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Creating the Box Set

Published on 27 September 2017
  • Arts and culture
  • Children and young people
  • Community
  • Events

Creative children from Maroondah and neighbouring cities have joined together in making a series of exciting and colourful life-size self-portraits that will be displayed throughout community art centres in Maroondah, Whitehorse and Manningham.

‘The Box Set’ is a community art project has seen children exploring themes of identity and diversity through life size portraits that segmented into three sections (head, body and legs) and installed onto packing boxes (thanks to Storage King Box Hill).

Visitors to the exhibition at Whitehorse and Manningham centres, and to the display at Wyreena Community Arts Centre and Maroondah Festival, can interact with the children’s work, moving and interchanging the boxes, and mixing and matching portraits to create new identities in a fun way. 

Creating the Box Sets

Wyreena Community Arts Centre in Croydon hosted two free ‘Box Set’ workshops on Tuesday 26 September as part of Council’s school holiday program.

Children decorated their own boxes with ‘self portraits’, which will be feature as part of the regional exhibition.

The colourful life size pieces will also be displayed during Wyreena’s Children’s Week super friend picnic on 21 October, from 11am-2pm, with face-painting, live music, arts and crafts.

You can also see them at Maroondah Festival on Sunday 12 November in Town Park.

Other exhibition events

‘The Box Set’ exhibition will be displayed concurrently at each centre from September to December, 2017.

  • Box Hill Community Arts Centre (25 September - 8 October)
    470 Station Street, Box Hill
    9895 8888
  • Manningham Art Studios (27 November - 11 December)
    Manningham City Square, Level 2, 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster
    9840 9382
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