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FOLA Profile: Lovely Mess (48 Stories of Shame)

Melbourne-based independent theatre company Riot Stage and projection artist Yandell Walton are collaborating with ten young performers to present Lovely Mess (48 Stories of Shame) at Footscray Community Arts Centre as part of the upcoming Festival of Live Art (FOLA). Lovely…


FCAC Closed

Due to the Victorian public holiday, FCAC will be closed Monday 12 March. We will reopen on Tuesday 13 March at 9.30am. If you have any enquiries, please contact us on 9362 8888 or [email protected]


FOLA Profile: Verbatim

Arts group the indirect Object is debuting Verbatim at Footscray Community Arts Centre, as part of the upcoming Festival of Live Art (FOLA). Verbatim examines intergenerational mental health through a series of art installations placed throughout the FCAC Warehouse. Verbatim presents…

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Artist in Focus: Michele Lee

A practising playwright for over 10 years, Michele Lee is revered for producing theatre pieces that amplify diverse stories, including successful works Talon (2012) and Rice (2017). In this Q&A, Lee discusses her newest development, Security, produced through FCAC’s Call…


FCAC Closed

Due to Laneway Festival, FCAC will be closed Friday 2 February to Saturday 3 February, reopening Monday 5 February. Please note that there will be road closures affecting Moreland St, Bunbury St and Maribyrnong St from Thursday 1 February until Saturday 3…


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]


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…


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…


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…