My Generation is a diverse, intergenerational public art project that is colourful, quirky, and most importantly, aims to challenge Ageism.
The project connected primary school children with older community members in order to break down barriers and encourage engagement between the ages, and is a first for the region.
Project participants worked together to create a collaborative series of artworks in weekly workshops, while a documentary film was created to capture the interactions and the art process between participants in each group.
Project Activities took place between June - September 2022 in the Boronia Township and the project was celebrated with three individual events.
- The first event was an Art Exhibition which showcased the collaborative artworks created during the workshops.
- The second event showcased the Documentary film that was created to highlight the workshops, themes, purpose and interactions between project participants.
- The third and final event commemorated the project partnership perfectly with a magical evening of storytelling, dining and art at the Boronia Progress Hall. The event showcased inspirational speakers talking about social inclusion, mental health, ageism and sustainability and delicious food from local businesses.
“There is so much we can learn from one another and My Generation creates an ideal arena for intergenerational collaboration,” Michael Smith, CEO of ECLC.
My Generation was funded by the Victorian Government and supported by the Boronia Revitalisation Board.
My Generation is a partnership between ECLC, The Basin Community House, EACH, Eastern Regional Libraries (Boronia branch), Knox City Council, Knox Leisureworks, Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place, Swinburne University and Women’s Health East.
Website: My Generation
Video: My Generation
Promo Video: My Generation