152 was a placemaking, and community building project on central Hannan Street which ran from October 1 to 31 December 2018. The three-month pilot project provided a space that encouraged positive conversation with the aim of contributing towards a brighter future for Kalgoorlie-Boulder. 152 provided the opportunity for small and emerging enterprises to lower the risk of space use, fostering activities that contribute to a more vibrant and liveable community.
Local Collective Market
This collaboration with local artisan Hippocrocaduck saw the 152 space being used as a co-located temporary festival site. The project invited local handmakers, artists and designers to showcase their wares in Hippocrocaduck’s basement studio and on the frontages between the venues. 152 hosted Dolly’s music lounge & bar, and products from the small retail spaces were available for sale.
This weekly event encouraged creatives, home-business owners, entrepreneurs, and investors to attend in order to engage with innovators and a like-minded audience all aiming to create a people-driven community and progressive future for Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
These short, punchy evenings were designed to give anyone from instrumentalists and inventors to poets and presenters the opportunity to 'throw down' their ideas in front of an audience. It was about building stage skills, sharing thoughts, original works, and honing pitching abilities - while sharing something new with an audience.
We were able to put some of our placemaking initiatives to the test on 152’s frontage. A variety of elements created a setting for public conversation and engagement. Seating allowed people to interact with 152’s mascot Buddy; the Canny Creative tubulum encouraged interactive music-making, and greenery added a unique freshness to the urban landscape. More »
Live sound design workshop
A start to finish overview of being an event sound technician, including topic that cover technical requirements, stage layout plan, I/O configuration, bump in/out, sound check, and live sound mixing. More »
Creating music workshop
Over the course of this practical workshop series, participants examined the fundamental concepts of music, explored a variety of instruments, and learned how to design and arrange rhythm and melody. Participants performed publicly at the conclusion of the series as part of the Christmas In The City street activation activities. More »
Event design workshop
This workshop discussed how to develop event design ideas and innovative planning with regard to the management and coordination of events. Participants examined tricks of the trade and essential elements required to bring events together, including creative programming, understanding local government requirements, project management, and event theming. More »
Eight retailers utilised 152’s Small Retail service to display a range of crafts, hobby items, jewellery, grow your own mushroom kits, fashion, and bespoke artworks.
The rear of 152 was used as a temporary gallery exhibition space, with artwork by seven local artists on display.
A small number of people participated in using 152 as a hub for their office work, making use of our kitchen and wifi facilities.
Julian from Euphorium Creative guided participants through what it takes to turn regular events into a show, by thinking about the MC’s role as a performance.
Peer-led guitar lessons
We encouraged and mentored an upper high-school student to take on his own guitar students, in an effort to build capacity of youth in creative industry.
Two local photographers used the space as a pop-up studio.
Dolly’s music lounge & bar
This cute small bar ran adjunct to a music lounge as part of the Local Collective Market, and featured three bespoke drinks, expertly prepared and beautifully presented.