Footscray Community Arts Centre

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 11:28am

The trio of Lea, Rosa and Petra Rumwaropen are three sisters who have come together to form The Black Sistaz.


They’re three West Papuan singers with a powerful message – stand strong for a free West Papua. The now Australian-based family has endured many hardships through their lineage, which The Black Sistaz communicate through their music as one of a journey of living a life...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 12:29pm

Later this month, the Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) will be hosting Australia’s third iteration of WOW: Women of the World Festival.


WOW is an international movement, birthed in London in 2011, and since spreading across five continents to celebrate women’s achievements and discuss the challenges remaining.
Closing WOW 2017’s program on Saturday March 25...

Posted 30 Jan 2017 @ 10:34am

Twelve years after its inception, Laneway Festival is in the middle of an identity crisis. It introduced itself to the world as the tastemaker’s Big Day Out, a counter culture alternative to Australia’s small and homogenous festival scene. Now that the Big Day Out is presumed dead and the rest of the scene has moved onto camping festivals and genre based blowouts, Laneway, the one-time...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 1:36pm

It’s a difficult task, these days, for a musician to distinguish themselves entirely from the sea of artists.


The digital age could be a cold place, with music websites entirely replacing the tactile experience of holding a record. But it also makes way for a personal connection between an artist and their fans never before possible.
Mr. Carmack -...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 12:22pm

“I don’t like writing on the internet, I don’t feel like I have a lot to say anymore. When did we stop being curious about things we disagree on?”


The internet is an echo chamber, filled with voices all trying to speak louder than the other, all the while holding the power to simply log off. It's this common lack of constructive discussion that disillusioned...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 11:51am

Celebrating the rich wonder and diversity of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, Wominjeka Festival is back with its typical abundance of artistic flair.


For Associate Producer – and performer in last year's festival – Brett Lee, the crafting of the incredible week-long event has been a rewarding and interesting experience.
"It gives a...

Posted 21 Dec 2016 @ 1:25pm

What are you most looking forward to about Wominjeka Festival? I’m really excited to be a part of celebrating our culture with a diverse audience. Also, there’s nothing like playing an outdoor festival on a sunny day.
How and why have you found that expressing yourself through music is an integral part of the way you interact with the world? I don’t know who I’d be without music...

Posted 13 May 2016 @ 8:27pm

Melbourne Independent theatre company, The DIG Collective, want to have a chat. They don’t care if the subject matter is difficult, all they care about is that the chat happens, and it happens right. The company’s latest work, DoubleSpeak, is a play surrounding the art of conversation, and challenging ones at that. DoubleSpeak hones in on the mode of language and how using...

Posted 30 Aug 2012 @ 9:53am

Considered a platform to release films that share stories of the changing identity of Australian, Colourfest returns for another year of short films that explore the multicultural identity of Australia.


Supported by the Australian Film Television and Radio School, the film festival will feature a series of 14 short films that are screened over two session coupled by a feature...

Posted 6 Oct 2011 @ 10:36am

With the festival season starting to well and truly get under way, it means we must bid farewell to the hectic, internet-discourse-fuelled season of festival lineup announcements. With the first official Laneway Festival announcement due to drop this Monday October 10, let us take a quick glance at what we know so far.


The official video announcing the dates and venues (see...


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