404 GEORGE ST,
FITZROY VIC 3065
James Henry’s intimate photographic portraits presented on the CCP Night Projection Window—visible on the exterior of the building, 7-nights a week after dark—focus on local Indigenous park users, creating a series that celebrates the Aboriginal history and Parkie identity of Fitzroy, Collingwood and the surrounding areas of our city. Regular occupants of the parks came to refer to themselves as ‘Parkies’, and for a long time they have gathered in this area. It is their meeting place; they come here to share what they have, to feel connected and to tell a story or play a song. Parkies of Old Fitzroy explores the special significance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities that this locale holds.