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May 2018
02
May
6.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ Engine Room
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Emerge Cultural Network Gathering | Bendigo

Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services and the City of Greater Bendigo present an Emerge Cultural Gathering for artists and community members. Come and discuss Cultural Leadership, performance and exhibition opportunities and ways to share and keep Culture alive and how we can be involved in Artlands. Ros Abercrombie the director of Regional Arts Australia’s Artlands will address how Culturally Diverse people and communities can be involved and share their Culture. Dinner is provided with Vegetarian & Halal…

02
May
6.00 pm — 7.00 pm
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Emerge In The West 2018

Multicultural Arts Victoria, in partnership with the African Australian Small Business Association, presents the eighth edition of Emerge in the West, a multi-artform festival from 2 – 5 May 2018 across the City of Maribyrnong. This year the festival kicks off with 3 showcase events that include; Picture This – a film showcase and conversation with local filmmakers of African Heritage, Perspective of Ideas – an exhibition by two African artists who have travelled and live outside their birth place…

02
May
6.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ Epping Community Services Hub
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Effective Grant Writing – EPPING

Multicultural Arts Victoria invites you to the 2018 EMERGE CULTURAL LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP PROGRAM proudly supported by Gandel Philanthropy. The free workshops are for new & emerging artists from diverse communities, offering skills development and networking opportunities to help get your community cultural and creative projects and ideas out there. In 2018, our workshops include hands-on assistance with a series of follow-up support sessions, to help put into action the learnings from the workshops. The second Workshop Series for 2018 is: Effective Grant…

02
May
6.30 pm — 9.00 pm
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Picture This

Picture This at Emerge In The West 2018

Picture This, presented in partnership with Sun Theatre, is a film showcase and conversation with local filmmakers of African Heritage. The screening will feature recent works portraying alternate visions of Australian life by established and new Melbourne-based filmmakers, namely, Jose Consul Gonsalves, Osei Owusu Banahene, Ez Eldin Deng and Ayan Yusuf. After the screenings, a conversation discussing independent film making and the barriers encountered in Australia, will be hosted by Dorcas Utkovic of OzAfrican TV and will include Ez Eldin…

04
May
4.00 pm — 7.00 pm
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Hot Topics

Hot Topics at Emerge In The West 2018

Hot Topics is an innovative program that allows young people to freely express issues that affect them in their many areas of life. This event will showcase spoken word, music and food in a harmonious environment. Hot Topics is a youth-led model, where young people lead and facilitate the conversations, actively representing the voices of young people in the West. This model allows young people to be the authors of their own stories while having the platform to share those…

05
May
1.00 pm — 7.00 pm
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EitW Street Festival

Street Festival at Emerge In The West 2018

FREE EVENT Footscray will come alive on Saturday with the vibrant 2018 Emerge in the West Street Festival celebrating diversity, community and the arts. Emerge in the West is a free family-friendly event showcasing emerging talent in music, dance, art, cultural food and storytelling and special offers from local traders. Music Come and witness some amazing music on the main stage from Blak Roots, Burundian Drummers, P-UniQue, GADDA and Saeed Abdullah’s East African Ensemble alongside The Senegambian Jazz Band; and…

09
May
3.00 pm — 7.00 pm
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COM Grant

City of Melbourne – Annual Arts Grants Program Information Session

Each year the City of Melbourne supports and celebrates its overwhelmingly creative and talented community through its annual arts grants program. Grants of up to $20,000 are available to artists, creatives and arts organisations across all disciplines – including performance, new media, music, dance, theatre and visual art. Arts grants are available in the following categories: – Arts projects – Aboriginal arts projects – Arts residencies Our grants and residencies are available to artists across Australia – but the outcome…

15
May
6.30 pm — 8.30 pm
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MAV x Music Victoria

MAV x Music Victoria Present: ‘Careers with Conviction’

A candid conversation with four amazing creatives who have all navigated the complex and at times stormy waters of the music business. For every public success story, there may be years of self-doubt, rapid rises, knock-backs, and come-backs that can confuse or even halt the creative process. Music Victoria and MAV members are invited to this unique session which will explore and untangle some of the common challenges that face all artists at different points of their career. Moderated by…

16
May
6.30 pm — 8.30 pm
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MIGRATION SYMPOSIUM

Symposium | Migration: WOMEN & RESILIENCE

Join us for an informative and thought-provoking evening exploring experience of displacement, participation, and contributions to modern Australia, by generations of immigrants and refugee women. Leaving your home and establishing yourself in a new country can be a difficult journey. How do you maintain connection with the culture of your original homeland as your adapt to new environment? Join our panel of multicultural speakers, as they discuss historic and contemporary issues through short-form documentaries, readings and stories across cultures and…

21
May
6.30 pm — 8.30 pm
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MAV

Multicultural Arts Victoria – 2018 Annual General Meeting

Notice of the Annual General Meeting for Multicultural Arts Victoria Inc. Date Monday 21 May 2018 Venue Theatrette, Ground Floor, South Melbourne Town Hall, 208-220 Bank Street, South Melbourne Time 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP by Friday 11 May via T. 9188 3681 F. 9686 6643 E. office@multiculturalarts.com.au A corporation, group, association or organisation that is a member of MAV may appoint an individual to act as its representative at the AGM. The representative will…

26
May
5.30 pm — 8.00 pm
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Backyard Iftar

Backyard Iftar at Queen’s Garden

Multicultural Arts Victoria and Hijack’d, a Shepparton based food truck and social change movement, are excited to present a special free Backyard Iftar at Queen’s Gardens as part of Hijack’d’s Ramazan Sessions. This unique event will provide an opportunity for local people from all cultural backgrounds to have a taste of Ramadan, and for Shepparton’s Islamic Community to feel a sense of belonging and continue their beautiful traditions of breaking fast together. The event will include a free dinner and…

