FCAC at Light in Winter
We partner with Fed Square to present the Leempeeyt Weeyn’ Campfire and Solstice Program in The Light in Winter. Gathering on the lands of the Kulin nation, join our Elders, communities and artists for a diverse array of warming mid-winter evenings celebrating contemporary Melbourne arts and culture.
Directed by arts luminary Robyn Archer AO, The Light in Winter brings together local and international artists for free events, performances and exhibitions. The Light in Winter is a celebration of art, music and performance in the heart of Melbourne city.
Leempeeyt Weeyn’ was created by Vicki Couzens for the very first The Light in Winter in 2007. Burning continuously from 2 June to 17 July, the campfire will be hosted by Elder in Residence Uncle Larry Walsh and Artist in Residence Rob Bundle who will introduce audiences to performances by exceptional artists who represent the contemporary face of the arts in Melbourne.
Key events include: Launch featuring Mission Songs with Archie Roach, Jessie Lloyd, Monica Weightman and Robert Champion; Solstice Celebration featuring Foreign Brothers CoreTet and SK Simeon; Leempeeyt Weeyen’ Campfire program every Thursday* throughout June and July.
LAUNCH: Thursday 2 June, 5pm – 7:30pm
LEEMPEEYT WEEYN’ CAMPFIRE: Thursday 9, 16, 23 and 30 June, 6pm – 8pm, Friday 8 July and Thursday 14 July, 6pm – 8pm
SOLSTICE CELEBRATION: Saturday 18 June, 5pm – 9pm
VENUE: Federation Square, corner Swanston and Flinders Street
*with the exception of the NAIDOC week campfire on Friday 8 July
FCAC is a Primary Creative Partner of The Light in Winter Festival presented by Federation Square.
1- Image courtesy of Fed Square
2- Foreign Brothers, Image by Gianna Rizzo
3- Victoria Chiu, Image by Gregory Lorenzutti
4- Maurial Spearim
5- Image by Jess D’Cruz
Date & Times
LAUNCH:Thursday 2 June, 5pm – 7:30pm
CAMPFIRE:Thursdays, 16 June, 23 June, 30 June and 14 July, 6pm – 8pm;
Friday 8 July, 6pm – 8pm
SOLSTICE CELEBRATION:Saturday 18 June, 5pm – 9:30pm