We R You :: final statistics

We R You photographic posters by Aldona Kmiec Photography public art Ballarat buildingsBallarat’s We R You project has now wrapped up its wings – our friendly helpers will be visiting the sites for some time and replacing a couple of damaged posters. I wouldn’t be myself if I haven’t collated some kind of handy statistics for you ;)

135 Days Project duration
174 Signatures of Participants
1082 Files/Portraits taken during two opening days at MADE Museum May 4 & 5th

97 GB of  Raw and edited project data
187 edited A0 sized files for printing
8 Cameras used: 7 donated by Camera House Ballarat and 1 of my own

Number of smiles & positive comments received: too many to even start counting!

We had a limited time to connect with our audience and so this was the best way to connect with the audience: to get to know them and their personality through imagery and in a very short amount of time. This project was a very good example of this.

We R You has been an energetic exercise for all involved and I’m proud to have been selected to run it. Huge thanks go to Deborah Klein from City of Ballarat Arts & Culture Unit for securing funding for this project, for being extremely supportive and enthusiastic and for mastering the Art of Glue mixing to perfection! We got our hands dirty many times to get these posters up, quite often in the rain.

We R You paste up project Ballarat Deborah mastering the Art of Glue mixing Photo: Aldona Kmiec Photographer

Deborah mastering the Art of Glue mixing Photo: Aldona Kmiec Photographer

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we r you Team work on a rainy day Photo © Aldona Kmiec 2013

We R You Team work on a rainy day Photo © Aldona Kmiec 2013

 

Thanks also to all community groups who have supported this project and sent their participants our way:

  • Victorian Police
  • CoB Community Safety Committee
  • Ballarat Health Refugee Support Group
  • UnitingCare Ballarat
  • Ballarat African Association
  • CMY Centre for multicultural Youth
  • CoB Cultural Diversity Unit & Multicultural Ambassadors
  • CoB Youth Services
  • BLX LinkUp – participation
  • MADE Museum
  • Mount Clear International Exchange Students, Phoenix Students, Yuille Park Community College Students & Teachers
  • Victorian Dept. Of Human Services / Delacombe Neighbourhood Renewal
  • Thanks to or printers for their patience with dealing with so many files ;)
  • and to many individuals who have either helped, modelled, commented and expressed their views and support. Huge thanks to all who called me to personally express their positive comments and appreciation.

WITHOUT YOU THE WALLS ARE EMPTY

Dave at Voice FM asked me yesterday what’s next on my agenda? I’m sure you’ll hear very soon. One thing certain, I cannot wait to be emerged with yet another fantastic photography/community project somewhere someday soon.. ;)

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DADA Inspired Spoil

Walking down The Lane last night I found this: Dada Paste up Spoil – ‘Spoil inspired by DADA’ on one of my We R You Faces posters. And rightly so! Love the street discussion. So much more appealing than the usual boring TAGS. So taggers, here’s a challenge for you.

Check out the talented artist website below, absolutely love his collages!!
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Last chance to see my work at this lovely space The Forge Pizzeria 14 Armstrong St Ballarat

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ABC Ballarat talks to We R You participants

ABC Ballarat Lily Partland interviewed participants of We R You faces Ballarat public art project. Great stories from great people – thank you again for your participation, energy and sharing your beautiful stories.

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Ballarat: You are awesome!

Last Installation of We R You Faces – completed!

Get down there, find your face, but most importantly please keep the public art discussion going! Without your input, consistency and new ideas there are no faces!

Our biggest We R You Faces outdoor space – 29 metres SportsBiz wall in Bridge Mall – now feature 25 large format portrait of people from our community. They will change from time to time, so other people have their go too.

Please keep your eyes open. Don’t bet how long they will last – this is not a competition – this is one of many possibilities of taking control over our environment. What you CAN DO is to talk about it, write letters to media or comment online. Now is time for people to take charge. Social media is very powerful!! Would you like to see more permanent outdoor exhibitions like this one? Join the discussion, express your ideas, share with others, provide your feedback by active participation. Without you, these walls are empty!!!

Do you like the dynamic change in the environment? How do you feel about the faces up in public? Would you like to see more permanent outdoor exhibitions like this one? Join the discussion, express your ideas, share with others, provide your feedback by active participation. Without you, the walls are empty, walls are tagged.

