We acknowledge the traditional owners and sovereign custodians of the land on which Collingwood Yards is situated, the Wurundjeri people of the Woiwurrung language group. We extend our respect to their Ancestors and all First Peoples and Elders past, present, and future.

Torika Bolatagici, The Community Reading Room
Experimental discursive project

Open by appointment only

The Community Reading Room aspires to be a life-affirming space for BIPOC communities to encounter texts that acknowledge, validate and place their lived experience and creative practice at the centre, rather than the margin.

The Community Reading Room (CRR) is a pop-up destination for research, community discussion and engagement with ideas about art, culture and identity. Founded by Fijian-Australian artist and academic Torika Bolatagici in 2013, the CRR is an experimental discursive project that invites people to consider the inclusivity of public spaces and to contemplate how our institutions of knowledge privilege particular methodologies and ways of knowing. Each iteration of the CRR evolves from the previous installation and responds to the space in which it is located.

Folx interested in visiting the collection, or collaboration can get in contact via email: communityreadingroom@gmail.com


Perry Street Building
Collingwood Yards
Collingwood, 3066

A diagram showing the layout of Collingwood Yards, identifying the Perry Street Building at the south and southw est boundary of the site
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