The Inside Story is about three iconic Ballarat buildings that have dominated the city’s skyline and streetscape for as long as people can remember.
A film-based community engagement project to support understanding of heritage and appreciation of how heritage informs who we are now. The Inside Story is about three iconic Ballarat buildings that have dominated the city’s skyline and streetscape for as long as people can remember.
This project is about capturing the social history, and how people, events and occasions have shaped the life of these buildings and their people. Buildings are made of imagination, but it’s the life that goes on inside that provides the colour, life and cultural legacy of a city.
“This is such a fabulous project to open the lids of these buildings and share the life within them over the years. We have found some interesting facts, and some sordid episodes, that will really make these buildings sing,” said Madame Yum.
Through a website and some recording, residents and visitors have shared their memories of the buildings. Stories, from then and now, were added to an online artefact to share.
“We want to celebrate the life, colour and movement of these buildings by having the community contribute and share their stories, the stories of their elders, rumours they have heard, photographs and film taken over time.”
See the film series here.
See more photos from the Heritage Festival here.
The project was initiated by the City of Ballarat, supported by funding from the Australian Government’s Sharing Community Heritage Stories Program, with creative direction by Yum Studio.
“Yum Studio were great to work with throughout all aspects of The Inside Story project; including the community engagement, research and the creation of a fabulous film. A great representation of Ballarat’s social history. It’s great to still hear people talking about the project amongst our community!”