26
May
7.00 pm — 9.00 pm
@ Brunswick Mechanics Institute
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The Chromatic Memory

The Chromatic Memory by Timber Music Box

The Chromatic Memory is the first documentary to be featured on the Timber Music Box social media channels as a weekly series of five episodes on the beauty of Melbourne’s multicultural music scene. ‘The Chromatic Memory’ documentary series is curated collectively by Timber Music Box and Multicultural Arts Victoria. Each episode highlights one artist or ensemble performing two songs at The Aviary Recording Studio with a short interview about how they make music in their home country and what creative…

28
May
6.00 pm — 9.00 pm
@ Latrobe Arts Institute
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CVVF

Screening of Welcome to Jaara Country as part of Central Victorian Indigenous Film Festival

Back for its second year, the Central Victorian Indigenous Film Festival is showcasing an exciting range of Indigenous films from across Australia. Join us as we celebrate National Reconciliation Week 2018 and enjoy films created by, starring and telling stories about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Click here for full program. Bendigo Local Aboriginal Network in partnership with Emerge Cultural Hub are screening Welcome to Jaara Country and other Dja Dja Wurrung short films by Uncle Gerry Gill and…

29
May
5.30 pm — 8.30 pm
@ The Connection
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ECLW Sheppa

Emerge Cultural Leadership Workshop Program 2018 | Shepparton

Multicultural Arts Victoria invites culturally diverse and Aboriginal artists and cultural leaders in the Goulburn Valley to participate in a series of FREE cultural leadership workshops taking place on Tuesdays from May 29 – July 10. The workshops will provide unique opportunities to share ideas and develop skills in cultural leadership, creative enterprise and cultural management. They will also create spaces for networking with established artists and leaders, local government, business, media and cultural sectors, and discussing common issues with…

29
May
5.30 pm — 8.30 pm
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Managing Community Cultural Groups | Emerge Cultural Leadership Workshop

Multicultural Arts Victoria invites culturally diverse and Aboriginal artists and cultural leaders in the Goulburn Valley to participate in a series of FREE cultural leadership workshops taking place on Tuesdays from May 29 – July 10. The workshops will provide unique opportunities to share ideas and develop skills in cultural leadership, creative enterprise and cultural management. They will also create spaces for networking with established artists and leaders, local government, business, media and cultural sectors, and discussing common issues with…

June 2018
01
June
7.30 pm — 9.30 pm
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kOTO tRANSFORMATION

Koto Transformation – Australis

Koto virtuoso, Satsuki Odamura, celebrates thirty years of ground breaking modern koto performance in Australia with a breathtaking fusion concert. The concert brings together international performers of koto and a range of classical and jazz instruments (including saxophone), as well as Japanese butoh (dance). To celebrate this special occasion, koto master Kazue Sawai will be flying down from Japan to take part in this concert, and she will be joined by koto performers from Thailand, Singapore, and the Philippines. Koto…

12
June
5.30 pm — 8.30 pm
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ECLW Sheppa 2

Creative, Cultural and Social Enterprise | Emerge Cultural Leadership Workshop

Multicultural Arts Victoria invites culturally diverse and Aboriginal artists and cultural leaders in the Goulburn Valley to participate in a series of FREE cultural leadership workshops taking place on Tuesdays from May 29 – July 10. The workshops will provide unique opportunities to share ideas and develop skills in cultural leadership, creative enterprise and cultural management. They will also create spaces for networking with established artists and leaders, local government, business, media and cultural sectors, and discussing common issues with…

14
June
9.00 am — 5.00 pm
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African Hair Project

I Am Beautiful: African Hair Project Exhibition

This special photographic exhibition and public event will offer a uniquely African Australian perspective on hair styling, revealing a diversity of viewpoints and voices that challenge dominant Western ideals of beauty. Photographic self-portraits, designs and videos created by Congolese born multimedia artist Jean Michel Batakane, photographer Liz Arcus and designer Jagath Dheerasekara, capture 15 local African Australian people living in Shepparton, exploring their ideas of what is ‘good hair’, their relationships with their hair, and how ideals of beauty have…

16
June
10.00 am — 5.00 pm
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Limin Wu - Peony and Beauty

Peony and Beauty by Limin Wu

Limin Wu, born in 1949, spent her first 60 years in Jiangsu Province of China, and now lives in Victoria, Australia. Limin has shown talent for painting since childhood, and even during the turbulent Cultural Revolution period she didn’t give up painting, continuing to paint on every piece of paper she could find in the rural area the Chinese youth were sent to. In the early 1970s, Limin worked in the Jurong Arts and Crafts Factory together with many other…

19
June
5.30 pm — 8.30 pm
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ECLW Sheppa 3

Cultural Festivals Forum | Emerge Cultural Leadership Workshop

Multicultural Arts Victoria invites culturally diverse and Aboriginal artists and cultural leaders in the Goulburn Valley to participate in a series of FREE cultural leadership workshops taking place on Tuesdays from May 29 – July 10. The workshops will provide unique opportunities to share ideas and develop skills in cultural leadership, creative enterprise and cultural management. They will also create spaces for networking with established artists and leaders, local government, business, media and cultural sectors, and discussing common issues with…

22
June
6.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ Epping Community Services Hub
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Art and Craft Exhibition

