Example of: Community-led placemaking process
Client: Glenorchy City Council
Showcase Moonah was an exciting art and creative placemaking project to help create an even better Moonah – a town centre in the northern suburbs of Hobart, Tasmania. Showcase Moonah ran between February to June 2021 and funded 14 community-led projects: from pop-up events; to street art; cultural performances; urban greening and street markets. The photos below are from some of the projects delivered.
Town Team Movement and Future Common were engaged to facilitate the process. We used a placemaking approach to enable local people to run projects that they were excited about, to help make Moonah “even more like Moonah”.
The aims of Showcase Moonah were to:
- Attract more people and activate Moonah
- Promote local artists, creatives and innovators
- Celebrate the gritty, urban character and diverse and multicultural people of Moonah
- Prototype and trial new ideas to bring more life to the area
- 14 community-led placemaking projects completed in 2 months
- Thousands of local people (the To the North street market attracted over 4,500 attendees)
- 12 locations – streets, walls, laneways and steps
- Project teams committed approximately 1,135+ volunteer hours, with a replacement cost of $61,290, based on Volunteering Tasmania’s online calculator
- The 14 projects rated themselves as average 9 out of 10 (local businesses and residents loved Showcase too!)
It is considered that Showcase Moonah has been one of the best examples of community-led placemaking in Australia in recent years, due to the incredible efforts of local people to make it happen.
Some of the project videos can be seen below.