Including community members as participants and co-creators of the Dragon of Shandon is central to the festival’s success.
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Urban festivals built on community involvement can reinvigorate places and create a shared sense of place and purpose that lasts long after the event is over.
Being a member of a community choir has similar health and social benefits as being part of a football team.
Community murals can rekindle an area’s shared memories and sense of identity.
Photo: Martin Purcell. Reproduced with permission
Over the past 15 years, community groups in a rundown inner-city district have created public murals as part of a successful process of reversing decades of stagnation.
Looking back on the legacy of London 2012, it's clear the local artistic community has lost out.
Jefe Greenaway leads a sneak preview tours of the new Koorie Heritage Trust place.
This Saturday marks the 30th anniversary of the Koorie Heritage Trust. The Trust will mark the occasion with the official opening of a new place in the Yarra Building on Federation Square. The move represents…
Knitting and neuroscience have more in common than you might think.
Neural Knitworks, an event first staged for National Science Week in 2014, has since grown into an Australia-wide engagement project promoting connections between knitting and brain health.
French artist Virgile Ittah poses with her wax sculpture titled ‘Dreams are guilty, absolute and silent by fire’.
A spectre of evaluation is haunting the arts. The relationships between artists and their audiences are being mediated by an ever-more complex system that determines the value of art. It’s a system driven…