Letters to Editor: http://www.thecourier.com.au/opinion/letters/send-a-letter-to-the-editor/

A comment just came through: “I agree awareness is the key ……. Leave it alone , it looks great and a better look for the town now.”

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We R You :: Made You Think?

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WE R YOU Art Installation – OUR FACES, OUR COMMUNITY

 

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One descendent at the opening of the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka M.A.D.E was Ella Hancock, 97, granddaughter of Patrick Howard, a miner involved in the 1854 rebellion. Photo © Aldona Kmiec 2013 www.aldonakmiec.com

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:: We R You continues…at Eclectic Tastes Ballarat

Another day.. another wall! Eclectic Tastes apart from great coffee and sticky dates caramel pudding yum! also serves large format We R You portraits of people from our community on its walls. Thank you to the owner for contacting us and letting us use your walls. Come down for a coffee and have a look!

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4 – 31 MAY – WE R YOU: OUR FACES, OUR COMMUNITY

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Amiee Ryan, project participant from Yuille Park Community College in Wendouree

M.A.D.E is proud to feature ‘We R You’ for the month of May. Funded by the Victorian Department of Justice and supported by the City of Ballarat, ‘We R You’ is engaging people across our community in partnership workshops in creating the super-sized portraits of Ballarat residents.
Printed on plain paper and installed using water-based glue, ‘We R You’ installations are an environmentally benign way for people to ‘own’ otherwise neglected and unsightly neighbourhood spaces. ‘We R You’ is facilitated by award-winning Ballarat photographer Aldona Kmiec, who brilliantly explores the meaning of multi-culturalism. I also feature as one of twenty female speakers in the M.A.D.E  BY WOMEN weekend on 11-12 May. Come down and meet me!
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Gooey sticky hands!!… Just finished the posters at Weeremar Park Wendouree West & Victory Park Sebastopol

And, don’t forget – it’s tomorrow!
Bridge Mall photo shoot this Saturday. Great Opportunity to have your portrait featured in the We R You project! Open to public.
Saturday April 27th 10am – 2pm
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Join us from 10-2pm this Saturday for Bridge Mall photo shoot
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We R You – New Faces at The Lane

We R You paste ups – New Faces at The Lane street art project

Great news! Yesterday we’ve finished installing new faces on the coarse brick wall of The Lane – George Hotel laneway between Armstrong/Lydiard St Nth.

A couple of iPhone shots below, more to come..
The Lane street art project. A comment that has just arrived:
“The laneaway looks great Aldona, I am very impressed. It makes the place suddenly feel connected in some way to the rest of Ballarat!”

Last week: me & Deborah went to check out the new We R You sites in Vickers Park Sebastopol (public toilets), Bargain Browsers east wall (BRACE op shop) on Dana St, notoriously tagged public toilets in Weeramar Park Wendouree West and large 29m wide wall of Sports Biz building in Bridge Mall. We’re working on developing an interesting concept for each site. Share your ideas… There will be a great opportunity for the general; public to be photographed in a CBD, more details to arrive soon. We’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas! Please comment below..

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The Lane street art project Ballarat CBD We R You new project sites

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We R You new sites

We R You  – New sites & community ideas call

Most of you have by now seen the We R You project paste ups on Blockbuster Building corner Camp/Mair Streets… Guess what? We have a couple of new permissions for public artwork in new visible sites!! Exciting isn’t it?

Last week me & Deborah went to check out the new We R You sites in Vickers Park Sebastopol (public toilets), Bargain Browsers east wall (BRACE op shop) on Dana St, notoriously tagged public toilets in Weeramar Park Wendouree West and large 29m wide wall of Sports Biz building in Bridge Mall, across Paul Tabbitt hairdressers. Now, the next stage is to develop an interesting concept for each site. Check out the shots below and comment/share your ideas what portraits you would like to see on these walls.. We’d love to hear from You!

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Bargain Browsers (eastern op shop walls) on Dana St

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Vickers Park Sebastopol Public Toilets

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Vickers Park Sebastopol Public Toilets

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Weeramar Park Wendouree West

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We R You is modeled on the global Inside Out initiative, which is providing a ‘face’ for marginalised and disadvantaged people in communities around the world.

