Total Eclipse

July 11th, 2014

                Image: Helen Sheferaw, About the Moon #2, monotype on Hahnemühle paper (2014), photo by Léuli Eshraghi TOTAL ECLIPSE OPENING IN MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL Total Eclipse is an exhibition of new prints by TOP artists in residence. Working in relief and intaglio printmaking, these artists draw on lived

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Horn of Plenty

July 11th, 2014

                Image: Nadia Ahmed, Horn of Plenty, multiple colour linoprint on Magnani paper (2014), photo by Léuli Eshraghi HORN OF PLENTY OPENING 8 AUGUST IN CRAFT CUBED FESTIVAL Horn of Plenty is an exhibition of new prints by local East African artists, the culmination of two years of

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Harvest Celebration

April 24th, 2014

HARVEST Celebration 6-8pm Friday 9 May 2014 Current to 25 May 2014 The Ownership Project invites you to Harvest, a celebration of new prints by local East African artists. Industrious neighbourhood afternoons continue to weave conversation with vibrant pattern work, encompassing daily rituals, henna work, seasonal harvests, and playful objects. Adept at storytelling, the artists

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Call for new Board members

April 4th, 2014

The Ownership Project (TOP) is seeking three-four enthusiastic board members to compliment its current board. TOP is looking for individuals with an interest in the visual arts as well as a commitment to social cohesion for newly arrived, refugee, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. TOP board members will be expected to contribute in a

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The Yuta Project Success in the USA

March 25th, 2014

A selection of screen prints from The Yuta Project have been exhibited at Harvey Arts Project, Idaho, USA. TOP would like to congratulate the young artists, printmakers Ruby Alderton, Annie Studd, and Sean Smith, as well as Buku-Larrnggay Mulka on yet another incredible outcome for The Yuta Project. The Yuta Project was a youth-driven series

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Of Water and Will opening

March 12th, 2014

This is an exhibition of new prints by The Ownership Project’s resident artists. Adept at storytelling, the artists have individual sensibilities for texture, colour, and pattern. The works voice personal histories of movement and home, marking connections to place and to times past and to come. Opening 6-8pm Friday 14 March Current to 9 April

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Shakara Montalto featured in Whittlesea Leader Newspaper

December 17th, 2013

The Ownership Project artist Shakara Montalto is featured in an article in the Whittlesea Leader, which you can read here Shakara Montalto joined The Ownership Projects (TOP) Indigenous Artist in Residence Program in late 2013. She has created a large body of delicate line etchings and bold woodblocks exploring personal themes of loss and identity.

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2013 Retrospective

December 5th, 2013

Featuring a selection of handmade prints and installations by TOP’s resident artists Helen Sheferaw, Ghazaleh Shokrollahi, Khue Nguyen, María Peña, Julius Bright Sackey, Ruby Djikarra Alderton. The retrospective celebrates significant moments in the complex visual cultural narrative of The Ownership Project, from The Yuta Project screenprints by young artists from Yirrkala (NT), depictions of Yolŋu

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About Us

The Ownership Project is a dynamic cross-cultural space that engages with some of the many diverse cultural groups that have come to call Australia home. The enterprise seeks to create a place of belonging, welcome and respect. The Ownership Project works in particular with refugees, migrants and Indigenous Australians to find new artist expression that has not been extensively explored and shared within our community . By encouraging individuals to express their ideas artistically we hope to empower individuals as part of the community.

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