New video projection project is set to illuminate the townships of Upwey, Belgrave and Tecoma with contemporary art.
A shared public is a new video projection project exploring women’s voices in public spaces. Presented through the Yarra Ranges townships of Upwey, Tecoma and Belgrave the project will take place this June during winter’s darkest nights. Created with the generous support of the Yarra Ranges Council the project marks local artists Kiera Brew Kurec and Hannah Raisin’s first collaborative venture working with the communities in which they grew up.
As a collection, the individual artworks remember stories, experiences, connections and imaginings of the artists and their communities. The video works have been filmed in local landscapes from dance school car parks to public swimming pools and the popular Belgrave Heights Birdsland Reserve. Together the works consider local folk stories, individual voices and representations of women in public spaces.
Working in collaboration with local businesses, Kiera and Hannah are projecting the works within shop fronts and onto walls and footpaths in the townships. Visitors are invited to track between the artworks using a map of the sites between 5pm and 1am from Wednesday 20 June until Sunday 24 June. For a complete site map of artwork locations visit www.asharedpublic.com