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March 2015
20
March
6.30 pm — 8.30 pm
@ Fitzroy Town Hall (Reading Room)
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Black Harmony Forum

The second annual Black Harmony Forum will tackle the topic of “cultural stereotypes” and feature lively discussion by a diverse group of artists and thinkers, special performances with delicious food supplied for local social enterprise Charcoal Lane. 2015 Panelists include Kerri-Lee Harding, James Henry, Fablice Manirakiza, Dilruk Jayasinha, who will focus on their professional backgrounds and personal experiences. At the heart of this forum is to create cross-cultural dialogue about racism in its many forms in an interactive and open…

22
March
12.00 pm — 6.00 pm
@ Federation Square
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Viva Victoria

A multicultural extravaganza like no other in the heart of the city! Celebrate our state’s cultural diversity at the Viva Victoria Festival! This one-day multicultural extravaganza marks the end of Cultural Diversity Week 2015 where Federation Square will come alive with a world of colour and sound as tens of thousands of people flock to enjoy a diverse mix of cultural performances and entertainment. Multicultural Arts Victoria works closely with the Victorian Multicultural Commission to program four stages spanning artists from…

April 2015
02
April
11.00 am — 1.00 pm
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PoP-Up Tearoom

PoP-Up Tearoom by Yumi Umiumare & Riza Manalo AuthenticiTEA / DeformiTEA Experiment #1 MAV is delighted to support the development of Yumi Umiumare and Riza Manalo’s PoP-Up Tearoom Series, part of Yumi Umiumare’s Australia Council Fellowship in Dance (VIC), awarded to outstanding, established artists for creative activity and professional development for up to two years. Ma & tea ceremony rituals Inspired by the Japanese notion of ‘ma’ (space) and rituals of tea ceremony, visitors are invited to harness the simple…

18
April
9.00 am — 5.00 pm
@ Changzhou Museum
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Paper Culture II

Multicultural Arts Victoria is proud to support the presentation of Paper Culture II in China that presents the first survey of works by Australian artist Philip Faulks alongside works by Chinese master paper cut artists Zhou Yunhua and Zhou Bing. The exhibition expands the artists’ first meeting and collaborations for Paper Culture in MAV’s Mapping Melbourne festival in December 2014 and offers a rare exploration of paper works that span a diverse range of intercultural and multicultural influences and new techniques with one of China’s oldest traditions.…

19
April
10.30 am — 2.30 pm
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Vibrant Balaclava

Celebrate Balaclava’s rich mix of global cultures with a diverse mix of multicultural performers, exotic food, live music and family entertainment at this one day fiesta on Carlisle St. It’s all about celebrating our local cultures which make Balaclava such a diverse and vibrant community. Produced in partnership with the City of Port Phillip

May 2015
01
May
10.00 am — 4.00 pm
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Regional Victoria Living Expo 2015

From fabulous festivals and stunning galleries, to busy performing arts centres and unique venues, it’s clear that Victorian creativity spreads well beyond Melbourne’s city limits. If you’re thinking of making the move to regional Victoria, head along to this opportunity to learn first-hand the benefits and opportunities a regional lifestyle has to offer. The Expo provides information and resources about jobs, lifestyle, housing, education and healthcare in regional Victoria. Multicultural Arts Victoria has programmed a range of musicians and cultural…

04
May
1.00 pm — 3.00 pm
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RADIO PROJECT MAV-PBS

Special broadcast: Collaborative Radio Project

Since March 2015, Multicultural Arts Victoria has worked in partnership with PBS 106.7FM and radio presenter and producer Madeleine Macfarlane to deliver an audio documentary and storytelling program with emerging, refugee and asylum seeker communities in Melbourne. The program has enabled PBS to link to new voices, representing diverse musical styles, while providing these communities with an opportunity to share their own stories through the accessible medium of radio. The program delivered eight weeks of skills training in storytelling, sound,…

13
May
2.30 am — 4.30 pm
@ Theatrette, South Melbourne Town Hall
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City of Melbourne Arts Grants Information Session

The City of Melbourne and Multicultural Arts Victoria invite you to a special information session with Arts & Culture program managers. Find out about the City of Melbourne’s 2016 Arts Grants Program (closing June 2015 for projects Jan-Dec 2016) and hear some grant writing tips from previous assessment panelists and grant recipients. This is a great opportunity to find out more about funding available, to get to know the staff and ask questions. To prepare yourself for the session, please…

13
May
5.30 pm — 7.30 pm
@ Theatrette, South Melbourne Town Hall
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City of Melbourne Arts Grants Information Session

The City of Melbourne and Multicultural Arts Victoria invite you to a special information session with Arts & Culture program managers. Find out about the City of Melbourne’s 2016 Arts Grants Program (closing June 2015 for projects Jan-Dec 2016) and hear some grant writing tips from previous assessment panelists and grant recipients. This is a great opportunity to find out more about funding available, to get to know the staff and ask questions. To prepare yourself for the session, please…

16
May
1.00 pm — 7.00 pm
@ Nicholson Street
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Emerge in the West

Presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with Maribyrnong City Council Festival City Program, Emerge in the West 2015 will see Footscray’s Nicholson Street come alive on Saturday 16 May from 1pm-7pm with some of the West’s top emerging talent in music, art, fashion, dance, circus and spoken word across two stages alongside craft workshops, gastronomic experiences and special offers on the day from all the traders in the street from textile shops to iconic restaurants and hair sculpture. VU…

16
May
3.00 pm — 5.00 pm
@ ACMI, Federation Square
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BAZm e Hazaragi

An afternoon of Hazaragi film, language, poetry and music Presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF), BAZm e Hazaragi shines light onto Melbourne’s Hazara community and the beauty and wealth of their culture. Australia has the largest Hazara community of any western country, with an estimated 12,000 Hazara people residing in Melbourne’s Southeast. Many have had to flee Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan, after enduring centauries of persecution and denial of basic…

29
May
2.00 pm — 4.00 pm
@ Hawthorn Arts Centre, Basement Room
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Community Consultation: 2015-16 What Happened at the Pier #2 (Boroondara)

INVITATION TO A COMMUNITY CONSULTATION FORUM 2015-16 What happened at the Pier #2 Are you or a family member a migrant who arrived in Australia by ship and disembarked at Port Melbourne? Borderlands Cooperative in partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria is interested in hearing your story for possible inclusion in an upcoming arts project. Meet the curator and learn more. The project is envisaged to continue in 2015-16 as a rich narrative experience showcasing stories across multiple artistic formats together with forums and…

June 2015
01
June
7.00 pm — 11.00 pm
@ The Lawler
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Yes Way We Made Australia Home – MTC CONNECT: NEON Readings

YES WAY WE MADE AUSTRALIA HOME by Rani Pramesti, Ria Soemardjo and Shivanjani Lal

07
June
10.00 am — 3.30 pm
@ Dandenong Market
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Emerge in the South East

Revealing the wealth art and culture from refugee, emerging and Indigenous communities in Melbourne’s South East, this festival presents 17 riveting performances spanning Hazara inspired melodies on Dambura by Murtaza Jafari to West Papuan harmonies by Black Orchid, AfroLankan percussion by Ray Pereira, Timorese songs by the Mystic Trio. The infectious sounds will also be accompanied by an array of food, arts and crafts activities including a free Burma café, wild Timor coffee, multicultural tea tasting, African and Afghani cuisine,…

10
June
7.00 pm — 10.00 pm
@ Jogja National Museum
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Exhibition Opening of Street | Life Australia/Indonesia

Cake Industries (Jesse Stevens & Dean Petersen), RM Altiyanto Henryawan, Bimo Suryojati presents in partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria the final stage of Street | Life – a robotics, mechantronics, film and community project in Indonesia/Australia – at the Jogja National Museum from 11-20 June 2015. “Through this project we aim to give new meaning of life on the street both in Jogja and also in Melbourne. Collaborating with artists from different countries is always a great experience and importantly…

11
June
10.00 am — 9.00 pm
@ Jogja National Museum
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Street | Life Australia/Indonesia – Final Stage & Exhibition at Jogja National Museum

Cake Industries (Jesse Stevens & Dean Petersen), RM Altiyanto Henryawan, Bimo Suryojati presents in partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria the final stage of Street | Life – a robotics, mechantronics, film and community project in Indonesia/Australia – at the Jogja National Museum from 11-20 June 2015. “Through this project we aim to give new meaning of life on the street both in Jogja and also in Melbourne. Collaborating with artists from different countries is always a great experience and importantly…

14
June
10.00 am — 11.00 am
@ Emerge Festival Hub
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Emerge in Yarra: Languages of Yarra: Woiwurrung & Boonwurrung

Join Aunty Fay Stewart-Muir and Mandy Nicholson from the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages who will teach the foundations of Woiwurrung and Boonwurrung. 23% of people residing in the City of Yarra speak a language other then English at home (from 2011 census). This is the reality of Yarra and what makes the city so unique in its food, art, fashion and culture. This Emerge festival will introduce you to some of the languages you may be hearing throughout the streets of Fitzroy,…

14
June
10.00 am — 11.55 pm
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Emerge in Yarra 2015

Emerge in Yarra 2015 presents a new week-long program for its 12th anniversary with a multitude of free arts workshops, language and cooking classes in addition to live music and theatre performances that showcase the diverse talent that exist in the City of Yarra. Founded in 2004 as a platform for the emerging and refugee artists in Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Visible Music Mentoring Program, the festival has since grown to encompass talented emerging and refugee artists from across the city…

14
June
11.30 am — 1.00 pm
@ Emerge Festival Hub
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Emerge in Yarra: Languages of Yarra: Arabic

Discover Arabic with Hakeem Kasem (pictured), Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts & Education, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Deakin University Australia (Burwood Campus). 23% of people residing in the City of Yarra speak a language other then English at home (from 2011 census). This is the reality of Yarra and what makes the city so unique in its food, art, fashion and culture. This Emerge festival will introduce you to some of the languages you may be hearing throughout the…

14
June
1.30 pm — 3.00 pm
@ Emerge Festival Hub
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Emerge in Yarra: Languages of Yarra: Dinka

Join singer and songwriter Ajak Kwai for a Dinka language class taught through story and song. 23% of people residing in the City of Yarra speak a language other then English at home (from 2011 census). This is the reality of Yarra and what makes the city so unique in its food, art, fashion and culture. This Emerge festival will introduce you to some of the languages you may be hearing throughout the streets of Fitzroy, Collingwood and Richmond. Other Sessions: 10am-11am:…

14
June
3.00 pm — 5.00 pm
@ Drive Live
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Emerge in Yarra: PBS 106.7FM Drive Live with Lalibelas ft. Nhatty Man

An event you can enjoy in the comfort of your very own lounge chair! Tune into Flight 1067 to Africa, with presenter Stani Goma to hear a live set from Ethio-Jazz, Funk, Dancehall and Hip Hop assemblage The Lalibelas ft. Nhatty Man. Founded by Ethiopian bassist Yoseph H. Bekele and fronted by the acclaimed Nhatty Man (pictured), a household name in Ethiopia, the band interweave the musical and cultural motifs of its seven members drawing on their combined Ethiopian and…

14
June
3.30 pm — 5.00 pm
@ Emerge Festival Hub
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Emerge in Yarra: Languages of Yarra: Mandarin

Join Hedy (pictured) for a class in Mandarin. 23% of people residing in the City of Yarra speak a language other then English at home (from 2011 census). This is the reality of Yarra and what makes the city so unique in its food, art, fashion and culture. This Emerge festival will introduce you to some of the languages you may be hearing throughout the streets of Fitzroy, Collingwood and Richmond. Other Sessions: 10am-11am: Aunty Fay Stewart-Muir and Mandy Nicholson…

14
June
5.30 pm — 7.00 pm
@ Emerge Festival Hub
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Emerge in Yarra: Languages of Yarra: Vietnamese

Join Thang Le for a class in Vietnamese! 23% of people residing in the City of Yarra speak a language other then English at home (from 2011 census). This is the reality of Yarra and what makes the city so unique in its food, art, fashion and culture. This Emerge festival will introduce you to some of the languages you may be hearing throughout the streets of Fitzroy, Collingwood and Richmond. Other Sessions: 10am-11am: Aunty Fay Stewart-Muir and Mandy Nicholson from the…

15
June
7.00 pm — 8.30 pm
@ Emerge Festival Hub
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Emerge in Yarra: ‘Refugee Week’ – an interactive performance presented by ECCV & Melbourne Playback Theatre

Presented by The Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV) and Melbourne Playback Theatre In a Melbourne Playback Theatre performance the audience’s stories and experiences are the content of the performance. This is an opportunity to celebrate and share stories as part of Refugee Week. Stories that may touch on beginning another chapter of one’s life in a new land – the achievements, the challenges, the unexpected and the unimagined. Bookings essential: Email John Watts (ECCV) or phone ECCV on 9349 4122. — This event is part of Emerge in Yarra…

15
June
7.00 pm — 11.00 pm
@ The Lawler
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The Day I Left Home

The Day I Left Home – MTC CONNECT: NEON Readings

THE DAY I LEFT HOME by Rashma N. Kalsie, Director Alex Pinder

15
June
7.00 pm — 8.30 pm
@ Fitzroy Community Food Centre (a volunteer will meet you out the front of 125 Napier Street, Fitzroy and direct you to the kitchen)
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Emerge in Yarra: Cookin’ up Community: Afghani Cuisine

Afghani Cuisine Robyn Hughan and Fatemah Ghullami from YUM-ME will treat you to the flavours of Afghanistan, sharing the secrets behind the popular Kabuli Pulao. Made with lamb, rice, raisons and carrots, this pilaf is Afghanistan’s national dish, and is named after the capital Kabul. Over three evenings, Emerge Festival will plant itself amongst the leafy green surroundings of the Fitzroy Community Food Centre for a series of cooking demonstrations, and of course tastings! Other sessions: Wednesday 17 June, 7pm-8.30pm By…

16
June
7.30 pm — 9.00 pm
@ Emerge Festival Hub
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Emerge in Yarra: A Comedy Shindig

Emerge Festival’s inaugural comedy night brings together four distinct comedians whose laughs are grounded in usual places. Smashing stereotypes with humour and pulling up pollies with quick wit, there’s nothing like a kick and a giggle to get you thinking differently about the world. The line up: Award winning comedian Nelly Thomas uses the power of funny to try and make the world a better place. Diana Nguyen Vietnamese-Australian/Australian-Vietnamese transforms into her alter ego Kim Huong Nguyen from Phi and Me and shows that Refugee mums are…

17
June
5.30 pm — 8.30 pm
@ Emerge Festival Hub
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Emerge in Yarra: ‘Positive Relationships’ – arts and discussion forum presented by Yarra Youth Services

Yarra Youth Ambassadors invite you to explore issues such as body image, family conflict, self-care, sexual health and more, through art, workshops, music, presentations and Q&A. The forum will look at the different types of relationships in life; with yourself, your loved ones and the world surrounding. Supported by City of Yarra, Creative Victoria, the Australia Council for the Arts, Scanlon Foundation, PBS 106.7FM, Yarra Trams, The Ownership Project, VCA & MCM’s Professional Pathways program, ECCV, Melbourne Playback Theatre, Cultivating…

