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Between Islands

Footscray Community Arts 45 Moreland Street, Footscray, VIC, Australia

Between Islands is an afternoon of performance and conversation exploring the artists and ideas of the TarraWarra Biennial 2023: ua usiusi faʻavaʻasavili. Between Islands deeply and joyfully explores a key theme of the Biennial: the survival and transmission of knowledge outside of Western Culture. The knowledge systems sustained and practiced by the artists of ua usiusi faʻavaʻasavili – ancestral, trans,…

Footscray Art Prize 2023

The biennial Footscray Art Prize exhibition is officially open. With the 43 finalists' works on display at Roslyn Smorgon Gallery and Henderson House and the Young Artists Prize entrants works in the Basement theatre, the exhibition is a one of a kind celebration of outstanding multidisciplinary art. Find out more about the winning artist here.…

GUÀI 

Footscray Community Arts 45 Moreland Street, Footscray, VIC, Australia

Unleash your inner monster with this AI-charged avatar experience. Ever wondered what kind of monster lives inside? Guài can show you. Presented by Melbourne Fringe and Footscray Community Arts, this immersive augmented-reality mirror uses state-of-the-art technology to map your face (and emotions), and then transforms you into a fantastical monster avatar that reflects the uniqueness…

BRIGHT

Roslyn Smorgon Gallery 45 Moreland Street, Footscray, VIC, Australia

'Bright is about colour, joy and playful freedom' – Pamela Debrincat, curator. Bright is an art exhibition with a radical curatorial process, bringing together five installations without a defined beginning or end. Bright ignites the senses, inviting audiences to touch, explore and connect with each work to contribute to its meaning. Bright emphasises our need…

Kal Angam-Kal: Stories from West Papua

Gabriel Gallery

Kal angam-kal: Stories from West Papua is a documentary exhibition that brings together Elders and Young people from the Narrm (Melbourne) based West Papuan community in a series of youth-led intergenerational interviews. Kal angam-kal is a proverb in the indigenous language of the Amungme tribe of Timika, West Papua meaning “the word has been spoken…

Kal Angam-Kal: Panel and Screening

Performance Space 45 Moreland Street, Footscray, VIC, Australia

Join us for a screening of documentary Land of the Morning Star (dir. Mark Worth, 2004, 55mins). Land of the Morning Star reveals the turbulent history of West Papua, swept up in the power-play of international politics. Through eyewitness accounts and rare archival film, this fascinating documentary paints a picture that is intimate in detail…

Colourful Movement – An ArtLife Showcase

Performance Space 45 Moreland Street, Footscray, VIC, Australia

Footscray Community Arts is excited to present the ArtLife Showcase for 2023 - an exhibition of new, eclectic and dynamic work from over 40 d/Deaf and Disabled artists in ArtLife Studio.   Walk through our current major exhibition BRIGHT - curated by ArtLife Studio artist Pamela Debinacrat – and embrace the colour, joy and playful freedom…

Queer PHOTO: The Zizi Show

Footscray Community Arts Riverside Lawn 45 Moreland St, Footscray, Australia

The Zizi Project explores the intersection of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and drag performance. Drag challenges gender and explores otherness, while AI is often mystified as a concept and tool, it is complicit in reproducing social bias. Zizi combines these themes through a deepfake, synthesised drag identity created using machine learning. The project explores what AI…

Queer PHOTO

Footscray Community Arts 45 Moreland Street, Footscray, VIC, Australia

Queer PHOTO presents a collection of photographic exhibitions, outdoor activations and immersive public events that explore identity, culture, and resilience.  Seen through the queer gaze, personal narratives intertwine with intimacy and sexuality, inviting you to witness the convergence of traditional cultural boundaries, contemporary bodies, and sex positivity. Indoor Exhibitions: 3 February — 26 May 2024…

Queer PHOTO: An Artsy Queer Bus Ride Tour

Footscray Community Arts 45 Moreland Street, Footscray, VIC, Australia

Join queer icon 2joocee for the queer, arty bus ride of your dreams! Starting at Footscray Community Arts, join us on a guided bus tour as we journey across all the venues within the Queer PHOTO Festival! 2joocee will be your host with the most who will keep you well informed throughout your afternoon adventure.…