fbpx

Same River Twice

Gabriel Gallery

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,…

Free

InterPlay

Gabriel Gallery

InterPlay, presented through the collaborative efforts of Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA), Curatorial Collective, and Footscray Community Arts, is a playful and community-minded interactive art exhibition with public events. This exhibition invites audiences to experience art in a way that explores our environment, and the themes of gender, time, space, memory and essentialism. Led by Environmental…

Citizen

Entrance Gallery

Through Citizen, FONI seeks to normalise the place of South Sudanese communities within Australian society. In developing Citizen,  FONI’s process involved inviting South Sudanese Australians to take part in conversations while being photographed for their portraits. Stories were shared about diasporic feelings of longing to belong, of achieving dreams, of racial issues, the generational disconnects, communication challenges, the…

Wominjeka Festival

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

Update: Wominjeka festival will be going ahead this Saturday rain, hail, or shine! The area along the Maribyrnong River where the festival is taking place is not flood affected. The protection of our community – our visitors, our artists, our elders and our staff – remains our top priority. To make it safe for community, we…

House of Mother Tongue, House of Other Tongue

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

Bấm vào đây để nhận bản dịch tiếng Việt (click here to get the Vietnamese translation) An exploration of place, language and migrant-settler positionalities, House of Mother Tongue will be presented at Footscray Community Arts, whilst a second exhibition, House of Other Tongue, will be presented at West Space Inc. Created particularly for the Vietnamese…

Electric Man

Gabriel Gallery

Inspired by the qualities of Superman, Batman and Spiderman, Electric Man is a tracks worker who becomes a superhero when he encounters an electric fuse box at a local railway station. Electric Man is the brainchild of Diego Pizarro, a comic-book artist who is currently undertaking an ArtLife Residency at Footscray Community Arts.  Loosely based…

Do Your Worst

Entrance Gallery

Do Your Worst by Yuchen Xin explores curious perceptions of the world and the absurdities of everyday life. Through the reconstruction of found objects from second-hand shops, dollar shops and urban environments, Xin finds personal history in each item, demonstrating the magic of the uncanny and thereby building strange narratives that aim to question our identity. Individual hand formed objects are placed together to inhabit the…

HIDDEN Footscray

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

Delve deep enough beneath the cosmopolitan charm of Footscray and you can find hidden stories of lost heritage, unknown traditional cultural practices, forgotten memories and more. Presented by Maribyrnong City Council, the HIDDEN Footscray exhibition features artworks by six local artists including David Hourigan, Deb Bain-King, Jody Haines, Kerrie Poliness, Jason Waterhouse, Felicity Watson and…

These Bodies of Video Works

Gabriel Gallery

These Bodies of Video Works by Scotty So is a solo exhibition which explores the relationship between performance and the performer’s body through the mediums of video and objects. These new works, which incorporate So's practice of drag performance and his recent experience learning to sing as a countertenor, offer a personal and nuanced perspective…