17
June
7.00 pm — 8.30 pm
@ Fitzroy Community Food Centre (a volunteer will meet you out the front of 125 Napier Street, Fitzroy and direct you to the kitchen)
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Emerge in Yarra: Cookin’ up Community: By Nyala African Restaurant

The stomachs of Fitzroy have been pleasantly satisfied for over 28 years thanks to the culinary talents of Ermias Wondimu and his brother Soloman, who in 1987 set up Melbourne’s first African restaurant Nyala, now one of Brunswick Street’s longest trading businesses. From Sambosas to Ethiopian Ful, Kenyan Kuku Na Nazi, couscous and Injera, Nyala presents dishes from all four corners of the continent. Join Nyala co-owner Abby Hailemarim as she demonstrates the secrets behind one of her signature dishes on…

18
June
6.00 pm — 8.30 pm
@ Emerge Festival Hub
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Emerge in Yarra: Refugee Week Q&A Panel presented by Yarra Settlement Forum and Yarra City Council

You will have the opportunity to hear from leading refugee advocates, ask questions and be entranced by their stories and perspectives. This is a FREE event where light refreshments will also be served. Featuring: Julian Burnside AO QC Abe Nouk MC: Arnold Zable Performance by Afrovival! Bookings essential: email Cristina Del Frate or phone 9205 5174 Supported by City of Yarra, Creative Victoria, the Australia Council for the Arts, Scanlon Foundation, PBS 106.7FM, Yarra Trams, The Ownership Project, VCA & MCM’s…

18
June
7.00 pm — 8.30 pm
@ Fitzroy Community Food Centre (a volunteer will meet you out the front of 125 Napier Street, Fitzroy and direct you to the kitchen)
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Emerge in Yarra: Cookin’ up Community: Vietnamese Cuisine

Yarra is famous for its unprecedented presence of Vietnamese cuisine. A place where community can conjugate and others can enjoy the vermicelli delights and phở-filled joy of this multicultural city. Learn how to make one of the most popular dishes in Vietnamese restaurants – Bò Tái Chanh – that blends beef with Rau Răm (Vietnamese coriander), Tía Tô (red perilla) and Ngò Ôm (rice paddy herb). Other sessions: Monday 15 June, 7pm-8.30pm Afghani Cuisine Robyn Hughan and Fatemah Ghullami from…

19
June
12.00 pm — 4.00 pm
@ The Ownership Project
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Etch This: Young Artists’ Residency & Exhibition

Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with the The Ownership Project presents Etch This, a three-month arts residency and exhibition for young emerging artists from culturally diverse backgrounds residing in the City of Yarra. The young artists – Guled Abdulwasi, Ayel Akot and Souma Ahmadi – were introduced to the art of printmaking under the guidance of experienced printmakers Minela Krupic and The Ownership Founder Sean Smith. Creating new work around the theme of “This is Yarra”, they explored their neighborhood and…

19
June
6.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ Uptown Jazz Cafe
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Emerge in Yarra: Uptown Ethio-Jazz Workshop and Jam Session

Join Ethiopian piano virtuoso Daniel Seifu Atlaw as he demonstrates the intricacies of the five Ethiopian pentatonic scales, the foundation of the nation’s rich musical culture. Following on from the workshop, Daniel invites you to join him on stage for an open improvised jam session with talented musicians from Melbourne’s Ethiopian community*. After completing study at Ethiopia’s prestigious Yared School of Music, Daniel Seifu Atlaw became a resident musician, teacher and composer at Addis Abeba’s National Theatre. Since moving to…

19
June
9.00 pm — 11.55 pm
@ The LuWow
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Emerge in Yarra: DESTA Night

DESTA Entertainment presents a night of Eritrean and Ethiopian culture with performances from Snit Band, local DJs spinning contemporary Habesha tunes, folk dancers and projections created by visual artist Guled Abdulwasi. Grab a cocktail in the tiki-bar inspired Luwow and get grooving to the many unmistakable rhythms of this musically fertile part of the world. Tickets: Full $10  /Conc $5 (at the door) Supported by City of Yarra, Creative Victoria, the Australia Council for the Arts, Scanlon Foundation, PBS 106.7FM,…

20
June
2.00 pm — 4.00 pm
@ Cubbies (Fitzroy Adventure Playground)
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Emerge in Yarra: Craftanoon @ Cubbies

Enjoy an afternoon in the creatively fertile Cubbies Adventure Playground, delving into diverse art and craft techniques with some of Melbourne’s finest artisans and cultural purveyors. From Pacific Island weaving, to traditional Thai paper-cut flags, ittybitty seed planting, Henna and East Asian Printmaking, you’ll find something for all ages, big and small. The artists: Vicki Kinai hails from Mt Hagen in Papua New Guinea, she is a master weaver and bilum (string bag) maker, the national symbol for all Papua…

20
June
2.00 pm — 4.00 pm
@ Cubbies (Fitzroy Adventure Playground)
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Emerge in Yarra: Opening Cubbies – transforming playground games into performance

Cubbies (Fitzroy Adventure Playground) was founded in 1974 in response to the needs of parents moved by the government from “slum housing” in inner-city Melbourne, into high rise towers. Cubbies is a safe backyard where kids from diverse backgrounds can play, explore, create and make friends.   In the lead up to Emerge Festival, theatre makers Claudia Escobar and Brienna Macnish will gather moments of play and transform them into performance. The moments will be captured through film and sound, with a…

20
June
8.00 pm
@ The Workers CLub
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Emerge in Yarra: Festival Closing Party

Join us for Emerge in Yarra’s final shebang, as artists from MAV’s Visible Music Mentoring Program hit the stage at the Workers Club to get those goosebumps rising and limbs moving. Visible is a mentoring and collaborative project that links up artists from refugee and asylum seeker communities with established Australian musicians to build industry networks and portfolio materials such as professional recordings, photoshoots, videos and performance opportunities. The night will feature performances from Ethio-funk, jazz and reggae power-force The…

26
June
11.30 am — 12.30 pm
@ Glastonbury Festival
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The Cambodian Space Project – UK 2015 TOUR (Glastonbury)

The Cambodian Space Project UK 2015 TOUR Multicultural Arts Victoria is thrilled to auspice the successful funding from the Australia Council for the Arts for the Cambodian Space Project’s 2015 UK TOUR! This cosmic cross-cultural rendezvous featuring space rock, surf, reggae, dub, Khmer surin and  Cambodian rock psychedelica will perform across the UK. June-July 2015 UK tour: 26 June: Glastonbury, West Holts Stage 4 July: Café INDIEpendent, Scunthorpe, North Lincholnshire 15 July: Brunedell Social Club, Leeds 16 July: Rough Trade Records,…

July 2015
04
July
10.00 am — 8.00 pm
@ Cafe INDIEpendent
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The Cambodian Space Project – UK 2015 TOUR (Scunthorpe)

The Cambodian Space Project UK 2015 TOUR Multicultural Arts Victoria is thrilled to auspice the successful funding from the Australia Council for the Arts for the Cambodian Space Project’s 2015 UK TOUR! This cosmic cross-cultural rendezvous featuring space rock, surf, reggae, dub, Khmer surin and  Cambodian rock psychedelica will perform across the UK. June-July 2015 UK tour: 26 June: Glastonbury, West Holts Stage 4 July: Café INDIEpendent, Scunthorpe, North Lincholnshire 15 July: Brunedell Social Club, Leeds 16 July: Rough Trade Records,…

04
July
2.00 pm — 5.00 pm
@ St Paul’s African House
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Burundian Independence Day Celebrations

Come and join the Burundian Community in Victoria at this spectacular event celebrating Burundian Independence Day! Featuring the powerful and distinctive sounds and performance art of “Ingoma” alongside traditional songs, dance and an array of food. Presented by the Australian Burundian Community in Victoria, auspiced by Multicultural Arts Victoria. Supported by AMES, City of Greater Dandenong, SCAAB, Brimbank City Council, City of Port Phillip and ANAM.

08
July
5.00 pm — 7.00 pm
@ The Graduate Union of the University of Melbourne
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Arts Access & Multicultural Arts Victoria Consultation: For new Creative Industries Strategy

LET’S GET CREATIVE ABOUT VICTORIA’S FUTURE! The Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley, launched a discussion paper, ‘Let’s get creative about Victoria’s future’ and is inviting artists, arts-workers and audiences to contribute this – the State’s first Creative Industries Strategy. Join our consultation session with Arts Access on Wednesday 8 July or have your say at strategy.creative.vic.gov.au by 5pm Friday 17 July and make sure our diverse voices are heard! #GetCreativeVic RSVP essential: email us or call 9188 3681.

12
July
2.30 pm — 5.00 pm
@ Howler
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ReMastered Myths (Howler, Melbourne)

ReMastered Myths brings together artists from different musical and cultural backgrounds to collaborate over a series of creative development sessions to create new work, exploring diverse sounds, rhythms and instrumentation. In 2015, the program has expanded to birth three new collaborations and presenter partnerships with NEXUS Arts in Adelaide, BEMAC in Brisbane and Howler in Melbourne taking the program interstate for the first time as part of MAV’s State of Culture music program.

13
July
7.00 pm — 9.00 pm
@ The Lawler
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Kids – MTC CONNECT: NEON Readings

By Sean McIntyre, Director Marco Romero, Associate Director Ivan Rojas Told through the eyes of nine children drawn from diverse local and ethnic multicultural backgrounds, Kids delves into pressing issues facing Australian society. It tackles ideas of identity, empathy and migration, exploring Australia’s attitudes to immigration. Kids takes inspiration from the classic Latin-American play Juegos A La Hora De La Siesta, by Polish-born Argentinian playwright Roma Mahieu, a critical, subversive and highly political commentary on the Argentinean dictatorship. A future…

15
July
7.30 pm — 11.00 pm
@ Brudenell Social Club
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The Cambodian Space Project – UK 2015 TOUR (Leeds)

The Cambodian Space Project UK 2015 TOUR Multicultural Arts Victoria is thrilled to auspice the successful funding from the Australia Council for the Arts for the Cambodian Space Project’s 2015 UK TOUR! This cosmic cross-cultural rendezvous featuring space rock, surf, reggae, dub, Khmer surin and  Cambodian rock psychedelica will perform across the UK. June-July 2015 UK tour: 26 June: Glastonbury, West Holts Stage 4 July: Café INDIEpendent, Scunthorpe, North Lincholnshire 15 July: Brunedell Social Club, Leeds 16 July: Rough Trade Records,…

16
July
7.00 pm — 11.00 pm
@ Rough Trade Records
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The Cambodian Space Project – UK 2015 TOUR (Nottingham)

The Cambodian Space Project UK 2015 TOUR Multicultural Arts Victoria is thrilled to auspice the successful funding from the Australia Council for the Arts for the Cambodian Space Project’s 2015 UK TOUR! This cosmic cross-cultural rendezvous featuring space rock, surf, reggae, dub, Khmer surin and  Cambodian rock psychedelica will perform across the UK. June-July 2015 UK tour: 26 June: Glastonbury, West Holts Stage 4 July: Café INDIEpendent, Scunthorpe, North Lincholnshire 15 July: Brunedell Social Club, Leeds 16 July: Rough Trade Records,…

17
July
7.30 pm — 11.00 pm
@ Factory Studios
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The Cambodian Space Project – UK 2015 TOUR (Bradford)

The Cambodian Space Project UK 2015 TOUR Multicultural Arts Victoria is thrilled to auspice the successful funding from the Australia Council for the Arts for the Cambodian Space Project’s 2015 UK TOUR! This cosmic cross-cultural rendezvous featuring space rock, surf, reggae, dub, Khmer surin and  Cambodian rock psychedelica will perform across the UK. June-July 2015 UK tour: 26 June: Glastonbury, West Holts Stage 4 July: Café INDIEpendent, Scunthorpe, North Lincholnshire 15 July: Brunedell Social Club, Leeds 16 July: Rough Trade Records,…

21
July
7.00 pm — 11.00 pm
@ The Jazz Cafe
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The Cambodian Space Project – UK 2015 TOUR (Camden)

The Cambodian Space Project UK 2015 TOUR Multicultural Arts Victoria is thrilled to auspice the successful funding from the Australia Council for the Arts for the Cambodian Space Project’s 2015 UK TOUR! This cosmic cross-cultural rendezvous featuring space rock, surf, reggae, dub, Khmer surin and  Cambodian rock psychedelica will perform across the UK. “They are a great band who write hook heavy songs and play the holy heck out of them on stage.” TIME OUT “A rousing, quirky reminder of the…

24
July
11.30 pm — 12.15 am
@ WOMAD UK
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The Cambodian Space Project – UK 2015 TOUR (WOMAD UK)

The Cambodian Space Project UK 2015 TOUR Multicultural Arts Victoria is thrilled to auspice the successful funding from the Australia Council for the Arts for the Cambodian Space Project’s 2015 UK TOUR! This cosmic cross-cultural rendezvous featuring space rock, surf, reggae, dub, Khmer surin and  Cambodian rock psychedelica will perform across the UK. “They are a great band who write hook heavy songs and play the holy heck out of them on stage.” TIME OUT “A rousing, quirky reminder of the…

August 2015
05
August
1.30 pm — 5.30 pm
@ RMIT Design Hub, Level 1 Multipurpose Room
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RMIT

The Social Reponse: A dialogue around art and social engagement

Artists and creative practitioners around the world are increasingly engaging with challenging social issues, from climate change, to war and the refugee crisis. Presented by CAST (The Centre for Art, Society and Transformation at RMIT), and chaired by Geoff Hogg, Director of CAST, this broad ranging half-day symposium will engage with questions of art and social change. DIALOGUES panel members responding to intercultural practice both within Australia and internationally: Jill Morgan AM, MAV CEO Maggie McCormick Kevin Murray Kirsten Lyttle Sofi…

05
August
2.00 pm — 4.00 pm
@ Diamond Valley Library
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Community Consultation: 2015-16 What Happened at the Pier #2 (Diamond Valley)

FAMILY HISTORY MONTH 2015-16 What happened at the Pier #2 Are you or a family member a migrant who arrived in Australia by ship and disembarked at Port Melbourne? Multicultural Arts Victoria is interested in hearing your story for possible inclusion in an upcoming arts project. Meet the curator and learn more. The project is envisaged to continue in 2015-16 as a rich narrative experience showcasing stories across multiple artistic formats together with forums and performances. You are invited to come along to…

06
August
6.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ Watsonia Library
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Community Consultation: 2015-16 What Happened at the Pier #2 (Watsonia)

FAMILY HISTORY MONTH 2015-16 What happened at the Pier #2 Are you or a family member a migrant who arrived in Australia by ship and disembarked at Port Melbourne? Multicultural Arts Victoria is interested in hearing your story for possible inclusion in an upcoming arts project. Meet the curator and learn more. The project is envisaged to continue in 2015-16 as a rich narrative experience showcasing stories across multiple artistic formats together with forums and performances. You are invited to come along to…

08
August
11.30 am — 5.30 pm
@ MCG Yarra Park
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AFL MCFest 15

AFL Multicultural Festival

The first ever AFL Multicultural Festival celebrating ‘Many Cultures, One Game’ will be held at the MCG in Yarra Park at the Collingwood v Carlton game on Saturday 8 August, thanks to the support of the Victorian government. The festival will run from 11.30am to 5.30pm and will include loads of free and fun activities for the entire family. Never been to the AFL? Download up to four free tickets! The AFL and Australia Post have together launched the 2015…

10
August
2.00 pm — 4.00 pm
@ Eltham Library
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WHATP DWV Photography

Community Consultation: 2015-16 What Happened at the Pier #2 (Eltham)

FAMILY HISTORY MONTH 2015-16 What happened at the Pier #2 Are you or a family member a migrant who arrived in Australia by ship and disembarked at Port Melbourne? Multicultural Arts Victoria is interested in hearing your story for possible inclusion in an upcoming arts project. Meet the curator and learn more. The project is envisaged to continue in 2015-16 as a rich narrative experience showcasing stories across multiple artistic formats together with forums and performances. You are invited to come along to…

11
August
2.00 pm — 3.00 pm
@ Whittlesea Library
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WHATP DWV Photography

Community Consultation: 2015-16 What Happened at the Pier #2 (Whittlesea)

FAMILY HISTORY MONTH 2015-16 What happened at the Pier #2 Are you or a family member a migrant who arrived in Australia by ship and disembarked at Port Melbourne? Multicultural Arts Victoria is interested in hearing your story for possible inclusion in an upcoming arts project. Meet the curator and learn more. The project is envisaged to continue in 2015-16 as a rich narrative experience showcasing stories across multiple artistic formats together with forums and performances. You are invited to come along to…

13
August
2.00 pm — 4.00 pm
@ Ivanhoe Library
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WHATP DWV Photography

Community Consultation: 2015-16 What Happened at the Pier #2 (Ivanhoe)

FAMILY HISTORY MONTH 2015-16 What happened at the Pier #2 Are you or a family member a migrant who arrived in Australia by ship and disembarked at Port Melbourne? Multicultural Arts Victoria is interested in hearing your story for possible inclusion in an upcoming arts project. Meet the curator and learn more. The project is envisaged to continue in 2015-16 as a rich narrative experience showcasing stories across multiple artistic formats together with forums and performances. You are invited to come along to…

18
August
11.00 am — 1.00 pm
@ Mill Park
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WHATP DWV Photography

Community Consultation: 2015-16 What Happened at the Pier #2 (Mill Park)

FAMILY HISTORY MONTH 2015-16 What happened at the Pier #2 Are you or a family member a migrant who arrived in Australia by ship and disembarked at Port Melbourne? Multicultural Arts Victoria is interested in hearing your story for possible inclusion in an upcoming arts project. Meet the curator and learn more. The project is envisaged to continue in 2015-16 as a rich narrative experience showcasing stories across multiple artistic formats together with forums and performances. You are invited to come along to…

26
August
7.30 pm — 10.00 pm
@ Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall
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Journey of Peace

The Silk Road – A Journey of Peace

As Powerful As Hope, As Beautiful As Peace The Silk Road is not only a journey of trade between Asia and Europe, but also a journey of peace with the hope to understand and connect the world. At the time of the World’s 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II, inspired by the spirit of the Silk Road, this concert is a tribute to honour the brave and fallen. Featuring the classic Yellow River Concerto and Chinese composer…

28
August
2.00 pm — 5.00 pm
@ The Ownership Project
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Creative Workshop Session: What is the colour of your roots?

Do you want to participate in the creative process of an artistic project? This three hour workshop – facilitated by Maria Peña, Katherine Gailer and Oscar Jimenez – providing tools to develop narratives that connect people to the thrill of their own stories and folklore. Through a variety of guided exercises you will collaboratively develop a written story/poem as well as visual artwork. This workshop has been developed with the aim of encouraging artistic collaborations, collecting stories to be visually…

29
August
2.00 pm — 4.00 pm
@ Lalor Library
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WHATP DWV Photography

Community Consultation: 2015-16 What Happened at the Pier #2 (Lalor)

FAMILY HISTORY MONTH 2015-16 What happened at the Pier #2 Are you or a family member a migrant who arrived in Australia by ship and disembarked at Port Melbourne? Multicultural Arts Victoria is interested in hearing your story for possible inclusion in an upcoming arts project. Meet the curator and learn more. The project is envisaged to continue in 2015-16 as a rich narrative experience showcasing stories across multiple artistic formats together with forums and performances. You are invited to come along to…

September 2015
10
September
6.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ Museo Italiano, Co.As.It.
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Community Consultation: 2015-16 What Happened at the Pier #2 (Carlton)

INVITATION TO A COMMUNITY CONSULTATION 2015-16 What happened at the Pier #2 Are you or a family member a migrant who arrived in Australia by ship and disembarked at Port Melbourne? Multicultural Arts Victoria is interested in hearing your story for possible inclusion in an upcoming arts project. Meet the curator and learn more. The project is envisaged to continue in 2015-16 as a rich narrative experience showcasing stories across multiple artistic formats together with forums and performances. You are invited to come…

12
September
2.00 pm — 5.00 pm
@ Theatrette, South Melbourne Town Hall
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Creative Workshop Session: What is the colour of your roots?

Do you want to participate in the creative process of an artistic project? This three hour workshop – facilitated by Maria Peña, Katherine Gailer and Oscar Jimenez – providing tools to develop narratives that connect people to the thrill of their own stories and folklore. Through a variety of guided exercises you will collaboratively develop a written story/poem as well as visual artwork. This workshop has been developed with the aim of encouraging artistic collaborations, collecting stories to be visually…

19
September
2.00 pm — 5.00 pm
@ Multicultural Hub
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Creative Workshop Session: What is the colour of your roots?

Do you want to participate in the creative process of an artistic project – INHABITED? This three hour workshop – facilitated by Maria Peña, Katherine Gailer and Oscar Jimenez – providing tools to develop narratives that connect people to the thrill of their own stories and folklore. Through a variety of guided exercises you will collaboratively develop a written story/poem as well as visual artwork. This workshop has been developed with the aim of encouraging artistic collaborations, collecting stories to…

19
September
6.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ State Library Victoria
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Common Ground 2015

Common Ground 2015 is a unique, multilingual project that utilises poetry, spoken word, sound and film to build connections and understanding between young people of diverse faiths and cultures in Melbourne. Over an eight-week series of free workshops at the State Library of Victoria, facilitators and artists Abdul Hammoud, Ebony Moncrief and Sukhjit Khalsa have collaborated with budding wordsmiths to create new poetry and spoken word pieces exploring identity and role of faith in our everyday lives. On Saturday 19 September hear the…

23
September
11.00 am — 12.00 pm
@ Knox Community Arts Centre
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Kojo & the Ananse Tales

2011 Sidney Myer Creative Fellow and internationally recognised dancer, choreographer and musician Appiah Annan is director of Asanti Dance Theatre who are currently Artists-in-Residence at Knox Community Arts Centre. Wowing audiences from Woodford Folk Festival, Sydney Opera House, Australian Dance Awards and more, their immense physical skill will leave any audience speechless! Multicultural Arts Victoria is proud to auspice Asanti Dance Theatre’s amazing show Kojo and the Ananse Tales – inspired by African folklore fusing storytelling, slapstick comedy, dance, music and…

24
September
11.00 am — 12.00 pm
@ Knox Community Arts Centre
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Asanti Dance hi res

