Past Exhibitions

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Grandstanding not Handstanding

Larissa MacFarlane is a printmaker, street artist and disability activist, with a penchant for marking milestones, celebrating rituals and doing handstands. These skills and quirks exist as a result of the artist’s 18-year-old brain injury. As Larissa honours her second-time entry…

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How About a Rainbow?

Colour your mind at FCAC’s annual ArtLife exhibition. Just in time for spring, How about a Rainbow? showcases artists’ multi-disciplinary art practice – from 2D works and soft sculpture to digital works, visual projections, and photography. Building on walking tours…

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TRANSTRAVAGANZA Exhibition

TRANSTRAVAGANZA is a collection of works from Naarm/Melbourne-based trans and gender diverse (TGD) artists that shines a spotlight on the beauty and diversity of the TGD experience. Moving through faith, fear, cynicism and hope, these works take up the space…

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Created + Cremated

James Hullick, director of JOLT, constructs sculptural forms from hard rubbish donated by members of the local community and devises kinetic sound machines that will respond to these sculptures. Examining the act of recycling, the ephemeral nature of possessions and…

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Eve of Reconstruction

A science-fictional contemplation on desiring connection to a land as an uninvited visitor whose ancestry belongs elsewhere. Referencing the artifice of high fashion photography in temporary costumes she constructs from the natural surrounds, TextaQueen challenges ethnographic projections onto her brown-skinned…

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W.A.R. – Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance

Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance (W.A.R.) was established in 2014 as a collective of young Aboriginal people committed to decolonisation, resistance and revival; and the amplification of community voices through protest. OPENING: Thursday 3 August, 6pm – 8pm EXHIBITION: Friday 4…

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Yelmo-Garang

Yelmo-Garang is the Kulin word for ‘Nest’. Curated by Kate ten Buuren and Kat Clarke from this mob, the exhibition invites you to experience a space where time ceases to exist. Whether you wish to just sit, read, share or…

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Scattered Tribes: Healing Through Kinship

Reconnecting with country, story and each other is at the heart of the healing process embedded in Scattered Tribes: Healing Through Kinship. The exhibition presents works by Bardi /Jawi and Karajarri woman and internationally renowned artist Ngardarb Francine Riches, and a…

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Footscray Art Prize

The inaugural Footscray Art Prize is a biennial non-acquisitive visual art prize, highlighting a range of contemporary artworks from multiple platforms and disciplines. Presented by Footscray Community Arts Centre, Maribyrnong City Council, Footscray Rotary and Victoria University, the Footscray Art…

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The Act of Living

A Photo Exhibition of Women Survivors of Indonesia’s Violence in 1965 In this landmark exhibition 16 women survivors of the 1965 violence in Indonesia including former political prisoners and their children share their stories. The result of a unique participatory research project…