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Home Art

In December 2012, eight demographically-different households throughout North Melbourne created new low carbon art works – song, dance or spoken word – created and presented in their homes through collaborations with some of Australia’s leading contemporary artists.

Not only is Home Art about getting locals involved in art, but from development to presentation, it’s also about the artists and performers creating artworks in an environmentally-friendly way, using only the resources and equipment already in their homes and travelling only by foot or bike in the lead-up to their presentations.

In keeping with the environmentally-friendly theme, local North Melburnians took a walking experience to witness the artworks, while guided by local identities to draw on urban myths and histories.

Home Art at the Sustainable Living Festival 2013

If you missed out on taking part in the walking tour in December, you can still check out the Home Art performances by heading to the Sustainable Living Festival.

Eight short films will feature the Home Art performance works created by local Melbourne households in collaboration with artists David Bridie, Alison Croggon, Michelle Dabrowski, Rose Turtle Ertler, Becky Hilton, Michael Gurr and Gideon Obarzanek. 

Home Art highlights low environmental impact arts practice and activates Melbourne as a creative and sustainable city.

Presented by City of Melbourne's Arts and Participation Program and TippingPoint Australia and supported by City of Melbourne’s Sustainability Team.

Date:  Friday 15 to Saturday 16 February 2013
Time:  Nightly at 8.30pm
Venue:  Big Screen at Federation Square

Find out more 

View previous Home Art works made in collaboration with local choreographer Lucy Guerin in 2011:

Home Art is presented by the City of Melbourne Arts and Participation Program, supported by the City of Melbourne Sustainability team and in co-production with TippingPoint Australia as part of the Climate Commissions 2010 – 2012.  

Tipping Point Australia