A tour of old neighbours

Joyce Stuart takes Helena Spyrou, a project artist at the Carlton Flats Arts Project, on a tour of her neighbourhood, visiting with old neighbours and recalling fond memories.

The walk-ups, and Joyces old home, will be demolished in 2010 to make way for the redevelopment of the estate.

The Carlton Flats Arts Project works with current and relocated tenants to document the redevelopment and to acknowledge the contribution made by the communities living on the estate to Carlton and to Melbourne generally.

This tour goes for seven minutes, and has four tour stops.

Photo at right by Angela Bailey.

About your tour guide

In 1974, Joyce Stewart moved with her four children to a Palmerston Street walk-up flat in the Carlton Public Housing Estate.

In 2006 she was relocated to a cottage in nearby Canning Street, and although she remains close to her old home, she misses the sense of community she enjoyed there.


This tour was created from a radio training course by Melbourne community radio station 3CR 855AM.

It is part of the Carlton Flats Arts Project produced by the Community Cultural Development Program City of Melbourne.