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ARC UP Australia. Little Projects, Big Voice.

ARC UP Australia. Little Projects, Big Voice. Activated Research in Communities. Little projects with big voices. Storytelling for change. We blend techniques used in placemaking, creative arts, sociology and heritage practice to create little projects with big voices.

We use storytelling to inspire a collective rethink and reimagining of the ideas we take for granted. We make connections between people, place and policy to better understand how differences in perspective occur. We do this to highlight the importance of developing policy that works for, rather than on our communities. We use investigative tools: oral history, interview, photography and other vis

We use storytelling to inspire a collective rethink and reimagining of the ideas we take for granted. We make connections between people, place and policy to better understand how differences in perspective occur. We do this to highlight the importance of developing policy that works for, rather than on our communities. We use investigative tools: oral history, interview, photography and other vis

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Now that we've said sorry, what do we do with the heritage? Do we demolish and move on, or do we commemorate so we can m...
01/02/2022
From This Place: Remembering and Forgetting in Ballarat - Arc Up Australia!

Now that we've said sorry, what do we do with the heritage? Do we demolish and move on, or do we commemorate so we can move on?

Meet Phylis Read.

Phylis spent her childhood as an 'inmate' at Ballarat Orphanage. She has dedicated her life to making sure the abuse she and many other children endured is not lost within the bureaucratic debates about significance. She wanted to tell us why she felt so strongly that the buildings of the former Ballarat orphanage site- a place where children were abused, tortured, raped and enslaved should be saved from development and made into a museum or memorial. We travelled to outback South Australia in June 2018, where she lived with her daughter and her house birds to listen to her perspective.

In the absence of a site to remember what can people do? Be a part of the remembering. Help us build a memorial. Send images of your favourite plants to [email protected]

(Trigger warning- the podcast includes retellings of violence against children, sexual violence, intergenerational trauma, children in care)

Much love
Gracie L
https://aussiesarcup.captivate.fm/episode/from-this-place-remembering-and-forgetting-in-ballarat

From this Place: Remembering and Forgetting in Ballarat Arc Up Australia: Meet Phylis

Hello! At long last, we have set up a podcast. Over the years our projects have facilitated over 450 conversations with ...
01/05/2020
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Hello! At long last, we have set up a podcast. Over the years our projects have facilitated over 450 conversations with Australians from all walks,with knowledge worth sharing!
Here is the first one, which came as the result of our most recent project - Mano Nella Mano. Meet Raffy - student, bartender, future Australian. She'll respond to calls from our Prime Minister for temporary visa holders to 'go home' and explain why its just not that easy.x happy listening.
https://aussiesarcup.captivate.fm/listen

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Katrina Lolicato https://au.gofundme.com/f/mano-nella-mano Times are tough! Please please please please give what you ca...
16/04/2020

Katrina Lolicato https://au.gofundme.com/f/mano-nella-mano Times are tough! Please please please please give what you can to provide vouchers and friendship to stranded kids on student and temporary visas. These guys were your pizza guys, your bar tenders, your baristas LAST WEEK. They had the same dreams as your parents and grandparents. There is no money in Italy and the Australian Government, private universities, landlords are being arseholes. NO they can't access super, NO they can't get home, NO they don't have money. The problems are complex but the solution is relatively simple. 100% of all money donated goes to $50 vouchers. There is no big business or company behind us, its just you and us. Come on guys.

Spessa appena fatta col vostro voucher! Grazie mille a tutti per il vostro aiuto! 😁

2020 Sucks!
07/04/2020
2020 Sucks!

2020 Sucks!

But your act of random kindness is here... Help Ms Fishy Lips Support stranded Italians* on student and temporary visas because of the Covid-19 crisis. Isolated, with limited social or community networks for emotional support, the gifts are also invitations for friendship. Up until a week or so ago,...

