Art Space Collective Scarborough organising picture perfect foreshore redevelopment project


Art Space Collective director Marite Norris with Scarborough resident Nicole Guillon. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
Art Space Collective Scarborough organising picture perfect foreshore redevelopment project
Art Space Collective director Marite Norris with Scarborough resident Nicole Guillon. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

SCARBOROUGH residents will get the chance to strike a pose at a vintage-themed photo booth on the foreshore.

Curated by gallery and arts hub Art Space Collective Scarborough, the event will feature a vintage beach hut and props where locals can be snapped by a professional photographer.

Art Space Collective founder and artistic director Marite Norris said the photos would form part of an outdoor art exhibition on the worksite fencing.

“This community photo booth event embodies the idea of ‘welcome’, which is fundamental to the redevelopment of Scarborough,” she said.

“We love the idea of local community filled with diverse personalities coming together to dress up, have fun and have their picture taken.

“The portraits will provide an opportunity for visitors to see images of the local community and get to know each other in a really unique way.”

Ms Norris said the concept would reflect the history of Scarborough as a seaside holiday resort.

“Nautical costumes and props will be provided to lend a cinematic sense of entertainment to the day,” she said.

The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) will fund a series of summer projects to activate the area while the $75 million Scarborough Redevelopment project is in the construction phase.

MRA chief executive Keiran Kinsella said ensuring visitors were drawn to the beachfront cafes, bars and restaurants throughout the redevelopment program was essential.

“We’re working to keep the public engaged throughout summer while works are ongoing; Art Space Collective has an excellent standing with the local community and we’re excited to be working with them here at Scarborough Beach,” he said.

Details

November 19, from 10am- 3pm.

Scarborough Amphitheatre, props and costumes provided.