New Farm Park, New Farm – Brisbane. July 21 2017
Project One Heart - Brisbane
Project One Heart celebrates diversity in Australia by inspiring, connecting and increasing the visibility of Parents of Colour in Australia, while promoting the acknowledgement and preservation of the cultural practices of babywearing.
Project One Heart is an artistic and activist project, overseen by Christelle Barrere-Collet on behalf of the Babywearing Collective Inc. We aim to photograph and tell the stories of marginalised peoples, particularly parents of colour and families with children of colour. Whether the children are breastfed, bottle-fed, SNS-fed, worn in a wrap, structured carrier or Asian-style carrier, whether they are being cuddled by their grandparents or foster parents, we want them to be seen and embraced. This is an initiative to counter White Privilege which has contributed to a lack of representation for People of Colour in the community through marketing and audio-visual initiatives.
Project One Heart will soon be in Brisbane for the ‘Wear All The Babies’ conference!
Brisbane, Friday 21st, New Farm Park
8am - 10.00am
Project One Heart is committed to increase the visibility of People of Colour, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and their children in the community from all socio-economic backgrounds. For this reason, we are offering shoot packages that are at a price that would not only be accessible by our eligible participants but also that would allow Belle and Christelle to travel around Australia and achieve the project’s objectives.
Parents of Colour, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, also White parents with kids who are People of Color or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders, this is for you! If you don’t babywear or breastfeed, it’s still for you. We want to showcase you just the way you are and do parenthood.
Sponsorship packages are now available that allow businesses, babywearing and breastfeeding organisations, as well as individual members of the community (who may not be eligible to be participants) to help the most under-privileged and disadvantaged parents and families to participate and have their faces seen and voices heard.
Even if you are not a Person of Color, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you can sponsor a family, so that everyone in the community can help celebrate diversity within the Australian parenting community.
The Babywearing Collective acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the rich and diverse Indigenous Nations across Australia, from where our members come and from where we live and work. We pay our respect to Elders past and present, and we value Indigenous perspectives in everything we do.
- July 21 2017
- New Farm Park, New Farm – Brisbane
Includes location shoot + 10 digital images of choice from gallery
POH - Donations to Scholarship Fund
Selecting this option allows you to donate to the Project One Heart initiative. Funds will enable the participation of eligible families who are unable to cover the costs of a Project One Heart photo shoot.
Donations start at $1 and can be increased to the amount which the contributor deems appropriate. All amounts are respected and appreciated.
Many thanks, on behalf of Project One Heart the Australian Babywearing Collective.
New Farm Park is 37ha of public space, and sees over 15000 visitors each weekend alone.
A shaded tree-house fort is complemented by a winding bridge walk through the expansive fig trees adorning the area. Those wanting to climb will be protected by a good cover of mulch in key areas. Picnic lawns abound, to facilitate kite flying, exercise and socialising.
A stroll along the river facilitates generous water views. New Farm is only three CityCat stops from the Brisbane Central Business District.
Facilities available at New Farm Park to cater to those with diverse needs include:
- A ‘sway away’ swing
- Accessible toilets adjacent to the playground, with a small change room and bench
- Decent paths around the playground giving reliable access for prams or wheelchairs
- Picnic tables have space for wheelchairs and are an appropriate height
Peta is an Aboriginal Australian woman of the Gamilaraay language group. She is the mother of two children, 6 years old and 2 years old, and lives in a beautiful, coastal part of NSW! Peta has worked as a Physiotherapist for 15 years and has balanced this with a passion for all things art and design, including photography. She discovered babywearing with her eldest child and found it to be a babywearing tool she couldn’t do without. She connected with her local babywearing group and also has several years’ experience as a volunteer educator with this group.
Her love of babywearing, photography, textiles and artistic expression led her to form the textiles company Moondani Australia as a way to combine all of her passions. She regularly does all her own promotional photography for Moondani Australia, and brings her skills to the ‘Wear All The Babies’ exclusive Project One Heart event!
Christelle Barrere-Collet is the Cultural Liaison for Project One Heart and the Outreach Officer of the Australian Babywering Collective Inc. She is a passionate African wearer who has been working actively to decolonize babywearing through her writing, online education, activism and projects like this one. Christelle grew up as a young Black female in a world where White Privilege made her feel like she was invisible to the world. She moved to Australia from Mauritius on her own, aged 20 to study. She has a Diploma in Accounting and another in Community Services Work. She has worked mostly as a Youth Project Officer for Arts at the Metropolitan Migrant Resource Center Inc with young people from refugee backgrounds, using art to address their issues and building on necessary life skills to survive in Australia. She has also worked as a Cultural Diversity Coordinator, before she became a mother and devoted her time to caring for her child. A lack of representation of Women of Color in marketing of babywearing brands, and on the Australian motherhood photography scene has made her feel the need to challenge White Privilege through empowering projects like Project One Heart.