A new art mural installation 'Spoken' is now ready for your viewing in Balaclava/St Kilda. Three artists, including Heesco, one of the original Grenfell silo artists, have created the mural, as part of a program developed by Ondru and Space2b Social Design.
Ondru (Voice through Art) is a Melbourne-based non-profit humanitarian organisation working towards a more connected, compassionate and equitable society. They use art to provoke thought, evoke feeling and inspire change on issues of social justice. Space2b is an open, welcoming grassroots organisation where newly arrived migrants and refugees and local community-based designers can come together to exchange knowledge, ideas and skills.
The mural project focuses on providing a voice for women who are connected with Space2b to share their stories on identity and resilience. The stories have been told directly by the women or in some cases, shared together with family members.
If you haven't visited this quirky and interesting part of Balaclava/St. Kilda, now is the time to do so. Laneway R1509, and the area surrounding the art and design social enterprise, Space2b has slowly been getting a facelift. With the support from the City of Port Phillip and The Palais Theatre, the laneway is now a splash of colour, with serpents, Mandalas, a laneway café and children having paint fights. So come and have a look!
Spoken: A public mural, photos and video to celebrate the cultural diversity of the City of Port Phillip to raise awareness about the journey, struggle, survival and achievements of people from diverse backgrounds.
Mural location: Laneway behind Space2b 144 Chapel St, St Kilda.