Emerge In The North 2018 kicks off with a grand opening at the Emerge Arts and Crafts Exhibition on 22 June at the Epping Community Services Hub. The exhibition celebrates local artists from migrant backgrounds showcasing their visual artwork including painting, photography, sculpture, crafts and film. The opening night will include dance, music and a fashion parade! The Art Exhibition will also be host to the launch of the Phone Film Fest on Saturday 23 June from 2-4 pm and…

22
June
6.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ Across Melbourne’s Outer North
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Emerge In The North 2018

Celebrating arts and culture from new, emerging and Indigenous communities in Melbourne’s outer north, the Emerge in the North 2018 runs over 9 days in venues across the north, from Broadmeadows to Epping, Thomastown to Coburg. Opening June 22 with the Arts & Craft Exhibition at Epping Community Services Hub, the Festival is a remarkable opportunity to discover the incredible and diverse cultures and talent that lives in the north. Comedy storytelling, Turkish marbling art workshops, artist talks, new musical…

23
June
2.00 pm — 4.00 pm
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EitN - phone film festival

Phone Film Festival

The Phone Film Festival is showcasing short films with the theme: ‘My Cultural Heritage and Me’, encouraging young people to tell their stories about moving to, or growing up in a new culture. Abdi Aden will host the opening of the Film Festival at 2PM on Saturday 23 June. Come and celebrate the films, and join in some fun activities including film-making, hair braiding, craft activities, dance and more! Details: Saturday 23 June, 2PM Epping Community Services Hub 713 High…

23
June
7.30 pm — 9.00 pm
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Perfect Chord Concert

Melbourne based Bahá’í choir, Perfect Chord will be in concert with guest performers; Kundalila, Four Wings and Omid Master. Perfect Chord is a Bahá’í-inspired choir based in Mill Park, Melbourne, Australia. Their songs are based on the sacred writings of the Bahá’í Faith as well as songs based on the sacred texts of a variety of religions, and in many different languages. Perfect Chord has been in existence since April 2013. It has grown to a group of 20 singers…

24
June
11.00 am — 4.00 pm
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Eitn - Art Workshop

Art Workshop

Artist, Bushra Hasan, will lead a community Art Workshop for all ages on your journey as an immigrant, using mixed media. Your artwork will be part of the Emerge In The North 2018 Art Exhibition and later at the Northern Hospital. Come and learn to share your stories about you and your culture through art, poster making, and mixed media through new techniques. Details: Sunday 24 June, 11AM – 4PM Epping Community Services Hub – 713 High Street, Epping FREE…

24
June
2.00 pm — 3.00 pm
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EitN - 2 degrees of separation

2 Degrees of Separation

A show about friendship, making a difference and knowing what it means to belong. Comedy Storytelling and Conversation – A show about friendship, making a difference and knowing what it means to belong with Abdi Aden and Justine Sless. About Abdi Aden Abdi Aden is the author of the books Shining Story of a Lucky Man and Yes I Can, and is a public speaker. “I was forced to flee my home in Mogadishu due to Somalia’s shattering civil war.…

24
June
3.00 pm — 8.00 pm
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Eid celebration - SHepparton

Eid Celebration in Shepparton

People of all ages and backgrounds are invited to come and celebrate Eid with Shepparton’s Hazara community on Sunday 24th June 3pm – 8pm at this special free event that will include traditional Hazara music, dance and food. The event has been organised by a team of young Hazara people living in Shepparton with support of Multicultural Arts Victoria and the Ethnic Council of Shepparton. The event team includes Emerge Cultural Ambassador Bashir Hashimi, Mohsin Haidari, Zakir Hussain, Asadullah Qasumi,…

25
June
10.30 am — 12.30 pm
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EitN spell of colours ebru workshop

Spell of The Colours 2 – Ebru Workshop

Ebru Traditional Turkish Paper Marbling is the art of creating colourful patterns and flowers on the surface of a viscous solution and transferring this pattern onto paper. It is dated back to the 13th Century. Learn techniques from Oznur Ates who was recognised as Artist of the Year by the Istanbul Anatolian Cultural Centre in 2014. She has run many workshops, and is represented in collections at the Islamic Council of Victoria, Turkish Consulate of Australia, four Victorian Ministers of…

25
June
6.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ Bendigo Bank Theatre – Capital Theatre
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Enlighten gathering

Emerge Cultural Gathering – Enlighten Projection Festival

Artists and community leaders from new, culturally diverse and First Nations communities in Bendigo are invited to: Emerge Cultural Network Gathering about Enlighten Projection Festival Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services and the City of Greater Bendigo invites you to an Emerge Cultural Gathering for artists and community members. Come along and find out how you can be involved in Enlighten Projection Festival. Several of the artists will be there and are looking for people to…

25
June
6.00 pm — 7.30 pm
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EitN - ALariiya Music Workshop

Alariiya Music Workshop

Experience and engage with Nigerian culture through music, song, and drumming! Discover the traditional rhythms of afrobeat, worror and highlife music! Learn from Nigerian Afrobeat Master – Olugbade Okunade and drummer – Tony Priest from Alárìíyá, as they teach you the traditional songs and drumming patterns of Nigeria. Sing the songs, play the percussion and enjoy the vibes! Alárìíyá is best known for their high energy party vibes, delivering a sweet blend of afro-jazz funk rhythms – previously described by…

26
June
5.30 pm — 8.30 pm
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ECLW Sheppa 4

Project Logic: Developing Arts and Community Projects | Emerge Cultural Leadership Workshop

