How long is a piece of string


Queen Victoria Gardens
Opposite the NGV (National Gallery of Victoria)
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Queen Victoria Gardens
Photo by Simon Conlon.

What are the most important threads that make up your story? When did this version of you begin? And why do we think of time in lines?

This interactive string installation invites people of all ages to create a visual exploration of the milestones, life stages, and experiences that define us—and to weave them into a rich tapestry of stories from across our community.

Participants can register for one of our 90-minute hands-on workshops, where 100 Story Building’s expert facilitators will help capture the stories that have shaped us. We’ll start each session with fun creative activities to get our ideas flowing. After that, we’ll explore and share some milestone experiences and core memories that make us who we are. Then it’s time to get crafty: we’ll weave together our experiences into one-of-a-kind storytelling self-portraits and tie them directly into the installation for others to see.

Young people are welcome to take part in these workshops by themselves, or with an adult family member who can create alongside them.

If you’d prefer to contribute to this installation on a drop-in basis, you can visit MPavilion at any point during the week and add your own stories to the mix. 100 Story Building staff members will be onsite to give instructions or provide inspiration.

Explore the kaleidoscope of colourful timelines that others have left before you, and leave behind a string of stories of your own!

guided Workshops will take place on:

  • Monday 9 January, 2pm-3.30pm
  • Tuesday 10 January, 10.30am – 12pm
  • Tuesday 10 January, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Register to attend

In collaboration with

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.