ResourceFive Mile Radius

Five Mile Radius

Artist Video


Hear from artist collective Five Mile Radius as they talk about their arts practice and the inspiration behind the work 444 Queen Street in An Alternative Economics.

This video is designed to engage students in a collaborative design challenge to design a piece of furniture using salvaged or reclaimed materials.

Activity Instructions:
– Watch the artist video of Five Mile Radius on the IMA Resources webpage.
– Collaborate in small groups to design a future focused item of furniture.
– Sketch your design then create a prototype using waste cardboard.
– Experiment with construction and joining techniques such as rolling, tearing, cutting and creating tabs and slots to refine your design.
– To extend this activity further, draw a relationships mind map that outlines the people, businesses, and organisations in your community that you could source these materials from.



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The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.