As You Dreamt It in Woodville

Sydney advertising agency BMF has worked with ABC to produce a documentary on As You Dreamt It Woodville, a creative community development project centred in Sydney. The original As You Dreamt It project, run in 2012, was a passion project designed to connect a fractured housing estate by turning the residents recurring dreams into pieces of art. More recently BMF employees came across Woodville Housing, a housing estate in Western Sydney called Woodville Housing, where a few years ago its doors were opened to ninety residents from all corners of the world. Many of them being political refugees, they all had a story to tell. However, like many housing complexes, there was little to connect this diverse group and little sense of community. Collaborating with a mix of artists, the residents shared an intimate piece of themselves – their recurring dreams. Partnered up with photographers, painters, animators and illustrators, their dreams were turned into pieces of art that were exhibited on the walls of the complex. A way to give the residents newfound insight into their neighbours and help transform this housing estate into a housing community. The project is online at asyoudreamt.it, with Facebook and Twitter accounts continuing from the 2012 experiment.

As You Dream It

As You Dream It

As You Dream It

As You Dream It

As You Dream It

As You Dream It

As You Dream It

As You Dream It

Credits

The As You Dreamt It project was developed at BMF Sydney with artists Paul Blackmore, Juliet Taylor, Toby Burrows, James Hancock, Toby and Pete, Andy Lewis, Emma Gale & Emma Phillips.

The documentary was produced at Jungleboys and edited by Paul Swain.