Six Moments in Kingston

Artists
Tal Fitzpatrick
Laresa Kosloff
Shane McGrath
Spiros Panigirakis
Steven Rhall
Field Theory
Curated by
David Cross
Cameron Bishop
Location
Melbourne
Date
2019

The City of Kingston will celebrate its history through a new creative project supported by the Victorian Government’s Creative Suburbs program.

Curators David Cross and Cameron Bishop have commissioned six contemporary artists working across performance, music, craft, installation and video, to work with local community groups to develop projects that retell Kingston’s history in exciting new ways.

Milestone moments that will be celebrated include:

  • the election of Moorabbin’s first female councillor in 1976
  • the disappearance of aviator Fred Valentich who flew out from Moorabbin airport in 1978 never to be seen again
  • a celebration of globally successful Parkdale-raised rocker Rick Springfield
  • an artistic take on the notorious VFL head-butting incident at Moorabbin oval where player Phil Carman head-butted an umpire and earned a 20-week suspension.

Through workshops, site visits and historical talks, community members will work with artists to develop and deliver a creative response to each story. The artists who will lead the creation of the artworks include video artist, sculptor and animator Laresa Kosloff, craftivist Tal Fitzpatrick, curator and artist Spiros Panagirakis, multidisciplinary collective Field Theory, painter, sculptor and performance artist Shane McGrath and conceptual artist Steven Rhall. Each artist has a history of working with community participants to create art experiences.