f5: Footscray in Transition 2016
Presenting a new photographic series by Kip Scott, f5: Footscray in Transition captures the evolving urban, environmental, social and cultural changes within Footscray in 2016.
Footscray is currently a city in transition, undergoing major changes to its physical, social and cultural landscape through urban and housing redevelopment, immigration, economic development and emerging new arts hubs. The f5 project hopes to document and record some of these once in a lifetime changes as perceived by local artists in a series of arts events: exhibitions, media projections, public art installations and artists talks.
A new project artist is commissioned each year, documenting the iconic Footscray landmarks including Footscray Station, Irving Street, McNab Avenue, Binks Ford (Hopkins Street), Nicholson Street Bridge, Donut Van (at Footscray Station), Little Saigon, Nicholson Street Mall, Footscray Hotel and the photographer’s personal choice: a Footscray Skyline.
This exhibition will also be presenting photographic works by project artists Karenne Rees (2011), Grant Hobson (2012), Pierre Vairo (2013) and James Voller (2014/2015).
OPENING: Thursday 26 May, 6pm – 8pm
EXHIBITION: Thursday 26 May – Saturday 11 June
CONVERSATION: Saturday 4 June, 2pm – 3:30pm
VENUE: FCAC Roslyn Smorgon Gallery
Presented by Footscray Community Arts Centre in association with Maribyrnong City Council.
1- Nicholson St Bridge (2016) by Kip Scott
2- Image Courtesy of Maribyrnong City Council