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.

Next projection

Textual analysis I by Simon Rose. An image of what appears to be a distorted ballet dancer, with a holographic image behind.
Image credit: Simon Rose, Textual Analysis I, 2020, Single-channel digital video, silent, 3 mins, 17 secs. Courtesy of the artist.

Textual Analysis I by Simon Rose will be exhibited in Peel Street Park from Monday 24 January to Sunday 13 March, 2022.

Textual Analysis I is an exploration into communication through the moving image. It brings into focus how narrative, emotion and symbolism are affected by motion, colour and composition. This work is part of an experimental series that Rose is currently working on, which started with text, sound and movement. In this specific case, he draws the focus of his audience to how dance, colour and movement inform our perceptions of meaning in cinematic imagery.

Simon Rose is a Birrah / Gurreng Gurreng man based in Naarm (Melbourne), and an emerging writer and director. For a number of years, he has been developing his media production skills across documentary, corporate video, drama and commissioned content. He has worked closely with other artists to realise their artistic visions including Maree Clarke, Robyne Latham, Kent Morris and many others.

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 and Destiny Deacon, Leila Jeffreys, Arini Byng, Charlotte Allingham, Maree Clarke, Archie Moore and Steaphan Paton.