Past Events

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BirdLife at West Projections Festival

“What happens if those birds don’t have freedom?” Artist Megan Hunter As part of West Projections, the iconic Footscray rotunda will stage BirdLife, an ArtLife visual art performance dedicated to life cycles. Artists will explore the various moments in a bird’s…

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Fridays are Better than Mondays

Fridays are always better than Mondays. Footscray Community Art Centre and Due West Festival have come together to bring you an immersive Friday night of art, music, and poetry. Join us from 6:30pm for a full evening featuring an exhibition viewing and artist talk…

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Clowning Workshop with David Maney

Explore the world of physical comedy through clowning, improvisation and games. An energetic half-day inclusive Clowning Workshop for those looking to embrace the silly, tickle their funny bones, and learn where laughter comes from. The workshop is run by David Maney,…

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Stir Fry – Fringe Festival Satellites  A Dialogue Theatre performance - “Australia’s Multiculturalism” Stir Fry is set at a Multicultural Day event with six diverse characters drawn from celebration into conflict as circumstances lead to a clash of beliefs, identities, histories, and…

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ArtLife at Gertrude Street Projection Festival

How does the past affect the present? How has the city changed over the past 500 years? What do you remember from your ancestors? As part of the Gertrude Street Projection Festival, ArtLife animators use their memories and imaginations to…

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ArtLife Zine and Colouring Book Launch

Visual artists from ArtLife launch the first in a series of new publications – an adult colouring book inspired by ArtLife’s residency at ArtsBox in March, and a new street press publication, Big Umbrella. Be the first to see new designs, stories and patterns before…

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Heart is a Wasteland

Raye is a struggling country music star in the making. Riding her luck, she’s playing pub to pub along Australia’s vast desert highways, flogging demo CDs until she can go home to Alice and look her son Elvis in the…

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Star Weaving Jam

Weave a star, start a conversation. Join artist and disability rights activist Larissa McFarlane to weave one million stars and take a stand against violence towards women. The One Million Stars to End Violence Project raises awareness about domestic violence.…

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Coranderrk

In 1881, the people of Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve went head-to-head with the Aboriginal Protection Board. Their goal was both simple and revolutionary: to be allowed to continue the brilliant experiment in self-determination they had pioneered for themselves on the scrap…