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Thursday, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
October 26, 2023

MIRROR: Community Reflections

Join us for ‘MIRROR’ a community-focused art event, produced in a collaboration between CCP and RMIT University’s ‘Forms for Encounter and Exchange (FFEE): Collingwood Studio’ students. Across the evening, lens-based works by local communities within the City of Yarra precinct will be projected across the walls of CCP.

 CCP’s current exhibition –‘Turrangka…in the shadows’ by James Tylor notes that in the Kaurna language, ‘turra’ means ‘shadow, reflection, image and mirror’.  

FFEE have invited local communities to respond to ‘turra’ through submitting lens-based works for a community projection event and a series of screen-based installations. FFEE’s aim is to create a shared space promoting engagement through uniting diverse community voices.

This collaborative project engages with the creative, lens-based works of local communities within the City of Yarra precinct – KWABO, Yarra Youth Centre Fitzroy (YYC), Real Youth Music Studios (RYMS) and RMIT University’s ‘FFEE’ students.

KWABO is an arts-driven social enterprise with a strong focus on diverse socio-cultural inclusivity, health, and empowerment. As founder of the initiative, Gracieuse Amah (Grace) advocates for intercultural dialogue through a sharing of her cultural practice and heritage: African dance.

Yarra Youth Services provides a support network for young people between the ages of 12 and 25 within the Yarra community. YYC in Fitzroy fosters a safe and inclusive space, facilitating the wellbeing of socio-culturally diverse youths through a range of creative programs and activities.

RYMS is an arts program in Collingwood and Fitzroy focused on facilitating music and dance opportunities for youth between the ages of 8-13. As part of The Drum Youth Service, the RYMS program emphasises engagement with and support of marginalised youth such as those with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and LGBTQI+ identities.