Thu 24 Mar
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Fri 25 Mar
10:00 am – 4:00 pm


TCL Studio
385 Drummond St, 385 Drummond St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia

Own It!
Own It! Exhibition

Own It! Exhibition Past Event

Presented by T.C.L.

We’ve walked every street in our five kilometres and have picnicked in every bloody park. But while we’ve been spending substantial amounts of time in these civic spaces, do we really have any agency within them?

Own It! is an exhibition that asks participating artists, students, writers, community groups and designers to unpack the value of community autonomy and emotional investment in public space. The exhibition expresses the intimate stories and relationships of community and landscape: through lenses of disruption, duty and structured agency. Set up to empower the broader audience of the Own It! series, the exhibition concludes this series of symposiums prior to the exhibition, to provide opportunity for those engaged to express their valuable and unique thoughts in an informal exhibition; an equal platform to share insight and provide possible futures.

As a series, Own It! challenges the pervasive and regimented structures that govern the public realm hoping that we can come to realise the full social vibrancy of our civic spaces. We unpack perspectives and stories of those who have disrupted the status quo, recognised a sense of duty, and dreamt up ways to blur the boundaries of ownership to better connect to place.

More information on the Own It! series can be found here:

Thankyou to Buckford and We-ef for completing our Own It! Exhibition vision with their creative lighting. Transforming our Design Studio into a dramatic Gallery Space.




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