2020 Peel Street Park Projection Program

Monday 27 April 2020 - Sunday 04 October 2020

James Henry Lorina Lovett, Tracey Briggs, David Arnold, Aunty Irene Arnold, Aunty Nancy Peart (nee Clarke) at the Meeting Place, Atherton Gardens, Fitzroy 2019. Courtesy the artist.

Our Victoria Park projector is on the move again. Since 2011, the projector has been lighting up the Bob Rose Stand at the former home of the Collingwood Football Club. In 2016, 2018 and 2019 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 2020 (corner of Peel and Little Oxford Streets, Collingwood). In 2020 we are excited to be presenting a powerful suite of moving-image works by local and interstate artists including: Tania Smith, James Henry, Destiny Deacon + Virginia Fraser and Leila Jeffreys.

27 April to 4 October 2020, every night after dark until midnight.

27 April - 25 May Untitled (pusher) by TANIA SMITH. Watch video.
26 May - 12 July Parkies of Old Fitzroy by JAMES HENRY


This compelling video work weaves together images from a large suite of black and white photographs made by James Henry in 2019. Celebrating the local mob known as ‘Parkies’, this intimate series of portraits is projected at a momentous scale onto a massive red brick wall in a small, but very popular, park just behind Smith Street in Collingwood.


Fitzroy, Collingwood and surrounding areas are historically significant for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. It is a meeting place; the cradle of Aboriginal affairs; the heart of social and political activism; the birthplace of important Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services and organisations; and the place where many Stolen Generations found family for the first time. People came to Fitzroy to connect with community, they gathered around Atherton Gardens, a place that came to be known as ‘the park’. Those who regularly occupied the parks came to refer to themselves as the ‘Parkies’. For a long time they have gathered in locations around Fitzroy and Collingwood. This is their meeting place; they come here to share what they have, to feel connected and to tell a story or play a song.

13 July - 23 August Forced into Images by DESTINY DEACON & VIRGINIA FRASER
24 August - 4 October Nature is Not a Place to Visit. It is Home by LEILA JEFFREYS

Peel Street Park


Date and time:
Aftern dark - Midnight
Monday 27 April 2020 - Sunday 04 October 2020

Corner of Peel and Little Oxford Streets