Boronia set to be home to a public art project fighting ageism

Community members both younger and older will be able to share in the artistic process as part of the My Generation initiative. PICTURE: SUPPLIED

By Tyler Wright

A new community art venture will kick off in Boronia in June in an effort to bring people of all ages together to combat ageism.

Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC) has partnered with The Basin Community House, EACH, Eastern Regional Libraries Boronia branch, Knox Council, Knox Leisureworks, Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place, Swinburne University and Women’s Health East to create ‘My Generation;’ a diverse, intergenerational public art project.

“ECLC are honoured to host My Generation and trust that this creative venture will foster better connections in the community, challenge ageism and bring different generations together in Boronia,” CEO Michael Smith said.

“We believe this intergenerational project is an excellent forum to foster diversity, inclusivity and connectivity among community members,” he said.

Primary school children in year levels four, five and six from Boronia K-12 College will be connected with those aged over 60 years old, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents aged over 50 years of age, to create a collaborative series of artworks and documentary film.

Activity projects will take place within the Boronia Township with the venue still to be confirmed. My Generation is funded by the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions – Office for Suburban Development – Suburban Revitalisation Program and is supported by the Boronia Revitalisation Board and the Victorian Government.

Residents are encouraged to submit an expression of interest form on the Eastern Community Legal Centre website and call 1300 325 200 for more information.