New Laneway Street Art Project

The Laneway Collective is a recently created collaboration that works to set up street artists with residents to revitalise unused areas with murals.   Their first major project is in the Grosvenor Road Laneway in Mount Lawley.  It is a 150m long laneway with over 30 different walls that will be painted by over 30 different artists.  Currently they are talking with the Beaufort Street Festival with combining the painting of the laneway on the day of the festival – scheduled for the 15th of November.   This will ensure that the artists work will be seen by over 100,000 people, as well as creating a unique artistic space on the day (art stalls, music and a chill out area is also being discussed for the laneway in conjunction with the live street art).

Before and After Pictures of Laneway
Before and After Pictures of Laneway

Both the home owners and local artists are very keen to be involved. Prominent artists such as Stormie Mills, Amok Island, Fieldey, Jerome Davenport, Andrew Fraser, Dan Duggan, Melski and Rob Jenkins amongst others have all registered their interest in this project. Click on the Laneway Collective_Promo for a bit more of a background of what they are hoping to achieve.  

Click <here> to read an article on the project in the Perth Voice.

Would you be interested in helping this project?  They have already secured funding from the City of Vincent, and possibly co-funding from the Festival, but currently its not enough to be able to pay the 30 artists for their time and skill in producing the artwork.  The Laneway Collective would like to talk  to local businesses and residents to see if they would be interested in sponsoring an artist – either a prominent/established local artist or an up and coming local artist.

To sponsor an artist, the costs are as follows:  Prominent/established artists would be $1000 for a wall for sole sponsorship, whilst up and coming artists would be $500 a wall for sole sponsorship or $250 for joint sponsorship.  This includes a thank you to the sponsor painted on the bottom of the wall (such as “Sponsored by The Butcher Shop”).  They will also mention you on their Facebook feed and website (currently being built).

Please contact Mel McVee from The Laneway Collective who would be more than happy to discuss the proposal further and answer any queries or questions you might have. Her number is 0406 431 664 and have a look at their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/lanewaycollective

Big Weekend in Mary Street Piazza

It was a fantastic weekend in the Mary Street Piazza. There were lots of activities, lots of people and lots of sunshine. The petting zoo was a massive success. The adults enjoyed it as much as the kids!

The piazza is in a two week trial period. We need your support to help make it permanent. Please let the City of Vincent know <here>. It only takes you 1 minute but could benefit Beaufort Street for decades!

Check out some of the pics from the weekend.

 

Beaufort Street Art Market coming soon

Beaufort Street Art Market

We are excited to announce we have applied for a temporary licence to hold the first Beaufort Street Art Market in the Barlee Street Carpark (cnr. Beaufort Street) Sunday 7th September between 9am – 1pm.

Art stalls and displays will go in market style so mark it now in your diary to pop on down and meet and greet local artists and give them a big show of support. Artists interested in displaying work should contact us without delay at beaufortstreetmarkets@gmail.com as spots are filling up fast!

Please pass on the details and spread the word to all your creative friends! Going forward and pending Council approval we plan to present the Beaufort Street Art Market on the 1st Sunday of each month.

Local artists often struggle with finding venues to display and market their work. We love to support the local creative community and The Beaufort Street Art Market will be a perfect way to do this. Please save the date and come on down!

 

Mary Street Piazza Now in Action

The 2 week Mary Street piazza pop up has launched. Come down to the corner of Beaufort Street and Mary Street and check it out before 8 August 2014. Help to make this a permanent place for people by telling the City of Vincent what you think by filling in this quick form <here>

This week’s Mary Street Piazza program is below, come and enjoy the space:

Saturday 2nd August

8am- 3pm | Elmars BBQ
10am-11am | Community Engagement Session (an excellent opportunity for you to come down and have your say)
12pm- 3pm | Petting Zoo
Busking: 1pm- 3pm | Lauren O’Hara
Busking: 4pm-6pm | Oliver Halvorsen
6pm-8pm | Art Lab
Busking: 6pm- 9pm | Riley Pearce & Logan Crawford