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We R You @Harmony Fest

All of us…

…was the theme for the 3rd Harmony Fest Ballarat held yesterday in Camp Street. Organised by the City of Ballarat Harmony Fest event featured a great synergy of music, dance, food and diversity of cultures bringing  5000 visitors for five hours of events. Food included Thai, Africa, Japanese, Mexican, Indian, Italian, French and  there was plenty of good music and dance featuring diverse and colourful Bollywood OM Group,  Archie Roach & Shane Howard, Massive Hip Hop Choir, Sol Nation, Capoeira Filhos da Bahia and more to bring people and community together.

There was also a symbolic welcome from the indigenous groups to our new immigrants in the community – the African groups.

We R You was also present taking portraits for our new posters.. here are a couple of shots and more in the Project Archive here – thank you all for participation – look out for your faces on Ballarat buildings over the next couple of weeks!!!!

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We R You – how we learn

We R You  – on location photography workshops Ballarat

 

You might have already seen our first public building transformed into an outdoor exhibition space.

The makeover of the Blockbuster video building corner Mair/Camp street is now out for public to see (and judge). The public reaction have met our expectations  – there were generally very positive and uplifting comments like:

‘I drove down Camp Street today and was delighted to see the striking portraiture posters, I even stopped the car to spend time enjoying them all. Having been in a past dialogue about the tagging on Blockbuster’s walls, I truly hope this art initiative proves to be an effective solution. These images certainly strengthen the art-scape of that precinct. Congratulations to the initiators, funder’s, Blockbuster, Aldona and to all involved with the project’ 

‘This project is awesome! Can’t wait to see it all emerge over the year. Nice work Aldona and team!’

“This is a great community project. The photos were taken by everyday people, with help from a local professional photographer, and show the many different faces that make up Ballarat.”

Having lived in Ballarat for nearly 2.5 years I find that some people are very fast with their judgement about new things that are happening and putting ideas down whenever they have the chance to fly on their own.. Nonetheless, all opinions matter, we just have to choose the ones that inspire us more!

Yesterday, we had a photo-shoot at the City of Ballarat Youth Space.  The session was designed to  learn how to set-up on location portable studio, how the professional lights work and the how the photographer’s – model talk to achieve a connection which makes a foundation for a good photo.

Everyone had a go in being both a model and the shooter and having a chance to experience ‘how it is’ on set. I hope everyone had a great fun and kids came up with some great ideas for images.

Here’s a couple of shots from the shoot plus a link to the project photo archive..

Next project activity is taking place at the Harmony Fest on Sunday March 24 11-5pm. YOU can join us too – in fact we would love to have you as our Model/Photographer. Find us at the Festival or drop us a line now.

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We R You is modeled on the global Inside Out initiative, which is providing a ‘face’ for marginalised and disadvantaged people in communities around the world.

The Victorian Department of Justice provides grant support for projects that engage the community in graffiti prevention & intervention initiatives. We R You is designed to be widely participatory & consultative, to create new works of art acknowledging & empowering marginalised community members, to teach new skills, and to provide an environmentally benign alternative to aerosol-based graffiti.

Conceived as a graffiti intervention initiative, Ballarat’s We R You project engaged a local photographer Aldona Kmiec to run a series of photographic activities in January throughout to mid-May 2013 to engage the local community in a street art project. Participants from different community groups created large digital photographic portraits of diverse people who are otherwise ‘invisible’ in our community. These portraits were printed on paper and then pasted in identified graffiti hot-spots around Ballarat. The first building to receive the image ‘makeover’ was the Blockbuster building on the corner of Mair/Camp streets.

What are your thoughts on these images? Tell us using the comments form below.

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Ballarat streets get a faces lift

We R You  – Our Faces Our Community

 

HAPPY Faces are smiling down on Ballarat pedestrians thanks to a new paste-up photography project

W R You project – this is real now!!!!! It’s being installed on the Blockbuster building corner Camp/ Mair St as we speak by two of our lovely helpers.. Come & join us, tell us what you think

Read City of Ballarat official media release 

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We R You is modeled on the global Inside Out initiative, which is providing a ‘face’ for marginalised and disadvantaged people in communities around the world.

