The XSite pilot program has been developed with our partners in Yarra and is the result of changing needs within our community. Responding to the increasing need of younger children experiencing difficulties, Visionary Images 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 people as possible they are building understanding, changing perceptions and breaking cycles of disadvantage.
Launched on the Atherton Gardens public housing estate in 2014 and then rolled out onto the Richmond estate it has successfully engaged with over 250 children. Temporary and permanent artworks have been produced and exhibited on and around the housing estates.