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December 2015
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December
All Day
@ The Food Court
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From Spaces Past

Mapping Melbourne: From Spaces Past

A view into Cambodia’s complex social and political history, past to present, through the lens of memory, ghostly spaces, migration and reclamation, from the perspectives of two Australian artists. Visual artist Minela Krupic and video artist Alesh Macak present their observations of Cambodia’s social environment through the research findings and collaboration with KAMA Centre made possible through the VCA and MCM Professional Pathways program supported by Creative Victoria. Thu 3 Dec – Thu 10 Dec (closed Mon & Tue) Opening…

03
December
8.00 pm — 9.30 pm
@ Wonderland Spiegeltent
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Parvyn Singh

Mapping Melbourne: Novalaya

Lead singer of Bombay Royale, Parvyn Kaur Singh has joined with musical innovators Josh Bennett, Tunji Beier, and Linsey Pollak to create NOVALAYA, a quartet seamlessly blending each member’s unique cultural heritage and musical influences. Musical styles from across Asia and Europe collide for an immersive experience, taking the audience on a journey of intricate melodic and rhythmic performance. Doors open 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm! Tickets: $20/$15 (bookings at wonderlandspiegeltent.com.au) NOVALAYA is part of Mapping Melbourne 2015, a four…

03
December
8.00 pm — 10.00 pm
@ State Library Victoria
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Luminous Lunas

Mapping Melbourne: LUMINOUS LUNAS RETURNS! (SLV)

Celebrating the beauty, complexities and contrasts of femininity is Luminous Lunas; an innovative series of site-specific performances, featuring abstract visual poetry, stories and myths about the Luna (moon), directed by Yumi Umiumare. Pop-up installations in diff erent inner-city locations encourage surreal, provocative and fun audience experiences. The performances feature Sophia Constantine, Suhasini Seelin, Jennifer Tran and Yumi Umiumare with music by Dan West and set and costume design by Jennifer Tran. Wed 2 Dec, Summer Night Market at Queen Victoria…

04
December
11.00 am — 3.00 pm
@ The Meat Market Stables
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Tamara Pertamina

Mapping Melbourne: Ikatan (Bonding)

This cordage workshop will see participants working alongside glamorous performance artist Tamara Pertamina from Yogyakarta. Enjoy a unique opportunity to learn, tie, weave and bond as Tamara guides you in bringing another stunning art installation to life. Image: Tamara Pertamina, Plastic, 2013, plastic bags and rafia rope, 100 x 100 cm, photo by Tamara Pertamina Ikatan (Bonding) is part of Mapping Melbourne 2015, a four day showcase of independent contemporary artists exploring the theme of Asia across art, craftivism, dance, live…

04
December
11.00 am — 3.00 pm
@ The Meat Market Stables
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Mogus, photo by Mulyana

Mapping Melbourne: ALTER EGOS with the MOGUS

From magical crocheted hovering underwater scenes to iconic plush toys, Yogjakarta artist Mulyana (The Mogus) is a master of monsters and otherworldly landscapes. He and his “Cloud Coral” are coming to Melbourne and this is your opportunity to share stories, learn the craft of crochet, knitting and plush toy making as you create your own alter ego. Image: Mulyana, Mogus ALTER EGOS with the MOGUS is part of Mapping Melbourne 2015, a four day showcase of independent contemporary artists exploring…

04
December
12.30 pm — 12.45 pm
@ State Library Victoria
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An Act of Remembering

Mapping Melbourne: An Act of Remembering (SLV)

My Le Thi, Minh Phan and Khue Nguyen converge in a ritual of personal and cultural exchange through the metaphoric use of colour and live art upon the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. This forms part of the artists’ exhibition at Steps Gallery, Carlton (9-16 Dec). Fri 4 Dec, 12:30pm, State Library Victoria Forecourt Fri 4 Dec, 3pm, Argyle Square Piazza, Carlton Fri 4 Dec, 8pm, Federation Square An Act of Remembering is part of Mapping…

04
December
3.00 pm — 3.15 pm
@ Argyle Square Piazza
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An Act of Remembering

Mapping Melbourne: An Act of Remembering (Argyle Sq)

My Le Thi, Minh Phan and Khue Nguyen converge in a ritual of personal and cultural exchange through the metaphoric use of colour and live art upon the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. This forms part of the artists’ exhibition at Steps Gallery, Carlton (9-16 Dec). Fri 4 Dec, 12:30pm, State Library Victoria Forecourt Fri 4 Dec, 3pm, Argyle Square Piazza, Carlton Fri 4 Dec, 8pm, Federation Square An Act of Remembering is part of Mapping…

04
December
5.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ Federation Square
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Agung, Traces of Transformation (2)

Mapping Melbourne: Traces of Transformation

Traces of Transformation presents fresh, spontaneous and innovative performance works around the theme of ‘ecstasis’ by 17 local and international independent artists. Developed by Creative Director Tony Yap, the diverse works are inspired by each artist’s personal narratives, interdisciplinary art practice and mentorship. Spanning three hours and four sites, this program offers audiences an opportunity to engage with unique contemporary site-specific performance. Performance artists include Tony Yap, Victoria Chiu, Nakarin Jaikla, Agus Riyanto, Agung Gunawan, Brendan O’Connor, Gretel Taylor, Yoka…

04
December
8.00 pm — 8.15 pm
@ Federation Square
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An Act of Remembering

Mapping Melbourne: An Act of Remembering (Fed Sq)

My Le Thi, Minh Phan and Khue Nguyen converge in a ritual of personal and cultural exchange through the metaphoric use of colour and live art upon the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. This forms part of the artists’ exhibition at Steps Gallery, Carlton (9-16 Dec). Fri 4 Dec, 12:30pm, State Library Victoria Forecourt Fri 4 Dec, 3pm, Argyle Square Piazza, Carlton Fri 4 Dec, 8pm, Federation Square An Act of Remembering is part of Mapping…

04
December
8.00 pm — 10.00 pm
@ Federation Square
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Luminous Lunas

Mapping Melbourne: LUMINOUS LUNAS RETURNS! (Fed Sq)

Celebrating the beauty, complexities and contrasts of femininity is Luminous Lunas; an innovative series of site-specific performances, featuring abstract visual poetry, stories and myths about the Luna (moon), directed by Yumi Umiumare. Pop-up installations in diff erent inner-city locations encourage surreal, provocative and fun audience experiences. The performances feature Sophia Constantine, Suhasini Seelin, Jennifer Tran and Yumi Umiumare with music by Dan West and set and costume design by Jennifer Tran. Wed 2 Dec, Summer Night Market at Queen Victoria…

05
December
3.00 pm — 5.30 pm
@ State Library Victoria
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Mapping Melbourne: Microcosm

Microcosm – a cry of pain and rage from nature, wailing at environmental destruction, greed, displacement and consumerism. For 18 years, Indonesian performance collective Mainteater has been collaborating across Australia and Indonesia. Microcosm will see Mainteater artists, including Bandung based actress Heliana Sinaga, and Melbourne locals Jodee Mundy and Sandra Fiona Long, bring to life some of the powerful poems from cult figure Godi Suwarna’s epic work Urat Jagat (Veins of the Universe). An intimate, short, and intense chorus of…

