Affordable Housing: Everyone Has A Story To Tell
Art Exhibition and Community Forum
Due to the great success of the November 2013 Exhibition Port Phillip Housing Association (PPHA) in partnership with The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E.) is highlighting the important role affordable and secure housing can play in boosting community participation and personal resilience of community housing tenants.
Jane Smith, Director of M.A.D.E, announced at the Visions in Substance opening ceremony in November 2013 that she would like the exhibition to tour to Ballarat in March 2014.
After the success of the ViSAEart exhibition, it is only fitting that 18 artists have the opportunity to exhibit their art work at M.A.D.E; as this initiative gives voice to people who may feel disenfranchised or socially isolated, thus creating a true democracy.
The official launch and community forum will be on 27 March 2014. The exhibition will run until 6 April 2014 allowing adequate time for people to view and purchase art pieces. The community forum will be an open public discussion, encouraging shared vision in addressing the challenges of homelessness, marginalisation, democracy and community strengthening. The community forum will consist of panellists from local support agencies, housing providers, local governments, artists and tenants.
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- the programme for the community forum
- the press release
- the Ballarat Courier, 28 March 2014
- the Ballarat Courier, 1 April 2014
The first annual exhibition of the art and creativity of PPHA residents was held in November at Brightspace Art Gallery St Kilda. Covering a range of media from painting to ceramics, and photography to performance, 18 exhibitors displayed over 40 pieces. The exhibition was well received and considered a great success. Well over 50% of pieces on display were sold.
Interviews with Richard James, Ricky Howell and Lisa Fam, three of the artists who exhibited in november and will be exhibiting at M.A.D.E. as well.