Powerhouse

So you've taken up my recommendation of visiting Geelong's vintage finds then while you're over on the Bellarine Peninsula you must also drop into the Geelong Powerhouse.

This is a converted dilapidated defunct power station in North Geelong that is now a vibrant arts precinct. Alive with colour and vitality with art that is stencilled, sprayed or brushed on its six-storey high walls.   Walls with gaping holes, broken windows and glass, concrete slabs, columns and vacant spaces all add to the palette of texture, colour and street art appeal.

  

The power station in Mackey St has been empty since it was abandoned 45 years ago, and is now leased by local art and culture enthusiast, Ian Ballis, who curated the project.

The building is open seven days a week with artists still at work, attracting both national and international interest because of the uniqueness of the project, Australia’s largest indoor legal space to paint.   Check it out, perfect for the whole family and cold coin donation.

January 14, 2017 by Sharee Potter

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