Kojo & the Ananse Tales

2011 Sidney Myer Creative Fellow and internationally recognised dancer, choreographer and musician Appiah Annan is director of Asanti Dance Theatre who are currently Artists-in-Residence at Knox Community Arts Centre. Wowing audiences from Woodford Folk Festival, Sydney Opera House, Australian Dance Awards and more, their immense physical skill will leave any audience speechless! Multicultural Arts Victoria is proud to auspice Asanti Dance Theatre’s amazing show Kojo and the Ananse Tales – inspired by African folklore fusing storytelling, slapstick comedy, dance, music and…

26
September
10.30 am — 12.30 pm
@ Emerald Hill Library & Heritage Centre
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WHATP DWV Photography

Community Consultation: 2015-16 What Happened at the Pier #2 (Emerald Hill, South Melbourne)

2015-16 What happened at the Pier #2 Are you or a family member a migrant who arrived in Australia by ship and disembarked at Port Melbourne? Multicultural Arts Victoria is interested in hearing your story for possible inclusion in an upcoming arts project. Meet the curator and learn more. The project is envisaged to continue in 2015-16 as a rich narrative experience showcasing stories across multiple artistic formats together with forums and performances. You are invited to come along to this Information Session…

26
September
2.00 pm — 4.00 pm
@ Immigration Museum
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Community Consultation: 2015-16 What Happened at the Pier #2 (Immigration Museum)

2015-16 What happened at the Pier #2 Are you or a family member a migrant who arrived in Australia by ship and disembarked at Port Melbourne? Multicultural Arts Victoria is interested in hearing your story for possible inclusion in an upcoming arts project. Meet the curator and learn more. The project is envisaged to continue in 2015-16 as a rich narrative experience showcasing stories across multiple artistic formats together with forums and performances. You are invited to come along to this Information Session…

28
September
11.00 am — 3.00 pm
@ Station Pier, Port Melbourne
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Painting the Port

Multicultural Arts Victoria is excited to be working with The City of Port Phillip on ARTcontained which features four shipping containers at Station Pier being transformed into a series of artworks between now and April 2016. ARTcontained is part of the City of Port Phillip’s Vibrant Villages program, which was developed to encourage the creation and maintenance of vibrant and viable villages through the joint efforts of the Port Phillip Council, local community groups and traders. Artists Michael Fikaris and…

October 2015
01
October
10.00 am — 5.00 pm
@ Diamond Valley Library
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Memory Keepers recall the past

Memory Keepers Recall The Past, is an intergenerational multicultural family history exhibition featuring very personal stories of migration by and about those who came to Australia by ship. The research, exhibition and documentation for this family history feature is the result of a creative collaboration between Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) and Yarra Plenty Regional Library (YPRL). In order to foster unique non-stereotypical creative expression, and to generate links between interested participants (Memory Keepers) who had never before created work for…

09
October
8.00 pm — 10.00 pm
@ NEXUS
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ReMastered Myths (NEXUS, Adelaide)

ReMastered Myths brings together artists from different musical and cultural backgrounds to collaborate over a series of creative development sessions to create new work, exploring diverse sounds, rhythms and instrumentation. In 2015, the program expanded to birth three new collaborations and presenter partnerships with NEXUS Arts in Adelaide, BEMAC in Brisbane and Howler in Melbourne taking the program interstate for the first time as part of MAV’s State of Culture music program. The line up at NEXUS Arts features: ReMastered…

11
October
3.00 pm — 5.00 pm
@ Foxtel Festival Hub
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Oscar, Lalibelas, Nhatty

Visible Music Sessions (Melbourne Festival): Louis Majiwa; The Lalibelas & Amaru Tribe ft. Nhatty Man & Oscar Jiminez

An explosive collective performance of rhythms and sounds from Ethiopia, Colombia and Australia meet for one night to create a unifying musical experience. With the amazing energy of Nhatty Man and the charisma of Oscar Jimenez, these two emerging local artists join forces to transcend all cultural barriers. This will be a special encounter and celebration of Melbourne’s multicultural music scene. This event is part of Visible Music Sessions, FREE every Sunday at the Foxtel Festival Hub and part of Igniting Imagination – a partnership…

15
October
1.00 pm — 3.00 pm
@ M Pavilion
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M Pavilion 2015

Spoken Word Sessions (Melbourne Festival): Sean Whelan; Grace Vanilau

This event is part of our Spoken Word Sessions, FREE at the M Pavilion and part of Igniting Imagination – a partnership between Multicultural Arts Victoria and Melbourne Festival. The line up features: Also part of Igniting Imagination 2015: Upcoming Visible Music Sessions at the Foxtel Festival Hub, FREE: Sunday 18 October, 3pm Farkhonda Akbar ft. Lapkat Cumbia Cosmonauts X Olugbade Okunade & Amadou Kalissa Sunday 25 October, 3pm Beatrice ft. Supina Bytol & Sinit Tsegay Reza Fazeli Saharnaz Kia Next…

16
October
6.00 pm — 7.30 pm
@ Station Pier, Port Melbourne
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BOADZ MAIN PROMO

Painting the Port: Friday Night Buskers at Beacon Cove (Boadz)

Enjoy an evening by the beach and watch the sun set at Beacon Cove to the sublime sounds of Boadz. Pull up patch of grass as this accomplished jazz improviser fills this exciting Pop Up space with gut wrenching honesty of a delta-blues master. Walk, ride your bike or catch the 109 tram to the end of the line and enjoy dinner from one of the great café’s or restaurants. Boadz is one of Melbourne’s most exciting young musicians, with…

17
October
2.00 pm — 5.30 pm
@ Pollard Gardens
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Rize up in Brimbank

Brimbank City Council, Brimbank Youth Services and Multicultural Arts Victoria are unleashing Rize Up in Brimbank featuring a jam-packed program of local talent which will include live music, spoken-word, dance and talent quest. Get down to the Pollard Gardens in Sunshine on Saturday 17 October from 2-5.30pm for this FREE event. The day will feature The Westside Talent Contest, which will give performers the opportunity to show the crowd what they have got – whether it is dance or music…

18
October
2.00 pm — 3.00 pm
@ Shanghai Theatre Academy, Red Building 108
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Do You Speak Chinese? at RAW!Land, China Shanghai International Arts Festival

Multicultural Arts Victoria is proud to present ‘Do You Speak Chinese?’ (DYSC), the first Australian work at RAW!Land, a new rising artist program initiative of the China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF) on 18-19 October. DYSC will be a site-specific moving installation dance piece featuring contemporary Australian dance artists Victoria Chiu and Hsin-Ju Chiu alongside Melbourne-based musician Mindy Meng Wang on traditional Guzheng. MAV is proud to facilitate a Victorian artistic work in CSIAF’s new initiative R.A.W Land! as well  commencing…

18
October
3.00 pm — 5.00 pm
@ Foxtel Festival Hub
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Amadou, Farkhonda, Cumbia

Visible Music Sessions (Melbourne Festival): Farkhonda Akbar ft. Lapkat; Cumbia Cosmonauts X Olugbade Okunade, Lamine Sonko & Amadou Kalissa

This event is part of Visible Music Sessions, FREE every Sunday at the Foxtel Festival Hub and part of Igniting Imagination – a partnership between Multicultural Arts Victoria and Melbourne Festival. The line up features: Upcoming events also part of Igniting Imagination 2015: Other Visible Music Sessions at the Foxtel Festival Hub, FREE: Sunday 25 October, 3pm Beatrice ft. Supina Bytol & Sinit Tsegay Reza Fazeli Saharnaz Kia Spoken Word Sessions at M Pavilion, FREE: Thursday 22 October, 1pm Ebony Moncrief,…

19
October
2.00 pm — 3.00 pm
@ Shanghai Theatre Academy, Red Building 108
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Do You Speak Chinese? at RAW!Land, China Shanghai International Arts Festival

