Project #2 - We need your help!
Help publish the Powerhouse Street Art book.
The Powerhouse Geelong is compiling and publishing a visually stimulating and highly resourceful book about street art and the wonderful story of the Powerhouse. The book takes you through three stages: The history of the original power station built in 1954, the abandonment of the building during which illegal graffiti and tagging took place and the Powerhouse now, a vibrant and inspiring street art precinct. Unlike most books produced on street art we will expand beyond photography and provide the informative aspect of the bios of artists describing their techniques and background as artists.
Almost 20,000 people have visited the Powerhouse since it opened only 4 months ago. This is an indication of the popularity of the appreciation of street art and graffiti as well as the exploration of the industrial structures that the powerhouse provides. The book will be of interest to visitors, artists, students, libraries, schools, lovers of art and street art, photographers, those interested in the history of power stations and so much more.
The work involved in producing this book is voluntary. This includes the author, photography, artists, design and publishing. The aim is to keep as much of the content and collaborators local in the Geelong region.
The money we need will cover the printing of the book. The book will be full colour, approx. 150 pages, soft cover. The proceeds of the book will go into the Powerhouse in order to support artists.
Heather Threadgold. (author, anthropologist and artist)
If you would like to make a donation, please visit our ONLINE SHOP HERE.