At Town Hall Gallery, we LOVE to encourage making in all forms. We also believe that art making practices should be sustainable, for both the artist and the environment. We're thrilled to be supporting local artist Lauren Castillo in her efforts to bring the message of sustainability in art to life in October through the Power Street Project exhibition on our Community Project Wall.
Power Street Project is an exploration of the relationship between discarded objects and place-making. On weekdays, Castillo walks from her home on Riversdale road in Hawthorn, straight up Power St (that turns into Denmark St), to her workplace at QArt Gallery on High St in Kew. Castillo collects discarded objects which she has called ‘Groundfinds’ on her daily journey and repurposes them into jewellery and other wearable items. Power Street Project is a participatory exhibition as Castillo encourages you, the viewer, to notice what is discarded around you and how you can re-purpose ‘junk’ into something wearable or useful.
In addition to the exhibition, Castillo will be running two FREE workshops open to the public for the City of Boroondara's Living for Our Future program. The program is designed to support the community on their sustainable living journey and build skills and interest around sustainable living and the natural environment.
The workshop themes will centre on sustainability, mindfulness and the urban ecological footprint. These themes will be discussed through the workshops with schools and the general public.
Power Street Project - Groundfind Workshops will be held at the Hawthorn Arts Centre, Basement Space, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn on:
- Thursday 8 October, 6.30pm - 7.30pm
- Saturday 10 October, Noon - 1pm
Bookings for workshops are essential as places are limited. To book, click here!
For more information or to sign up for the Living for our Future e-news, click here!