Hi Everyone, We are hoping to talk to people with a connection to the Lalor/Thomastown area. PM us to arrange a time to ...
03/09/2019

Hi Everyone,
We are hoping to talk to people with a connection to the Lalor/Thomastown area. PM us to arrange a time to chat. K

We will be at Lalor Library tomorrow and Wednesday working on a locally made history. Bring an object, tell us about you...
02/09/2019

We will be at Lalor Library tomorrow and Wednesday working on a locally made history. Bring an object, tell us about yourself and your Lalor life. If you have a connection to Lalor, come and tell us about it. If you'd like to be interviewed for this project PM us. x Katrina

Who makes history? How do ordinary trinkets, places and events, sometimes even just remnants- rubbish, become artefacts ...
22/05/2019

Who makes history? How do ordinary trinkets, places and events, sometimes even just remnants- rubbish, become artefacts and monuments, that mark our existence and what's important to us? What do we choose to remember and try to forget?
Catch The Foundling Archive this weekend, 25th and 26th May in Ballarat for Ballarat Heritage Weekend. We'll be the team with the plinth on wheels roaming around town as we ask gatherers: What would you keep and what would you rid the planet of? Some of the places you might find us... Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat Libraries Ballarat Antiques Bazaar...
An amazing weekend filled with history, heritage, cocktails, antiques, music and art. Delightful.
#visitballarat #amytinderbox #madamyum #thecourier

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25/04/2019

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25/04/2019

The Foundling Archive. Little Projects, Big Voice.

https://www.thefoundlingarchive.org.au/when-war-will-end23 Victorians share their perspective on war, conflict, media an...
25/04/2019
When War Will End | The Foundling Archive | Museum Without Walls | Victoria, Australia

https://www.thefoundlingarchive.org.au/when-war-will-end

23 Victorians share their perspective on war, conflict, media and the nature of commemoration in Australian society. With thanks from Jewish Holocaust Centre, Metropolitan Fire Brigade, Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia (Vic Branch Inc.) Education Team, Fed Square, City of Melbourne and Australian War Memorial.
xTFA

The Foundling Archive is a museum without walls. We collect memories & document the unique character, culture, strengths & challenges of each place we visit to create little projects with a big voice.

TELL US ABOUT US!The Foundling Archive is currently seeking funding opportunities as we attempt to reopen our doors at T...
12/10/2018

TELL US ABOUT US!
The Foundling Archive is currently seeking funding opportunities as we attempt to reopen our doors at The Good Room in 2019 and expand our Projects. This is all very exciting. But we need your help! If you have ever partnered with us, worked with us, volunteered or attended an event could you please take the time to write 10-100 words about your experience with us. You can leave it here, or email [email protected] or send us a private message. Many Thanks ###x

INVITATION
15/05/2018
INVITATION

INVITATION

International: Melbourne A little book about the difference between being friends and being friendly LAUNCH Monday, June 4 at 5 PM - 7 PM John Medley Linkway, Level 4 John Medley Building, Melbourne University (drinks and nibbles provided)

A big thank you to everyone that came along to the print making workshop.  We've got basket weaving and dancing on The G...
03/11/2017
Timor-Leste Katupa weaving and dance demonstrations

A big thank you to everyone that came along to the print making workshop. We've got basket weaving and dancing on The Good Room Brunswick East- the foundling archive. SATURDAY 4th November from 2pm. book tickets here.....https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=327643

A weaving demonstration of coconut leaves for 'Katupa,' a local traditional Timorese dish made of rice filled into the woven coconut leaves and cooked with coconut milk and turmeric extract. Then a Timor-Leste dance performance by the Tebe Cultural Group from the Timorese Association in Victoria, af...

EAST TIMOR THEN & NOW EXHIBITION OPEN! Opten til 9th November.Check it out @ The Good Room, Brunswick East. An exhibitio...
28/10/2017

EAST TIMOR THEN & NOW
EXHIBITION OPEN! Opten til 9th November.
Check it out @ The Good Room, Brunswick East.
An exhibition about friendship, kinship and Australians as part of the Asian community. Photography, film, print, textiles.
Open Today 11-4pm
Sunday 12-4pm,
Wednesday 12-3pm
Thursday - Friday 11-5pm.

