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You’ve probably seen bits of information on social media about an exciting project that I’m running over the March/April school holidays called ‘Build & Rebuild’.

Last year Maribyrnong City Council launched the Artsbox program with a free artist residency inside a shipping container at Footscray Library. From Monday 23 March to Wednesday 15 April, Jo Skladzien (a friend with a background in design and architecture) and I will be artists-in-residence.

Build & Rebuild will transform Footscray Library’s courtyard with a series of free workshops for 2-12 year olds, including our showcase event – the building of a milk bottle igloo! Plus at the Artsbox we have lots of fun drop-in activities for families with an architecture, construction and sustainability theme.

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Here’s the full program of events:

Mon 23 Mar – Wed 15 Apr


Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday drop into the Artsbox for colouring-in activities, reflective sticker sheets, Lego construction play, pop up storytime and milk bottle collection.
Wed 25 Mar


Build & Rebuild themed storytime with author Tai Snaith (Sticks and Stones: Animal Homes and The Family Hour) and launch of the Reflective Sticker Wall. No bookings required.

Supported by Bank of Melbourne Footscray

Sat 28 Mar


Colour Box Studio’s FOOT IT Footscray art walk will be visiting Artsbox as part of a guided walk of creative spaces, galleries, public art, pop up performances and backyard studios in Footscray. Bookings required.
Wed 1 Apr


Author Elise Hurst will be doing an author reading of her book ‘Imagine a City’. No bookings required.
Wed 8 Apr




Build a Milk Bottle Green Wall by decorating a milk bottle planter and planting it with a seedling. Bookings required.

Supported by Newport Lakes Native Nursery

Sat 11 Apr


Help artist Emma Davies build a milk bottle igloo for the Footscray Library courtyard and go on a scavenger hunt for milk bottle caps to decorate the igloo. No bookings required.
Thu 16 Apr


Special night-time Build & Rebuild themed storytime in the courtyard and see the Reflective Sticker Wall light up. BYO picnic blankets and torches. No bookings required


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