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

Ros Sultan, jarrawujarrawuwarra

Image credit: Ros Sultan, Untitled, 2016-2017 image courtesy of the artist.

Ros Sultan is an Eastern Arrernte and Gurindji woman who uses ink; texta pens; acrylic paints; and finely ground earth that resembles pigment or ochre to create intricate and highly-detailed images. With painstaking attention to detail, Sultan works at a small scale, employing repetition and a carefully measured colour palette to create delicate and captivating works.A prolific artist, Sultan works daily, often for hours at a time, constantly refining her techniques and experimenting with materials. Her restrained use of lines, dots and shapes echo the disciplined manner in which she works. The scale and structured application of ink to paper draws viewers closer into these intimate works, which are both engaging and calming.For this exhibition, entitled jarrawujarrawuwarra, meaning ‘moving light’ in Gurindji language[i], Sultan’s detailed drawings, that are created at a truly miniscule size, (never more than a few centimetres wide) are projected at a momentous scale. The light beams life into the lines, shapes, curves and colours of each delicately arranged composition creating movement as they dance across the park.

[i] Meakins, Felicity, McConvell, Patrick, Charola, Erika, McNair, Norm, McNair, Helen, and Campbell, Lauren, ‘Gurindji to English Dictionary’ (2013), Batchelor Press, NT.

The exhibition is showing from Tuesday 26 February to 28 April 2024.


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, Dylan Mooney, Steven Rhall, The Torch artists, Tahlia Palmer, Rebecca Atkinson, and the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS).