James Wright, Matt Leaf, Polly Stanton and Nico Reddaway are contemporary Melbourne artists, curators, and events organisers that have rallied to the aid of the dismal state of social and cultural activity at that ghetto–by–design: Melbourne‘s Docklands.
The group have begun to establish an arts space and studio at Waterfront City after having gained the support of the City of Melbourne to commandeer a defunct foodcourt that sits smack bang in the centre of this failed shopping and tourism mecca. But these guys are only just beginning their battle to inject some long–overdue and desperately needed joie de vivre. And as such, they‘re hoping to attain a modest amount of donations, through pozible of course, to purchase some AV equipment and to dress the space out. It is also crucial to gain interest in their activities: this is an opportunity for artists and like–minded people to assert themselves at Docklands; the payoff being that the larger the patronage, the bigger the shift in the aesthetics and environment of the area. We look at Docklands today as a dystopian abyss. However, there is always the opportunity for change. And that change begins now.
The Arts Space is located on the piazza by the water & and can be accessed by catching the 86 Tram to its‘ terminus at Waterfront City.