Peel Street Park Projection Program

Salote Tawale Peel Street Park

Image: Salote Tawale, Super, 2003, single channel digital video, silent, dimensions variable, courtesy the artist. Installation view, 2016 Peel Street Park Projection Program: Photo by J. Forsyth.

Since 2011, Council's projector has been lighting up the Bob Rose Stand at the former home of the Collingwood Football Club. In 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 the projector relocated to Peel Street Park in Collingwood for a very popular series of projections over the winter months.

The massive, red-brick wall in the park has become a cinematic-screen for large-scale still and moving image artworks which are projected every night after dark, until late. In the past few years, City of Yarra has presented a dynamic series of projections at this site by emerging, mid-career and established artists.

By popular demand the projection program is returning to Peel Street Park in 2022 on the corner of Peel and Little Oxford Streets in Collingwood and will be screening artwork every night after dark until midnight.

Current projection

'Confined 14' by THE TORCH

 Aboriginal painting of a Echidna surrounded by patterns on a blue field.

Image credit: Darren W The Blue Echidna Honey Art Story 2022

Confined 14 is an annual exhibition of artworks from Indigenous artists currently in or recently released from prisons in Victoria presented by The Torch. This is the 14th exhibition, which coincides with National Reconciliation Week, and will be on display at the Glen Eira Town Hall Gallery from 5 May to 4 June and projected in Peel Street Park until 16 July 2023.

With a record 473 artworks from 402 artists from across Victoria, this collection of works is a strong visual metaphor for the continuing over-representation of Indigenous Australians in the criminal justice system. 232 in-prison artists and 170 in-community artists are represented in ‘Confined 14’, many at different stages of their practice.

Showing 2 May - 16 July 2023


Previous projections

Previous projections have included works by Salote Tawale, Angela Tiatia, Amanda Wright, Georgia Robenstone, Josh Muir, Martine Corompt, Elizaveta Maltseva, Malcolm McKinnon, Morgan Hickinbotham, Madeleine Cleeve Gerkens with Daniella Raniti, Rose Hartley, James Henry, Virginia Fraser + Destiny Deacon, Leila Jeffreys, Arini Byng, Charlotte Allingham, Maree Clarke, Archie Moore, Steaphan Paton, Simon Rose, Kent Morris, Amrita Hepi, Honey Long and Prue Stent, Dean Cross, Jenna Lee, Moorina Bonini, Michael Tuhanuku, Jahkarli Romani, Daen Sanbury-Smith + Isobel Knowles, ENOKI and Steven Rhall.