Footscray, Meat, Butchers and Biffo. Let’s Picnic!
Footscray, meat, butchers and biffo*. Let’s picnic.
What’s art got to do with it? Everything. Because if you worked in the meat industry in Footscray in the 70s and were a member of the AMIEU – the ‘meaties’ – then you knew that art belonged with workers in the workplace and that there was nothing unusual about the meaties’ National Secretary, George Seelaf, founding a community arts centre in a derelict bluestone piggery.
So for FCAC’s 40th birthday we’re holding a Butchers’ Picnic in honour of George, meatworkers, unions, art and the community. It’s a proud legacy that’s been hard-fought and hard-won over the years.
Footscray, Meat, Butchers and Biffo. Let’s Picnic! brings together George’s legacy for the first time: FCAC, the Western Region Health Centre and the Footscray Historical Society
WHEN: Sunday 4 May, 12pm – 4pm
VENUE: FCAC Riverside Lawn and Amphitheatre
1. Williamstown Naval Dockyards Band, 1986