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STREET TO STREET Exhibit Launch

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Artsource, Old Customs House

8 Phillimore Street

Fremantle, WA 6160

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STREET TO STREET - Official Exhibition Launch

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Shelter WA invites you to our end-of-year celebration and official opening of STREET TO STREET, a 50-piece sculptural installation at Artsource, Fremantle, created during a 16 week Artist in Residency with Deborah Ralph-Kafarela hosted by Shelter WA in collaboration with St Pat’s, the Ruah Centre and Uniting’s Tranby Centre.

The project challenges institutional boundaries by giving voice to people with Lived Experience of Housing Insecurity and Homelessness, through direct participation in a community based arts project.

On the day

  • Minister Simone McGurk, Minister for Community Services and Member for Fremantle, will officially open the event
  • Artist in Residence – Deborah Ralph-Kafarela, and project participants will give a presentation 
  • The Starlight Hotel Choir will perform some seasonal songs
  • Kieran Wong, Chair Shelter WA will provide a reflection of the year
  • Guests can enjoy refreshments and networking

RSVP by 10th Dec


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The Background

Inspired by American Artist Rick Lowe Project Row Housing, Artist in Residence Deborah Ralph-Kafarela states,"COVID-19 has further highlighted the vulnerability of those experiencing housing insecurity and homelessness. With a human right focus of every person having a right to housing, food and a safe environment, I believe The Arts can bring all the community together to achieve a creative cultural change in approach to the housing shortage."

The community art workshops were held with people who have or are currently experiencing housing insecurity and homelessness. Pre-fabricated model houses designed by Ms. Ralph-Kafarela were embellished by each participant with stencil designs of the exterior cladding, gardens and interior objects that make home a home for each participant. This project provided the opportunity for diverse cultural communities to have artistic expression into a community-led sculptural installation.

Read more about the project here


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Artist in Residence

Deborah Ralph-Kafarela is a contemporary multidisciplined artist who advocates for Human Rights within Australian Culture, promoting change, bridging the gap between socio economic, social, gender and cultural difference, opening discussion and engaging action through art and encouraging ‘cultural environmentalism’, moving away from ‘commentator’ to ‘facilitator’.


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Funding for this project is proudly supplied by

  • Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
  • Lotterywest
  • The City of Perth

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Artsource, Old Customs House

8 Phillimore Street

Fremantle, WA 6160

Australia

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Organiser Shelter WA

Organiser of STREET TO STREET Exhibit Launch

Shelter WA is the independent peak body, based in Perth Western Australia, that advocates for social and affordable housing and ending homelessness.

Everyone has a right to a place to call home.

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