The Victorian Department of Justice provides grant support for projects that engage the community in graffiti prevention & intervention initiatives. We R You is designed to be widely participatory & consultative, to create new works of art acknowledging & empowering marginalised community members, to teach new skills, and to provide an environmentally benign alternative to aerosol-based graffiti.

Conceived as a graffiti intervention initiative, Ballarat’s We R You project engaged a local photographer Aldona Kmiec to run a series of photographic activities in January throughout to mid-May 2013 to engage the local community in a street art project. Participants from different community groups created large digital photographic portraits of diverse people who are otherwise ‘invisible’ in our community. These portraits were printed on paper and then pasted in identified graffiti hot-spots around Ballarat. The first building to receive the image ‘makeover’ was the Blockbuster building on the corner of Mair/Camp streets.

“This is a great community project. The photos were taken by everyday people, with help from a local professional photographer, and show the many different faces that make up Ballarat.”

The exhibition coincides with Harmony Festival and aims to celebrate, engage and connect Ballarat’s vibrant community.

The photographs will now be on an ongoing display.

 

What are your thoughts on these images? Tell us using the comments form below.

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We R You Large format photography prints

We R You Project Update

Large format photography prints are ready!

Yesterday we received our final batch of large format photography prints from our project partners QuickPrint! They are really big and look amazing!! It’s exciting to see what a little camera and a talented eye of our project participant can create.

We are now ready for pasting them up on our first confirmed building – The Blockbuster video store on corner Camp/Field St, more details to come…

Also My Dear photographers.. due to the Public Holiday on Monday and the Begonia Festival, the Monday session is cancelled. You can still join me at the Begonia Festival on Monday from 10am, I will bring cameras with me.

Our next Photoshop lesson is at 4pm at BLX Multimedia Room (Camp Street ) on Wednesday March 13, 2013! Anyone can join in but please RSVP to my email or Facebook who is coming as places are limited. If you are late, please ask reception where the room is

What are your thoughts on this project? Feel free to comment on this post

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We R You & Yuille Park P-8 Community College

Firefighters photos

Yuille Park P-8 Community College in Wendouree has also joined the We R You project! The paste-up portraits will be displayed on the wall near school and will be enjoyed by the local community. We meet each Friday to take and work on images. Last Friday we had a great pleasure to talk to our guests from CFA Wendouree, Leon & Ray – thank you guys so much for visiting the school and chatting to us about your work. Huge thanks also to the Art teacher David Westaway for organising their visit!

Here are a couple of shots..

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Paste-up photography We R You activity #6, 7

Paste-up photography – we’re in editing stage yay!!!

Seven sessions and wow – just have a look! Fun portraits aren’t they! Our group is also growing – we now have Afghani, Australian, Togolese, Chinese, Japanese and Polish participants – we are a very creative multinational, multilingual and multicultural group. Anyone can join us regardless of age, language or culture – this is a community engagement project for everyone in Ballarat.

We R You is modelled on the global Inside Out initiative, which is providing a ‘face’ for marginalised and disadvantaged people in communities around the world.  If you haven’t heard of Inside Out Project – please read how much impact it has on engaging communities and building positive connections.

Conceived as a graffiti intervention initiative, Ballarat’s We R You project will create large (A0 x 2 or A0 x 4) sized, digital photographic portraits of diverse people who are otherwise ‘invisible’ in our community. These portraits will be printed on paper and then pasted in identified graffiti hot-spots around Ballarat.

Next activity today at 4pm –  meeting outside the Huyghue House (behind the Art Gallery on Lydiard St) and we’ll be editing images at BLX lab on Camp Street – learning how to use Photoshop etc etc so don’t miss this one!

We’ll also be choosing the best ones to go on the display. See you all later today!…

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We R You paste ups street art activity #5

Mid February

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Five sessions so far have produced close to a half thousand of portraits! Next activity day – Monday Feb 18 at 4pm meeting outside the Huyghue House (behind the Art Gallery). We’ll be looking and editing images and choosing the best ones to go on the display. See you then!

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We R You paste ups activity #3 #4

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On our Wednesday Portrait Session Feb 6th…

Exciting! We’ve becoming larger group each time. Thanks to John who brought his friends Lunophare and Andre and thanks to Rachel and Vivianne who introduced Benedicta to our paste up project!! Today we’ve learnt how to use a reflector to bounce back the sun and even asked some passers-by to pose for them. So, thanks to a musician Alex, Regie, Josh and the parkour guys for posing. Kids are very excited. It’s still proving difficult to get the perfect composition and clear images without a handshake – we’ll be working on it at our next activity day – Monday Feb 11 at 4pm meeting outside the Art Gallery/Huyghue House meeting room . See you then!

