As part of her Citizens of the Park project photographer Christine McFetridge would like to meet people who visit and make use of Citizen’s Park in Richmond.
Inner city parks have complex lives. Like the public gallery, a park is a unique public space in the contemporary city and its communities are vast and complex. Citizens of the Park sees artist, Christine McFetridge, become a ‘resident’ of Citizens Park, so that she can document its life, the ways in which it is used, its communities and controversies, in photography and written text.
Over the next 12 months, Christine will explore not only the various communities who use the park but also its legal, environmental and social value. Christine will be located at Citizens Park and at a desk at the Centre of Contemporary Photography (CCP) in Fitzoy. She will be consulting with Council Officers, conducting social research and documentary processes, as she works towards an exhibition at CCP in 2018.
Christine is keen to hear from people who use Citizens Park and have stories to tell about the park, it’s history, surrounds and the ways in which the park intersects with people’s lives.
Please contact Christine if you have a story to tell.
Image: Untitled (William Wright, detail), 2017 by Christine McFetridge
This project is supported by an Annual Grant from the City of Yarra.