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RESIDENCE | Artist in Focus: Jack Nicholls

Jack Nicholls is a writer of speculative fiction, poetry, and essays, all part of their attempt to chronicle the tectonic social shifts of the 21st century. They are interested in history, climate change, and the narrowing space in our culture…

FCAC Temporarily Closed

We’re temporarily closed and will reopen Tuesday,15 June Due to the easing of Government restrictions, some programs including ArtLife will recommence on-site from Tuesday 15 June 2021. Visitors must be booked into a program before visiting our indoor spaces. FCAC’s galleries…

Footscray Art Prize 2021 Winners Announced

  Updated: 8 May A hand-engraved core sample titled ‘And this, too, shall pass’ has been awarded the $10,000 Footscray Art Prize 2021. Northern Territory based artist Lee Harrop was celebrated by over 200 attendees at the exhibition’s opening for her sculptural work that interrogates the mining industry. The winning work was selected from 39…

FCAC Closed

Due to the Victorian public holidays FCAC will be closed from Friday 2 April until Monday 5 April. We will re-open on Tuesday 6 April at 9.30am. If you have any enquiries, please contact FCAC Reception at reception@footscrayarts.com or 9362…

FCAC Reopening Friday 19 February

UPDATE 18/2: Following the Victorian Government’s recent announcement, FCAC is excited to reopen to artists and community on Friday 19 February at 9:30am. Events planned for this weekend from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st February will proceed as scheduled. This includes the…

RESIDENCE | Artist In Focus: Zhang Xiaoan

Zhang Xiaoan is a writer and director hailing from Xinjiang, China, currently based in Melbourne. He’s one of over twenty independent artists and collectives to be offered space to create in the recently refurbished Henderson House studios as part of…

FCAC Reopens With An Exciting End-Of-Year Program

After 259 days of closure, we are excited to open our doors from Friday 4 December 2020. What’s On ARISING presents 32 creative responses to interruption, isolation, resilience and strength during the events of 2020 Stock-up on goodies for the holiday…

RESIDENCE - Artist call out

Footscray’s 148-year old historic Henderson House gets a revamp

Over the last 7 months of forced closure, FCAC’s beloved heritage Henderson House has received a much-needed and eagerly anticipated renovation, in preparation of welcoming our community and audiences back through its halls.  The iconic bluestone Henderson House building has overlooked the Maribyrnong River since 1872, and through…

13 Free Public Artworks to Enjoy in Footscray

For many Melbournians, finding ways to shake up the exercise routine or step away from the screen during COVID is important. With our new precinct café Myrtle Wine Café opening this week, grab a Five Senses coffee and check out…

Myrtle Wine Cafe

Watch this space: Myrtle Wine Café comes to FCAC

Following a public café expression of interest process and renovation, Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) is excited to announce a new addition to its creative hub in Footscray – Myrtle Wine Café, set to open on 6th November 2020. Myrtle Wine…

FCAC Mourns the Loss of Comrade Paddy Garritty

Vale Paddy Garritty  Melbourne and the West owes so much to Paddy. He believed in the power of art and community to change people’s lives – and in sharing that message – he changed the lives of people around him.  Paddy was…

First Nations Early Career Writers Residency 2020

About the Residency Presented in partnership with MPavilion, the First Nations Early Career Writers residency is a three-month-long program that aims to enhance the practices emerging practitioners. We are delighted to announce that the participants for the 2020 residency are Ashleigh…

FCAC Announces Extended Closure in Response to COVID-19

Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) has made the decision to close to the public until 4 August 2020, prioritising the safety of artists, community and staff during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. The closure period will be re-evaluated to align with government…

7 Ways to Boost Creativity While Social Distancing 

With humankind hunkering down to flatten the curve against COVID-19, it can be hard to find ways to unleash your inner creativity.  But adapting to isolation doesn’t have to be bland – especially when you’re part of Footscray Community Arts Centre’s creative community. To help you…


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