Creativity with a Difference

3D chalk art — also known as street art is an optical illusion. The creations can be interactive and entertaining; people love to see them being created and often pose in them for photos.
Chalk drawings can be sealed to last or painted to make them permanent but often the chalk just washes away!
The drawings generally only work from one viewpoint (see the first photograph below) otherwise the image appears strangely distorted (the second photograph).

 This is the way the art looks as you walk towards it.

As it is drawn on the footpath
Photographer Chris McQuillen

Banyule Council has been providing creative events and activities. Currently it is ‘Pop up sand sculptures’. Their website is well worth a visit.

February 6 meeting is now online on Zoom ONLY (not at New Hope)

Hi All

As you are no doubt aware we now have a new ‘communally transmitted’ case of the virus and it is simply too soon to tell if this is going to turn into a cluster.

Under the circumstances, CoM has determined that the risks far outweigh the rewards and we are cancelling the venue booking.

Fortunately, we are well prepared with our online format to deliver a full meeting experience.

Event details:

AUSOM Main Meeting (Zoom)


Apologies for the short notice and any inconvenience incurred.

We look forward to seeing you all on Zoom on the day 🙂


Here’s the link for the Zoom login details:

Online Zoom Meeting

A new year, a new look

Many of us are excited to put 2020 behind us and move towards a more “normal” 2021! Your AUSOM website team has been busy and have taken steps towards refreshing the look and feel and usability of our website.

You will notice that things look a bit different around here. The content is the same, but we have updated our theme to something a bit more modern, and we have tried to make things a bit easier to find.

Your thoughts and suggestions are always welcome. Get in touch with the website team.

Image courtesy of Jennifer-Ann Coffin-Grey via unsplash