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Interview: Hoa Pham on VIVID

Award-winning author and playwright Hoa Pham (The Other Shore, Wave) brings VIVID to Footscray Community Arts Centre this month. VIVID explores the life of Khanh, a Vietnamese Australian woman with schizophrenia who sees the ghost of her grandmother. We spoke to Hoa about the play and her work. Please…

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Review: ArtLife Exhibition How About a Rainbow?

Review for the annual ArtLife exhibition How About a Rainbow? by Liz Wright. How about a rainbow? Yeah how about a rainbow? Let’s talk about that. Rainbows are everywhere at the moment – signalling to those of us who believe in marriage…

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FCAC Closed

Please note FCAC galleries and office will be closed on Tuesday 7 November due to the Victorian public holiday. The centre will re-open on Wednesday 8 November at 9.30am. For more information, please feel free to contact us on 9362 8888 or [email protected]

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Review: Larissa MacFarlane’s Grandstanding not Handstanding

Review for Larissa MacFarlane's exhibition and residency Grandstanding not Handstanding by Liz Wright. Larissa MacFarlane has carved, etched, printed, pasted, posed and in her 18th year as an artist – mid-career she introduced her spectacular solo show ‘Grandstanding not Handstanding’ at Footscray Community…

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SCRIBE Playwright in Residence 2017

The SCRIBE program supports performing arts works to be created and developed for main stages. SCRIBE is a recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers as the keepers of story and the custodians of country; an act of solidarity…

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LIVING NOW Theatre Residency

In partnership with Malthouse Theatre, Footscray Community Arts Centre is proud to present the inaugural recipients of the Living Now playwright residency, theatre-maker and researcher Tania Cañas and writer Rajith Savanadasa. Made possible by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, this program supports storytellers to bring culturally contemporary…

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Director and CEO News

After five years at the helm, Jade Lillie, will be concluding her time as Footscray Community Arts Centre's Director and CEO at the end of November this year. During Jade’s tenure as Director and CEO, FCAC has enjoyed great success, particularly…

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WOW – Women of the World Melbourne – Summary

Over three days in March 2017, FCAC proudly presented WOW – Women of the World Festival Melbourne. With over 200 artists and speakers and more than 95 events, WOW Melbourne was one of the largest events in the history of our organisation. We are…

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FCAC Closed on Public Holiday

Please note FCAC galleries and office will be closed on Monday 12 June due to Victorian public holiday. The centre will re-open on Tuesday 13 June. For more information, please feel free to call us at 9362 8888.

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Announcement: New Chair to FCAC Board of Directors

Footscray Community Arts Centre announces Jason Rostant as new Chair to the FCAC Board of Directors. Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) has appointed Jason Rostant as the new Chair to the FCAC Board of Directors. Former FCAC Chair, Lyn Morgain, announced her…

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Are your Elephants Amplified?

For 3 weeks, 9 days and over 100 hours, dancers and sound artists from ArtLife took over the clear box and surrounds of Testing Grounds – an architecturally designed, temporary creative space in the heart of the city. Awash new sounds like fire alarms…

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Footscray Art Prize Winners Announced

Pitjantatjara artist Mumu Mike Williams has become the first winner of the Footscray Art Prize. Chosen from more than 800 eligible entries, the winner of the $10,000 cash prize, Postbag Painting, has been painted on repurposed Australia Post canvas mailbags. The artist…

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Transoceanic Visual Exchange (TVE) Call Out

Fresh Milk and Footscray Community Arts Centre are pleased to welcome submissions of recent film and video works by contemporary artists for the second edition of Transoceanic Visual Exchange (TVE) – a series of programs taking place this year between…

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FCAC Easter Opening Hours

Please note the FCAC Office will be closed Monday 10 April – Monday 17 April. Due to Victorian Public Holidays, FCAC galleries and centre will be closed Friday 14 April – Monday 17 April. We will re-open on Tuesday 18 April, 9:30am – 5pm. For…

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FCAC Closed

Please note FCAC galleries and office will be closed on Monday 13 March due to Victorian public holiday. The centre will re-open on Tuesday 14 March. For more information, please feel free to call us at 9362 8888.

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FCAC Closed

Due to Laneway Festival, FCAC Galleries will be closed Wednesday 25 January – Tuesday 31 January, reopening Wednesday 1 February. The FCAC Office is open during this time, including the public holiday on Thursday 26 January. For more information, please feel free to call us at…

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FCAC Closed on Monday 23 January

Please note FCAC galleries and office will be closed on Monday 23 January, with the exception of the School Holiday Arts Program. The centre will be open for the remainder of the week including on the public holiday Thursday 26 January. For…