PORTable Container

Presented as a partnership between Port of Melbourne Corporation and Footscray Community Arts Centre, the PORTable Container Project, has seen a 6.05m shipping container, donated by Maribyrnong City Council, fitted out as a mobile art studio, designed to accommodate exhibitions, performances and workshops, and facilitate engagement for local artists in Melbourne’s west.

Themed on local and international navigations, Footscray Community Arts Centre’s PORTable Container will offer creative opportunities for communities to engage in artistic programs and presentations across Melbourne’s west and beyond.

Follow the journey of the PORTable Container on our website and through the FCAC PORTable Container Facebook gallery.

Recent Projects

SURVIVE Garage Exhibition
Thursday 5 March – Saturday 7 March
Yogyakarta artist collective SURVIVE Garage created and curated a flash exhibition SURVIVE Attacks! Exploring themes of family, refugees and war the installation featured 17 artists. An artist talk was also held in the Container.

Puppetry workshops during FCACheartsJogja 2015.
Saturday 7 March, 10am – 12pm
Visiting artists from Yogyakarta, Papermoon Puppet Theatre, joined a group of 15 young and enthusiastic puppet makers for a special free workshop as part of FCACheartsJogja. Artists Wulang Sunu and Anton Fajri showed the group how to make their very own balloon puppets and then staged an impromptu puppet show for friends and family in the PORTable Container.

CPAF Pacific Photobook Exhibition
April 9 – 11, 2015
The PORTable Container became the site of a photography exhibition in April as the Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival curated their annual Pacific Photobooks Project in the space. The result of a photography, storytelling and self-publishing program for young Pacific people aged 15 – 25 years in Melbourne and Sydney, the exhibition greeted guests arriving for the Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival at FCAC on Saturday April 11.


Images by Panca Satya.
1. PaperMoon puppet workshop as part of FCACheartsJogja: Second Edition
2. Stage 1 fit out underway
3. Jade Lillie welcomes everyone to the launch of the Container and FCACheartsJogja: Second Edition
4. Jade Lillie, Janelle Donnelly, General Manager of Port Community, and PaperMoon Puppet Theatre at the launch.
Proudly supported by Port of Melbourne Corporation.



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