Columns
10 years on Image

10 years on

VicUrban boss quits
Read more >>

Away from the desk Image

Away from the desk

The little bent tree
Read more >>

Aboriginal Melbourne

The Koorie Heritage Trust: An interview with Tom Mosby
Read more >>

Chamber update Image

Chamber update

Docklands in COVID-safe trading
Read more >>

Docklander Image

Docklander

Docklander nominated for inclusivity award
Read more >>

Docklands Secrets Image

Docklands Secrets

Conflicting speeds
Read more >>

Chinese

关注Docklands港区的未来
Read more >>

Critic

The best read in lockdown
Read more >>

Owners' Corporation Management

The top three benefits of virtual owners’ corporation meetings
Read more >>

Fashion Image

Fashion

Top five street style trends
Read more >>

Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

How to keep your brain healthy
Read more >>

Letters Image

Letters

A cautionary tale for apartment owners
Read more >>

History

A Coode time on the Yarra
Read more >>

Housing All Australians

Government needs to invest in housing now
Read more >>

Business Image

Business

A celebration for all occasions
Read more >>

Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

Dust continues to settle on the Owners’ Corporation Act (2019) reforms
Read more >>

Mission to Seafarers Victoria

Mission to Seafarers: Open to everyone from November 4
Read more >>

Maritime

It’s time to activate Docklands
Read more >>

Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

Ty the adorable rescue
Read more >>

SkyPad Living Image

SkyPad Living

Skilling owners’ corporations
Read more >>

Precinct Perspectives

Stay vigilant, support local
Read more >>

State MP

After COVID-19: do we want to go back to “normal”?
Read more >>

Street Art Image

Street Art

Goodbye from Blender Studios
Read more >>

Sustainability

How fast is fast fashion?
Read more >>

The District

I will meet you at The District under the Melbourne Star
Read more >>

We Live Here Image

We Live Here

Short-stays exploit family violence loophole
Read more >>

Abby's Angle  Image

Abby's Angle

Let’s think about “freedom” again
Read more >>

Editions
August 09 Edition Cover

Support needed for art initiative

03 Apr 2014

Support needed for art initiative Image

Local artist Joe Blanck wants to activate Docklands with large-scale collaborative art project and is looking for support from the local community.

Mr Blanck is the co-founder of Ampersand Studio, a local art space and gallery, which is part of Renew Australa’s Docklands Spaces project.

He’s envisioned an arts event that will showcase Docklands as the “new arts hub of Melbourne”.

The concept revolves a round a group of artists working with a group of young people to transform an empty wall in Docklands into a vibrant mural.

The aim of the project is not only to activate an unused space, but also to mentor young people about the importance of creative expression and equip them with teamwork skills.

Already in discussion with artists and youth groups about taking part in the project, Mr Blanck is also looking to the local community to support the project.

“Getting local businesses involved is exactly what we need to get this project happening and to get the most out of it,” Mr Blanck said.

“I have had such a huge response from local artists and supporters that this could be a great way to give Docklands the credibility that it deserves – with an iconic piece of art that would be admired and visited for many years to come.”

The project mirrors many of the goals of the Docklands Spaces project which Mr Blanck’s studio is part of.

Docklands Spaces offers creative initiatives rent-free spaces on short-term leases in hope of activating the area.

Similarly, Mr Blanck’s proposal aims to activate an empty wall, while at the same time providing an opportunity for creativity.

Mr Blanck  hopes to gain the support of the City of Melbourne and is looking to secure a potential site for the project.

For more information and to express your support visit Ampersand Studio at 6 Doepel Way, Docklands or contact Mr Blanck via (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Share on Facebook

Stay in touch with Docklands. Subscribe to FREE monthly e-Newspaper.

You must be registered with Docklands News to be able to post comments.
To register, please click here.