Life as a practising artist can be challenging – along with the work that goes into making art, the added pressures of marketing, promotion and networking can make life tough.
Banyule’s artistic community is distinctive and diverse - galleries, studios, theatre companies, dance collectives and an array of visual artists, writers, musicians and performing artists call our city home.
We want to celebrate and promote this arts culture – to put it on the map - and so we are proud to launch Pinpoint – Banyule’s Creative Map.
Pinpoint is a searchable online portfolio of Banyule’s creative talent, providing a way for the wider community to access and engage with artists and makers.
Visitors to Pinpoint can search for artists based on medium, geographic location, experience and interests, making it simple to match artists to specific projects and requirements.
So, if you have skills in teaching workshops or classes then anyone looking for an artist to run an event will be able to find you and offer you the gig. Or, if a filmmaker and a musician are interested in collaborating on a new project then you’ll be able to find each other via Pinpoint. Or maybe a gallery or art collector will be looking for a particular style and will be able to access your work through Pinpoint rather than a random google search.
Pinpoint is more than words on a screen – featured artists can include images, audio clips and video footage of their work. It is a resource to promote the work of local artists; to provide opportunities for collaborative practice; to bring communities together, and to inspire the creation of more art, more often.
Pinpoint is designed for practising artists – those who are actively and consistently seeking to improve their arts practice, people who are committed to spending considerable time working on their craft and see their practice as more than a hobby.
If you are a practicing artist and would like to be considered for inclusion on Pinpoint, please register your details in the top right hand corner of the page.