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Events

Visual Voices: an exhibition of photography

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St Kilda Community Housing invites you to our annual photography exhibition.

The wonderful photographs have been produced by our residents involved in our photographic group tutored by Carmel Louise.

Venue:

Laneway Artspace, St Kilda, 148A Barkly Street, St Kilda
(just up the red brick laneway between St Kilda Cycles and Petbarn)

Exhibition Dates:

Thursday 25th May to Sunday 11 June, 2017. Open daily from 10am – 6pm.

Opening Event:

Thursday 25th May, 6.30pm (at The Laneway Artspace).

Download the Invitation here.

“Electric Light Orchestra No.3” by Craig Robertson

“Tommys” by David Aaron

“Untitled” by Rochelle Kindler

Exhibition proudly sponsored by:

  • St Kilda Community Housing
  • Epson
  • Kayell Australia

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Forum: New Models of Housing Tenure

According to the Melbourne Institute HILDA report home ownership rates could fall below 50% by as early as next year. We have rising rates of people sleeping rough on the streets of Melbourne and across the State as the newspapers have been reporting lately and private rental is becoming less affordable for those on low to moderate incomes.
 

How are we going to solve what looks like a perfect storm of housing problems?

 
Come along to Baxter Hall at Christ Church St Kilda, 14 Acland Street on Thursday August 18th at 5.15pm and hear three speakers talk about alternative housing tenures to either home ownership or renting. There are solutions out there. We just need our policy people and politicians to embrace them.
 
Speakers:
  • John Enticott on Community Land Trusts in Australia
  • Liz Mumford on mixed equity housing
  • John McInerney on the potential of co-operative housing
Refreshments provided
RSVP mleveratt@stkch.org.au or 9534 1809 by August 15th

‘Just Out of Frame’ Photography Exhibition

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St Kilda Community Housing presents the wonderful photographs produced by our residents.involved in our photographic group, as tutored by Carmel Louise.

Just Out Of Frame is an exhibition showcasing a diverse collection of photographers.

Each photographer brings something unique to the exhibition from the simplicity of a momentary pause, observation and capture of imagery, to naturally occurring abstracted forms and light refraction. From the light hearted to feminist concepts, varied themes are explored that are richly intense in colour, form and texture.

Venue: Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park. (Contact phone 8606 4200)

Exhibition Dates: Tuesday 19th July to 7th August 2016 Open Daily from 9am to 4pm

Opening Event: Thursday 21st July, 6-8pm (at Gasworks).

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Exhibition proudly sponsored by:

  • Collier Charitable Fund
  • St Kilda Community Housing
  • Michaels Cameras
  • Epson
  • Kayell Australia

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Forum: Building Opportunities

You are invited to a St Kilda Community Housing run forum to be held on

Thursday April 21st

commencing at 5.30pm

St Kilda Army & Navy Club

88 Acland Street, St Kilda.

“Building Opportunities: The role of affordable housing”

with guest speaker Dennis Glover.

 

Dennis Glover has worked for two decades as an academic, newspaper columnist, policy adviser and speechwriter to Australia’s most senior political, business and community leaders. An often outspoken political commentator, his most recent book is An Economy is not a Society. His previous books include The Art of Great Speeches and Orwell’s Australia.

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Federal Election Issues Campaign

This event will also launch St Kilda Community Housing’s Federal Election Issues Campaign to raise the question:

“If we spent 2% of GDP on Housing, could we resolve Homelessness and Housing Affordability in Australia”

RSVP

mleveratt@stkch.org.au or 9534 1809

Refreshments will be provided

Open Day at Seaside [Sunday 6 Sept 12-2pm]

For the first time ever, St Kilda Community Housing is throwing open the doors of one of its largest rooming houses to the general public.

Seaside Lodge, at 342 Beaconsfield Parade, was built in 1917 in the Edwardian style. It remained intact until 1985, when a fire swept through both the front and the back buildings. The back building was completely destroyed and could not be salvaged but the front building retained much of its original structure. The building remained damaged for two years, when the then Ministry of Housing purchased the building and set about restoring the front building and rebuilding the back section.

Seaside after the fire

Seaside after the fire

When these works were completed, the property was handed over to the St Kilda Rooming House Issues Group (now St Kilda Community Housing, SCH) for them to manage on behalf of the Ministry. All up, the two buildings accommodated 59 people in single rooms with shared facilities.

It continued to be run as a traditional rooming house until 2010, when the building was gradually emptied to make way for a new redevelopment of both buildings into self-contained units for SCH residents. The redevelopment was officially launched by the then Housing Minister, Wendy Lovell, in 2012. There are now 36 people living in the two buildings.

Seaside Lodge has gone from being an extremely difficult property to manage to one of our best properties. There is very little turnover in tenants and a very high level of satisfaction.

Come and join us on September 6th for Open Day at 342 Beaconsfield Parade. We’ll be offering hot dogs and drinks as well as guided tours of this magnificent rooming house. The action takes place between 12.00-2.00pm. Call 9534 1809 or email friends@stkch.org.au to RSVP.

Friends of StKCH Community Dinner

You and your friends are invited to the Friends of St Kilda Community Housing inaugural fundraising Community Dinner. Come along and help us celebrate 30 years of building sustainable social housing in St Kilda.

7pm Friday 1 May 2015
St Kilda Town Hall

There will be an MC and entertainment. More details will be confirmed on this page.

Dinner will be catered by HEAT, a practical youth re-engagement program delivered from the SKYS Learning Centre in South Melbourne, and run in partnership with William Angliss Institute TAFE and the City of Port Phillip. Alcoholic and soft drinks will be provided.

Tickets are $85 each (or $150 for 2 tickets). Funds raised will go to the St Kilda Community Housing Solar Energy Project.

RSVP by 20 April 2015

Help us publicise the event

You can help by downloading, printing and putting up the poster here.

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In the News

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St Kilda Community Housing in partnership with South Port Community Housing Group are currently holding a joint art exhibition entitled Between the Lines. The exhibition is on at the Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park until February 23rd.