One Step at a Time
A passion for community projects that support self expression and the arts is at the core of what we do. We strive to create positive social change through our projects and believe in fostering the creatives who live and work within our community.
We welcome collaboration and new ideas that align with our values.
Edge Ashfield 2019
Ever wondered what the world would look like today if it wasn’t man who first walked on the moon? Is space travel still relevant in this era of the Anthropocene – where it is a race against time to look after our own planet?
50 years after the first moon landing, space travel is still overwhelmingly male dominated, with a recent mission allowing the first wom*n to walk on the moon abandoned due to an ill-fitting suit. In response to the recent anniversary of the moon landing, we wanted to disrupt the narrative around gender and space exploration. While there has been much dialogue around ‘man’ walking on the moon, the significant contribution made by others has not been equally celebrated. Such neglect of recognition has a flow on effect, without diverse representation, for many space exploration is an inaccessible feat. Is space exploration simply another colonial act? A desire for man to claim ownership of contested places? Can we not let the moon be, appreciate and explore it from afar?
To ponder these questions, we invited 14 female identifying, non-binary and trans folk who are creatively and socially engaged with the inner west to playfully and critically reflect their personal views on space exploration – while wearing our custom made, upcycled space suit and we want to share it with you!
Anney Bounpraseuth, Chrissy Flanagan, Christine Jinga, Connie Tomagra, Emma Rose, Jennifer Moxham, Kieran Butler, Kirsten Junor. Monty Hancock, Prince Aydin, Penny Petridis, Sara Mir (Zeinab), Uppma Virdi and Valerita Valerosa.
Reimagined Lands was filmed on the stolen lands of the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora Nation. We acknowledge the ongoing spiritual and cultural ties of the Gadigal and Wangal people to the waterways, land and sky since time immemorial and we wish to pay respects to elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.
Event photo taken during Ashfield Edge by Daniel Kukec
Thanks to Inner West Council for their support.
Edge Inner West & Sacred Music Festival 2018
Channelling both the colourful vibrancy of the Edge Festival and the arrival of Spring, New Moon brings the Ashfield Civic Centre to life during September with a Folkloric floral inspired display blooming throughout the foyer and hall. Viewers are invited to follow the floral pattern throughout the Centre foyer immersing themselves in the colours and shapes of the season.
Supported by Inner West Council.