Come along and enjoy the launch of your new creative space; a site-wide day of festivities and a celebration on a grand scale. Collingwood Yards Open Day is your new artistic go to at 53 Johnston St, 30 Perry St, Collingwood. That's more than 6000sq mt of space in the heart of Collingwood, now home to hundreds of artists to explore.
Open day is on Saturday 13 March 2021 from 12.30pm onwards. Experience creativity at work and join the community celebration. There'll be live music, an all-day art and design market, a series of talks and workshops and more. COVID-safe protocols will apply. Check the website for the Directory of the tenant community from A-Z. Collingwood Yards is already home to an exciting, diverse, resourceful and resilient creative community. In the pipeline, coming soon is a Music Market. It'll be a one-stop shop for Victoria's music industry to work, learn, collaborate and do business. See the program for this epic opening below.
Youth music organisation and record label The Push showcasing Melbourne's emerging musical talents at the famous Keith Haring mural (now restored to its former glory) on Johnston Street.
Live music performances curated by Collingwood Yards tenants who include Bad Apples Music (led by Adam Briggs), Play On, Collingwood Neighbourhood House and Hope Street Radio.
DJs from future tenants PBS106.7FM (including crowd favourite Miss Goldie) continuing into the evening as site-specific projection art from the Centre for Projection Art lights up the night sky.
Open studios and galleries, with tenant-designed activities and attractions providing opportunities to interact with artists and behind-the-scenes glimpses of their creative processes.
Screenings, video projections, art installations and public workshops providing visitors with opportunities to unleash their inner creative.
From 12 noon, the city's newest art and design market begins – with a floral backdrop curated by resident florist and stylist XXFlos, featuring new work by tenants such as cult-status ceramicist Tantri Mustika, and displaying the precinct's fashion credentials with on-site designers including The Social Studio, Gammin Threads and Bananalands.
On the site of the old Collingwood TAFE and taking up almost an entire city block, Collingwood Yards lay dormant for close to a decade before its transformation. After two years of construction works, Collingwood Yards officially begins its life as a major contemporary arts incubator - a place where community and creativity meet and emerging culture begins. It is colourful, youthful and diverse. It will become a vital part of the local community and Melbourne's creative life for generations to come