05
December
8.00 pm — 1.00 am
@ Section 8
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Ma Haiping, photo by Kinoko Tong

Mapping Melbourne: Block Party Closing Event! (Section 8)

Mark the end of Mapping Melbourne 2015 with an epic block party on the edge of Chinatown between Melbourne’s most loved container bar, Section 8 and its new sister Belleville. There will be plenty of creative mayhem as Australia-East Timor arts collective, Animatism unleash their eclectic samples in a live, audio visual explosion of colour and music. Other featured artists will include the “Son of Shanghai techno” Ma Haiping, sought after Producer DJ Mangohig (Sietta and Damn Moroda) and multi-instrumentalist/electronic…

05
December
8.00 pm — 1.00 am
@ Belleville
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Ma Haiping, photo by Cecilia Chan

Mapping Melbourne: Block Party Closing Event! (Belleville)

Mark the end of Mapping Melbourne 2015 with an epic block party on the edge of Chinatown between Melbourne’s most loved container bar, Section 8 and its new sister Belleville. There will be plenty of creative mayhem as Australia-East Timor arts collective, Animatism unleash their eclectic samples in a live, audio visual explosion of colour and music. Other featured artists will include the “Son of Shanghai techno” Ma Haiping, sought after Producer DJ Mangohig (Sietta and Damn Moroda) and multi-instrumentalist/electronic…

09
December
10.00 am — 5.00 pm
@ Steps Gallery
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An Act of Remembering

40 Acts of Remembering

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. Three Vietnamese Australian artists, My Le Thi, Minh Phan, and Khue Nguyen will present a collaborative project exploring the themes of Space/Time/Tradition. The artists will examine the alternate lives that they experienced due to the diaspora of war; forty years from this historical event and separate histories have now converged to ask, how the next forty years may look? Drawing, painting, installation, video and performance will express memory/reflection/projection…

15
December
10.00 am — 5.00 pm
@ Emerald Hill Library & Heritage Centre
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John Zika, Binoculars

2015-16 What Happened at the Pier #2 – Recalling the Journey

Recalling the Journey presents over 60 objects, artworks and artefacts by over 15 artists and memory keepers in a multigenerational exhibition curated by Lella Cariddi, sharing the significant journeys of Melburnians who arrived to Australia via Princes Pier, Port Melbourne. Reflecting on the memories and emotions of the courageous people who are our history, the exhibition features artworks, objects and social history profiles and is part of a series of shows and activations across Victoria that form part of Multicultural Arts Victoria’s 2015-16 What…

31
December
8.00 pm — 1.00 am
@ Federation Square
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New Year’s Eve at Fed Sq

See Melbourne’s musical stars align on New Year’s Eve 2015 as Fed Square presents a concert featuring some of the very best talent the city has to offer. Combining a powerhouse live show of music and entertainment and a great spot to watch the city fireworks, Fed Square’s free New Year’s Eve celebration will be a party to remember. From African beats to modern electronic, jazz to Japanese folk, and R&B to soul, The Square will be brought to life in brilliant fashion – reflecting Melbourne’s rich and…

January 2016
31
January
5.00 pm — 7.30 pm
@ Kindred Studios, Bar of Bengal
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Ethio-poetic Jazz

ETHIO-POETIC JAZZ Combining the great traditions of Ethio-jazz and poetry Ethio-Poetic Jazz is a special concert featuring local musicians and actors from the Ethiopian community in Maribyrnong collaborating to showcase new works which bring together the great traditions of Ethio-jazz and poetry. This special concert is directed by Daniel Seifu and Tesfaye Gebrehana and will feature: The JAzmaris DJ Cass Getahun Solomon Abiy Solomon Helon Kassa Noray Mohamed Bitsat Seyoum Seble Girma Tesfalem Kidane Solomon Sisay World-class musicians will improvise…

February 2016
02
February
11.00 am — 5.00 pm
@ fortyfive downstairs
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Peña_What Are the Colors of Your Roots

Inhabited: A Magical Realism

“Colombian artists Katherine Gailer and Maria Peña evoke the dreams and realities of intercultural Australia.” – Dr Kevin Murray, RMIT ‘INHABITED: A Magical Realism’ is a group exhibition by Colombian-Australian artists Katherine Gailer and Maria Peña comprising over 20 oil paintings and drawings forming a collection of visual metaphors representing identities in transition, disintegration and reconstruction. It presents a body of works aiming to uncover the magical realism, which inhabits Australia’s multicultural landscape. The artists reveal a mythical dimension, which embraces visions of fragmented…

07
February
5.00 pm — 7.30 pm
@ Fairfield Amphitheatre
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David Arden - by river

Fairfield Summer Series (Songs & Stories)

The Fairfield Summer Series is back for 2016 with a new line-up of some of Melbourne’s hottest and emerging acts every Sunday in February, 5pm-7.30pm FREE at the Fairfield Amphitheatre. Presented in partnership with the City of Yarra, the 2016 edition brings beats from around the globe spanning groove to modern soul. Bring along a picnic rug or cushion and enjoy delicious food available on site all afternoon. Ride a bike, walk the Main Yarra Trail or catch a train –…

12
February
All Day
@ Melbourne
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MAPPING MELBOURNE 2016 – MINI MAPPING: SYMPHONY OF BOXES

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. MOYI ART Friday 2 December Deakin Edge, Federation Square, cnr of Swanston St and…

14
February
5.00 pm — 7.30 pm
@ Fairfield Amphitheatre
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French gypsy band

Fairfield Summer Series (Love is in the Air)

The Fairfield Summer Series is back for 2016 with a new line-up of some of Melbourne’s hottest and emerging acts every Sunday in February, 5pm-7.30pm FREE at the Fairfield Amphitheatre. Presented in partnership with the City of Yarra, the 2016 edition brings beats from around the globe spanning groove to modern soul. Bring along a picnic rug or cushion and enjoy delicious food available on site all afternoon. Ride a bike, walk the Main Yarra Trail or catch a train –…

14
February
6.00 pm — 9.00 pm
@ ReMastered Myths Stage at St Kilda Festival
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ReMastered Myths at St Kilda Festival

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) once again returns to St Kilda Festival in 2016 with a uniquely curated ReMastered Myths Stage. The stage, located in Catani Gardens on the Festival Sunday, follows the model of MAV’s annual ReMastered Myths program that brings together artists from different musical and cultural backgrounds to collaborate over a series of creative development sessions to bring new work to life and adapt existing material, inclusive of the new rhythms, instrumentation and culture. From Hip Hop and beats…

21
February
5.00 pm — 7.30 pm
@ Fairfield Amphitheatre
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Emma&Putbacks

Fairfield Summer Series (Heatwave)

