Meet artist Roberta Joy Rich; winner of the Footscray Art Prize

Multi-disciplinary artist Roberta Joy Rich was recently awarded the Footscray Art Prize 2023 for her powerful and multi-layered video installation entitled ‘Though Buried, They Echo’.

In Conversation with Community; 50 Years of Footscray Community Arts

In celebration of our upcoming 50-year anniversary in 2024, Footscray Community Arts invite you to be part of our rich legacy of storytelling.

Roberta Joy Rich’s Powerful, Multilayered Video Installation Wins Footscray Art Prize 2023

The $20,000 main prize in the Footscray Art Prize been awarded to multi-disciplinary artist Roberta Joy Rich for her powerful and multi-layered video installation entitled Though Buried, They Echo.

2023 Footscray Art Prize Shortlist Announced

The biennial Footscray Art Prize has unveiled the 2023 shortlist with 43 artworks selected from over 500 outstanding submissions received from artists across Australia as well as internationally based creatives.

Philanthropic Grant Enables Senior Arts Leadership Pathways 

To strengthen opportunities for arts leaders from our focus communities, newly created senior leadership positions have just been announced at Footscray Community Arts.

A Climate for Art -Introducing a new Australian campaign for fossil fuel divestment in the arts industry

A Climate for Art (ACFA) a new initiative aimed at mobilising the arts industry for climate action, will be officially launching during the Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) on June 16.

$130k Raised for our New Community Van 

Thanks for the incredible support and generosity of our donors and communities.

Creating connections and building relationships: why the ArtLife program is so powerful for d/Deaf and Disabled artists

The ArtLife program might be about supporting d/Deaf and Disabled artists with their careers—but it’s also about so much more: making connections.

Breaking barriers and supporting careers:  why ArtLife matters

Growing up, Diego and Darren were always interested in art, but didn’t know how to make their way into the art world, especially as disabled artists.

All the giggles of Footscray Laughs returns!

After a sell out show in March, all the giggles of Footscray Laughs return on Friday 16 June with an all-new, all-star lineup at Footscray Community Arts.

Footscray Community Arts presents Indoor Music Series: Winter Voices

Footscray Community Arts presents the Indoor Music Series: Winter Voices, a celebration of local musical talent that promises to warm the soul and melt hearts this winter.

RP Infrastructure appointed as Precinct Plan Project Director 

Footscray Community Arts is excited to announce the appointment of RP Infrastructure as Project Director to deliver the transformation of our creative precinct and outdoor spaces.

Bec Cole joins Footscray Community Arts as new Co-CEO & Executive Director

Footscray Community Arts is excited to announce the appointment of Bec Cole as the new Co-CEO / Executive Director.

A new Footscray photographic and film series celebrates western suburbs locals

An exhibition celebrating locals and their contribution to the community has been unveiled on the new Footscray Hospital site’s expansive hoarding along Geelong Road.

Balinese Artists Push Traditional Boundaries in Sekala Niskala Exhibition 

Footscray Community Arts and Project 11 present Sekala Niskala (The Seen and Unseen) –  a free exhibition from five contemporary Balinese artists to be held at the Roslyn Smorgon Gallery from Tuesday 18 April until Sunday 25 June.

Footscray Laughs Comedy Show Returns!

Footscray Laughs returns with Footscray Community Arts bringing together the nation’s finest comedians for a jam-packed series of non-stop laughter.

Popular Music Series Bluestone Sessions are Back!

Footscray Community Arts’ picturesque amphiteathre on the banks of the Maribyrnong River, will be filled with the sounds of slinky soul, RnB tunes, hip hop and afro beats when their hugely popular outdoor music series, Bluestone Sessions, returns in March for two concerts.

We Need a New Van! Donate to double your impact

Help d/Deaf and Disabled artists get on the road! Our beloved Community Van is in desperate need of replacement.

2022: A Year in Review

After over 130 days of closure in 2021, last year finally saw Footscray Community Arts bring our vibrant and creative programs back to life.

Executive Director Robyn Gawenda stepping down in 2023

Our inaugural Executive Director Robyn Gawenda will be stepping down in February 2023.