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Rediscovering Springfield Info Session

  • Deadline:
    April 20, 2013, 10 a.m.
  • Location:
    Moonah Arts Centre, 65 Hopkins Street, Moonah, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000, AU

Rediscovering Springfield will be an Augmented Reality and site-specific exhibition using mobile devices and printed items to unearth content by walking along Main Road Moonah. Rediscovering Springfield, a project that engages with the community of Springfield and the greater Moonah area in Hobart, Tasmania.

An information session about the project and how people can contribute will take place on the 20th April, between 10am - 2pm at the Moonah Arts Centre.

We are specifically looking for people who lived in Springfield greater Moonah area in the mid–late 20th Century who can help with stories about the neighbourhood. Those who lived in the area, went to school in the area, were involved in the local

We are looking for stories, photos, video, super 8, audio, music that can help with painting a picture of what it may have been like in Springfield mid-late 20th Century.

The work Rediscovering Springfield will add another chapter in the history of Tasmania. It will share the personal untold stories from migrants who came to Tasmania in the mid 20th Century onwards. Their contribution to the building and adding to the state is not often acknowledged in Tasmaniaʼs history.

The work will investigate how they communicated, what they brought with them, how their concept of home and food was re-created and experienced in their new "home" in Australia. How they shared their culture with other communities, how they spoke with one another, especially as many of them didn't speak fluent English, if at all, on their arrival. How does one negotiate a space one does not understand fully?

Rediscovering Springfield is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts. The project is made possible by the Australian Governmentʼs regional arts program, the Regional Arts Fund, which gives all Australians, wherever they live, better access to opportunities to practice and experience the arts.

WHEN Saturday 20th April
TIME From 10am to 2pm
WHERE Moonah Arts Centre, 65 Hopkins Street, Moonah, Tasmania

Anita Bacic +61 [0] 414 737 462 EMAIL: anita@onesixty.net
Sean Kelly +61 [0]3 6214 7633