Police Point Virtual Residency – Thrive in Five with Caroline Graley
Caroline Graley is a visual artist and sculptor and long time resident of the Mornington Peninsula. She delights in the organic rhythms and beauty of its natural coastal environment. For her virtual residency, Caroline developed Thrive in Five, a participatory community art project designed to inspire people to create artworks inspired by their lockdown-restricted 5km radius, and share them online via the hashtag #thriveinfivego.
“During lockdown I have been taking daily short walks near my home within the 5km limit. I have focused on a new walk every day often in areas I have never been before. During my rambles I made sketches in little hand-made sketch books at different locations along the way to record the things I have seen or noticed. For this project I would commence by sharing a record of this process online using photos or video of the locations where I stopped and images of the artworks I created. The broader goal of project is to share the concept with the audience and encourage participation, building an online community exchange of images; photos and artworks about life on the peninsula or even further afield.”
Caroline invites you to journal your daily walks and share your photos and artworks online via the hashtag #thriveinfivego, and tag the Shire’s Arts & Culture Instagram page @mornpenartsandculture to have your creations shared with the wider community.
About the Virtual Residency program
Mornington Peninsula Shire’s internationally significant Police Point Artist in Residence program supports between 25 – 30 local, national and international artists each year. The program supports a wide range of emerging, mid-career and established artists, with more than half of the annual allocation of residencies granted to Peninsula-based artists to develop and foster their artistic practice.
In response to COVID-19 and in the corresponding interests of public safety, the Police Point Artist in Residence program was temporarily suspended in 2020. Mornington Peninsula Shire developed a virtual residency program to support the Peninsula-based artists who had previously successfully applied to continue to develop and deliver creative works.