Multicultural Arts Victoria invites culturally diverse and Aboriginal artists and cultural leaders in the Goulburn Valley to participate in a series of FREE cultural leadership workshops taking place on Tuesdays from May 29 – July 10. The workshops will provide unique opportunities to share ideas and develop skills in cultural leadership, creative enterprise and cultural management. They will also create spaces for networking with established artists and leaders, local government, business, media and cultural sectors, and discussing common issues with…

26
June
6.00 pm — 7.00 pm
@ Theatrette, South Melbourne Town Hall
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Music Grant

Music Works Grant Information Session 2018

Applications for Music Works funding, the major contemporary music grant program of Creative Victoria, closes 19 July 2018. Multicultural Arts Victoria is hosting a FREE Information Session for artists interested in applying. Dean Linguey from Creative Victoria will present and answer some questions. If you are considering applying, we highly recommend attending this free session. Details: 26 June (Tuesday), 6 – 7 PM Theatrette, South Melbourne Town Hall Free Event. Limited capacity, please RSVP to: office@multiculturalarts.com.au

26
June
6.00 pm — 7.00 pm
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EitN - peace the universal language

Peace, The Universal Language – Artist Talk

Peace, The Universal Language is a Photography Art Project promoting peace and harmony in the age of war and terror. The project intends to show that no matter what language we may use, peace is the universal language that all of us aim to speak and enact. This project is by Mohammed Yassin, a refugee from Iraq who has lived in Iraq, Iran and Syria before arriving in Australia in 2003. He is currently doing his PhD in cancer research…

27
June
6.00 pm — 8.30 pm
@ Lalor Library
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Eitn Intercultural Night

Intercultural Night

Local community groups and individuals will showcase their cultural backgrounds with story, song and dance at the Intercultural Night on 27 June at the Lalor Library. Building on the warm and celebratory event in last year’s festival, the Intercultural Night will see performers and speakers from Macedonia, Greece, Vietnam, India, China, and the Middle East sharing their migration journey and settlement in Australia. Whittlesea is one of the fastest growing multicultural communities in Australia with residents from over 140 countries.…

27
June
8.00 pm — 11.55 pm
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Lady Boys

The Siem Reap Lady Boys @ The Gasometer

Direct from the Cambodian Night Markets to the clubs of Australia, Multicultural Arts Victoria are proud to present The Siem Reap Lady Boys as part of their 2018 Australian Tour. The Siem Reap Lady Boys will be hosting the Night Mass, a large-scale art party, at Dark Mofo (Tasmania) on 22 – 23 June and will perform a headline show at the Gasometer Hotel (Melbourne) on 27 June, in their ONLY Melbourne show. Performing to Destiny’s Child, Shakira, Beyonce, Madonna,…

28
June
1.30 pm — 2.30 pm
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EitN - spell of colours talk and demo

Spell of The Colours 2 – Talk & Demonstration

Oznur Ates is a leading and sought after Ebru Marbling Artist in Australia. Spellbound by the dance of the colours on water, Oznur set out to explore this art form several years ago. She is self-taught and amalgamates traditional materials and classical techniques with contemporary ideas to produce these unique artforms. Oznur has showcased her selection of vivid artwork in galleries and art festivals across Australia and now teaches her students in her own studio. During this talk and demonstration,…

28
June
7.00 pm — 9.00 pm
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EitN - drm and dance workshop

Drum & Dance Workshop

This hands-on workshop will introduce the community to African culture and music. Learn about the history of drumming and its place in the African community with African Star Drum and Dancing. African Star Drum and Dancing specialise in delivering impressive performances, workshops, and classes. They are experienced in providing authentic West African cultural experience and work with talented performers from West Africa. Details: Thursday 28 June, 7 PM Mill Park Library 394 Plenty Rd. Mill Park FREE EVENT for all…

29
June
7.00 pm — 9.00 pm
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EitN Liberian Boy

Liberian Boy

Multicultural Arts Victoria, in partnership with Outer Urban Project, presents Liberian Boy – An intimate musical sojourn introducing a new talent, nineteen-year-old singer songwriter Melody Napoleon Gbiadiah and vocal duo, sisters Tangata Paea and Fokoaha Tupou. Melody will share his songs about justice, the street and soul music and the Tupou sisters will impress with their vocals and soaring harmonies. Joining them are Milad Norouzi (Vocals) and Melbourne music stalwarts Natasha Hanna (Violin), Dan Witton (Double Bass, Vocals) and Mark…

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June
11.00 am — 4.00 pm
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EitN - Closing concert

Festival Closing Concert | Emerge In The North 2018

Close the festival in style with a family-friendly afternoon of cultural stalls, music, dance, cooking demonstrations, workshops, fashion and more. Immerse yourself in the diverse cultures of the outer north, browse the cultural stalls of community groups including Iranian, Kurdish, and Arabic-speaking amongst others; perhaps buy some unique crafts and products, from the Stepping Stones women’s group. Enjoy dance and music performances throughout the afternoon, including preformances by Sri Lankan Dance and Beatboxing, beautiful Iranian Dance and Music, a Nigerian…

July 2018
01
July
4.00 pm — 7.00 pm
@ Solidaire Restaurant
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Face of Ethiopia

Face Of Ethiopia

Face of Ethiopia is a series of free events that showcases the wealth of Ethiopian arts and culture every Sunday in July. These special series will take place at a warm, family-friendly restaurant atmosphere in Docklands inviting the community for lunch and/or dinner while enjoying a free family cultural experience. Face of Ethiopia will feature local musicians and circus artists from the Ethiopian community and will showcase new works and collaborations. The series will bring together the great traditions of…

03
July
5.30 pm — 8.30 pm
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ECLW Sheppa 5

Telling Your Story Part 1: Connecting With Local Media | Emerge Cultural Leadership Workshop

