An interdisciplinary project from students of Monash Art Design & Architecture (MADA) and the Murrumbeena community.
With a rich history of art in Murrumbeena we embark on this collaborative journey of discovery into the influence local artists and art has made to this community.
Murrumbeena has a strong cultural history boasting the home of the Boyd family – renowned for its contribution to the Australian arts, both in painting and ceramics, and for their encouragement and promotion of the freedom of artistic expression.
The objective of this project is to establish a collection of ideas fostering the return of creativity back into the centre of Murrumbeena life. Through this collaborative community project, Murrumbeena has the opportunity to renew its original links to the art community, strengthen its commercial centre, enrich its daily experience and provide a destination centre attracting others who are longing for a creative experience.
Visual Communication students produced zines during their occupation at 473 Neerim Rd and distributed them to the public. Shown above are Clare Wohlnick's Hamburger zine, an in-depth examination of a local fish and chip shop hamburger wrapper, Hayden Daniel's Front Magazine a documentation of Murrumbeena's front yards and Domenico Mazza's Beena Zine a focus on Murrumbeena's quirkiness and uniqueness.