2021 Peel Street Park Projection Program

Monday 01 March 2021 - Sunday 25 April 2021

Image: Charlotte Allingham, Thrive. Courtesy of the artist.

Over the past few years we have been lighting up Peel Street Park in Collingwood with a very popular series of artistic projections over the winter months. The massive, red-brick wall in the park has become a cinematic-screen for large-scale still and moving image artworks and City of Yarra has presented a dynamic series of projections at this site by emerging, mid-career and established artists.

By popular demand the projection program is now screening every night of the year from dusk until late in Peel Street Park on the corner of Peel and Little Oxford Streets in Collingwood. To draw locals to the park through lockdown in 2020 we were delighted to present moving-image works by local and interstate artists including: Tania Smith, James Henry, Destiny Deacon + Virginia Fraser, Leila Jeffreys and Arini Byng.
Please join us in the park again in 2021 for another suite of innovative and exciting works.

1 March - 25 April 2021


Charlotte Allingham is a Melbourne-based Wiradjuri, Ngiyampaa artist who creates illustrations that detail her culture, identity and the impacts of colonisation. Her graphic images depict her beliefs, values and ties with the civil rights movement. Her practice also navigates viewers through concepts around community, love, feminism, queer politics, and body image positivity.

Allingham’s protagonists often wield hand-held signs and banners inscribed with text. Allingham is a storyteller and there is a narrative that runs through each of her carefully constructed images.

Ongoing inter-generational trauma and the broader impacts of colonisation are threads that run through her work. However, her characters—frequently women—are strong, powerful and fierce. They are activists, who will resist, survive, thrive and instigate change. Surrounded by emblems of Aboriginal culture, community and their ancestors, these women are resilient, self-determined leaders, who will guide people into the future.

Allingham’s artwork was thrust into the spotlight in 2017 when her image Always Was went viral and became synonymous with Australia Day protests. Then her Instagram follower numbers skyrocketed. Following on from that, in 2018 she was invited to design the posters for International Women’s Day.

Peel Street Park


Date and time:
After dark - Midnight
Monday 01 March 2021 - Sunday 25 April 2021

Corner of Peel and Little Oxford Streets