COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: There were several levels of engagement with this project; during the Grand Section we embedded ourselves in a community for a week, talking with locals, collecting stories and then presenting this back to the locals in a place specific exhibition. This content has then been exhibited nationally which offers a variety of interaction, photos, text, objects, drawings, film and audio. This content is now available online via the Grand Section website allowing for a range of age groups and education levels to come to grips with the project. On-going public speaking engagements broaden the engagement reach. A book is planned for the project which offers take home engagement at the turn of a page.
PARTNERS: CSR Cemintel - sponsorship; OZ.E.TECTURE - sponsorship and mentorship; University of Newcastle - insurance; Hundreds of individuals and small business who have offered in kind support, funding, equipment and warm meals.