"In my neighbourhood", a collaborative project of the UNESCO Creative Cities of Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Singapore
‘In My Neighbourhood’ is a collaborative project between the UNESCO Creative Cities of Singapore City of Design, Adelaide City of Music, Melbourne City of Literature and Sydney City of Film. The project was an initiative of Australia-Singapore Arts Group to encourage and develop links between Singapore and Australia. Selected Australian creative talents traveled to Singapore to attend the Design Singapore Council’s Singapore Design Week 2018, to present and workshop their creative ideas around the theme and Inclusive Design.
As well as presenting their ideas, artists were encouraged to attend industry sessions for knowledge sharing, as well as to the activities of Design Week. An opportunity for them to network with other creatives from their field with a view of exploring further collaborations.
Among the several projects presented, there are:
- ‘The Community Thread’ from Gladesville (Sydney, NSW) museum professional and emerging writer Jane Beeke would draw on a historical narrative of the pre-war Singaporean artistic community to create an immersive literary walk experience from local street artists and digital designers.
- ‘Move Along’ led by Richmond (Adelaide, SA) creative producer Jennifer Green Holmes, is an idea to merge storytelling, video, music, walking and skateboarding through a multi-artform performance bringing to life a uniquely contemporary Australian story of land ownership and love.
The event had 100 participants and was an extremely promising example of knowledge sharing and cooperation around cultural sector and creative industries.