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October 2018
10
October
All Day
@ Rosalind Park
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Once Upon A Tree

Once Upon A Tree…

Stories of humanity told by trees. Experience tales of connection and dislocation, growth and survival along with observations of the park for over 150 years, all set in a world where humans and trees live harmoniously side by side. STEP 1. Grab your smartphone and headphones and take a spell from busy life with a stroll through the greenery of Rosalind Park. STEP 2. Use this custom Google Map to find 8 selected trees around the park. STEP 3. Listen…

28
October
3.00 pm — 6.00 pm
@ Temperence Hall
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TS2018

Tempo Sessions 2018

CALL OUT TO MUSICIANS OF ALL LEVELS AND FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS Tempo Sessions is a musical exchange initiative taking place in the City of Port Phillip to provide creative development opportunities for new and emerging artists through musical collaboration and networking. Tempo Sessions are Creative Collaboration Workshops for emerging artists with a Tempo Session Presentation involving professional musicians from diverse backgrounds. Workshops are free and will be mentored by Music Producer, Oscar Jimenez, and presentation will involve professional musicians. Participants…

November 2018

3 Rivers Festival 2018

Celebrating 5 years of strong health and strong culture on Yorta Yorta country. Three Rivers Festival is proudly celebrating its fifth year running in 2018 and is excited to announce this year’s deadly line up for the festival free concert and corroboree taking place on 17 November (Sat), 4 PM – 8.30 PM at the Echuca Moama Botanical Gardens.   Come and enjoy an amazing line-up of Aboriginal talent from Yorta Yorta country and beyond including; Isaiah Firebrace will return to…

23
November
6.00 pm — 10.00 pm
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Ignite Sound Project

Ignite Sound Project Album Launch 2018

On 23 November, a huge line up of emerging young artists from all around Victoria, will light up the stage at African House with self produced beats, rhymes and catchy hooks, that tell stories of struggle and resilience, of love, hopes and dreams, along with a good dose of straight up swagga. The event will be launching the debut Ignite Sound Project album and music videos and will feature performances by Shepparton locals Dorcas, Pro E, Vince the Kid, TheRealKingRose,…

24
November
3.00 pm — 8.00 pm
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Pasifika Festival 2018

Pasifika Festival 2018

Now in its 3rd year, Pasifika Festival is a spectacular annual celebration of Pacific Islander arts and culture, dedicated to empowering Pacific Islanders in Shepparton and to sharing culture with the broader community. In 2018, the festival is taking place on 24 November (Sat), 3 PM – 8 PM, down by the water at the Northern Boat Ramp at Victoria Park Lake. Pasifika Festival is the only event of its kind in regional Victoria that showcases Pacific arts and culture…

30
November
All Day
@ Across the City of Melbourne
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MM mapping2018

Mapping Melbourne 2018

Over 16 days and 14 venues the 6th edition of Mapping Melbourne creates new perspectives, new possibilities and new expressions through a series of intercultural, multi-artform events in the heart of Melbourne. Exhibiting and performing at some of our most iconic institutions and public spaces the festival profiles established and emerging artists form across Australia, China, India, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. The series celebrates our unique Asian Australian identity and highlights positive global creative connections. This series of free…

30
November
6.00 pm — 9.00 pm
@ MPavilion
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Mapping Melb Launch

Mapping Melbourne 2018 Launch

Over 15 days and 14 venues the 6th edition of Mapping Melbourne creates new perspectives, new possibilities and new expressions through a series of intercultural, multi-artform events in the heart of Melbourne. Exhibiting and performing at some of our most iconic institutions and public spaces the festival profiles established and emerging artists from across Australia, China, India, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. The series celebrates our unique Asian Australian identity and highlights positive global creative connections. Join us for a…

December 2018
01
December
11.00 am — 4.00 pm
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MM Streetconnection_2018

Street Connection

Street Connection is a live exhibition and workshop featuring the work of Mue Bon, a Thai street artist who uses spray paint to create a cast of signature characters in public spaces. Bon excels at character work, with his most notable creation Pukruk The Love Bird, taking centre stage in Hosier Lane. Mue Bon is a Thai artist at the forefront of the Asian street art scene with his unmistakable characters appearing on local roadsides and shutters, to gallery walls…

01
December
11.00 am — 1.00 pm
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Wyndham Emerge Gathering

Wyndham Gathering – Emerge Cultural Network

Artists from new, emerging and Indigenous communities in Melbourne’s West – come along to meet, share, network and learn! For our last Gathering of 2018, we have a special guest, Suzanne Derry from Arts Law Australia, for a conversation and questions about copyright. Find out about your rights, as well as your responsibilities when using others’ work. We are very lucky to be able to talk with Suzanne as she is a senior solicitor as well as a Director of…

01
December
6.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ Chunky Move
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MM Ma3ka

