Little Westies unleashing creativity for peace 

    Picture this: young minds ablaze with imagination, transforming blank canvases into vibrant reflections of hope and unity; a manifestation of the International Women’s Peace Group’s (IWPG) Loving Peace Art Competition recently hosted at St James theApostle Primary School in Hoppers Crossing. In its 6th consecutive year, this esteemed international competition continues to captivate and involve more than 12,000 youths annually from 52 different countries across the globe. Despite the diversity of languages spoken by participants from different countries, the art they create speaks volumes, delivering messages of peace and unity to hearts around the world.

    National Heritage Month at Community Bank Seddon

    In celebration of National Heritage Month (16 April–16 May) the Community Bank Seddon will be exhibiting historical photos from Seddon and surrounds.

    Tilde; a festival of miracles

    Celebrating its tenth anniversary Tilde is a community-led international trans and gender diverse film festival hosted at the Footscray Community Arts Centre.

    Altona Pier Revue exhibition

    The Altona Pier Revue exhibition at Louis Joel Gallery in Altona is the culmination of an expressed desire by locals, former residents and longtime visitors to acknowledge and capture in a lasting way the life of the 1888 pier, its demise, and the shiny new one that’s replaced it.

    Sleepless Festival 2024:A celebration of art and community

    The Sleepless Festival is set to transform Footscray into a vibrant canvas of public art and creativity from May 3rd to 19th. This spellbinding event reimagines Footscray's CBD by revitalising dormant spaces into hubs of cultural expression, showcasing a diverse line-up of performances, installations, and immersive experiences.

    An artist’s musings on time and chance

    Yarraville artist Matthew Simpson writes about their background and motivations as a creative practitioner.

    ‘Afghan Girl’ photographer exhibition in Williamstown 

    Williamstown Seaworks is privileged to host ICONS, a photographic exhibition from McCurry’s impressive 40-year-career.

    Eat Your Heart Out: Lack of venues forces theatre from the west to move north

    A comedy concerning sisters facing difficulties for the first time in their privileged life over weekly lunches.

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