Multicultural Arts Victoria invites culturally diverse and Aboriginal artists and cultural leaders in the Goulburn Valley to participate in a series of FREE cultural leadership workshops taking place on Tuesdays from May 29 – July 10. The workshops will provide unique opportunities to share ideas and develop skills in cultural leadership, creative enterprise and cultural management. They will also create spaces for networking with established artists and leaders, local government, business, media and cultural sectors, and discussing common issues with…

10
July
5.30 pm — 8.30 pm
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ECLW Sheppa 6

Telling Your Story Part 2: Public Speaking With Confidence | Emerge Cultural Leadership Workshop

Multicultural Arts Victoria invites culturally diverse and Aboriginal artists and cultural leaders in the Goulburn Valley to participate in a series of FREE cultural leadership workshops taking place on Tuesdays from May 29 – July 10. The workshops will provide unique opportunities to share ideas and develop skills in cultural leadership, creative enterprise and cultural management. They will also create spaces for networking with established artists and leaders, local government, business, media and cultural sectors, and discussing common issues with…

17
July
6.00 pm — 8.00 pm
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Mehr Ensemble

The Mehr Ensemble

Mehr is widely recognised as Australia’s leading Persian music ensemble. Formed in Tehran, Iran and now based in Melbourne, the group performs ornate original compositions within the Radif tradition of classical Persian music, while also drawing inspiration from the diverse regional music of Iran and neighbouring regions such as Kurdistan and Azerbaijan. Above all, in the time-honoured fashion of authentic Persian music, Mehr takes its aesthetic direction from classical Persian poetry, especially that of Mawlana Rumi. Their performance at Melbourne…

19
July
6.00 pm — 8.00 pm
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Emerge Gathering Epping 19 July

Invitation to Emerge Cultural Network Gathering (Outer North)

Emerge – Culture Empowering Community Are you from a culturally diverse or Aboriginal background, living in Melbourne’s north, and interested in your arts and culture? Come and join us for a free informal gathering to discuss what’s happening in the local arts and culture scene, hear from local author Abdi Aden about how to promote yourself, and share a delicious dinner at the Epping Community Services Hub. – Meet other artists and community leaders from your neighbourhood – Hear from…

20
July
All Day
@ Across the City of Yarra
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EiY Festival

Emerge In Yarra 2018

Emerge in Yarra 2018 boasts 9 days of artistic and cross cultural celebration by emerging artists and communities across the City of Yarra. In a series of free and ticketed events, the festival is proud to present a multilayered program with an array of artistic expression including experimental theatre, rare and exciting collaborations, film showcase, food & storytelling, live music and spoken word art. The festival’s massive launch event ‘South 2 South’ is a cross – cultural collaboration between Australia…

20
July
6.00 pm — 8.30 pm
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EiY Within The Outline

Within The Outline

Within The Outline is a group exhibition that brings together emerging artists and communities including Youssef Maghraby, Mahla Karimian, Clive Gono, The Ownership Project, Eunsuk Han (HARU) and Nazi Kakavand. Featuring calligraphy, scratchboard etching, sculpture and printmaking, the exhibition is an artistic expression of individual stories through various use of line-technique. MAHLA KARIMIAN Delving into her life experience that left her soul scarred and scratched, the Iranian born artist, Mahla Karimian scratches the surface of paper as a visual reflection…

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July
7.30 pm — 4.00 pm
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EiY Devi

Devi

Devi (Goddess) is an exploration of the Sufi saying, ‘Death before you die.’ It’s about shedding our old self and having the courage to step into a new skin. This experimental dance drama piece is curated and directed by Joshinder Chaggar who also features in the show with Jaya Karan and Parvyn Singh. Through their unique form of expression, each performer represents a specific Devi. JOSHINDER CHAGGAR Joshinder is an experimental, modern dance artist who plays Hari, a traveller on…

21
July
6.00 pm — 8.30 pm
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EiY In The Can

In The Can Film Showcase

Long Play Bar will screen short and feature length films by local artists from migrant backgrounds including Saidin Salkic, Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore, Christopher James White, Shejuti Hossain and Kate Oleinikov. Following the screenings, the filmmakers will unpack their practice, challenges & highlights in a conversation led by Dorcas Utkovic, Producer & Host of OZ AFRICAN TV. In The Can showcases diverse films by emerging and established filmmakers from emerging communities. The night will include 60 seconds fashion – film portrait,…

22
July
12.30 pm — 4.30 pm
@ Atherton Gardens
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EiY S2S

South to South (S2S)

Presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with Vibrating Planet, Emerge in Yarra 2018’s massive launch event, South 2 South (S2S) is a cross cultural collaboration between Australia and Colombia featuring Cumbia Cosmonauts, ChibCha, 1/6, Mohair Slim and more. The day will be an inaugural celebration of an ongoing project under the same title ‘South 2 South’ that will change cultural narratives and create permanent connections between the two countries. With a nod to the soccer world cup fever, S2S is a…

23
July
6.00 pm — 8.30 pm
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EiY Cookin Up 1

Cookin’ Up Community #1

In our popular cooking demo and storytelling event, Cookin’ Up Community #1, join businesswoman and talk-show host Husna Pasha and Kurdish Australian musician Fadil Suna in a fusion of cultural exchange, culinary feast, and live music performances. Fadil will warm the guests’ taste buds with his famous traditional Kurdish soup and mesmerising sound of his oud; and Husna will bring the flavours from the streets of India with her pakoda demo and will also share her personal story of emerging…

24
July
6.00 pm — 8.30 pm
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EiY ATypical

Atypical? Visual Art Workshop by Stacey Korfiatis

As part of her exhibition titled ‘Transit’, Stacey Korfiatis will also hold an art workshop titled ‘Atypical?‘, that critiques the fetishisation of youth, thinness, and unattainable perfection by looking at and normalising difference and diversity in human bodies. The Transit exhibition will be at the iconic Black Cat Gallery from 18 to 29 July and the one–day life drawing and painting workshop, ‘Atypical?’ will be on 24 July at the gallery. The workshop is designed for emerging/intermediate/established artists who are…

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July
6.30 pm — 9.00 pm
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EiY Camp Fire Stories

Campfire Stories

Multicultural Arts Victoria, in partnership with Welcome to Australia and Ethnic Communities Councils of Victoria, presents Campfire Stories as part of Emerge in Yarra 2018, back by popular demand. Storytelling has the capacity to nurture understanding and compassion. Listen to stories that enrich and influence Melbourne’s culture. Audiences are engaged by everyday Victorians sharing their experiences of being a refugee. Beginning at 6.30 PM with hot Arabic chai provided by former Syrian refugees, the event will be officially opened by the Djirri Djirri…

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July
6.00 pm — 8.30 pm
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EiY Cookin Up 2

Cookin’ Up Community #2

Cookin’ Up Community #2 is a night of food demonstrations, entertainment and storytelling. Come and enjoy tales spanning generations and crossing cultures with Afghanistan born Nuclear Physicist and Biophysicist, Dr Nouria Salehi, Chef and visual artist, Ameet Sandhu and musician, Sarah Mandie. The cooking demonstrations will include traditional Indian inspired food like chapati, dhal, masala chai and more; and Sarah will entertain the guests with her beautiful music using a range of musical instruments. Food and stories bring people together.…

26
July
6.00 pm — 7.30 pm
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SAM x MAV

SAM Out Late! JULY

Join us for an evening of art and ideas. Explore contemporary art through a series of informal talks, lectures and artistic responses to exhibitions at SAM by artists, curators, thinkers and local personalities. Experience the transformative essence of spoken word in this special performance by local Aboriginal and culturally diverse artists. Presented in partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria, the event will see Yorta Yorta artist Neil Morris and young local emerging poets and writers respond to Raquel Ormella’s survey exhibition.…

27
July
9.00 pm — 11.55 pm
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EiY EP Launch

Amin Payne + Hari Sivanesan EP Launch – ‘Sarasvati’

Born out of Multicultural Arts Victoria’s ReMastered Myths music program, the unique collaboration between producer/DJ, Amin Payne, and acclaimed Veena artist, Hari Sivanesan, deconstructs stereotypes surrounding world music. The night will also feature Bashka with their dance music from the dirt streets of Turkey via Melbourne, the captivating vocals and electronica of Aarti Jadu and experimental dancer and theatre maker, Joshinder Chaggar. AMIN PAYNE + HARI SIVANESAN Collaborators Amin Payne and Hari Sivanesan create hypnotic soundscapes that fuse Traditional Indian…

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July
7.00 pm — 9.00 pm
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EiY Ms Millie

Ms Millie’s Pop Up Poetry Café

Ms Millie’s showcases spoken creativity via storytelling, song and poetry. The night will feature lyrical spoken word artist, Kyah, supported by the acclaimed contortionist, Soliana, and an open mic session. You can also enjoy sweet treats baked by your host, Ms Millie. Ms Millie’s is the brain child of Jay Larkin after she greedily wanted to enjoy two of her favourite things in one night, poetry and sweets. With a variety of vegan and non-vegan sweets that are variations of…

August 2018
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August
11.00 am — 2.00 pm
@ Theatrette, South Melbourne Town Hall
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Recalling the journey - book launch

Launch of the book: ‘Recalling the Journey’

RECALLING THE JOURNEY II is a rich collection of mini biographies that reflect the experience of migration from 28 angles. On a broad level, these stories, seamlessly, reveal aspects of significant historic events such as: the 1922 conflict between Greeks & Turks, WWII, and the more recent displacement of people from the former Yugoslavia, just to mention a few. “I hear several gunshots and hear Grandma scream, ‘Get on the floor!’ from the kitchen. She is clearly OK, she is…

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August
6.00 pm — 2.00 am
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Enlighten Projection Festival

Enlighten Projection Festival

Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Emerge Cultural Hub Bendigo has been collaborating with Enlighten Projection Festival to support the following commissioned artists, some of whom are Emerge Ambassadors, to develop their projection pieces. As well as connecting diverse community members to engage in participatory projects. Mimi Leung Animator Local to Shepparton Exploring Chinese-Australian culture Rose Turtle Ertler Community engagement artist Working with diverse communities exploring the power of the compliment Tashara Roberts MAV Emerge Ambassador Proud indigenous, queer feminist Leonie van Eyk…

September 2018
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September
11.00 am — 5.00 pm
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ethiopian ny 2018

Ethiopian New Year Festival 2018

Ethiopian New Year Festival is the annual Ethiopian cultural festival at Nicholson Street Mall in Footscray. It will radiate with the sights, sounds and smells of Ethiopian culture. The festival has been organised by Ethiopian Community Association in Victoria since 2006 to introduce Ethiopian culture to the wider community also it is an opportunity for Ethiopians to express and embrace their culture and identity and to express their gratitude to the Australian community for embracing multiculturalism. All aspects of Ethiopian…

Beasts of No Nation with Omoyeni Tololope Anikulap- Kuti (Yeni)

Yeni Kuti, Fela Kuti’s daughter, is a legendary dancer, choreographer who will be travelling from Nigeria to perform in the PBS Beasts of No Nation concert. This concert will be a tribute to Fela Kuti the originator of the Afrobeat tradition in collaboration with Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) on September 8th in Melbourne. The event, presented by Stani Goma of PBS show Flight 1067 to Africa, will see The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra joined on stage by an amazing line…

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September
6.30 pm — 8.30 pm
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ECL Outer North

Emerge Cultural Leadership Gathering (Outer North)

The next Emerge Cultural Leadership Gathering in the outer-north will be on 11 September, Tuesday, at 6:30 PM in Broadmeadows. Yes, a new venue, where the library is next to the shopping centre. The Emerge Cultural Leadership Program supports artists and cultural practitioners from Indigenous and emerging communities to develop projects and build skills, and provides opportunities to build networks with new and emerging communities in the outer northern suburbs. Facilitated by Multicultural Arts Victoria, this is a great opportunity…

13
September
6.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ Theatrette, South Melbourne Town Hall
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Comedy Workshops

Comedy Workshops

If you would love to do comedy but have no experience then register for the comedy workshops with comedian, writer and creative director, Justine Sless. Multicultural Arts Victoria, in partnership with Melbourne Jewish Comedy Festival, presents comedy workshops for culturally diverse emerging comedians. This two week intensive on the art of stand up comedy will include the option of performing at Melbourne Fringe 2018 in Find The Funny In Any Language, if participants are interested and have enough quality material…

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September
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Beads of Culture

Beads of Culture

Experience the culture of beads as an installation of a dazzling, inspired frenzy of creativity during this exhibition at Kaiela Arts. This exhibition is the outcome of many hours work during many participatory workshops facilitated by local artists and craftspeople, using traditional techniques and materials in a new way. Beads have been used in all cultures on Earth since time began. Beads have been traded, revered, used as money, worn as jewellery and sewn onto clothing. Beads have been made…

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September
11.00 am — 12.30 pm
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ECL Wyndham

Emerge Cultural Network Gathering (Wyndham)

Multicultural Arts Victoria invites you to join in the next Emerge Cultural Network Gathering for artists and community members from Indigenous and culturally diverse backgrounds in Wyndham and surrounding areas. • Meet other artists and community leaders from your neighbourhood; • Rod Pilois from Beat Factor will talk about his journey setting up a music business in Wyndham; • Share a meal and make new connections; • Find out about upcoming opportunities. For information and bookings contact Miriam Abud via…

27
September
6.30 pm — 7.45 pm
@ Fringe Hub: Lithuanian Club – Main Theatre
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Funny In Any Language

Funny In Any Language | Melbourne Fringe Festival

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) and Melbourne Jewish Comedy Festival (MJCF) present Funny In Any Language, a showcase of new, emerging and extremely funny comedians for one night only. This smorgasbord of multi ethnic and multicultural comedians will be MC’d by Kevin Kropinyeri. The showcase will feature new and established comedians including Annie Louey who has been mentored by Tessa Waters, up and coming comedian Urvi Majumdar and physical comedian David Splatt. MAV and MJCF have collaborated on Funny in Any…

October 2018
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October
7.00 pm — 8.00 pm
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Fire Monkey

Fire Monkey | Stolen Fire and Fractured Myths

Fire Monkey is an exhilarating collaboration bringing together dancers and musicians from Singapore and Melbourne in a spectacular and poignant reflection, looking back from 2018 on international events that affected the world in 2016. The universal myth of Fire not only ignites common stories among different cultures, it also enables movement creation through mapping of ancient memories with contemporary reflections. Details: 3 October – 6 October, 2018 7PM and 2PM Matinee Saturday Northcote Town Hall (Main Hall) 189 High St,…

06
October
11.30 am — 4.00 pm
@ Station Pier, Port Melbourne
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Piersfestival2018

Piers Festival 2018

Multicultural Arts Victoria presents the 2018 Piers Festival, a celebration of the Station and Princes Pier’s pivotal role as a historic gateway to our diverse cultures and a symbol of Victoria’s growth and identity today. This year’s program embraces an ethos of collaboration: highlighting incredible cultural tradition, friendship and artistic expression. This year’s festival will be based at the iconic Station Pier and will host a global feast of activity and entertainment. Main stage acts will include folk theatre and Balkan Blues band, Saray Iluminado;…

12
October
2.00 pm — 5.30 pm
@ Engine Room
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Emerge Bendigo

Emerge Cultural Hub (Bendigo) at Artlands

As part of Artlands 2018, Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Emerge Cultural Hub (Bendigo) will be presenting 2 sessions at The Engine Room on 12 Oct 2018. The Emerge Cultural Hub in Bendigo is part of Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Emerge Cultural Network that operates within a Community Cultural Development framework. It aims to increase opportunities for emerging & refugee communities to participate in and control their own cultural development. The Emerge program endeavours to add a diverse voice to the arts and cultural…

21
October
1.00 pm — 3.00 pm
@ MPavilion
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Our Place Our Home sml

Our Place, Our Home | Melbourne Festival 2018

Melbourne Festival is launched by the First Peoples of the land, and it’s only fitting that it is signed off by our newest arrivals. Our Place, Our Home celebrates the extraordinary range of people making music in Victoria today, with performers tapping musical energies from Congolese, Oromo and Cuban cultures.Our Place, Our Home springs from Multicultural Arts Victoria’s State of Culture Music Program, which for more than a decade has uncovered the most dynamic and diverse artists in Australia and propelled them into the spotlight.  With a line-up featuring seasoned professionals…