Ma3ka – The Triad Supreme

A dance theatre solo and artist talk by Dr. Anita Ratnam. She is energy, exuberant in play. The joy of experience passed on generously from within. She is a confluence, a woman, owning her powers. She is Ma3ka. Woman. Earth Mother, three times and more… Using Vedic hymns, singing, silence, drumming, contemporary mythology and a distinctive movement vocabulary, MA3KA is the performative expression of the Holy Trinity of Hindu goddesses: Saraswati, Knowledge Mother; Lakshmi, Prosperity Mother; and Meenakshi, Warrior Mother…

02
December
2.00 pm — 3.00 pm
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MM Sounding the city in bronze

Sounding the City in Bronze

Sounding the City in Bronze brings together the Federation Bells, a popular and visually-striking Indonesian-inspired sound sculpture in central Melbourne, with Javanese gamelan in a dynamic mobile composition for both sets of instruments by Mitchell Mollison. Javanese gamelan, a large ensemble of mostly bronze percussion instruments from Indonesia, was one source of inspiration for the creators of the Federation Bells, the set of 39 bronze bells on high poles installed at Birrarung Marr. This is the first time that the…

02
December
4.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ The Blender Studios, Harbour Town
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MM Home

H:O:M:E

H:O:M:E is a durational performance-based installation exploring the ways in which locations, memories, stories, and histories are connected through personal and collective narratives. Inside a large gallery space, the performers weave an experiential landscape of storytelling, sound, art-making and performance. The audience are invited to enter the landscape of the work and engage with the space and the stories being shared as an aural, tactile and performative experience. Acknowledging the transient and disrupted connections to homelands and heritage that are…

04
December
6.00 pm — 5.00 pm
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MM Depth of simplicity

The Depth Of Simplicity

The Depth of Simplicity presents the works of four contemporary artists based in Melbourne: Annette Chang, Ellen Yeong Gyeong Son, Supina Bytol and Pimpisa Tinpalit. The artworks in this exhibition are inspired by each artists’ life experiences. Utilising different techniques and mediums, each artist involves themselves deeply in the project by imprinting their own feelings and thoughts then expressing them through visual installation presentations. The Depth of Simplicity is presented in a partnership with SpAce @ Collins to promote high…

05
December
10.00 am — 6.00 pm
@ Testing Grounds
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MM Embodied Landscape

The Embodied Landscape

Two ancient cultures meet and collaborate through dance: Sampang Agung Centre for Performaing Arts (SACPA) from Pelem, East Java and Wotjobaluk dancers from the Wimmera, regional Victoria. From this remote and ancient land steeped in both aboriginal and colonial artefacts we enhance the visibility of our first nation footprint with a remote regional initiative. This is an exhibition of photographs, film and a performance based in a remote regional town, Rainbow. The project was developed through the Small Town Transformations…

05
December
6.00 pm — 5.00 pm
@ Space 28 VCA Performing Arts
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MM Perempuan

#Perempuan

In collaboration with Project Eleven and curated by Santy Saptari, #Perempuan (or woman), is a group exhibition featuring works by emerging Indonesian artists that explores current issues affecting women in Indonesia, including their visibility in public and sociocultural role. Artists include: Arum Dayu, Erwin Windu Pranata, Meliantha Muliawan, Octora, Patricia Untoro, Puri Fidhini, Etza Meisyara, Ruth Marbun, Tandia Bambang Permadi and Yaya Sung. Project Eleven is a philanthropic initiative that supports artists and projects that explore new frontiers with a…

06
December
10.00 am — 6.00 pm
@ Testing Grounds
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MM UB_2018

Dumpling Boy Temple

Dumpling Boy Temple is a pseudo-shaman space on steroids where the kitsch-o-meter is set to full on. Dumpling Boy Temple is an art installation space which provides a unique, kitsch shamanistic experience. The temple space will take inspiration from shamanism cultures in contemporary Asia, with a mix of traditions and symbols combined with manufactured objects. Members of the public can enter the space, inspect the objects and pray to the Dumpling Boy for their good luck. Audiences can also take…

06
December
7.00 pm — 10.00 pm
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MM The Seafarers Welcome

The Seafarers Welcome

Meeting at the Seafarer’s bridge on the Yarra, you will be welcomed into a little-known site nearby, a sanctuary for seafarers for the last 100 years and a symbol of old-world generosity amidst the rapidly shifting landscape of the Docklands. A journey through the quirky spaces at Mission to Seafarer’s site through a compelling contemporary ritual performance. The Echoes Projects artists evoke fragments of stories embedded in this site through mesmerising live soundscapes, movement and imagery. Ria Soemardjo, Janette Hoe…

MURTI

A Contemporary Reflection of an Ancient Ritual MURTI, (‘moor-thee’) is a communal participatory installation about worship and ritual in our contemporary age. A Sanskrit term, ‘murti’ is an embodied icon of the Divine. Reflecting on the ancient Hindu ritual of bathing stone idols in water and milk, MURTI invites people to pour vibrant paint upon a large-scale sculpture that reimagines the most revered and abstracted Hindu icon – the Lingam. Lingam, meaning sign or mark, is also known as the…

