One Hundred Number Tens
Thursday 11 February, 11pm
Public Art Project with Fitzroy Primary School and Tully Moore
Event Date: Friday 12 February–Sunday 14 February
Atherton Gardens Reserve, Napier Street Fitzroy
Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to present One Hundred Number Tens, a public art project created by the students at Fitzroy Primary School and Studio Artist Tully Moore.
With an emphasis on allowing the students to work with an area that is part of their immediate environment and community, the project will take place on the football pitch centrally located in the Atherton Gardens housing estate, on Napier Street, Fitzroy. This work will be an ephemeral turf painting created by all the students from the school alongside Tully Moore, and aims to activate this particular space in ways yet to be explored, claiming a patch of turf within an area where gardens and open space are limited.
On Friday 12 February, the project will be offically launched by Roberto Colanzi, Mayor of Yarra City Council and Leo Athanasiou, centre midfielder with Melbourne City Football Club National Youth League. They will be joined by players Mohammed Amin and Faisal Aden, who are both Yarra Young residents with local teams, and Wilson Poni, current Yarra Young Citizen of the Year, who has played a leadership role in bringing young people together from across Fitzroy, Collingwood and Richmond housing estates.
The students from Fitzroy Primary School will then participate in soccer matches against one another, wearing the uniforms that they have created in collaboration with Tully Moore. There will be a One Hundred Number Tens Community Cup between youths from local Carlton and Fitzroy teams at 4:30pm. This is a public event and all members of the community are invited to come along and join in.
There will also be an exhibition of flag designs at the City of Yarra Fitzroy Library, 128 Moor Street Fitzroy, on display from Saturday 6 February until Sunday 6 March.
Friday 12 February
10:30am: Launch of project by Roberto Colanzi, Mayor of Yarra City Council, and Leo Athanasiou of MCFC, with Wilson Poni, Mohammed Amin and Faisal Aden.
11-12pm Soccer matches between the students from Fitzroy Primary School.
4:30-6:30pm: One Hundred Number Tens Community Cup between youths from local Carlton and Fitzroy teams.
Saturday 13 February
11am-12:30pm: Soccer clinics with Brunswick Zebras Junior coach Luis Zunga and community league player Wilson Poni. The clinics are for students of middle years. Open to the public, all welcome.
Sunday 14 February
Open to the public for soccer matches and picnics.
This project has been funded by Creative Victoria, City of Yarra Council, the Department of Health and Human Services, Supaturf, Gertrude Contemporary and the Marjorie M. Kingston Trust.
A full media release is available here.