Indigenous Arts Flourish In West

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Indigenous Arts Flourish In West


Footscray Community Arts Centre continues to showcase Indigenous artists!

For the last year, Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) has been shining the light on the talent of Indigenous artists of Melbourne’s West and will continue to do so in 2011.

Challenging the stereotypes of what it means to be Indigenous in a contemporary urban context, and celebrating the unique culture of the area, FCAC’s Indigenous Cultural Program has featured workshops, exhibitions, talks and performances by some of Australia’s best known and still emerging Indigenous artists including Aunty Margy Tang, Paola Balla, Bindi Cole, Jacob Boehme, Frank Yamma, Bart Willoughby, Mia Stanford, and siblings Lisa Maza and Rachael Maza Long.

This year the FCAC’s Indigenous Cultural Program will continue with Blak Side Story (an interactive digital quilt which will profile the people and stories of the Indigenous community of Melbourne’s West), Deadly Funny Comedy Workshops, and the world premier of Mia Stanford’s new one woman comedy show UNCLASSIFIABLE

Also taking up residence at FCAC this year is Idja – Victorian’s first Indigenous dance theatre performance company and training academy.

Deadly Funny Workshops
Basement Theatre, FCAC, Free
Sunday 13 February, 10.30am-4.00pm
Saturday 19 February, 10.30am-2.00pm
Sunday 20 February, 10.30am-2.00pm
For Bookings contact [email protected]


Performance Space, FCAC
Preview: Tuesday 5 April, 8pm
Opening: Friday 8 April, 8pm
Other: Saturday 9 April, Firday 15 April, Saturday 16 April
Bookings: (03) 9362 8888

Blak Side Story

Roslyn Smorgon Gallery, FCAC, Free
Opening: Thursday 30 June 
Exhibition: Friday 1 July to Sunday 28 August

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