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June 2018
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…

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…

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…

20
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…

25
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…

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.…

26
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.…

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…

28
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
07
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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