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

Adja Country ARt by Daen Sansbury-Smith and Isobel Knowles

An illustration of emus and other objects on a dark blue background.

Created by Daen Sansbury-Smith and animated by Isobel Knowles, Adja Country ARt is an artistic exploration through Narungga Country.

Following four totems, the artwork has been created to allow viewers the ability to travel and to develop or maintain a connection to Country when sometimes for many reasons they cannot. Immerse yourself in this short video and witness how easily these totems navigate the complex relationships between each other, as well as the environment.

Daen Sansbury-Smith is a Narungga/Kaurna and Trawlwoolway multimedia arts producer based in Melbourne. In 2022 Daen was awarded the Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership in Victoria being recognised for his commitment to cultural preservation and continuation through modern technology and multimedia art productions.

In his role as Visual Artist, Designer and Founder of ADJADURA ART (My peoples art in Narungga) he is developing digital First Nation language resources, designing Australia’s first cultural baby milestone book, Kinstudio designer participant exploring augmented reality technology on garments as well as multiple art installations, augmented reality productions and exhibitions nationally.

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Isobel Knowles is a Melbourne based artist who uses animation to create narrative based installation and film work. Her work aims to blur the digital and physical world often working with new technologies, mechanical sculpture and immersive installation to create new experiences for audiences. She often works collaboratively with other artists to bring a time-based dimension to their work.

Knowles has shown work internationally at Venice Film Festival, Ars Electronica, Cannes Film Festival, Science Centre Singapore, ICA London, M+ Hong Kong, and nationally at MONA, GOMA, NGV, Art Gallery of South Australia and ISEA Sydney.

On display Tuesday 20 December 2022 to Sunday 5 February 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 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, Dean Cross, Jenna Lee, Moorina Bonini, Michael Tuhanuku and Jahkarli Romani.