KPI 1 Site use
The site is used regularly by the local community
The nature of this item requires close and consistent observation of the site, its programme and use. It is by necessity anecdotal and relies on professional practice to account for the information. Numbers used are estimates only.
Informal use of open public space estimated at 400 people per week.
The site is regularly and consistently used by locals with informal use of the garden and grounds by local residents and visitors to the area for picnics, walking dogs, events and classes on site and for curiosity. People and families using the outdoor space on their way to and from Brunswick Baths, Brunswick Library and local businesses.
Siteworks has reached the point of convergence amongst the site users and their connected communities. In the hallways, the garden and the kitchen we witness a sharing of ideas, interesting discussions, creative collaborations and professional work across projects and organisations, artists and professionals.
Events organised by Blak Dot Gallery consistently draw large crowds and diverse community groups for gallery openings, ceremonies, festival events and exhibitions.
New residents / regular users
Siteworks is delighted to welcome The Elephant in our Room and Dayne Trower Architects, our new long term residents.
Elephant In Our Room works with applying creative conflict transformation techniques as a means to navigate difficult conversations in contemporary work environments.
DTA is an architecture studio established in Melbourne, Australia. We celebrate the process of making architecture through building, research and art practice. Our buildings are designed of their place and of their time.
Miss Samoa Victoria Inc are currently meeting at Siteworks in preparation for their collaborative exhibition in June, the Leulumoega School of Fine Arts (Samoa) to be exhibited at Black Dot Gallery. They are also in the planning stages of their annual cultural pageant which is in place to empower young Samoan/Australians celebrate the Samoan culture. This years theme is around the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
Since February Lambros Tapinos holds the monthly ALP Bell Street Branch Meeting at Siteworks.
RMIT University’s School of Fashion and Textiles presented Situation Brunswick at Siteworks . A live fashion event featuring a selection of work by Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours) 3rd year students. Supported by Moreland City Council, Siteworks and The Masters Institute of Creative Education.
Summary of Report Data
500+ people per week attend events, classes and workshops at Siteworks each week.
The majority of participants are from Moreland, Darebin, Yarra and Melbourne areas.
Over 7 days there is an average of 24 classes per week.
In 6 months Siteworks has hosted 60+ different rehearsals and auditions for theatre/film productions.
16 Artists have been supported with free residency space through Siteworks support of And Also Presents and the Centre for Dramaturgy and Curation.
List of events with 80+ people in attendance:
Blak Dot Artist Market (March 3)
Community Square by MCC for BMF (March 11)
Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) First Years Urban Camp (March 12 - 14 )
Freeplay Night Market (May 19 )
Blood is Thicker Than Hummus - Performance (May 24 -June 2 )
Melbourne Swing Festival (June 7 - 10)
Situation Brunswick, RMIT fashion event (June 13)
Live music fundraiser for Larry Gurruwiwi & Malawurr (June 29)
Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival (July 13 - 27)
Living Politics in the City 2 Symposium (July 15)
Brunswick Design District Information Session (August 2)
Community Conversations about Treaty (August 15)