Posts Tagged ‘Abandoned Buildings’


Posted By Paul

Some work in progress from our latest field trip with Engaging Visions. We got to run around in some old kilns out in the middle of the forest and up and over a dam wall.

Artscape Forum Fliers

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Creative Spaces and the Melbourne City Council have organised the visit of Canadian based organisation Artscape.

“Artscape is Canada‚Äôs leader in multi-tenant space development for the arts and culture sector. It is a not-for-profit enterprise that has been engaged in culture-led regeneration efforts since 1986 and has consulted world wide on projects that have made positive cultural, economic, social, and environmental impacts. Artscape has developed a unique capability to work effectively across disciplines to align values, leadership, policy and infrastructure that enable innovation and creativity on the ground.”

We were asked to produce a series of electronic invitations target to different demographics.

Creative Spaces

Posted By Paul

We have been lucky enough to be working with the Creative Spaces project for the last twelve months.  In that time the scale, scope and potential of the project has grown enormously as more and more support has come on board.  The website was officially launched on the 20th February 2009 by Deputy Lord Mayor Susan Riley at the Boyd School Studios (managed and facilitated by Creative Spaces).

The website itself is a highly customised multi author build of Wordpress.  Racket managed all aspects of the project from infromation architecture through to the graphic design, XHTML & CSS coding and ofcourse the Wordpress build and integration.


Posted By Rachel

A short film we love by Blu - “An ambiguous animation painted on public walls.”  Made in Buenos Aires and in Baden (fantoche)

Music by Andrea Martignoni

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Abbotsford Convent Laundry

Posted By Paul

We have are in the process of building the new Creative Spaces website for Melbourne City Council.  They are a tremendous resource in Victoria for creatives looking for places to do their thing.  The project co-ordinator was kind enough to line us up a photoshoot in the Abbotsford Convents derelict laundry.

Abandoned Mansion

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Just down the road from where we are working (see Laughing Waters post) is an old mud brick house… National Parks Victoria just acquired it for a multi-million dollar sum and while their primary interest was the 40 hectares or so of hills and river frontage, we are far more taken by the abandoned human habitat’s to be found on the property. It must have been quite the party house in the 60’s / 70’s, pumping water straight out of the Yarra the grounds would have been lush - grounds filled with water features, ponds, tennis court & pool, all of which is now in a glorious state of decay. We are interested in staging a few different photoshoots for an exhibition later in the year, however the photos below are just playing around… getting used to the space… You can probably tell from the images that we thought the old pool was pretty crash hot.


Posted By Rachel


Posted By Paul

In 2005 Rachel and Paul together with Julian Laffan secured a vacant window space in Canberra CBD to house a string of art exhibitions.  Below are a few pages from the catalogue we produced as permanent documentation of the events.  And far below is the original invitation.