Ballarat’s ContainART project will continue to pop up around the city for another year, with the 2018 calendar of exhibitions and destinations released for the unique shipping container gallery.
This week the container will move from the skate park at Len T Fraser Reserve in Main Road to Buninyong’s DeSoza Park where artist Kate Vivian will install ceramics and drawings commemorating and responding to the 2015 Scotsburn bushfires.
Mayor Samantha McIntosh said ContainART was part of the council’s approach to enliven the vibrancy of Ballarat’s streetscape.
“Our goal is to do a number of different things that will bring people on to the streets and enjoy all of Ballarat,” Cr McIntosh said.
“It’s also about providing artists with a gallery. Many artists may not have the right space, or a financially available space, so ContainART really is providing an opportunity for our local artists to be able to help enliven our spaces, to exhibit their work and share it with the public.”
Cr McIntosh said ContainART sites were chosen for their busy foot traffic and activity levels.
“We want to make sure we are providing the community with lots of opportunity to explore and experience different versions of art, from many different perspectives.”
ContainART will move from Buninyong to Pleasant Street Park for February.
During autumn it will be a home for art at Invermay Rec Reserve, Lucas City of Ballarat Council Hub and Sebastopol’s Teague Court Park where it will house a Ballarat Nth Neighborhood House Mixed Media exhibition.
Winter will find the container in Pearces Park in Golden Point, Waller Crescent in Newington and Peel Street Park in Black Hill, while in September and October it will variously be at Shaw Street Reserve in Wendouree and at Eureka Park outside MADE where it will house a mixed media display as part of the Biennale of Australian Art.
In November, ContainART will be at Ditchfield Reserve Playground in Brown Hill and it will close the year in Wendouree East at Grevillea Rd and Dowling St.