Lend a hand to Blooming Now, the Respect RMIT community art project, and help to claim space for women* on campus.

About the project

RMIT Student Life and RUSU are creating a banner – in collaboration with hundreds of students and staff – that will promote a culture of respect at RMIT. 

Taking part in this project is an opportunity to claim space for women* on campus while having conversations about the important issues of women’s safety and wellbeing. 

At workshops, students and staff will create ‘hands’, an outline of their own hand shape, which will form Blooming Now, a 10-metre-long banner designed and assembled by artist Jo Mott. 

More than 1,000 hands are needed to make the banner, which will hang proudly from the City Campus. 

Vice-Chancellor Martin Bean and RUSU President Ella Gvildys are championing this project, which aims to promote respect at RMIT in a highly visible way. 

*Female identifying and non-binary inclusive.  

                                                      

Get involved

Banner workshops will be held at these student events: 

  • 22 August, 12pm to 2.30pm, City: RUSU Chill N Grill, Alumni Courtyard
  • 29 August, 12pm to 2.30pm, City: RUSU Chill N Grill, Alumni Courtyard 
  • 9 September, 12:00 - 1.30pm, Carlton: RUSU Chill N Grill, Building 57 Courtyard
  • 10 September, 12pm to 1.30pm, Brunswick: RUSU Chill N Grill, outside Building 514
  • 11 September, 12pm to 1.30pm, Bundoora West: RUSU Chill N Grill, outside Building 202 
  • 12 September, 12pm to 2.30pm, City: RUSU Chill N Grill, Alumni Courtyard 
  • 19 September, 12pm to 2.30pm, City: RUSU Chill N Grill, Alumni Courtyard 
  • 24 September, 12pm to 2pm, Carlton: Spring into Summer Festival, Building 57 Courtyard  
  • 25 September, 12pm to 2pm, City: Spring into Summer Festival, Bowen St
  • 26 September, 12pm to 2.30pm, City: RUSU Chill N Grill, Alumni Courtyard
  • 3 October, 12pm to 2.30pm, City: RUSU Chill N Grill, Alumni Courtyard 

If you can’t make it to one of these workshops, you can still take part by hosting your own workshop with your student club, classmates or friends. 

Email dan.goronszy@rmit.edu.au to organise a kit with everything you need to create hands for the banner.

Painted hands on a table
Painted hands hanging up to dry