BANH Inc. coordinates two resident-led arts committees: the Collingwood Housing Estate Arts Committee (CHEAC) and Arts for Richmond Collective (ARC). These committees support the development and delivery of a range of exciting arts projects on and around the estates. They are made up of local residents and artists, workers from BANH Inc, Yarra City Council Arts, the Neighbourhood Justice Centre Urban Campfire Exhibition, The Wellington Centre and the local housing managers.
CHEAC meets the third Tuesday of the month at 12pm (during school term) at Collingwood Neighbourhood House - ground-floor 253 Hoddle Street.
ARC meets the first Wednesday of the month (during school term) at BANH - 9 Belgium Ave. Richmond
We welcome new members, so please get in touch if you would like to join either CHEAC or ARC! Please contact Lydia - 9417 4856 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cultural Catering was started 20 years ago by women living on the Richmond Housing Estate who loved cooking and wanted to start a business, also known as the Community Cooks. Belgium Avenue Neighbourhood House helped these women start Cultural Catering, and today North Richmond Community Health is supporting the enterprise to grow so that more people can reach their dreams.Cultural Catering is a social enterprise that provides job and training opportunities for people living in the Yarra Housing Estates who have a passion for sharing their cultural cuisine. The menu is developed and prepared by our Community Cooks, using their traditional recipes. All profits go towards providing employment and training opportunities to public housing residents. More info on the Cultural Catering website and stay up-to-date by following them on facebook. If you would like to make an order please email email@example.com.
Just Bites social enterprise kiosk is now open at
the Neighbourhood Justice Centre on Wellington Street Collingwood. A partnership between BANH Inc. and Carringbush Adult Education the kiosk serves food and coffee prepared by local residents. It also offers two traineeships for Carringbush students, up-skilling them with food handling, hospitality and customer service training alongside their English language studies.
Address: Neighbourhood Justice Centre Cafe: Level 1, 41 Wellington Street, Collingwood
Open: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12 – 2pm
The Urban Campfire community arts program is a biannual visual arts exhibition at the Neighbourhood Justice Centre (NJC), Collingwood. The artworks displayed in the
exhibitions are by local artists, community groups, school kids and professional artists. As part of the NJC’s participatory model of community engagement, local
artists run workshops with community groups throughout the year. The outcomes of these sessions are also displayed in the exhibitions.
The exhibitions create a warm and welcoming environment for clients and staff. The artworks showcase the creativity of the local community and create a platform for artists who may not otherwise have the chance to have their work displayed.
Address: Neighbourhood Justice Centre: 41 Wellington Street, Collingwood
Open: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm