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November 2018
All Day
@ Across the City of Melbourne
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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…

December 2018
6.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ Space 28 VCA Performing Arts
MM 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…


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…

6.00 pm — 10.00 pm
@ Testing Grounds
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…

7.00 pm — 9.00 pm
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…

7.30 pm — 9.00 pm
@ Primrose Potter Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre
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…

2.00 pm — 5.00 pm
MM 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…

7.30 pm — 9.00 pm


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…

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

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

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