Emerge in Yarra 2018 boasts 9 days of artistic and cross cultural celebration by emerging artists and communities across the City of Yarra. In a series of free and ticketed events, the festival is proud to present a multilayered program with an array of artistic expression including experimental theatre, rare and exciting collaborations, film showcase, food & storytelling, live music and spoken word art.
The festival’s massive launch event ‘South 2 South’ is a cross – cultural collaboration between Australia and Colombia at Atherton Gardens on 22 July. With a nod to the soccer world cup fever, S2S is a free all age’s event, featuring DJs, live music, dance, kids’ activities by Melbourne City FC & Yarra library services and soccer matches between community soccer clubs, radio hosts, music industry and local artists.
The festivities feature some of Yarra’s iconic venues including, Budd Street gallery, Studio J, Long Play bar, Fitzroy & Collingwood community kitchens, Black Cat gallery, Abbotsford Convent, The Night Cat and Afrohub.
Emerge in Yarra is a celebration of artistic & cultural diversity of Yarra and has grown to encompass talented artists from refugee and emerging communities to promote diverse art forms, new collaborations and commissioned works.
Check out the full program here!
Photo Credits: ‘Irraa Deebi’uu (2017) an installation by Oromo Artists Guled Abdulwasi in collaboration with Aysha Tufa and soundscape by Obsa Yousuf’. Photography by Damien W. Vincenzi.