A little bit about us
This exhibition is a final product of a collaboration between the students of RMIT University and Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West. After having worked closely together for 12 weeks, we are proud to present 5 unique projects, each exploring different aspects of West Melbourne. The topics range from investigating the past of the West Gate Bridge and searching for the local communities to exploring the famous Women Circus and mapping out some of the most unique places of the West. Whatever it is you are interested in, there is something for you at our exhibition!
Untold Stories: People, Places and Open Spaces
Untold Stories: People, Places and Open Spaces is an amazing studio that focuses on creating a contemporary documentary, experimenting with different documentary modes and exploring the exciting concept of Open Space documentary. This studio offers a great opportunity to investigate your topic of interest in depth and share the findings in a form of a unique documentary. Every project at the exhibition was developed and created from the scratch entirely by RMIT students completing this course, and we can’t wait to share our results with you.
Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West
Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West is a community social history museum established in 1984. Unlike most museums, Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West focuses on local history and community, unmasking the art in the everyday life of people who shape both the area and the era that they live in. For over 30 years this museum has been collecting and carefully preserving local history and uncountable stories that would otherwise go unnoticed, untold and quickly forgotten. This collaborative project with the students of RMIT University is supplementing the collection with new exciting pieces exploring contemporary West Melbourne.