Intergenerational community connection art project

Moreland City Council is excited about an intergenerational public art project in response to COVID-19, aimed at building intergenerational connections within the Coburg community.

Rose Hill artwork

Image: EXAMPLE ONLY Friends of Rose Hill train station – Intergenerational art project.  Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, United Kingdom

Concept

A collaborative public art project created by older and younger community members of Coburg, aiming to build intergenerational connections within the local community during the COVID-19 pandemic.  An artist will bring together a group of Coburg community members to co-develop a shared artwork.  The final artwork will be brought to life, possibly on an exterior wall of Coburg library or at another proposed site/s nearby (dependent upon artist proposal). The work and process will:

  • celebrate community, targeting people living in Coburg affected by COVID-19 isolation
  • pair up experienced older generation community members who have something to teach, with those younger community members who are keen to learn
  • incorporate Coburg’s cultural diversity

Project goal

To deliver a community-based art project, guided by local artists. The project is aimed at connecting Coburg’s older people and youth together with their communities while in continued home isolation and during the slow re-emergence into the public space after the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are lifted.

The project is aimed at addressing council objectives such as:

  • Older people are celebrated in our community and discrimination is addressed
  • Older people have opportunities to participate in, and inform, civic life
  • Capturing stories of Coburg’s aged and youth community members – interpreted by artist in installation
  • Creating new relationship building opportunities between Coburg’s aged and youth community members
  • (Art) that challenges the stereotype of ageing and celebrates positive ideas of aging

Expression of Interest (EoI)

Moreland City Council launched an open Expression of Interest mid June 2020.  A robust submision process and keen interest of many Moreland based artists have resulted in a successful art partnership proposal being selected to deliver a collaborative community art project process, culminating in a public community artwork in Coburg.  Congratulations Steph Hughes and Glen Walton of Playable Streets.

Thank you to all submitters, there was an extremely high calibre of proposals put forward.

As the project progresses this web page will be updated, so please come back regularly to see what's happening.

Contact:

Ed Service
Arts Infrastructure Officer

eservice@moreland.vic.gov.au

Or

Briohny Croft
Places & Major Partnerships Project Officer

bcroft@moreland.vic.gov.au