Artist Talk and Late Open The Good Room Brunswick East- the foundling archive. THIS Thursday 19th October, 6-8pm
16/10/2017
Virtual Reality @ The Good Room

Artist Talk and Late Open The Good Room Brunswick East- the foundling archive. THIS Thursday 19th October, 6-8pm

Artist Talk & Late Opening Thursday 19th October 6pm - 8pm Are you interested in exhibition design, studying Fine Arts RMIT University, animation, virtual reality or the use of projection in contemporary art? Come along THIS Thursday and hear the artists talk about their works and their experiences....

05/10/2017
What's On! Storytelling & Exhibitions @ The Good Room

EXHIBITION OPENING FRIDAY 6. OCT 630-830.

Double Exhibition Launch Friday, 6th October 6.30 - 8pm Hannah Beilharz Embodied Traces: the feminine corporeal & Guy Lobwein Here Come the Red Men Two projects presenting alternative perspectives on interior and exterior realities, and how these spaces come to have political implications within the...

03/10/2017
What's On! Storytelling & Exhibitions @ The Good Room

What's On! Storytelling & Exhibitions @ The Good Room

Double Exhibition Launch Friday, 6th October 6.30 - 8pm Hannah Beilharz Embodied Traces: the feminine corporeal & Guy Lobwein Here Come the Red Men Two projects presenting alternative perspectives on interior and exterior realities, and how these spaces come to have political implications within the...

This could be interesting... It's good to think about how Councils treat their 'new and emerging communities'. Are they ...
04/09/2017
Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria

This could be interesting... It's good to think about how Councils treat their 'new and emerging communities'. Are they condescending? Do they acknowledge and respect intellectual property? Do they seek to 'celebrate and market' multiculturalism? Are they employing sociologists, qualified cultural heritage officers and demographers or do they prefer marketing and PR 'professionals'. This is a chance for us to see how Moreland thinks about us as much as it is an opportunity for us to 'contribute' to Moreland's future policy making.

BOOK NOW- NEC forum in the northern suburbs this Friday September 15. Hear from an expert panel, opening speech by the mayor of Moreland. Plus workshop activities and lunch is included. MYKI travel subsidies available for women from NEC & those requiring assistance.
BOOK NOW via eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nec-forum-what-are-your-community-needs-registration-37266820062

04/09/2017
Harmony Art Collective ft. Regan Tamanui

https://vimeo.com/208068289

Regan Tamanui (aka Haha) is a self-taught stencil artist whose work can be found on the streets and in private, corporate and public collections across the globe. His work often explores the power of mass media within Australian popular culture.

Meet Regan HaHa Tamanui THIS Thursday at The Good Room, Brunswick East, Thinkers & Makers #6,
doors open 6.30pm. More info: thefoundlingarchive.org.au

Check him out working with young Australians as part of his awesome work with The Harmony Art Collective- a collaboration between Special Broadcasting Service (SBS), the Department of Social Services and aMBUSH Gallery, which saw four leading Australian street artists – Brad Eastman (aka Beastman), Regan Tamanui (aka Haha), Ben Frost, and Kaff-eine – deliver a series of eight workshops across Australia over the last 12 months.

The Harmony Art Collective is a collaboration between Special Broadcasting Service (SBS), the Department of Social Services and aMBUSH Gallery, which saw four leading…

Quick! Don't miss out on our Hazel Edwards masterclass, this Saturday 12th August 10am til 1pm @ The Good Room, Brunswic...
07/08/2017
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Quick! Don't miss out on our Hazel Edwards masterclass, this Saturday 12th August 10am til 1pm @ The Good Room, Brunswick East!
Tickets $55 general, $37.50 members/concession, morning tea & e-copy of Hazel's Writing a Non-boring Family History included.
For more info,
www.thefoundlingarchive.org.au/hazel-edwards

#MelbourneCity #writingwhilefemale #geniaus
Writers Victoria

http://www.hazeledwards.com/

AUGUST THINKERS & MAKERS SALON FINAL LINE-UP ANNOUNCED!THIS Thursday 3rd August,  doors open 6.30pmNazid Kimmie, Nic Low...
31/07/2017

AUGUST THINKERS & MAKERS SALON
FINAL LINE-UP ANNOUNCED!
THIS Thursday 3rd August, doors open 6.30pm
Nazid Kimmie, Nic Low & Chelsea Wilson
Come along for an evening of fearless storytelling through delightful verse, politics and humour. Warm up this August in our cozy gallery with our delicious home-made Sicilian fare and enjoy a great evening of creativity and conversation. See you there. More info??
https://www.thefoundlingarchive.org.au/thinkersmakers

We are excited to announce that soul songstress Chelsea Wilson will be joining our stellar lineup in August. Chelsea will round out our evening as our very special musical guest, alongside our guest host, poet and visual artist Nazid Kimmie and acclaimed author of Arms Race and installation artist, Nic Low.