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We R YOu Community Engagement paste up project (Aldona Kmiec Photographer, Aldona Kmiec Photographer)

We R YOu Community Engagement paste up project (Aldona Kmiec Photographer, Aldona Kmiec Photographer)

We R YOu Community Engagement paste up project (Aldona Kmiec Photographer, Aldona Kmiec Photographer)

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We R You paste up project

 

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WHO              

We R You is an initiative of the CoB Arts & Culture Unit, involving partnerships with community and Council agencies across Ballarat. Those providing letters of support and participation include:

  • Victorian Police
  • CoB Community Safety Committee
  • Ballarat Health Refugee Support Group – participation
  • UnitingCare Ballarat – participation

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WHO              

We R You is an initiative of the CoB Arts & Culture Unit, involving partnerships with community and Council agencies across Ballarat. Those providing letters of support and participation include:

  • Victorian Police
  • CoB Community Safety Committee
  • Ballarat Health Refugee Support Group – participation
  • UnitingCare Ballarat – participation
  • Ballarat African Association – participation
  • CoB Cultural Diversity Unit
  • CoB Youth Services
  • BLX LinkUp – participation
  • Victorian Dept. Of Human Services / Delacombe Neighbourhood Renewal – participation

 

WHAT 

We R You is modelled on the global Inside Out initiative, which is providing a ‘face’ for marginalised and disadvantaged people in communities around the world. Inspired by JR French street artist Inside Out  global art project. If you haven’t heard of Inside Out Project – please read how much impact it had on engaging community  and building positive connections.

Conceived as a graffiti intervention initiative, Ballarat’s We R You project will create large (A0 x 2) sized, digital photographic portraits of diverse people who are otherwise ‘invisible’ in our community. These portraits will be printed on paper and then pasted in identified graffiti hot-spots around Ballarat.

WHEN

We R You is poised to begin NOW, with the project coordinator, confirmed installation sites, and individual participants in place. Activities are planned with the participant organisations as well as in conjunction with community events such as the Ballarat Backyard Tasters and Harmony Fest. The project will be completed in late May 2013.

WHERE

We R You photographic activities will take place in a range of community venues and during a number of community events. The eventual digital portraits will be installed in identified graffiti hot-spots across Ballarat.

WHY

The Victorian Department of Justice provides grant support for projects that engage the community in graffiti prevention & intervention initiatives. We R You is designed to be widely participatory & consultative, to create new works of art acknowledging & empowering marginalised community members, to teach new skills, and to provide an environmentally benign alternative to aerosol-based graffiti.

I’m very proud to be facilitating yet another great community initiative. Today I’m meeting my first group from CMY – Centre for Multicultural Youth in Ballarat.  Our photos will end up on buildings and walls around Ballarat!

To get involved, please contact Community Arts and Culture Coordinator Deborah Klein on deborahklein@ballarat.vic.gov.au

 

Useful  links:
http://www.jr-art.net

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We R You Community Engagement project 

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Look who’s in on Monday!! A lot of energy going on – great for the start of our project. Next activity day – this Wednesday Feb 6 at 4pm meeting outside the Art Gallery. Bring your family & friends!

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paste ups street art We R You Community Engagement Project Ballarat

paste-up street art We R You Community Engagement Project Ballarat

paste-up street art We R You Community Engagement Project Ballarat

 

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WHO              

We R You is an initiative of the CoB Arts & Culture Unit, involving partnerships with community and Council agencies across Ballarat. Those providing letters of support and participation include:

  • Victorian Police
  • CoB Community Safety Committee
  • Ballarat Health Refugee Support Group – participation
  • UnitingCare Ballarat – participation

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WHO              

We R You is an initiative of the CoB Arts & Culture Unit, involving partnerships with community and Council agencies across Ballarat. Those providing letters of support and participation include:

  • Victorian Police
  • CoB Community Safety Committee
  • Ballarat Health Refugee Support Group – participation
  • UnitingCare Ballarat – participation
  • Ballarat African Association – participation
  • CoB Cultural Diversity Unit
  • CoB Youth Services
  • BLX LinkUp – participation
  • Victorian Dept. Of Human Services / Delacombe Neighbourhood Renewal – participation

 

WHAT 

We R You is modelled on the global Inside Out initiative, which is providing a ‘face’ for marginalised and disadvantaged people in communities around the world. Inspired by JR French street artist Inside Out  global art project. If you haven’t heard of Inside Out Project – please read how much impact it had on engaging community  and building positive connections.

Conceived as a graffiti intervention initiative, Ballarat’s We R You project will create large (A0 x 2) sized, digital photographic portraits of diverse people who are otherwise ‘invisible’ in our community. These portraits will be printed on paper and then pasted in identified graffiti hot-spots around Ballarat.

WHEN

We R You is poised to begin NOW, with the project coordinator, confirmed installation sites, and individual participants in place. Activities are planned with the participant organisations as well as in conjunction with community events such as the Ballarat Backyard Tasters and Harmony Fest. The project will be completed in late May 2013.

WHERE

We R You photographic activities will take place in a range of community venues and during a number of community events. The eventual digital portraits will be installed in identified graffiti hot-spots across Ballarat.

WHY

The Victorian Department of Justice provides grant support for projects that engage the community in graffiti prevention & intervention initiatives. We R You is designed to be widely participatory & consultative, to create new works of art acknowledging & empowering marginalised community members, to teach new skills, and to provide an environmentally benign alternative to aerosol-based graffiti.

I’m very proud to be facilitating yet another great community initiative. Today I’m meeting my first group from CMY – Centre for Multicultural Youth in Ballarat.  Our photos will end up on buildings and walls around Ballarat!

To get involved, please contact Community Arts and Culture Coordinator Deborah Klein on deborahklein@ballarat.vic.gov.au

 

Other links:
http://blog.vandalog.com/2010/08/jr-wrinkles-shanghai/
http://www.jr-art.net/news/latest-inside-out-group-actions-from-kabul-to-sao-paulo

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WHO              

We R You is an initiative of the CoB Arts & Culture Unit, involving partnerships with community and Council agencies across Ballarat. Those providing letters of support and participation include:

  • Victorian Police
  • CoB Community Safety Committee
  • Ballarat Health Refugee Support Group – participation
  • UnitingCare Ballarat – participation
  • Ballarat African Association – participation
  • CoB Cultural Diversity Unit
  • CoB Youth Services
  • BLX LinkUp – participation
  • Victorian Dept. Of Human Services / Delacombe Neighbourhood Renewal – participation

 

WHAT 

We R You is modelled on the global Inside Out initiative, which is providing a ‘face’ for marginalised and disadvantaged people in communities around the world. Inspired by JR French street artist Inside Out  global art project. If you haven’t heard of Inside Out Project – please read how much impact it had on engaging community  and building positive connections.

Conceived as a graffiti intervention initiative, Ballarat’s We R You project will create large (A0 x 2) sized, digital photographic portraits of diverse people who are otherwise ‘invisible’ in our community. These portraits will be printed on paper and then pasted in identified graffiti hot-spots around Ballarat.

WHEN

We R You is poised to begin NOW, with the project coordinator, confirmed installation sites, and individual participants in place. Activities are planned with the participant organisations as well as in conjunction with community events such as the Ballarat Backyard Tasters and Harmony Fest. The project will be completed in late May 2013.

WHERE

We R You photographic activities will take place in a range of community venues and during a number of community events. The eventual digital portraits will be installed in identified graffiti hot-spots across Ballarat.

WHY

The Victorian Department of Justice provides grant support for projects that engage the community in graffiti prevention & intervention initiatives. We R You is designed to be widely participatory & consultative, to create new works of art acknowledging & empowering marginalised community members, to teach new skills, and to provide an environmentally benign alternative to aerosol-based graffiti.

I’m very proud to be facilitating yet another great community initiative. Today I’m meeting my first group from CMY – Centre for Multicultural Youth in Ballarat.  Our photos will end up on buildings and walls around Ballarat!

To get involved, please contact Community Arts and Culture Coordinator Deborah Klein on deborahklein@ballarat.vic.gov.au

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