VISIONARY IMAGES > VISUAL CULTURE + SOCIAL CHANGE
At Visionary Images (VI) artists collaborate with young people to develop, produce and exhibit public art. We offer opportunities for the creative and personal development of young people from all walks of life, many of whom have experienced hardship. We aim to exhibit to the broadest possible audience to raise community awareness of the social issues that affect us all. VI exhibits artworks in highly visible, often unusual public spaces, taking art into the streets and every day life.
If you would like to become involved in Visionary Images’ work, please contact us.
Our neon artwork “Our Home” is shining bright on the side of a public housing tower on the Atherton Gardens estate (corner of Brunswick and Gertrude Streets, Fitzroy). The artwork has been created with children living on the estate and is the result of the pioneering pilot program XSite. A huge thanks to all our supporters and especially to Delta Neon for their generous assistance.
The children who live on and around the Richmond housing estate have worked very hard to create a new artwork the “Walking Child” that will also be produced as a neon. We are currently working with our partners to secure the funding for this ambitious new work that will become an iconic landmark on Melbourne’s skyline. If you’d like to help make this artwork a reality please get in touch.
The pilot initiative XSite has been developed with our partners in Yarra and is the result of changing needs within our community. Responding to the increasing need for programing targeting younger children experiencing difficulties, we have expanded our mission to include middle-year children aged 8 – 14.
At XSite children are working with artists to create and exhibit public art in their neighbourhood. With Visionary Images children are learning new skills, and are visibly bringing their ideas and experiences into the open. Through positively communicating with as many neighbours as possible they are building understanding, changing perceptions and breaking cycles of disadvantage.
VI EXPLORES MORE
Visionary Images has launched a new initiative and as always welcomes input from you. We are exploring new areas of work and broadening our operations to make it possible for more communities to have access to our services. One of the new offerings is a mentorship program where artists, organisations and communities can be guided through the development and implementation of creative projects. If you’d like to know more please contact us.