07
December
8.00 pm — 6.00 pm
@ Testing Grounds
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MM Shadow's Light

Shadow’s Light

SHADOW’S LIGHT Tony Yap Company (TYC, Melbourne) and Surya Kencana (Java, Indonesia) join forces to create powerful contemporary trance ritual for one night only. Arresting and uncompromising, Shadow’s Light is also a deep meditation on basic elements for living – quietude alongside the ecstatic. Shadow’s Light draws on traditional Javanese trance practices from the Royal Court of Central Java (‘Scrimpi’) and the unbridled ecstatic trance practices of East Java (‘Bantengan’, Bull-Trance) and a hybrid of disciplines including contemporary dance and…

08
December
8.00 pm — 11.55 pm
@ Ferdydurke
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MM Lucky

Lucky

Lucky like a star. Lucky like a golden dime. The luckiest penny in the well, all is well, oh well. Get lucky, stay lucky, good luck! Lucky like rubbing a statue’s belly, like the number 8. Lucky like a clover, plucked like a daisy, lucky like a flower in the concrete. Honk twice if you’re lucky, like a rabbit with its tiny feet still attached, like finding a wishbone, or a plastic waving cat. Liminal Magazine and Small FRY come…

09
December
5.00 pm — 6.00 pm
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MM Immodesty

im/modesty

Get lost in a swirl of dream pop and storytelling with Shoeb Ahmad. A staple of the Canberra underground music scene, Shoeb proudly identifies as a person of Bangladeshi heritage and a transgender woman. Her music is known for exploring deeply personal experiences and vulnerabilities, in an evocative mix of acoustic and electronic indie pop. Her latest project im/modesty will premiere as a live performance work with contemporary music ensemble, Australian Art Orchestra. Originally developed as a multi-speaker installation during…

10
December
7.00 pm — 5.00 pm
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MM Soni Irawan

Soni Irawan

Bold, vibrant, evocative and reveling in spontaneity: Soni Irawan is a contemporary painter and printmaker from Indonesia. Soni is also a musician and one of the founders of a Yogyakarta experimental band, Seek Six Sick, therefore his artwork is greatly influenced by the spirit and energy of rock music: his choice of artistic techniques and medium are in line with his musical practice. Like jamming sessions, his canvases are filled with spontaneous strokes, sketchy figures and cut out pieces. He…

13
December
7.00 pm — 8.00 pm
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MM Beyond the stillness

Metamorphosis & Beyond The Stillness

METAMORPHOSIS Metamorphosis, the second instalment of I Am the Silk Road by composer Mindy Meng Wang, uses modern composition method, western musical instruments, electronic music samples, Chinese folk music, religious music, ancient court music and opera elements. It seeks true harmony and to connect eastern and western music by taking elements of Chinese philosophy and arts into a contemporary context that reflects Wang’s cross-cultural life experience. Wang is a guzheng virtuoso and part of a significant movement of Chinese musicians…

14
December
7.30 pm — 9.00 pm
@ Primrose Potter Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre
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MM The SOund Of Shadows

The Sound Of Shadows: Sugar Coated

Juxtaposing the joy and the destruction that food can bring, this immersive concert celebrates endangered Indonesian instruments whose primary function is centred around food production. Luqmanul Chakim‘s performance of instruments of the working class – Bundengan (duck herder’s rain shield and zither) from Java, Rantok (polyrhythmic rice pounding), and Gule Gending (fairy floss street vendor’s steal pans) from Lombok, will be complemented and contrasted by the Sindhen vocals (Javanese Court style) of internationally acclaimed Peni Candrarini. Bianca Gannon, performing post-minimalist…

15
December
2.00 pm — 5.00 pm
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MM Enigma

ENIGMA

ENIGMA is an interactive art performance that engages all 5 senses creating an experience that includes diverse forms of art including live percussion, soundscape, dance, acting, visual and fine arts. The audience will be given an opportunity to interact with the performers, props, and the ceremony as a whole. They will not simply witness the performance but join in as part of the event. The audience is also asked to bring flowers or leaves from home which will act as…

15
December
7.30 pm — 9.00 pm
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MM SA

SAtheCollective

Art may be time and culture specific, but sound and sight knows no limits. The artists of SAtheCollective create their own sensescapes, exploring all possibilities not bound by time or culture. SAtheCollective presents a unique blend of sounds and sonic-inspired visuals that reflects a Southeast Asian sensibility. Growing up in post-colonial Singapore, the artists explore their identities through an inquiry into sound and visuals. They value being in the moment: fleeting, transcendent. For SAtheCollective, their exploration of sound begins with…

23
December
10.00 am — 9.00 pm
@ Yarra Park, outside Gate 4 at the MCG
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Indian Summer Festival

The Indian Summer Festival is a celebration of modern India. An expressive, free thinking, creative and open minded India – the India of today. The FREE three day festival is built upon five shared cultural pillars that unite modern India and modern Melbourne: Food, Music, Art, Film and Cricket. Attendees will be able to enjoy live music from an array of international music talent, modern Indian street art painted by Indian and Melbournian artists, a host of family cricket activities,…

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