Multicultural Arts Victoria presents Mapping Melbourne 2016
From December 1-17 the fourth edition of Mapping Melbourne will unfold across the city in a celebration of our unique Asian Australian identity and international creative connections. Transforming spaces with a series of free multi-art form events and exhibitions the festival will profile established and emerging artists from across China, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, India, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam and Malaysia.
Saturday 10 December,
The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Budding writers will perform new poetry and spoken word exploring the capacity to represent diverse cultures, faiths and identities through creativity. Common Ground was established in 2013 to create a space for young people from two faiths that are often religiously and racially vilified (Sikhism and Islam), to come together and use spoken word and poetry as a medium for dialogue, friendship and interaction. It has now grown into a unique, multilingual project that utilises poetry, spoken word, sound and film to build connections and understanding between people of all diverse faiths and cultures. Over a series of workshops, facilitators Abdul Hammoud, Ebony Moncrief and Sukhjit Khalsa collaborate with participants to create new poetry and spoken word pieces exploring identity and role of faith in our everyday lives. These pieces are then performed at a free performance, exploring the human voice in its many forms. Feature performances will include new collaboration from the Remastered Myths program with Mindy Meng Wang, Joel Ma and Francesca Mountford.
Spokespeople: Ebony Moncreif (Melbourne based) Sukhjit Kaur Kalsa (Melbourne based)
Find our more details about Common Ground visit: http://multiculturalarts.com.au/event/common-ground-showcase/
More information about Mapping Melbourne 2016 visit: http://multiculturalarts.com.au/multicultural-arts-victoria-presents-mapping-melbourne-2016