At 6:30pm on Friday 25th February, Cereal Box, the latest initiative from Renew Townsville opened its doors to a huge crowd 0f 250+ people in the Townsville CBD.
After many weeks of careful planning, design and development the ETC Team (Emerging Townsville Creatives) have pulled off an extraordinary feat.
Featuring photography, visual arts, graph work, fashion, jewellery, video projection and hand made ephemera the Cereal Box space also revealed itself to be a warm, inviting and comfortable space to spend a little time catching up with friends, cooking up new ideas and – especially for the ETC Team – a moment to reflect on a significant achievement.
The space was officially opened by Project Manager Elly Murrell who had also invited reps from other CBD cultural sites to spruik their own operations to a diverse cross section of the Townsville community. “In the spirit of cooperation”, Elly noted “it is hoped that this moment will prove to be a significant step towards a cross city collaboration by all the groups operating out of the CBD.”
With the space in its first phase of construction, Cereal Box offered plenty of room to explore and investigate the talent of local emerging artists. The Renew Townsville team look forward to seeing how the space develops over the coming months!
A huge thankyou must go out to the musicians who performed on the night – Elle Graham, Cahill Kelly and Michael Galloway; all the generous people who brought along food and nibblies; Ben Gasser and Peter Bullis for their bar acumen; the numerous folks who disposed of bottles and cups throughout the night; Dave Sutherland for his muscle work on the door; Jess Nickson, Hiedi Hatherell and Kristoff Schrader for their documentation efforts and Aaron Ashley for the last minute beer run to the Herbert Hotel.
These are the first images of the evening. We hope to post video from Jess and photos by Kristoff soon. Watch this space!
If you have any images from the night you would like to see on this site please contact the Renew Townsville team who will make sure that they find their way onto the site.
These images courtesy of Mitch Goodwin & Tali Dunnage-Burke.