Signal has young people at heart. The Signal Curators program is an opportunity for young people to tell the story of Signal through art.
Guided by professionals from some of Melbourne's top galleries, the Signal Curators get a behind-the-scenes look into each stage of the curatorial process.
The Signal Curators have ongoing input into the program, sharing ideas and leading projects.
If you're interested in becoming a Signal Curator and shaping the future of Signal, please get in touch by emailing email@example.com.
The Signal Express with Express Media
The Signal Express is an online arts and culture magazine created entirely by young Melbourne writers aged 13 to 18.
Featuring the freshest of arts, entertainment and cultural journalism, it’s a place for reviews, previews, features and opinion.
If you want to be part of the conversation, get in touch. We’d love your voice in the mix.
The Signal building features iGlass technology in its window facade creating a projection screen visible after dark.
The Signal Screen showcases work created by, for and with young people all year round.
Check out What’s happening at Signal for screening details.
Street Art Mentoring
Signal’s street art mentoring workshops offer young people a unique opportunity to work alongside professional artists in a safe, collaborative space where individual diversity and artistic development are encouraged through street art.
Workshops take place in Union Lane and explore paste-ups, free hand techniques, stencil, installation and murals led by Melbourne’s leading artists from the Blender Studios.
Work on the Union Lane murals is planned at regular times throughout the year and is linked to the skills workshops for young people aged 13-25 that are delivered at Signal.
For more information, including details on how to potentially become involved as an artist, please visit Signal Street Art Mentoring.
Signal is wired for sound. The Signal Sound walk leading from Flinders Street Station to the Signal building showcases sound installations and experiences created entirely by young people. Installations can be heard all year round.
Check out What’s happening at Signal for program details.
Evolution is a creative arts program dedicated to young people who are not currently studying or employed. Two days a week young people work in a flexible, supported studio environment to make art. Working alongside professional artists and youth workers, young people will be exposed to a wide range of art forms including visual art, design, film, animation and photography. Evolution is open to young people from all walks of life and artistic ability.
Applications are by referral. For more information or to make a referral contact Frontyard on (03) 9611 2413.
Evolution is a partnership between Signal, City of Melbourne and Frontyard Youth Services.
The brainchild of young artists Jessica Yu and Georgia Delaney, Betanarratives is an online journal that invites writers and artists to collaborate and create inventive storytelling. Online works motivate audiences to interact with narratives changing and controlling the literary landscape as they create their own story within it.
Betanarratives will present a series of monthly workshops inviting participants to reconstruct modes of storytelling and explore a new school of creative storytelling practice.
Works will be curated into the Betanarratives online journal and culminate into an exhibition.
February: Drawing the graphic novel, Sunday 15 February, 12 to 5 pm.
March: Lines of thread, Sunday 15 March, 12pm to 5 pm.
April: Blaspheming the western canon, Sunday 19 April, 12pm to 5pm.
May: Book making and self-publishing, Sunday 17 May, 12pm to 5pm.
June: Cracking the code, Sunday 14 June, 12pm to 5pm.
Betanarratives is open to young people 16 to 25 years.
Bookings are essential: Book here