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Introducing Tidal Volume: a sound-based digital residency

We’re pleased to announce an exciting new project our Indigenous Cultural Program team have been working on. Tidal Volume is an international digital residency facilitating connections between local and international First Nations artists. Presented in partnership with Vancouver-based organisations grunt gallery…

A message from our Indigenous Advisory Group

On the advice from our highly respected Elders in Residence and Indigenous Advisory Group (IAG), Footscray Community Arts Centre is no longer facilitating cultural competency training for non-Indigenous workers through the long running and highly popular ‘Working in First Nations’…

FCAC Temporarily Closed

Updated: 5 August 2021 We’re temporarily closed and will re-open pending further government advice. Here we are again! We feel for our communities as we face lockdown #6. In the meantime, you can enjoy the open, green spaces by the river at…

Footscray Art Prize | Artist in Focus: Emma Coulter

Emma Coulter is a Macedon-based visual artist whose practice considers the intersection between painting, architecture and urban space. Her work challenges perceived limitations between fine art and popular culture, using colour and spatial practice to blur boundaries of place, painting…

Jack Nicholls

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…

15 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 lockdowns now a stark reality, and daily walks providing respite, we've put together a list of public artworks…

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…


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