2014 Retrospective Exhibition

December 2nd, 2014

As our fourth year comes to a close, the 2014 TOP Retrospective features a selection of handmade prints and installations by artists creating work in The Ownership Project’s Artists in Residence and Creative Capacity programs. The retrospective exhibition celebrates significant moments in this complex visual cultural narrative, from screen prints by young artists in Yirrkala,

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Hamed Rayat and Helen Sheferaw selected for Outside

October 14th, 2014

Hamed Rayat and Helen Sheferaw, both undertaking print based residencies at The Ownership Project, will participate in Outside, an outdoor exhibition curated by Grace McQuilten and The Social Studio. Outside forms a visual dialogue with the Contemporary Outside Art: The Global Context Conference presented by Arts Project Australia and the University of Melbourne. Running from

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Shakara Montalto wins Highly Commended Artist Award

October 9th, 2014

  The Ownership Project artist, Shakara Montalto, wins Highly Commended Artist Award at the Fringe Festival, 2014 During 2013 TOP ran an Indigenous Engagement Program, supported by the City of Yarra. Within this program Gunditjmara artist and health worker, Shakara Montalto, joined TOP’s artistic community when she collaborated with TOP printmaker Kylie Blackley to create

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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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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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