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LIVING NOW: Writers Residency – Applications Open

In 2017 Malthouse Theatre and Footscray Community Arts Centre partner to deliver LIVING NOW, a new program providing a residency and commission opportunity for two writers from diverse backgrounds. Made possible by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, this program supports visionary storytellers…

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WOW – Women of the World Festival Melbourne

WOW – Women of the World Festival Melbourne is a three-day festival of critical conversations, music, film and performance, celebrating women and taking an in-depth look at the remaining challenges to gender equality. Conceived by Southbank Centre and launched in London…

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Women, Art & Politics

A collaboration between Footscray Community Arts Centre’s Collaborate Asia Program and Asia TOPA, Women, Art & Politics is an international residency for visiting visual and performing artists from South and Southeast Asia and Australia. Led by Leticia Caceres and Jade Lillie, the residency explores…

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Mum is the Medicine

FCAC’s Indigenous Cultural Program has developed an exciting new program for mothers who are artists. Residencies form a crucial experience for the independent artist, providing valuable resources and creative hubs for artists to immerse themselves in their work, communities and cultures. A small…

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WOW Art and Experiences

WHEN: Thursday 23 March – Saturday 25 March TICKET: Varies Full WOW Melbourne Program HERE WOW Art and Experiences program at a glance:                   Download the WOW Melbourne festival schedule: WOW MELBOURNE SCHEDULE PDF WOW MELBOURNE SCHEDULE EXCEL Presented as part of WOW – Women of the World Festival…

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ArtLife at Testing Grounds

ArtLife and Testing Grounds are collaborating to research a new, site-specific work. Starting with the urban landscape of Melbourne, artists will develop a unique soundtrack of the inner and outer layers of a city space. Dancers and musicians will explore…

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WOW Café

Presented in partnership with Maribyrnong City Council, WOW CAFÉ is a lush and inviting pop-up venue on the lawns of FCAC. WOW Café offers a free-to-the-public curated program featuring festival highlights such as conversations, short talks and performances. Join us for a daily taste…

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WOW Keynotes and Conversations

WHEN: Thursday 23 March – Saturday 25 March TICKETS:  WOW Festival Pass (3 Days): $320 full / $220 concession WOW Day Pass: $120 full / $98 concession BOOK NOW Full WOW Melbourne Program HERE WOW Keynotes and Conversations at a glance:          Download the WOW Melbourne festival schedule: WOW MELBOURNE SCHEDULE PDF Download…

Artist Statement: Too often the people I love and admire the most – the ones with extraordinary capabilities, talent and inner strength – are the same people who carry the weight of self-doubt and uncertainty. They are the thinkers, the considered and the quiet amongst us. Yet they’re required to navigate a world that lauds the extroverted as the definitive personality type, creating a subtext that being their true selves is not good enough to succeed.

Shannon is one of the thinkers, the considered and the quiet. She is extraordinary and a future pioneer.

WOW Portraits

Tell the world #IAmWoman with Jody Haines’ photographic salon project exploring identity, strength, beauty, resilience and humour through the use of portraiture. Book yourself in for a session, shake off the imposed labels we face daily, share a story about…

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WOW Marketplace

A bright and busy showcase of the work of local designers, artists and makers, WOW Marketplace is home to a range of wares by WOW Melbourne’s favourite creative businesses, including pop-ups from our partners Melko, Sun Bookshop and Critter Claws. Use it…