusive community that is Box Hill.

 

Box Hill Summer Series, Box Hill Institute

The Box Hill Summer Series included 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.

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, the film festival featured films targeted for the kids of Whitehorse.

Your Chance to Dance, Street Dance Studios

Street Dance Studios hosted three, free, 30 minute, drop-in workshops in Box Hill Mall during the school holidays. The workshops included a 10 minute performance by the Superhoodz dance crew, followed by 20 minute hip-hop and K-Pop classes for ages and abilities.

The inaugural This Space, Your Place placemaking project brought a colourful and exciting mix of art, culture, performance and activity to Box Hill Mall.

For more information contact Hannah Milne on arts@whitehorse.vic.gov.au or by calling 9262 6352.