In My Neighbourhood VR - Created by Some Kind of Squirrel Productions

Next date: Thursday, 18 April 2024 | 09:00 PM to Sunday, 12 May 2024 | 04:00 PM

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In My Neighbourhood VR is an interactive and immersive storytelling experience set in a virtual neighbourhood, created in collaboration with 22 emerging writers from the Hume City Council area of Melbourne.

Part interactive performance and part collective storytelling piece, the work takes audiences into a fictional neighbourhood where they can unpack a range of breathtaking stories addressing issues of migration, mental health, family and gender-based violence, childhood memories and hopes and dreams.

Originally created during the COVID19 lockdowns in response to the United Nation's 16 Days of Activism, the work includes everything from poetry, short stories and testimonies to animations and illustrations.

What evolves is a celebration of emerging and powerful storytelling talent and the heartfelt observations and experiences of many women in the local community.

The stories can be experienced as video projection, interactive game, pure audio, or in virtual reality during special scheduled sessions.

In My Neighbourhood VR is recommended for ages 15+. Some content accessed through the VR experience references issues related to family and gender-based violence.

VR Sessions in the Gallery

Drop-in Tuesdays, 10am – 4pm

Panel Discussion

Thursday 2 May, 7pm – 8.30pm.

Join the participants and producers in a discussion reflecting on the project three years on from its development. Register your interest for the panel discussion.

When

  • Thursday, 08 February 2024 | 10:00 AM - Sunday, 12 May 2024 | 04:00 PM

Location

Gee Lee-Wik Dolleen Gallery, Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery, Hume Global Learning Centre - Craigieburn, Craigieburn, 3064, View Map

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