Public art projects

The Bourke Park street art program is a 3-phase installation project that began with visiting artists from the tiffany bishop COLLECTIVE (tbC) mentoring local young artists in street art. Bourke Park is located in Railway Avenue, Pakenham (opposite the train station). As each phase progresses, the aim is for more young people to be ‘recruited’ and given the opportunity to work with the incredible tbC artists.

Young people also have the chance to be involved in other aspects of the project such as promotion, event management, performance, and film making.

The project is aimed at young local artists and creating a legal and supportive space for them to practice innovative art forms. We hope the program will be the start of ongoing opportunities for professional development for young artists; encouraging them to stay in the area and develop local works.

How to get involved

A key element of this project is a ‘record and refresh’ approach – local street artists will have the opportunity to take part every 8 to 12 months as each surface is re-designed and re-painted.

Over time, local participants will be encouraged to take on mentoring roles for new participants.

We are always looking for young people to get involved in future versions of the program; not just to paint, but to help out with documenting the project through film making, photography or performance and event management. Each phase of the project will be professionally filmed and documented.

Keep an eye on our YouTube channel for the videos. 

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