4Diverse was created in 2013 by multidisciplinary Melbourne artist and visionary Victor Holder and his brother Pedro, a cultural promoter who had lived and worked in Beijing.
A Venezuelan national abroad, Victor had been raising environmental and social awareness for many years through his work as an artist in St Kilda. Eventually, he felt compelled to focus his talent and ingenuity in a space that could be shared by the local community.
Taking on the role of Creative Director, Victor’s vision encompassed the diversity of art, global cultures, health and community – creating a place where art could be generated, ideas spread, and connections made. 4Diverse commenced trading and began to encourage people to see the potential of their ideas, to unify this growing community and invite them to this welcoming space to ‘unite, create and celebrate’.
The focus of 4DVERSE is to connect socially and culturally diverse people through a thriving community of arts, well-being and cultural programs. Our multi-functional gallery space has been home to many exhibitions, workshops, lectures, performances, launches, markets, screenings and much more.