The Fairfield Summer Series is back for 2016 with a new line-up of some of Melbourne’s hottest and emerging acts every Sunday in February, 5pm-7.30pm FREE at the Fairfield Amphitheatre. Presented in partnership with the City of Yarra, the 2016 edition brings beats from around the globe spanning groove to modern soul. Bring along a picnic rug or cushion and enjoy delicious food available on site all afternoon. Ride a bike, walk the Main Yarra Trail or catch a train –…

28
February
5.00 pm — 7.30 pm
@ Fairfield Amphitheatre
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Fairfield Summer Series (Come Together)

The Fairfield Summer Series is back for 2016 with a new line-up of some of Melbourne’s hottest and emerging acts every Sunday in February, 5pm-7.30pm FREE at the Fairfield Amphitheatre. Presented in partnership with the City of Yarra, the 2016 edition brings beats from around the globe spanning groove to modern soul. Bring along a picnic rug or cushion and enjoy delicious food available on site all afternoon. Ride a bike, walk the Main Yarra Trail or catch a train –…

March 2016
13
March
1.00 pm — 5.00 pm
@ Fairfield Amphitheatre
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BHG 2016

Black Harmony Gathering

In partnership with the Warrior Spirit Collective, Multicultural Arts Victoria is thrilled to be back with the annual Black Harmony Gathering. Opening with a special Welcome to Country by Colin Hunter, Koori Dance by the Kinneman Dancing Spirits Troupe, and Smoking Ceremony, Black Harmony Gathering will also feature: multitalented Mutti Mutti song man Kutcha Edwards, MC Amos Roach, 7-piece high energy roots reggae band Rasta Unity, Samoan dance specialists Tama Tatau, African Star Drumming and Dance in collaboration with performer and artists…

17
March
12.00 pm — 4.00 pm
@ Backspace Gallery
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Memory Keepers

Featuring a rare insight into the journeys of Memory Keepers to Australia via the piers in Port Melbourne through a range of artworks including prints, paintings, photographs, fabrics and artefacts. Artists: Ania Walwicz (Poland/Australia) Tamara Bekier (Russia/Australia) Anne Scariot (Italy/Australia) Anne Cocks (Holland/Australia) Deborah Klein & Maya (Poland/Australia) Rita Battaglin (Italy/Australia) “these social history profiles are significant not least because of the ongoing tension between what is considered important and therefore is recorded in the annals of Australian History and…

19
March
4.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ Shore Reserve
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Quarter St 3

Music for the People at Brunswick Music Festival

Celebrate the closing of the Brunswick Music Festival with this free family-friendly event. Music for the People provides a program of activities and entertainment that celebrates the wonderful cultural diversity of Moreland. The program offers something for everyone with a selection of world music, interactive sessions, children’s craft activities and a selection of world food. Pack a picnic, gather family and friends and enjoy the celebration of cultural riches. Don’t forget your dancing shoes! Headlined by: Quarter Street Orchestra MC:…

20
March
12.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ Federation Square
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Dawn Faith

Victoria’s Multicultural Festival

Join in the annual major festival showcasing the state’s multicultural communities presented by the Victorian Multicultural Commission! For this one day festival, Multicultural Arts Victoria has programmed musicians, artists and dancers across four stages alongside kids’ activities, demonstrations and workshops. There will also be an international arts & craft marketplace and international cuisines on offer. Download the Festival Program. Commonwealth Bank Main Stage: 12:00pm SILP Productions Contemporary Thai-Australian artistic collaboration. 12:10pm Lillie Walker and the Dhungala Children Choir Inspiring Indigenous choral…

24
March
6.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ Fitzroy Town Hall (Reading Room)
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The Good Deed film poster

The Good Deed Film Showing + Q&A

“To tell a unique contemporary Australian story that has a universal heart” Featuring Robbie Thorpe as Uncle Lucky and Kynan Brown as Tyrone, an 11 year old delinquent runaway Aboriginal street kid, this short film tells a contemporary story exploring how the two live in everyday urban Melbourne, questioning what culture and traditions they can hold onto and what the future can bring. Join in this premiere showing and post-show Q&A.

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March
8.00 am — 5.00 pm
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4.1 Australian dancers Kristina Chan

What Happened in Shanghai?

Between the 28 March and 8 April 2016 Victoria Chiu will lead a group of Australian and Chinese dancers through Phase 1 of 2 of the creative development in Shanghai for a new contemporary dance work ‘What Happened In Shanghai’. The development will include site specific movement research in key locations working with Australian dancers Kristina Chan and Gabrielle Nankivell and Shanghai dancers Yi Ling Xi and Lui Ya Nan. The group will also work with video artist from Shanghai…

April 2016
03
April
12.00 pm — 7.00 pm
@ Princes Pier
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Piers Festival 2016

Piers Festival 2016

Multicultural Arts Victoria is back in 2016 with a new festival experience for the 5th Piers Festival! Held during Victoria’s Term 1 school holidays, the day will be headlined by legendary singer/songwriter Archie Roach alongside new global musical collaborations, kids’ activities, forums, exhibitions and a gourmet paradise from Victoria’s exceptional artists and cultural communities. Piers Festival 2016 highlights: • Main Stage will feature one of Australia’s finest celtic rock bands Claymore, Italian Greek afficionados Magna Grecia, Orkeztra Glasso Bashalde’s wide…

06
April
4.00 pm — 6.00 pm
@ Hui Jing Guo Ji Plaza
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4.1 Australian dancers Kristina Chan

What Happened in Shanghai? (public showing)

This is a public showing of the Phase 1 creative development between 28 March and 8 April 2016 led by Victoria Chiu of a group of Australian and Chinese dancers in Shanghai for a new contemporary dance work ‘What Happened In Shanghai’. The development will include site specific movement research in key locations working with Australian dancers Kristina Chan and Gabrielle Nankivell and Shanghai dancers Yi Ling Xi and Lui Ya Nan. The group will also work with video artist from Shanghai…

May 2016
10
May
11.00 am — 5.00 pm
@ No Vacancy Project Space
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Nela Trifkovic

Rituals of Belonging (at HRAFF 2016)

ARTISTS Amona Hassab, Suzana Jacmenović, Minela Krupić, Alesh Macak, Linda Studena, Nela Trifković, and Elmedin Žunić Rituals of Belonging showcases an immersive visual, sound and performance experience from Australian contemporary artists and refugee perspectives. This exhibition explores and unravels memories of culture abandoned and reformed within an Australian context. Against the backdrop of current global refugee migrations, this exhibition looks at issue of dislocation nostalgia and home. The artists encourage the audience to question whether Australian xenophobia is sustainable and…

12
May
8.00 am — 5.00 pm
@ Eltham Library
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Wax fruit at Melbourne Museum

2015-16 What Happened at the Pier #2 – Journeys of migration by and about local Memory Keepers

Local residents whose family migrated to Australia by ship share their journeys through memorabilia and writing. Memory Keepers: Doris Catania, Maltese heritage Carmen Borg, Maltese heritage Sabi Buehler, German heritage Mimi Sartori-Barri, Italian heritage Tullio Barri, Italian heritage Zora Frank-Durut, Slovenian heritage Vivien Mellino, Italian heritage Paolina Licata, Italian heritage Duilio & Grazia Stocchero, , Italian heritage Helen Said, Greek/Maltese/English heritage Antonio Mellino, Italian heritage Marcello D’Amico, Italian heritage Vita Macchion, Italian heritage Giulio Macchion, Italian heritage Therese Lapadula, Italian…

12
May
2.30 pm — 4.30 pm
@ Theatrette, South Melbourne Town Hall
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Traces, Mapping 2015

City of Melbourne Arts Grants Information Session #1

The City of Melbourne and Multicultural Arts Victoria invite you to a special information session with Arts Melbourne staff. Find out about the City of Melbourne’s 2017 Arts Grants Program 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 view the Program Guidelines at www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/annualartsgrants (will be open from Monday 2 May to Monday…

12
May
5.30 pm — 7.30 pm
@ Theatrette, South Melbourne Town Hall
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Traces, Mapping 2015

City of Melbourne Arts Grants Information Session #2

The City of Melbourne and Multicultural Arts Victoria invite you to a special information session with Arts Melbourne staff. Find out about the City of Melbourne’s 2017 Arts Grants Program 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 view the Program Guidelines at www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/annualartsgrants (will be open from Monday 2 May to Monday…

14
May
12.00 pm — 5.00 pm
@ Green’s Hill, Winton Wetlands Reserve
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Mokoan 2016

Mokoan Music Fest

Experience extraordinary music in an amazing landscape. Set in a beautiful natural amphitheatre in the heart of Winton Wetlands, Mokoan Music Fest will be a unique contemporary music experience in the great outdoors. Festival goers will soak up amazing scenery and be immersed in sounds from close to home and all around the globe featuring: Deborah Cheetham & Dhungala Children’s Choir’s beautiful Indigenous songs, stories and opera from Australia’s leading Indigenous opera singer and Indigenous children’s choir George and Noriko as the…

28
May
6.00 pm — 9.30 pm
@ Eastbank Centre
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Nuholani

Pasifika Showcase (Shepparton)

Multicultural Arts Victoria, Know Your Roots, The Robertsons and Riverlinks present Pasifika Showcase, the first major showcase in Shepparton of its rich local Pacific culture, music, dance and food. The evening will feature: • a traditional Kava ceremony • performances by local acts The Robertsons, Mike and Cheryl, Brenda Hafoka, Generation Ignite, and Shepparton High School’s Know Your Roots Crew • a Talent Quest • a Samoan feast from Nana’s Little Island • Nuholani and Tama Tatau Tickets are available…

June 2016
04
June
1.00 pm — 6.00 pm
@ Nicholson Street
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Emerge in the West

Emerge in the West will be on Saturday 4 June in 2016 from 1pm-6pm, FREE on Nicholson St, Footscray. Presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with Maribyrnong City Council Festival City Program, Emerge in the West is back in 2016 bringing Footscray’s Nicholson Street alive on Saturday 4 June from 1pm-6pm with some of the West’s top emerging talent in music, art, fashion, dance and spoken word across three stages, an expanded craft market and special offers from the…

14
June
All Day
@ Museo Italiano, Co.As.It.
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Sailing into History: Displacements and Arrivals

SAILING INTO HISTORY: Displacements and Arrivals  Presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) in partnership with Museo Italiano. Curatorial statement and full details on artworks now available online in the SAILING INTO HISTORY: Displacements and Arrivals, Co.As.It. Museo Italiano – Exhibition Catalogue. Opening event: Tue 14 Jun, 6.30pm Keynote Speech: Professor Jon Cattapan, Artist and Academic, VCA, University of Melbourne MC: Ferdinando Colarossi, Manager, Co.As.It Italian Language, Culture and Heritage Department Live performance: Live performance 7 Songs, Arrival and Displacement in Utopia with co-performers musician Dr…

18
June
All Day
@ Across the City of Yarra
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Emerge in Yarra 2016: festival overview

Multicultural Arts Victoria presents EMERGE IN YARRA 18-25 June 2016 Commemorating World Refugee Week and celebrating the artistic and cultural diversity of Yarra Emerge in Yarra presents a week long festival spanning a multitude of workshops, theatre performances, cooking demonstrations, live music, storytelling, spoken word, comedy and conversations. Founded in 2004 as a platform for artists in MAV’s Visible Music Mentoring Program, the festival has since grown to encompass talented artists from refugee and emerging communities across the city, diverse…

18
June
3.00 pm — 5.00 pm
@ The Social Studio
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Slow Stylin

Emerge in Yarra: Slow Stylin’

Slow Stylin’ The Social Studio invites you to a practical and fun workshop to learn more about sustainable fashion, social enterprise and supporting refugee young people while you get your creativity on and produce your very own up-cycled tote bag! The workshop will be followed by an afternoon tea, catered by the Social Studio’s The Cutting Table Café, with a performance from Iranian singer and setar player Amir Kaveh. The Social Studio is a not for profit social enterprise, providing…

20
June
12.00 pm — 5.00 pm
@ The Ownership Project
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Emerge in Yarra: Zoreh Izadikia at The Ownership Project

Zoreh Izadikia at The Ownership Project Zohreh Izadikia hails from Tehran, Iran, arriving in Australia by boat in 2013. Being an artist meant Zohreh wanted to work outside the frames set by the Government, challenging the status quo. This, combined with her choice to not to wear the hijab, caused many problems for her in her everyday life. Zohreh studied translation at university and became a flight attendant for Iran Air, where she worked for seven years. However, she was fired…

20
June
6.30 pm — 9.00 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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Cookin Up Community with Jaime

Emerge in Yarra: Cookin’ Up Community with Jaime Wilson-Ramirez

Cookin’ Up Community with Jaime Wilson-Ramirez Chilean theatre director – now Yarra resident – Jaime Wilson-Ramirez, will weave the poetry of Pablo Neruda, the folklore of the Mapuche People, stories of journeys through the Andes and the nostalgic smell of smoked chili to demonstrate the intricacies behind the Chilean traditional stew of Charkikan. Set amongst the leafy green community kitchen and garden within the Atherton Gardens Housing Estate, Cookin’ Up Community is a MAV production, bringing together food, art and…

20
June
6.30 pm — 7.00 pm
@ Atherton Gardens
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Future Us

Emerge in Yarra: Future Us

Future Us Future Us is a roaming projection show that was produced with children from Cubbies and Livewires at the Atherton Gardens and Collingwood Housing Estates. Children participated in a month long series of art workshops at each centre in 2015. Photo stories, paintings, collage, filmed movement, audio recordings and music that were created at the workshops formed the content for an animated projection work. The work embraces the notion that imagining the future, helps shape the future. The children explored…

21
June
7.00 pm — 9.00 pm
@ Richmond Theatrette
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Emerge in Yarra: Amataga o le Alofa

Amataga o le Alofa Join Melbourne’s Samoan community for a revival of Pacific Island Theatre in the Diaspora. Calling on the artistry of local actors and community groups Nesian Pearl, Tama Tatau, The Melbourne Samoan Choir, playwright Delsa Evotia Tuitea and director Steve Tafea, Amataga o le Alofa will tell the story of when the powerful god Tagaloa descended to the expanse below the heavens he ruled with such determination that created land and sea; Samoa and Manu’a. It speaks of his brothers Lau A’au and Anoano…

22
June
6.30 pm — 9.00 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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Cookin Up with Abe and Ajak

Emerge in Yarra: Cookin’ Up Community with Abe Nouk & Ajak Kwai

Cookin’ Up Community with Abe Nouk & Ajak Kwai A banquet of story, song and spoken word as poet & storyteller Abe Nouk and singer/songwriter Ajak Kwai share the secrets behind a traditional South Sudanese delicacy. Set amongst the leafy green community kitchen and garden within the Atherton Gardens Housing Estate, Cookin’ Up Community is a MAV production, bringing together food, art and stories to set a rich and delicious narrative of a nation built on diversity. And yes, you…

22
June
7.00 pm — 9.00 pm
@ Fitzroy Town Hall (Reading Room)
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ECCV Performance

Emerge in Yarra: Refugee Week: An Interactive Performance

Refugee Week: An Interactive Performance The Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV) and Melbourne Playback Theatre present Refugee Week: An Interactive Performance, drawing on the stories and experiences to create a series of improvised musical and theatrical skits. The stories may touch on beginning another chapter of one’s life in a new land – the achievements, the challenges, the unexpected and the unimagined. This opportunity to celebrate and share stories as part of Refugee Week is presented by the ECCV…

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June
7.00 pm — 9.00 pm
@ Richmond Theatrette
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Common Ground

Emerge in Yarra: Common Ground

Common Ground Music and poetry unite to tell a story of identity, belonging, migration, nostalgia, peace and conflict. The evening will feature performances by participants from MAV’s flagship interfaith spoken word program Common Ground, accompanied by the improvised music of Indian Bansuri maestro Vinod Prasanna, Senegambian kora player Amadou Suso, Hazara Damboora player Murtaza Jafari and and Javanese vocalist and percussionist Ria Soemardjo. The evening will also include performances from Common Ground facilitators Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa, Abdul Hammoud and Candice Monique. Tickets…

24
June
7.00 pm — 9.00 pm
@ Richmond Town Hall
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Emerge Comedy Gala

Emerge in Yarra Comedy Gala!

Emerge in Yarra Comedy Gala! It’s the annual Emerge in Yarra Comedy Gala! The evening will bring together five distinct comedians, smashing stereotypes with humour, while dissecting our cultural identity with the eagle eye only a comedian can boast of having. THE LINEUP: Dilruk Jayasinha: From sold-out seasons the Melbourne International Comedy Festival to local and international tours, Sri Lankan born Dilruk Jayasinha delivers a unique perspective on migration and the process of becoming “an Aussie”. Vidya Rajan & Shannan…

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June
7.30 pm — 10.00 pm
@ The Melba Spiegeltent
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Emerge in Yarra: Nhatty Man & Gara – Selam Album Launch

Nhatty Man & Gara – Selam Album Launch Ethiopian pop sensation Nhatty Man & his band, Gara (the mountains) launch their debut album Selam with a little help from the Senegambian Jazz Band, circus artist Yonnas Abay, Ethio-Jazz pianist Daniel Atlaw and Saxophone maestro Soloman Sisay, Persian songstress Saharnaz Kia, roving acts and dance troupes. Enjoy this mix of Ethiopian roots, reggae, Afro-Jazz, circus and dance amongst the magical setting of Circus Oz’s Melba Speigeltent, who knows what surprises the night may…

July 2016
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Dave Arden: Gunditjmara/Kokatha Songman & Storyteller – Regional Victoria Tour 2016

Dave Arden: Gunditjmara/Kokatha Songman & Storyteller Regional Victoria Tour 3 July – 7 September 2016 “David Arden has the sweetest rhythms and he has a perfect ear for melodies on the guitar. His use of dynamics is simply brilliant. I believe he is one of the finest vocalists & songwriters in the world & one of the best guitarists you will ever hear, he treats not only his own music with incredible respect, but other people’s music too and it…

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July
6.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ Theatrette, South Melbourne Town Hall
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MAV Info Session

VicArts Grants Info Session

Multicultural Arts Victoria invites you to a special information session with Creative Victoria staff on the 2016 VicArts Grants Program. Hear grant writing tips from previous assessment panelists and grant recipients, and get to know the staff and ask questions. Please view the Program Guidelines (closes Wednesday 17 August 2016). Speaker: Christabel Harvey Manager, VicArts Grants Creative Victoria Creative Victoria is staging a series of Information Sessions in the lead up to the 2017 Artists in Schools funding round opening in…

September 2016
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September
7.00 pm — 9.00 pm
@ Australian Tapestry Workshop
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EHCP Sound & Colour Series 1: Fine Blue Thread & ANAM

EHCP Sound & Colour Series 1: Fine Blue Thread & ANAM Multicultural Arts Victoria presents Fine Blue Thread in collaboration with Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) amongst the colourful Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) tapestries. Fine Blue Thread: Helen Mountfort (cello)  Ria Soemardjo (voice & viola) &  Sam Evans (multiple tabla/percussion) An exciting collaboration of three musicians presenting finely crafted, fresh & intriguing compositions that are grounded in the traditions of Indian, Javanese & Western classical music. ANAM Students: Tiffany Cheng,…

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September
9.00 pm — 9.50 pm
@ Fringe Hub: Lithuanian Club – Son of Loft
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Melbourne Fringe – Salty

Multicultural Arts Victoria is proud to present SALTY – A brand new work by Melbourne Fringe award – winner Shannan Lim, of Asian Ghost-ery Store. Shannan and his spook buddies Jayde Harding and Tye Norman vomit three short plays—contemporary slants on the lurid demons of Singaporean-Malay mythology. There is a curious stillborn fetus, a slippery oily man and a smouldering sex vampire. Each part of Salty places a ghost of Singapore in a modernised context and deconstructs some ideas about masculinity, race and sexuality…

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September
5.00 pm — 6.30 pm
@ South Melbourne Town Hall
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Getting to know the film industry. A round table conversation!

Are you interested in… animation, Audio, Design, Script Writing, Film, Games or the Web?  Please join us for a roundtable conversation on diversity and the Film and TV industry. Get to know the sector, learn how it works and discover how to take your first steps into the industry. Meet an industry panel from: Christina Alvarez Engagement ManagerAustralian Film Television and Radio School AFTRS, Ross Hutchens Head of Screen Industry Programs Film Victoria Caroline Waters, CEO Open Channel Who is the roundtable…

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September
8.00 pm — 10.00 pm
@ Auditorium, South Melbourne Town Hall
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Musical Homage to Pablo Neruda

JOSE LUIS URQUIETA, Oboe LUIS SAGLIE, Composer / Pianist Composer/pianist, Luis Saglie realised “Homage to Pablo Neruda” with celebrated Chilean oboist, Jose Luis Urquieta and will tour Australia this year including a one night concert in Melbourne on Thursday 29 September at the South Melbourne Town Hall. The concert offers an extended repertoire for oboe-piano duo, oboe solo and piano solo incorporating literary thematic of Chilean national poet and Nobel Prize Winner, Pablo Neruda, partly in an abstract manner and…

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September
11.15 am — 12.15 pm
@ Arts House – Meeting Room (Fringe Hub)
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Melbourne Fringe – Jungle Shimmy (kids)

Jungle Shimmy Multicultural Arts Victoria is excited to present Jungle Shimmy shows in the Fringe Festival this year. A unique music & dance adventure through India, Iran, Turkey & Egypt. Traditional instruments, age-old rhythms, folk dances, nursery rhyme sing-along, puppet friends, ancient fairy tales & magic. Discover exotic instruments like Tef, Darbouka & Zill. Bookings essential at: https://www.melbournefringe.com.au/program?event/jungle-shimmy/7e5724da-33e7-4acd-b91d-3fccaad6b5dd

October 2016
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October
11.15 am — 12.15 pm
@ Arts House – Meeting Room (Fringe Hub)
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Melbourne Fringe – Hola Music (kids)

Hola Music Multicultural Arts Victoria is excited to present Hola Music shows in the Fringe Festival this year. A musical workshop with Colombian singer, songwriter Oscar Jimenez. Learn about South American culture with a range of activities including storytelling, singing, traditional instruments and body percussion. Finish off the workshop with an opportunity to use your newly learned skills in an all-in performance. Bookings essential at: https://www.melbournefringe.com.au/program?event/hola_music/46eb5055-fbaf-41f7-83a2-08e4ef1b6246/ Image:Oscar Jimenez

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October
7.00 pm — 9.00 pm
@ Australian Tapestry Workshop
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EHCP Sound & Colour Series 2: Amadou Suso & ANAM

EHCP Sound & Colour Series 2: Amadou Suso & ANAM Multicultural Arts Victoria presents Amadou Suso in collaboration with Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) amongst the colourful Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) tapestries. Amadou Suso: Amadou Suso is today’s generation’s direct line descendent of the very first Kora master who lived 760 years ago. Amadou Suso’s lineage goes directly back to Korea Musa Suso, and born to the life of a musician, or Jaly, he lives true to his origins, combining a…

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October
10.00 am — 4.00 pm
@ Dandenong Market
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Emerge in Dandenong 2016

Dandenong Market 150th Jubilee In October, Dandenong Market will be celebrating our 150th anniversary. To celebrate, there will be a massive 150th Jubilee festival from 10am – 4pm with delicious food, performances and activities. The free event will include popular food trucks and stalls, symbolising the immigrant groups that made Dandenong Market their home throughout our 150th history. What’s your flavour? Italian, Indian, Vietnamese? There will be a delicious array of freshly-made food for you to choose from. For the event, Dandenong Market…

22
October
9.30 am — 5.00 pm
@ The Arts Centre Gold Coast
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FUSE: Cultural Diversity in the Arts Forum

MAV Music Program Officer Joel Ma (Joelistics) is presenting a talk at Fuse Festival this Saturday 22 October. Joel Ma is a Chinese-Australian rapper, writer, spoken word artist, multi-instrumentalist and producer and is recognised as a unique voice in the Australian music scene. Joelistics’ great gift is the crafting of common language into evocative turns of phrase. His solo songwriting navigates the ambiguous spaces between heated polemic, sweet serenade and psychedelic meanderings without the audience ever losing a sense of who they are listening…

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October
10.00 am — 6.00 pm
@ Melbourne Town Hall
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2016 Melbourne Festival – Our Place, Our Home

Our Place, Our Home – a celebration of diversity Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with Melbourne Festival present Igniting Imagination 2016. This year, Igniting Imagination encompasses a range of Festival Ambassadors and for the first time a special closing event – Our Place, Our Home on the final day of the festival on Sunday 23 October, 10am-6pm. The event is a multicultural exchange demonstrated through coffee, tea and music. Artists from diverse backgrounds will perform as well as showcasing beverages that are unique to…

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October
6.00 pm — 9.00 pm
@ Shepparton
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Nangarna Project 2016

Nangarna Project 2016 Seeking Expressions of Interest to participate from men from newly arrived refugee backgrounds. Nangarna is a unique new project conceptualised by Yorta Yorta man Neil Morris to offer a traditional Indigenous Welcome to Country and journey of connection to country on traditional lands in Shepparton for 10 newly arrived refugee men. Over a series of 4 sessions, Neil will work with the men to develop an understanding of Indigenous ways of being and what it means to…

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October
12.00 pm — 1.00 pm
@ Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre
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The first Short Black Opera (SBO) project in Benalla for Aboriginal Kids

THE FIRST SHORT BLACK OPERA PROJECT IN BENALLA FOR ABORIGINAL KIDS Short Black Opera led by renowned Yorta Yorta soprano, composer and educator, Deborah Cheetham AO will run its first residency in Benalla for Aboriginal kids from 24 to 28 October with a FREE lunchtime concert on Friday 28 October at the Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre (BPACC). This project is presented by Living Culture Together auspiced by Multicultural Arts Victoria, and BPACC. The Living Culture Together Project in…

November 2016
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November
6.00 pm — 8.30 pm
@ Gallery Kaiela
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EMERGE CULTURAL LEADERSHIP 2016 – 2018

EMERGE CULTURAL LEADERSHIP Over the next year, MAV is working with emerging artists and communities, local governments and cultural organisations in outer metro and regional Victorian local government areas (LGAs), Bendigo, Brimbank, Wyndham, Shepparton and Swan Hill to collaboratively develop and deliver a cultural leadership program that responds to local needs and builds on local strengths. Multicultural Arts Victoria invites artists and community members from Indigenous, refugee and culturally diverse backgrounds in Brimbank to the Emerge Cultural Leadership Network Gathering.…

December 2016
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@ Melbourne CBD
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Mapping Melbourne 2016 – Special Events

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. Mapping Melbourne is a platform for strengthening arts networks between contemporary independent artists across the Asian region, building connections and establishing…

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December
All Day
@ Magnet Galleries Melbourne
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MAPPING MELBOURNE 2016 – DESIVOLUTION

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. DESIVOLUTION Launch: Thursday 1 December, 6-8pm Friday 2 – 15 December Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday…

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December
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@ Melbourne
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MAPPING MELBOURNE 2016 – MOYI ART, CHINESE AUSTRALIAN FILM SCREENING

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. MOYI ART Friday 2 December Deakin Edge, Federation Square, cnr of Swanston St and…

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December
All Day
@ RMIT Building 50
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MAPPING MELBOURNE 2016 – Share a story – Make a myth: A Community Art Making Workshop

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. SHARE A STORY – MAKE A MYTH: A COMMUNITY ART MAKING WORKSHOP Saturday 3…

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December
All Day
@ Fracture Gallery, Federation Square,
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MAPPING MELBOURNE 2016 – MINI MAPPING: SYMPHONY OF BOXES

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. MINI MAPPING: SYMPHONY OF BOXES Saturday 3 – 8 December Fracture Gallery, Federation Square, Cnr Swanston St…

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December
All Day
@ Wall of Art, Chin Chin Restaurant,
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MAPPING MELBOURNE 2016 – WHAT THE FLUX?

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. WHAT THE FLUX? 5 December -1 January (after dark) Wall of Art, Chin Chin Restaurant,…

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December
11.00 am — 4.00 pm
@ Fortyfivedownstairs
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MAPPING MELBOURNE 2016 – CROSSING: BEYOND BALISEERING

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. CROSSING: BEYOND BALISEERING Wed 7 – Sat 17 December fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Ln Gallery Hours: Tuesday…

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December
6.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room
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MAPPING MELBOURNE 2016 – ARTIST TALK

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. ARTIST TALK: Creating contemporary work in the Asia Pacific Region Wednesday 7 December, 6pm-8pm…

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December
8.30 pm — 9.15 pm
@ Arts Centre Melbourne Lawn
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MAPPING MELBOURNE 2016 -FIRE MONKEY

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. FIRE MONKEY Friday 9 & Saturday 10 December 8.30-9.15pm Arts Centre Melbourne Lawn, 100…

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December
10.00 am — 11.30 am
@ State Library of Victoria
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MAPPING MELBOURNE 2016 – MULTIVERSE

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. MULTIVERSE Saturday 10 December, 10am-11.30am Swanston St (beginning at State Library of Victoria) Exploration…

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December
11.00 am — 3.00 pm
@ South Melbourne Town Hall
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Melbourne Mongolians Xmas

Come join the fun and meet other Mongolian nationals on the lawn of South Melbourne Town Hall. There will be two Gers to erect, bring your best del and professional photographer Jerry Galea will take a free photograph.

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December
6.00 pm — 8.30 pm
@ The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne
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MAPPING MELBOURNE 2016 – COMMON GROUND

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. COMMON GROUND Saturday 10 December, 6pm-8.30pm The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda…

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December
6.00 pm — 8.30 pm
@ The Channel at the Arts Centre
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Common Ground Showcase

Common Ground Showcase Multicultural Arts Victoria proudly presents Common Ground a unique, multilingual spoken word workshop series that utilises poetry to promote social cohesion and mutual understanding. Currently 17 people from diverse cultural and faith backgrounds across Melbourne are participating in the eight-week series of workshops. Facilitators and artists Abdul Hammoud, Ebony MonCrief and Sukhjit Khalsa are collaborating with these budding wordsmiths to create new spoken word pieces exploring identity and role of faith in our everyday lives. Common Ground was established in 2013…

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December
4.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ Horse Bazaar
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MAPPING MELBOURNE 2016 – SpontaneiTEA: Pop Up Tea Room series

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. SpontaneiTEA: Pop Up Tea Room series Monday12 December,  4-8pm Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale…

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December
12.00 pm — 1.00 pm
@ Old Treasury Building
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MAPPING MELBOURNE 2016 – STEPS

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. STEPS Friday 16 December, 12pm-1pm Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne FREE Experience…

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December
7.30 pm — 11.00 pm
@ The Toff in Town
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MAPPING MELBOURNE 2016 – CIRCLE OF FUNK

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. CIRCLE OF FUNK Saturday 17 December, 7.30pm-11pm The Toff in Town, 252 Swanston St, Melbourne…

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December
8.00 pm — 1.00 am
@ The Square, Fed Square
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New Year’s Eve 2016 Block Party

Dance your way into the New Year with a block party congregation like no other. Combining a powerhouse live show of music and entertainment and a great spot to watch the city fireworks, Fed Square’s free New Year’s Eve celebration will be a party to remember. The Square will be brought to life in brilliant fashion – reflecting Melbourne’s rich and diverse music scene. There will be a feast of music to get you moving including Latin beats, salsa, funk,…

February 2017
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February
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@ Fairfield Amphitheatre
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Fairfield Summer Series 2017

The 2017 edition of the Fairfield Summer Series brings an unmissable line-up to the Fairfield Amphitheatre for a series of free shows each Sunday in February from 5:00pm-7:30pm. Featuring serious local talent from established and emerging artists, Presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with the City of Yarra. Enjoy tantalising international delecacies from the Social Studio. Bring your friends, family and a picnic rug to witness some of Melbourne’s best music and arts. Fairfield Amphitheatre, Fairfield Park (off Heidelberg Road)…

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February
8.00 am — 5.00 pm
@ Emerald Hill Library & Heritage Centre
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WAVES of LOVE & EMOTION

Waves of love & emotion, is the 10th inter-generational exhibition presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) under the umbrella of WHAT HAPPENED AT THE PIER. Themed on the concept of LOVE in all its permutations, what lies at the heart of each story is a visual biography, small in scale but GRAND in the way experiences are revealed by each of the Memory Keepers with sincere simplicity. If one was to single out the most powerful element in these twelve pieces, it would…

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February
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@ Deakin Edge, Fed Square
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Symphony of Boxes open all day in the Fracture Gallery at Deakin Edge

Students from New Star Art School, aged between 4 and 16 and from diverse cultural backgrounds, present an installation of images on boxes expressing their everyday lives, dreams, joys and inspirations. Open all day in the Fracture Gallery at Deakin Edge. New Star Art School opens new windows to observe the world through visual arts. For many years the school has provided professional, modern and innovative concepts for art teaching through extra-curricular art classes in many locations around Melbourne. Presented…

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February
7.00 pm — 9.00 pm
@ Immigration Museum
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GROTTO BY VICTORIA CHIU

Grotto, by Victoria Chiu, is in a program at the Immigration Museum for Asia TOPA with 2 other contemporary movement works by Tony Yap and Priya Srinivasen “Grotto is inspired by the Mogao Caves, Dunhuang. When I visited the region, I was struck by the diverse details in the caves, the colours and loneliness in the desert and the feeling that the landscape had hosted many a traveller/pilgrim for thousands of years. Later I discovered that Dunhuang Dance was created…

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February
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@ Centre for Contemporary Photography
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Screening Melbourne

Do you like taking photos? Would you like to show your work on the public screen at Deakin Edge at Federation Square? The ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Multicultural Arts Victoria and the Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) are inviting people of all ages and backgrounds to be part of: Screening Melbourne a three-day symposium (22 -24 February, 2017) charting Melbourne’s history and relationship with screen culture through presentations, panel discussions, industry events and screenings. We…

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February
All Day
@ Eastbank Centre
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SHEPP MUSIC BIZ FORUM

Make music your business! Multicultural Arts Victoria and Riverlinks Eastbank are excited to announce the inaugural Shepp Music Biz Forum which will be held in the last weekend of February at Riverlinks Eastbank in Shepparton. This will be an inspiring, informative and fun weekend of free workshops for emerging singers, songwriters, musicians, producers and band managers in Shepparton and surrounds who want to get connected locally and get heard globally. Over two days there will be a range of workshops,…

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@ State Library of Victoria
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ART IS A PRAYER

Multicultural Arts Victoria, Project 11 and State Library Victoria are proud to present Art is a Prayer – a performance-based installation by Tisna Sanjaya, one of Indonesia’s most prolific contemporary artists, to celebrate the inaugural Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts (Asia TOPA). See art and activism in motion as Indonesian artist Tisna Sanjaya creates a new installation on the Library forecourt over five days. Inspired by his research into the State Library’s collection, Sanjaya will invite the public to join…

March 2017
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@ South Melbourne Town Hall
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NEST

Emerald Hill Arts Menu: Nest On Friday 3 and Saturday 4 March, bring your family and friends to the South Melbourne Town Hall lawn to be part of Nest, a live art installation, step up to the open mic on the Nebula stage, and join us for a free BBQ! Nest is presented by Arts Access Victoria, Multicultural Arts Victoria and City of Port Phillip as part of the Emerald Hill Arts Menu 2017, celebrating the creative energy and vitality…

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March
10.30 am — 3.30 pm
@ St Albans Commmunity Centre, Brimbank
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EMERGE CULTURAL LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS 2017

EMERGE CULTURAL LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS 2017 Multicultural Arts Victoria has developed a new series of Cultural Leadership Workshops in consultation with local governments, artists and community leaders in Brimbank that will run every Saturday in March 2017. Culturally diverse artists and community leaders in Melbourne’s west are invited to participate in the series of FREE workshops to share ideas and develop skills in community leadership and cultural management. The workshops will take place at the St Albans Community Centre, St Albans and…

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March
6.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ South Melbourne Town Hall
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Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) in partnership with the City of Port Phillip present “The initiation and implementation of Australia’s post World-War-Two immigration scheme” with Mary Elizabeth Calwell

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana, 16 December 1863 in Madrid, Spain, 26 September 1952 in Rome, Italy. Philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist. This 2017 history feature is an extension of the exhibition: “WAVES of LOVE & EMOTION” and marks the seventy-second anniversary of the implementation of Australia’s post World-War Two, immigration scheme, which opened the door to immigrants from the Uniting Kingdom, and from European countries which, up to 1945, had been…

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March
6.30 pm — 8.30 pm
@ Australian Tapestry Workshop
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EMERALD HILL CULTURAL PRECINCT: Sound & Colour Series #3

Join us at the Australian Tapestry Workshop for the Sound & Colour Series #3. Listen to music by artists from Multicultural Art Victoria & students from Australian National Academy of Music amongst the colourful ATW tapestries. Collaborative piece by:   Erkki Veltheim (MAV) Mindy Meng Wang (MAV) Alexander MacDonald (NZ) Viola, ANAM Zela Papageorgiou (VIC) Percussion, ANAM Eliza Shephard (NSW) Flute, ANAM Solo piece by:  Rosie Westbrook (Music commissioned by ATW) WHEN: Thursday 16 March 2017 7pm (refreshments from 6:30pm) COST:…

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March
All Day
@ Castlemaine State Festival
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Castlemaine Festival – Asian Art a Highlight for Festival Audiences

From the 17th to 26th March, Castlemaine will play host to a range of amazing performances and exhibitions by artists from the Philippines, China, India and Sri Lanka. Locally produced works will also explore some of the unique enduring relationships between Asia and the central Victorian goldfields. In this thoughtfully curated program, works celebrating specific junctions of culture and place, will see specially produced festival events occurring at iconic sites dotted around the picturesque goldfields town. “The artists will be…

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March
9.00 pm — 6.00 pm
@ The Night Cat
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BaBa ZuLa (Istanbul) Live

BaBa ZuLa are the unrivaled torchbearers of 21st Century psychedelic Turkish rock ’n’ roll. Since 1996, the band has drawn inspiration from Istanbul’s rich history and the music of the sixties, fusing it with Oriental Dub and an electric energy that guarantees no two live shows are the same. Their trance-inducing music is equally for electronic, dub, Turkish folk music fans, and psychedelic rock heads. In 2005 they were featured in the film “Crossing The Bridge” which chronicled the diverse…

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March
8.00 pm — 10.00 pm
@ Max Watts
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Mercan Dede & The Secret Tribe at Max Watts

Turkish-born, Montreal-based musician/producer/DJ Mercan Dede combines the handmade with the electronic. When he takes to the stage with his group Secret Tribe, he hovers at the side behind his turntables and electronics, occasionally picking up a traditional wooden flute (ney) to float in sweet, breathy melodies, while masters of the kanun (zither), clarinet, darbuka (hand drum) and many other instruments, ornament his grooves and spin magical, trance melodies to match the whirling of the group’s spectacular dervish dancer, Ceyhun Varisli.…

25
March
12.00 pm — 6.00 pm
@ The Square, Fed Square
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VICTORIA’S MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL – Programmed by Multicultural Arts Victoria

VICTORIA’S MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL Saturday 25 March Fed Square Victoria’s Multicultural Festival 2017 brings a fun-filled program of music, dance, film and activities throughout the day to entertain people of all ages. Commonwealth Bank Main Stage 12:00 PM MC Neda Rahmani Brazilian-Australian hostess MC Ned Rahmani kicks off the festival with Main Stage sponsor, Commonwealth Bank. 12:05 PM Koori Youth Will Shake Spears An invitation to experience Aboriginal culture through traditional dance performed by a group of young Aboriginal men. More…

31
March
7.30 pm — 9.30 pm
@ South Melbourne Town Hall
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Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt in Concert with Jay Dabgar

For one evening, only in Melbourne, Multicultural Arts Victoria is honoured to welcome Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. Respected throughout India as a master of the Mohan Veena, Vishwa is also known internationally for his Grammy-award winning album, A Meeting by the River with Ry Cooder and collaborations with artists such as Taj Mahal, Béla Fleck and Jerry Douglas. For the past forty years, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt has been hugely influential in presenting his instrument, the Mohan Veena on the…

April 2017
09
April
11.00 am — 5.00 pm
@ South Melbourne Town Hall
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The Piers Festival 2017

*PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE OF THE PIERS FESTIVAL HAS BEEN CHANGED DUE TO PREDICTED INCLEMENT WEATHER TO: SOUTH MELBOURNE TOWN HALL , 208-220 BANK STREET, SOUTH MELBOURNE* Featuring Joe Camilleri & the Black Sorrows; the Core-tet; Oi Dipnoi; the haBiBis; Mojo Juju & the Samoan Choir. With MC Anna GoGo to get you go-go-ing, and DJ PAZ filling the sea breeze with carnival beats at this FREE festival MAV is excited to announce the 6th Piers Festival this April, featuring a…

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