This is a heartwarming exploration affordable housing in Port Melbourne and why it's so important, not just for the people who live there, but for the whole community. It's a fantastic collaboration between the participants of the PORTogether project Sandra, Carla, Alice, Rochelle, William and Bill. Thank you to our stars: Adam Copping, Helen Barry, Carmel Pascolo and George Tsingos for your generous contribution to the project.
What an amazing mural! It's not just colourful but really reflects the history of Port Melbourne and includes elements of the local flora and fauna.
Well done and congratulations to all the young artists who worked so hard in this project: Chrissy, Russell, Jillian, Semi, Tor, Tom & Alex.
The project was funded by the Victorian Government’s Department of Justice, Community Crime Prevention Program and was another great partnership between Social Health & Inclusion Port, South Port Community Centre's Make Your Mark project, Dan from 90Degrees Graffiti, Drahtfunkart, Amanda Neville, the City Of Port Phillip, and CoDesign Studios with healthy food provided each week by the Country Women's Association. Thanks to everyone who was involved. Make sure you go and have a look!
The Edwards Park Art project is a partnership between the City of Port Phillip Council, youth arts project Make Your Mark @streetartentrepreneurs, Social Health Inclusion Port (SHIP), CoDesign Studio working with well-known local artist Danny Awes from 90 Degrees and a resident street artist facilitator Dave Turner (aka Drahtfunkart).
Following on from completing a successful mural at the Sandridge Community Centre, the group worked with Council to secure funding from the Victorian Government’s Department of Justice, Community Crime Prevention Program.
The project started in September and will culminate with the painting of the mural during an onsite “live studio” at Edwards park in Port Melbourne on Sunday 25th November 2pm – 4pm.
The mural will be designed and painted by the Make Your Mark local youth under the guidance of a Dan from 90 Degrees and Drahtfunkart.
Everyone is welcome to come and meet the artists!
The young people consulted with the local community at Edwards Park on Saturday 22 September and interviewed over 40 people about ideas for content and design of the mural.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Bill and Rochelle from PMNC as well as the other contributors to Edwards Park Art project - the Country Women’s Association who provide delicious dinners each Thursday, and Bunnings Port Melbourne who gave a very generous donation last term to assist us with materials and supplies.
The twelfth annual Lagoon Reserve planting day was a very PORTogether occasion.
Rain earlier in the week had softened the ground.
People from SHIP, Port Melbourne Uniting Church, Dig In and neighbours of the Reserve made short work of getting 700 plants in the ground on the eastern side of the Reserve.
Francesca, newly arrived from Chile, came from Elwood. She was eager to learn more about Australian plants.
The planting was ably supported by Damien from Citywide and Greg and Jeff from the City of Port Phillip.
People gathered around the barbecue afterwards for tea and stayed a while to explore old photographs and maps of the Lagoon.
Kind rain fell in the following week to settle the plants in.
Film makers from PORTogether 5 wanted to build on their skills in filming and editing a documentary. Previously they had worked in teams, but in PORTogether 6 they researched, organised interviews, shot footage and edited the whole project independently.
The Film makers have discovered some incredibly passionate people who love their sport, their community and are dedicated to making a difference. Their films highlight the ways in which people in Port Melbourne connect to each other, their natural landscape and build a sense of belonging.
Port Melbourne Trugo Club