28
October
3.00 pm — 6.00 pm
@ Temperence Hall
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TS2018

Tempo Sessions 2018

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

November 2018
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November
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State of Culture 1

State of Culture #1

Check out the Visible 12 album here. Victoria’s contemporary multicultural soul will come alive in this dynamic music showcase profiling some of our newest emerging talent alongside leading figures from Melbourne’s music scene. All the artists presented in this one-off show have participated in Multicultural Arts Victoria’s State of Culture music program with mentoring, new collaborations, recording, creative development and more. Hailing from First Nations to our newest arrivals, from metro Melbourne to the regional town of Shepparton, these extraordinary…

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November
5.00 pm — 9.00 pm
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State of Culture 2

State of Culture #2

Check out the Visible 12 album here. Victoria’s contemporary multicultural soul will come alive in this dynamic music showcase profiling some of our newest emerging talent alongside leading figures from Melbourne’s music scene. All the artists presented in this one-off show have participated in Multicultural Arts Victoria’s State of Culture music program with mentoring, new collaborations, recording, creative development and more. Hailing from First Nations to our newest arrivals, from metro Melbourne to the regional towns of Shepparton and Moama,…

10
November
6.30 pm — 11.55 pm
@ St Kilda Town Hall
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MAV Fundraiser

Multicultural Arts Victoria 45th Anniversary Gala and Fundraiser

Invitation to Multicultural Arts Victoria 45th Anniversary and 2018 Fundraiser Multicultural Arts Victoria supports thousands of artists each year. This is your opportunity to support our amazing program. The night will feature a selection of top musicians and artists from Multicultural Arts Victoria’s diverse program including The Philhellenes, Pasefika Vitoria Choir, Oscar Jimenez with special guest, Rayhan Sudrajat, Saray Iluminado, and traditional Bharatanatyam dancing by Studio J, with live crowdfunding, cultural foods and storytelling. Funds raised will support new opportunities for our talented…

3 Rivers Festival 2018

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

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November
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Ignite Sound Project

Ignite Sound Project Album Launch 2018

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

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November
3.00 pm — 8.00 pm
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Pasifika Festival 2018

Pasifika Festival 2018

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

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November
All Day
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Mapping Melbourne 2018

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

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

Mapping Melbourne 2018 Launch

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

December 2018
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December
11.00 am — 1.00 pm
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Wyndham Emerge Gathering

Wyndham Gathering – Emerge Cultural Network

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

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December
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Street Connection

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

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

Ma3ka – The Triad Supreme

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

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December
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MM Sounding the city in bronze

Sounding the City in Bronze

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

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

H:O:M:E

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

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December
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MM Depth of simplicity

The Depth Of Simplicity

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

05
December
6.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ Space 28 VCA Performing Arts
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MM Perempuan

#Perempuan

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

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

Dumpling Boy Temple

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

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December
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MM The Seafarers Welcome

The Seafarers Welcome

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

07
December
6.00 pm — 10.00 pm
@ Testing Grounds
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MM Embodied Landscape

The Embodied Landscape

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

MURTI

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

07
December
8.00 pm — 9.00 pm
@ Testing Grounds
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MM Shadow's Light

Shadow’s Light

Shadow’s Light is a tryptich of events continuing the long term collaboration of Tony Yap Company (Melbourne) and Surya Kencana (Java, Indonesia), including performances and workshops taking Javanese trance practices into contemporary performance. SHADOW’S LIGHT Tony Yap Company (TYC, Melbourne) and Surya Kencana (Java, Indonesia) join forces to create powerful contemporary trance ritual for one night only. Arresting and uncompromising, Shadow’s Light is also a deep meditation on basic elements for living – quietude alongside the ecstatic. Shadow’s Light draws…

08
December
8.00 pm — 11.55 pm
@ Ferdydurke
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MM Lucky

Lucky

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

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December
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MM Immodesty

im/modesty

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

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December
7.00 pm — 9.00 pm
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MM Soni Irawan

Soni Irawan

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

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December
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MM Beyond the stillness

Metamorphosis & Beyond The Stillness

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

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

The Sound Of Shadows: Sugar Coated

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

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December
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MM Enigma

ENIGMA

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

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December
7.30 pm — 9.00 pm
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MM SA

SAtheCollective

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

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

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

29
December
2.00 pm — 9.00 pm
@ Altona East Phoenix Soccer Club
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Ethiopian Day

Ethiopian Day Festival 2018

A SERIES OF FREE EVENT SHOWCASING ETHIOPIAN ART AND PERFORMANCES Ethiopian Day festival is the annual Ethiopian cultural festival at Altona East Soccer Club. It will radiate with the sights, sounds and smells of Ethiopian culture. The festival has been organized by Ethiopian Sport & Culture Federation and Ethiopian Community Association of Victoria. All aspects of Ethiopian culture will be on display throughout the Festival including traditional music, dance, and history. There will also be entertainment for the kids, circus…

31
December
8.00 pm — 1.00 am
@ Federation Square
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NYE 2018

New Year’s Eve 2018

JOIN US FOR ONE OF THE BEST NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATIONS IN AUSTRALIA! Find your vantage spot and enjoy live music, entertainment and fireworks as the world holds it’s breath, and cheers as the clock strikes twelve. Dazzling projections, bustling energy and smooth tunes – catch LIVE acts including Simba Mak, Kira Puru, Amaru Tribe, Deep Street Soul and DJ Hosca! LINE UP FOR THE EVENING 8:00 pm – Deep Street Soul 9:00 pm – Music Amaru Tribe 10:00 pm – Kira Puru 11:20 pm –…

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