Announcing- Very special preformance by the brilliant Chelsea Wilson Thinkers and Makers at The Good Room B.E. This Thur...
30/07/2017
Thinkers & Makers #5

Announcing- Very special preformance by the brilliant Chelsea Wilson Thinkers and Makers at The Good Room B.E. This Thurs Aug 3 6.30-9.30pm. More info? https://www.thefoundlingarchive.org.au

Join our host Sukhjit Khalsa and very special guests 1st Thursday of every month @ The Good Room, Brunswick East August Line-up: Nic Low The Thinkers & Makers Salon @ The Good Room is space for ideas, inspiration and collaboration. These are open sessions, inviting people of all walks of life to com...

25/07/2017

Thinkers & Makers #5

02/07/2017
Abdul Hammoud - Man Made \\ Cuthbert Corner

Meet Abdul at July's Thinkers & Makers Salon at The Good Room, Brunswick East. Thursday 6th July @ 7pm.
Provocative and beautiful, Abdul Hammoud invites us to think about life for young Othered men in Australia. Those of us who have witnessed fathers, grandfathers, brothers and sons attempt to negotiate Australia's fickle multiculturalism through the past 3 generations or so will identify with Abdul's perspective. Bring a young man along to listen to Abdul's powerful words, spoken with love. More Info: thefoundlingarchive.org.au

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVLNDb98QNw

Subscribe || http://bit.ly/1FkC0bX Abdul Hammoud performs his spoken work piece 'Man Made' for Cuthbert Corner in his humble abode in Dandenong. We hope you ...

Tickets NOW available!Thinkers & Makers are open sessions bringing together artists, writers, spoken-worders, performers...
30/06/2017

Tickets NOW available!
Thinkers & Makers are open sessions bringing together artists, writers, spoken-worders, performers, poets, soap-boxers and academics. Refreshed after our June break, our fabulous host #Sukhiit Klasa will be introducing you to poet, philosopher and teacher Justin Clemens and spoken worder and founder of the Dirty Thirty Poetry Month, Abdulrahman Hammoud. Next Salon: Thursday, 6th July, 6.30pm. #poetrymelbourne #brunswickarts

Where: The Good Room
390a Lygon Street, Brunswick East
More Info: www.thefoundlingarchive.org.au

Hello Everyone!!! Ticketing issue all sorted. TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE. Please head to https://www.trybooking.com/book/ev...
30/06/2017
Thinkers & Makers #4

Hello Everyone!!! Ticketing issue all sorted. TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE. Please head to https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=291653 to book tickets. See you all on Thursday.

Join our host Sukhjit Khalsa and very special guests 1st Thursday of every month @ The Good Room, Brunswick East July Line-up: Poet, philosopher and academic, Justin Clemens and spoken worder Abdul Hammoud. The Thinkers & Makers Salon @ The Good Room is space for ideas, inspiration and collaboration...

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Un riconoscimento importante da parte del Victorian Multicultural Commission che Ringrazio di Cuore. Grazie a tutti coloro che hanno sostenuto questo bellissimo progetto Comites Melbourne - Victoria e Tasmania , St Brigid's Catholic Church , Uniti in Australia Italian Association of Australia , The Foundling Archive. Little Projects, Big Voice. , Regione Puglia e tutti i Volontari che hanno dato anima e cuore. Un Grazie Particolare alle Sorelle LOLICATO che hanno dato il massimo durante questo difficile periodo e unendo le nostre forze siamo riusciti a dare il meglio per la nostra comunità. L'UNIONE FA LA FORZA ❤❤❤
Beautiful night of storytelling at this great venue for International Day of Girl Child.