Stories of Mooroolbark- An Exhibition

Mooroolbark Community Centre 125 Brice Ave, Mooroolbark. All welcome, no bookings required. Free Entry. See venue opening times here.

11 Sep – 28 Oct 2019

Hosted by Yarra Art Rangers Network in connection to the Mooroolbark Street Art project, ‘Stories of Mooroolbark’ is an exciting mixed-media group exhibition inspired by the region’s past, present and future.

'Mooroolbark' artwork by Paul Sonsie, Digital Print on Aluminium, Street Art Panel, 2019.
‘Mooroolbark’, Digital Print Street Art Panel on Aluminium, by Paul Sonsie, 2019.

Featuring artefacts and artworks from the local community and professional and practising artists, Stories of Mooroolbark brings together an eclectic collection that represents public places and events where we connect and create community.

During the exhibition there will be art workshops, talks and storytelling activities, with the outcomes added to the community artwork installation, providing all participants with an ever-changing creative and cumulative experience throughout.

Open Submissions – Stories & Artwork

You are invited to contribute to the Stories of Mooroolbark exhibition and ongoing public archive. Submissions can be written stories, told (and recorded by us, appointment required), drawn, painted, etc.

  • 297 x 297mm, two-dimensional artworks (ie. painting, illustration, stencils, collage, etc.)
  • Open to all ages and abilities
  • Closing date for Community Submission Registrations: 
  • Round One: Passed. Works from round one will be installed on the 9th in time for the exhibition opening.
  • Round Two: Midnight, Tuesday 1st October 2019. Works will be installed throughout September
  • Deliver to Mooroolbark Community Centre reception or ask for the Stories of Mooroolbark kit at Mooroolbark Community Centre reception when visiting the exhibition, to be provided with paper and pencils to draw or write your story.

About Yarra Art Rangers

The Yarra Art Rangers is a branch of the Art Rangers Network. Our goal is to support independent artists and arts collaborators within the Yarra River region to develop environmentally and economically sustainable and regenerative practices; enriching our community cultural economies, while producing and presenting work for local events.

Environmental Sustainability & Regenerative Design

Environmental sustainability and regenerative design are at the core of the Art Rangers Network’s values and as such we ask that all applicants make their best efforts towards ensuring their artworks are produced with this in mind.

Wherever practical and affordable, use techniques and creative practices that are environmentally sustainable and regenerative; use materials that are biodegradable, FSC certified, up-cycled, re-purposed or recycled, consider your energy use and carbon footprint.

If you have further questions please contact Mandy Pickett at artrangersnetwork@gmail.com or on 03 5962 4629.

For information specific to the venue, please visit the Mooroolbark Community Centre at 125 Brice Ave, Mooroolbark or phone Council on 1300 368 333.