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 and 2020 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 2021 on the corner of Peel and Little Oxford Streets in Collingwood and will be screening artwork every night after dark until midnight.
Image credit: Steaphan Paton My Jindabyne II 2018, single channel digital video, colour, silent
My Jindabyne II by Steaphan Paton is currently exhibited in Peel Street Park.
In My Jindabyne, I am concerned with the audience viewing and experiencing what I see and feel on country. It is a combination vision, like a 4D or 5D visioning. It is about horizons, visioning, seeing, feeling and knowing.
This work was sparked by something I believe I heard in a folk song about the Snowy Mountains, created by workers of the Snowy Hydro Scheme. They were singing about my Nan’s Monero Country. The work is a statement and an exploration. In this work the audience is shown a way of seeing the landscape, in a way that I see it.
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 and Archie Moore.