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FCAC Closed

Please note FCAC will be closed from Saturday 23 December to Sunday 7 January. We will re-open on Monday 8 January at 9.30am. The FCAC offices will open Tuesday 2 January. For more information, please feel free to contact us on 9362 8888 or [email protected]

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Artist in Focus: Ian Caplan

Artist Ian Caplan, who has been an artist in FCAC’s ArtLife program for over 10 years, is renowned for his colourful portraits of his favourite pop musicians. In the latest ArtLife group exhibition, How About a Rainbow?, Ian showcases a diverse…

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ECL Alumni Profile: Rani Pramesti

In 2013, performance maker, intercultural producer and arts advocate Rani Pramesti participated in the Emerging Cultural Leaders Program (ECL). We spoke to Rani about ECL, the development of her practice and her current project #TheChineseWhispers. What projects have you been working on since your involvement in the…

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Interview: Trans Tasman Poetry Slam Poets

Originating in Chicago in 1986, slam poetry has since evolved from the underground jazz club scene to an internationally recognised art form. This December two high school poetry slam championship squads from different sides of the Tasman Sea are meeting for…

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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…