Multicultural Arts Victoria is proud to present ‘Do You Speak Chinese?’ (DYSC), the first Australian work at RAW!Land, a new rising artist program initiative of the China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF) on 18-19 October. DYSC will be a site-specific moving installation dance piece featuring contemporary Australian dance artists Victoria Chiu and Hsin-Ju Chiu alongside Melbourne-based musician Mindy Meng Wang on traditional Guzheng. MAV is proud to facilitate a Victorian artistic work in CSIAF’s new initiative R.A.W Land! as well  commencing…

19
October
6.30 pm — 7.00 pm
@ Shanghai Theatre Academy, Grassland
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Special Improvisation – Do You Speak Chinese? at RAW!Land, China Shanghai International Arts Festival

Multicultural Arts Victoria is proud to present ‘Do You Speak Chinese?’ (DYSC), the first Australian work at RAW!Land, a new rising artist program initiative of the China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF) on 18-19 October. DYSC will be a site-specific moving installation dance piece featuring contemporary Australian dance artists Victoria Chiu and Hsin-Ju Chiu alongside Melbourne-based musician Mindy Meng Wang on traditional Guzheng. MAV is proud to facilitate a Victorian artistic work in CSIAF’s new initiative R.A.W Land! as well  commencing…

20
October
10.00 am — 4.00 pm
@ Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre
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2015 Victorian Touring Workshop (Planning for Diversity)

The 2015 Victorian Touring Workshop offers practical advice, industry speakers, connections to other organisations working in performing arts touring and informed breakout sessions. Whether you work in a venue, with a large company or are an independent artist, if you’re brand new to touring or an old hand looking for inspiration and new connections the 2015 Victorian Touring Workshop is for you! Join in a special Breakout Session with MAV General Manager Andy Miller and Project Officer Jess Fairfax on…

22
October
1.00 pm — 3.00 pm
@ M Pavilion
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M Pavilion 2015

Spoken Word Sessions (Melbourne Festival): Ebony Moncreif; Abdul Hammoud; Abe Nouk

This event is part of our Spoken Word Sessions, FREE at the M Pavilion and part of Igniting Imagination – a partnership between Multicultural Arts Victoria and Melbourne Festival. The line up features: Also part of Igniting Imagination 2015: Upcoming Visible Music Sessions at the Foxtel Festival Hub, FREE: Sunday 25 October, 3pm Beatrice ft. Supina Bytol & Sinit Tsegay Reza Fazeli Saharnaz Kia 2015 Igniting Imagination Ambassadors: Leaders in their artistic practice and representing the changing face of diversity in…

24
October
11.00 am — 3.00 pm
@ Station Pier, Port Melbourne
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Painting the Port: The Artful Ark – Kate Gorringe-Smith and Helen Kocis Edwards

In their Artful Ark, Kate Gorringe-Smith and Helen Kocis Edwards display their menagerie of prints. This wonderful collection of witty and beautiful images of birds and animals will inspire and entertain. Come and have your photo taken with a person-sized pair of wings (try them on for size!) and tell us where your wings would take you. Or sit down and draw with the artists. Helen and Kate are Melbourne-based artists, and they will have a range of prints and…

25
October
11.00 am — 12.30 pm
@ Station Pier, Port Melbourne
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Amadou-Suso

Painting the Port: Friday Night Buskers at Beacon Cove (Amadou Suso)

Enjoy an evening by the beach and watch the sun set at Beacon Cove to the sublime sounds of Amadou Suso. Pull up patch of grass as this musical master fills this exciting Pop Up space with traditional kora music from Gambia. Walk, ride your bike or catch the 109 tram to the end of the line and enjoy dinner from one of the great café’s or restaurants. Amadou Suso  is today’s generation’s direct line descendent of the very first…

25
October
3.00 pm — 5.00 pm
@ Foxtel Festival Hub
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Visible Music Sessions (Melbourne Festival): Beatrice ft. Supina Bytol & Sinit Tsegay; Reza Fazeli; Saharnaz Kia

This event is part of Visible Music Sessions, FREE every Sunday at the Foxtel Festival Hub and part of Igniting Imagination – a partnership between Multicultural Arts Victoria and Melbourne Festival. The line up features: Also part of Igniting Imagination 2015: 2015 Igniting Imagination Ambassadors: Leaders in their artistic practice and representing the changing face of diversity in the arts: Farkhonda Akbar, James Henry, Moses Iten, Ajak Kwai, Lamine Sonko, Sinit Tsegay, Wang Zheng Ting and Chi Vu. We invite you to…

29
October
2.00 pm — 4.00 pm
@ Diamond Valley Library
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Live Readings Special Event (part of Memory Keepers recall the past exhibition)

Honouring Diamond Valley artists and residents who came to Australia by Port Melbourne’s piers. This special event is part of a new exhibition Memory Keepers Recall the Past that is part of “2015-16 What Happened at the Pier #2″. The exhibition is the first iteration of the 2015-2016 What Happened at the Pier #2 statewide project, and in order to encourage local supportive synergies, both the YPRL and MAV aim to engage in dialogue with the wider Nillumbik community by hosting this free…

30
October
10.30 am — 12.30 pm
@ Ted Ajani Reserve, Living & Learning Centre
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Community Consultation: 2015-16 What Happened at the Pier #2 (Lower Templestowe)

2015-16 What happened at the Pier #2 Are you or a family member a migrant who arrived in Australia by ship and disembarked at Port Melbourne? Multicultural Arts Victoria is interested in hearing your story for possible inclusion in an upcoming arts project. Meet the curator and learn more. The project is envisaged to continue in 2015-16 as a rich narrative experience showcasing stories across multiple artistic formats together with forums and performances. You are invited to come along to this Information Session…

30
October
6.00 pm — 7.30 pm
@ Station Pier, Port Melbourne
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BOADZ MAIN PROMO

Painting the Port: Friday Night Buskers at Beacon Cove (Boadz)

Enjoy an evening by the beach and watch the sun set at Beacon Cove to the sublime sounds of Boadz. Pull up patch of grass as this accomplished jazz improviser fills this exciting Pop Up space with gut wrenching honesty of a delta-blues master. Walk, ride your bike or catch the 109 tram to the end of the line and enjoy dinner from one of the great café’s or restaurants. Boadz is one of Melbourne’s most exciting young musicians, with…

31
October
11.00 am — 3.00 pm
@ Station Pier, Port Melbourne
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Asanti Dance Theatre

Painting the Port: Drumming Workshops | Pets & Owner Portraits

Asanti Dance Theatre – Drumming Workshops Asanti Dance Theatre will host a 10-15min drumming workshop by gold coin donation. They will also be selling clothes and items that from their artists in Ghana, West Africa. ‘Pets and Owner portraits’ with Michael Fikaris and Ben Hutchings Got 20 minutes? Sit for your portrait on archival paper by Michael Fikaris AND have your pet drawn live by Ben Hutchings. Option of being drawn live in 20 minutes or you/your pet can be…

November 2015
01
November
10.00 am — 5.00 pm
@ East Melbourne Library
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Memory Keepers Revisit the Past (East Melbourne Library)

A Multicultural Arts Victoria project presented with the support of Melbourne Library Service Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) takes pride in its record of discovery, development and promotion of our cultural diversity, heritage and cultural expression. We value this important relationship with the Melbourne Library Service that has enabled us to reflect on the memories and emotions of the courageous people who are our history. First exhibited in the Diamond Valley Library, throughout October 2015, the visual stories in this showcase…

06
November
6.00 pm — 7.30 pm
@ Station Pier, Port Melbourne
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Amadou-Suso

Painting the Port: Friday Night Buskers at Beacon Cove (Amadou Suso)