Sunday 3rd August

Busking: 11am- 1pm | Riley Pearce
Busking: 3pm- 5pm | Mink
Performance: 5pm-7pm | ARCO Violin duo proudly presented by The Beaufort Street Network

Monday 4th August

Pop Up Yoga: 8.30am | Sam Briatico
12pm-2pm | Swing Dancers

Tuesday 5th August
Busking: 4pm-6pm | Oliver Halvorsen

Wednesday 6th August

Busking: 6pm-8pm | Reilly Craig

Thursday 7th August
Busking: 4pm-6pm | Sam Stopforth

 

 

 

Mary Street Pop Up Piazza Launch

The Mary Street Piazza 2 Week Pop Up Trial will be launched at 6pm Friday 25 July. Make sure you get down to Beaufort Street to check it out. The trial will run from 25 July until Friday 8 August.  Here’s how it was looking earlier today –

Mary Street Piazza in progress 23.7.14

There will be a program of activities in the piazza plus plenty of chill out time where you can grab a coffee or bite to eat from local businesses and relax in the new space.

This is a fantastic idea that really fits with the community’s vision for the street in the Better Beaufort Action Plan.

Principle 1 of the Action Plan is to ‘Create a great place for people of all ages’.

Attracting people is the key to creating a great place and supporting local businesses. We need to attract more people, particularly on weekdays, which are currently quiet times for the street. This can be achieved by creating a pedestrian-friendly street and places to sit and relax. Making the street more interesting and comfortable for people of all ages will help increase pedestrian numbers. Think about everything from the perspective of pedestrians and cyclists first. People don’t shop from their cars.

“If you plan for people and places, you get people and places. It is not true that more traffic and road capacity are the inevitable results of growth. They are in fact the products of very deliberate choices that have been made to shape our communities to accommodate the private automobile. We have the ability to make different choices — starting with the decision to design our streets as comfortable and safe places — for people on foot, not people in cars.”  Project for Public Spaces

“We’re looking at our streets as valuable public places, and we need to make it easier and safer for people to walk around and bike…. Good streets are good business.” Janette Sadik-Khan, New York City Transport Commissioner

Winner Announced for Better Beaufort $1,000 Grant Round 1

Drumroll……after sorting through the fabulous proposals and applications submitted for the Beaufort Street Network’s Better Beaufort $1,000 Grant project, we have a winner!

Congratulations to Mel McVee who has successfully secured our first grant to activate the corner of Beaufort Street and Clarence Street with some amazing street furniture. The corner will soon be transformed into a chilled out area for you to rest and relax…and perhaps chow down on a Salsa’s taco or two whilst you are sitting near their store?! We can’t wait to share the finished product with you over the next couple of months. Stay tuned!

We received a number of applications which were all very worthy and it was a very close call – we would have loved to have been able to accommodate them all! As funds become available we will be rolling out further offers of grants to help our Better Beaufort initiative so keep in contact with us – join us as a member [here], on Facebook [here], Twitter @BeaufortStNet and Instagram @beaufortstreetnetwork.

Beaufort St Festival Cookbooks

What am I going to cook tonight??

No more excuses now. All the inspiration you need could come from the Beaufort St Festival Cookbooks. Recipes and Ramblings Volumes 1 and 2 were submitted by local residents, chefs, businesses, prominent figures and people who have a genuine love for Beaufort Street.

Recipes and Ramblings

Our cookbooks from 2012 and 2013 serve as a memoir of our love for dining and cooking captured in stunning photography and accompanied by delightful rambles.

Prices

Recipes and Ramblings Volume 1 – $15

Recipes and Ramblings Volume 2 – $20

Limited SPECIAL – Get both Vol 1 and Vol 2 for only $25

Find out more at – https://beaufortstreet.com.au/cookbooks/