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

VAHS, a home away from home

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) building

Filmed and produced by staff & students of the Koori Kollij Media Program c.1982. This video is presented by the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) in celebration of its 50th Anniversary.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are warned that this exhibition contains images of people who have passed away.

This video was filmed and produced by staff and students of the Koori Kollij Media Program in c. 1982. It shows the VAHS building at 136 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy (painted in the colours of the Aboriginal flag) from different angles; and locates it within surrounding areas of inner-city Melbourne. This film is a snapshot of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, as they come and go; or stay and gather around the building to socialise, have a yarn and support each other. VAHS is the hub of Aboriginal Victoria, it is a meeting place where mob feel safe, socially connected, and strong. This film captures a moment in time over 40 years ago, but VAHS remains the same today: the heart of the Victorian Aboriginal community.

The exhibition is showing from Monday 30 October to Sunday 17 December 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.