Enjoy an evening by the beach and watch the sun set at Beacon Cove to the sublime sounds of Amadou Suso. Pull up patch of grass as this musical master fills this exciting Pop Up space with traditional kora music from Gambia. Walk, ride your bike or catch the 109 tram to the end of the line and enjoy dinner from one of the great café’s or restaurants. Amadou Suso  is today’s generation’s direct line descendent of the very first…

07
November
11.00 am — 3.00 pm
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Painting the Port: Pets & Owner Portraits | Fabric-ation of a Body

‘Pets and Owner portraits’ with Michael Fikaris and Ben Hutchings Got 20 minutes? Sit for your portrait on archival paper by Michael Fikaris AND have your pet drawn live by Ben Hutchings. Option of being drawn live in 20 minutes or you/your pet can be photographed to be drawn in 20 minutes. $20 each or $30 for both signed and put into plastic slip ready to gift or frame as an A4 illustration. Bookings at office@multiculturalarts.com.au or 9188 3681. Drawing…

07
November
4.00 pm — 10.30 pm
@ Lake Benalla Foreshore
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Kutcha Edwards, photo by Mardi Thorpe

Living Culture Together (at Benalla Festival’s main event Saturday by the Lake)

Benalla’s Living Culture Together project will present a vibrant, proud and joyous celebration of Indigenous arts and culture at this year’s Benalla Festival main event, Saturday by the Lake from 4pm-1030pm on 7 November 2015. Celebrating this year’s festival theme, ‘the heart of the country’, the program will feature some of the finest Indigenous culture and talent from around the Goulburn Murray region including Mutti Mutti song man Kutcha Edwards as MC, young Yorta Yorta hip hop artist Bricky B, Benalla’s own…

13
November
6.00 pm — 7.30 pm
@ Station Pier, Port Melbourne
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BOADZ MAIN PROMO

Painting the Port: Friday Night Buskers at Beacon Cove (Boadz)

Enjoy an evening by the beach and watch the sun set at Beacon Cove to the sublime sounds of Boadz. Pull up patch of grass as this accomplished jazz improviser fills this exciting Pop Up space with gut wrenching honesty of a delta-blues master. Walk, ride your bike or catch the 109 tram to the end of the line and enjoy dinner from one of the great café’s or restaurants. Boadz is one of Melbourne’s most exciting young musicians, with…

14
November
11.00 am — 4.00 pm
@ Station Pier, Port Melbourne
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Painting the Port: Live Readings from “2015-16 What Happened at the Pier #2″

Join in this special event featuring author Helen Said and other memory keepers sharing their stories and migrant histories coming to Australia via ship at Station and Princes Pier. Their stories come from MAV’s “2015-16 What Happened at the Pier” project curated by Lella Cariddi. The live readings will be held in front of MAV’s Painting the Port exhibition on four shipping containers at Station Pier that have been transformed by artists Michael Fikaris and Ero, for ArtContained presented by…

15
November
10.00 am — 4.00 pm
@ Emerald Hill
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Emerald Hill Festival

The Emerald Hill Festival is our free annual one day street party organised in collaboration with our creative neighbours in the Emerald Hill precinct of South Melbourne: Arts Access Victoria, the Australian National Academy of Music, the Australian Tapestry Workshop and the Emerald Hill Library & Heritage Centre with support from the City of Port Phillip. Join us for the opening of the Festival at 10am for the Welcome to Country with local author Meyer Eidelston and Boon Wurrung Dance Group at the Nebula Stage,…

16
November
1.00 pm — 3.00 pm
@ Manningham City Council
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Community Consultation: 2015-16 What Happened at the Pier #2 (Doncaster)

2015-16 What happened at the Pier #2 Are you or a family member a migrant who arrived in Australia by ship and disembarked at Port Melbourne? Multicultural Arts Victoria is interested in hearing your story for possible inclusion in an upcoming arts project. Meet the curator and learn more. The project is envisaged to continue in 2015-16 as a rich narrative experience showcasing stories across multiple artistic formats together with forums and performances. You are invited to come along to this Information Session…

18
November
5.00 pm — 10.00 pm
@ Queen Victoria Market
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Live Music at the 2015-16 Summer Night Market at Queen Victoria Market

Live music line up! Wed 18 Nov Queen St Stage 5.40pm-6.10pm & 6.30pm-7pm – Jungle City Studio 7.30pm-8.20pm – Echo Drama 9pm-9.50pm – Echo Drama Peel St Stage 6pm-6.50pm – Louis Majiwa Wed 25 Nov E Shed Stage 5.50pm-6.40pm – Igor Ledermann & Simon Gangotena Wed 2 Dec Queen St Stage 5.40pm-6.10pm & 6.30pm-7pm – The Rechords 7.30pm-8.20pm – The Barberettes 9pm-9.50pm – The Barberettes Peel St Stage 6pm-6.50pm – Bella Ciao Wed 9 Dec E Shed Stage 5.50pm-6.40pm – Boadz & Carl Dunai…

23
November
All Day
@ Federation Square, Big Screen
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Mapping Melbourne: ANIDA YOEU ALI and STUDIO REVOLT

A showcase of award winning video artworks by Phnom Penh’s collaborative media lab Studio Revolt. Internationally recognised performance artist Anida Yoeu Ali and filmmaker Masahiro Sugano combine narratives, poetry, dance and music to illustrate and illuminate contemporary Cambodia and beyond. This is part of the Public Program accompanying Anida Yoeu Ali ‘Buddhist Bug’ exhibition at Brightspace, St Kilda (24–29 Nov). Presented by Pegasos5. — Cambodian born artist Anida Yoeu Ali commenced the Buddhist Bug Project in 2009 as part of…

25
November
All Day
@ Sidney Myer Asia Centre
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Patriot, Pancasila Sakti dan Teror Putih 2015

Mapping Melbourne: Shout! 2015 (Sidney Myer Asia Centre)

Following the international success of Shout: Contemporary Indonesian Art held at Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma in 2014, curated by Bryan Collie and Santy Saptari, Multicultural Arts Victoria and MiFA are presenting SHOUT! 2015. The exhibition spans three locations and showcases extraordinary Indonesian contemporary art from Yogyakarta and Bandung including paintings and soft sculpture to inflatables and largescale installations. Exhibited artists: Tisna Sanjaya, Andita Purnama, Afdhal, Octora, Erwin Windu Pranata, Sigit Santoso, Mulyana, Tamara Pertamina, Patriot Mukmin, Zico Albaiquni, Maharani…

26
November
All Day
@ Sofitel Melbourne On Collins
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Natcha Sathientavorn

Mapping Melbourne: Connections Within

‘Connections Within’ presents the works of three contemporary artists based in Melbourne: Pimpisa Tinpalit, Natcha Sathientavorn and Mami Yamanaka. The artworks are inspired by the artists’ life experiences, cultural heritage and connections with nature—exploring its shapes, patterns and forms. Utilising diff erent techniques and mediums, the artists create new and evocative visual imaginaries which contrast between large-scale figurative sculptures and delicate drawings of intricate patterns. Venue: Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, Foyer Gallery and Level 35 East & West Wings Image:…

26
November
7.30 pm — 11.30 pm
@ John Curtin Hotel
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STATE OF CULTURE 2015

A showcase of artists from across MAV’s 2015 music and spoken word programs This showcase on Thursday 26 November at John Curtin will launch four new releases from Visible, a music mentoring program giving a kick start to emerging and professional musicians from refugee and asylum seeker communities; ReMastered Myths that brings together artists from diverse musical and cultural backgrounds to collaborate over a series of creative development sessions to devise new material; Producers Lounge for young emerging producers from…

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