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April 2021

Weaving Sustainable Culture

16 April 2021 @ 9:30 am - 31 December 2022 @ 5:30 pm
Rose Garden
Free

Boon Wurrung artist Mitch Mahoney and Yorta Yorta artist Donna Blackall present Weaving Sustainable Culture, a sculpture exhibition inspired by the Kulin Nation waterway protectors, the Balayang (Fruit Bat) and the Waa (Crow). Culminating in the form of canoes and woven fishing nets, these eco-sculptures were built by over 200 community members during educational workshops with the artists. The sculptures, in consultation with Elders and First Nations designers and environmental scientists, will pilot the revegetation of the Maribyrnong River as a way to…

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August 2021

Wrapped in Culture

6 August 2021 @ 8:00 am - 31 December 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Online
Wrapped in Culture

In this international exchange, Indigenous artists and Elders present contemporary versions of the Australian-Aboriginal possum skin cloak and the North American-Aboriginal buffalo robe. The two distinct, yet similar artistic traditions are historically held for both sacred and practical purposes. Wrapped in Culture was developed in a three-week workshop at Ottawa Art Gallery in 2017. You can enjoy a digital iteration of this exhibition as part of Footscray Community Arts' online program. A 360° virtual exhibition and a series of exhibition…

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June 2022

What I Wish I’d Told You

13 June - 28 August
Footscray Community Arts, 45 Moreland Street
Footscray,VIC3011Australia
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Free

'What I Wish I'd Told You', by Claire Bridge and Chelle Destefano with Deaf community, centres Deaf voices, identity, language and culture. Auslan storytellers affirm Deaf experiences and diverse, complex identities, in an immersive exhibition of large scale video projections, which bring visitors into a Deaf world. In this collaboration of over seventy Deaf and hearing allies, empowered Deaf storytellers draw on decolonising strategies of truth-telling, provocation, and self-representation, to challenge audist colonisation of Deaf lives, bodies, language, and knowledges.…

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Same River Twice

15 June @ 9:00 am - 3 July @ 4:00 pm
Gabriel Gallery, 45 Moreland Street
Footscray,VIC3011Australia
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Free

If the flow of the water is constant, and the only constant is change, where does that leave memory? What does the river carry, and for how long? Ten writers and artists reflect on what water, place, memories and inheritances can contain. With Freya Alexander, Kelly Bartholomeusz, Gloria Demillo, Sam Elkin, Ryan Gustaffson, Gurmeet Kaur, Gabriella Munoz, Monique Nair, Hiếu Phung, Christy Tan  Hosted by: Ruby-Rose Pivet-Marsh  Same River Twice is an outcome of Footscray Community Arts West Writers program…

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