I hear from Melburnian Sarah Poole, a lady into Public Art, Community Engagement and Cultural Development, that as a result of a Darebin Council initiative, short term arts businesses are being placed into vacant shops, as ‘pop ups’ to:
‘instantly reduce the posters and graffiti tagging on them, to foster the economic and cultural vitality of the streets, and ultimately to speed up the leasing process’.
Twelve business graduates from Thornbury Women’s Neighbourhood House are trialling their business models and selling their products at a pop up that opened last Monday at 825 High Street Thornbury.
‘The Power and the Passion’ photographs from the Kimberley, presented by Wilderness Australia, has one more week to go. Sarah says:
Definitely worth going down to look at these breathtaking photographs! They are also for sale.
‘Off The Ladies’Back’ will be the next pop up in the same shop in Thornbury, presenting local young fashion designers and their unique designs, evening and street wear, for six weeks from Monday 3 June. Launch to be announced AND
Two more pop ups are on the horizon…details soon!
Contact Sarah Poole at Darebin’s Active Spaces in Darebin Business Development Unit
MOBILE 0407 813 776
Well done all – fantastic initiative!