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

4 Iamges of a farm shot from each fence

Image: Dean Cross, Right Land's 2015 (still), Single channel digital video, 13 mins, 18 sec

Right Land’s is a work considering edges, boundaries, borders, and displacement. In the work, the viewer is witness to a walk along Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western boundaries of my family farm on Ngunnawal/Ngambri Country.

Through this action I, the artist, provide the viewer an opportunity to examine the impacts agricultural practices have had on the landscape – the bare paddocks, the barbed wire and steel fences, the introduced trees.

These quotidian aspects of farming life presenting their ugliness through their practicalities.

To complicate things further, each boundary of the family farm that I walk has been re-named to correlate with the boundaries of Worimi Country – the Country of my Ancestors.

This exhibition is part of the 6 month program curated by Jenna Warwick (Luritja) for this mob, entitled 'Public Notice'.

this mob presents a suite of moving image works created by emerging Indigenous artists, to be projected throughout the second half of 2022 in Peel Street Park, every night after dark.

This series will feature artworks by Indigenous artists: Dean Cross (Worimi); Jenna Lee (Gulumerridjin (Larrakia), Wardaman and KarraJarri); Jahkarli Romanis (Pitta Pitta); and pairs the work of Moorina Bonini (Yorta Yorta and Wurundjeri) with Michael Tukhanuku (Solomon Island); speaking to our connection with Indigenous people from around the globe.

This series will be a celebration and acknowledgement of the work young Indigenous people are making with the moving image, and will form a platform for emerging voices to shine and conversations to spark.

This suite of films is curated by Jenna Rain Warwick (Luritja), for this mob.

Here are the artists and the dates their work will be on display at Peel Street Park.

Dean Cross: 14 June – 31 July
Jenna Lee: 1 August – 18 September
Moorina Bonini & Michael Tukanuku: 19 September – 6 November
Jahkarli Romanis: 7 November – 19 December


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, Steaphan Paton, Simon Rose, Kent Morris, Amrita Hepi, Honey Long and Prue Stent.