Footscray Community Arts Centre is excited to announce that events and activities are back for 2021! Here’s a quick rundown of some of the things you can get involved in. Check footscrayarts.com/whats-on for info and to book.
Running on the 6th and 13th of February from 5pm-8pm, this is a new outdoor music series featuring incredible live music alongside DJs. Set in the lush surroundings of the FCAC Amphitheatre and open to all ages, this program is for all the music lovers in search of a relaxed, safe and fun haven to hang out with friends and family! The sessions feature a bar with a selection of delicious drinks, local food vendors, free for kids under 12 years old – this is your new regular summer hang out in the West!
A theatre show that takes you on an investigative performance adventure unearthing a multitude of unknown, forgotten and uncelebrated Australian women photographers from 1850 to the present day. The scene is set: a chance encounter with a pile of discarded glass plate photo negatives sends our sleuthing protagonist on an extensive investigation to uncover the identity of the mystery artist. 26 February, 7.30pm and Saturday 27 February, 5pm and 7.30pm.
Eye to Eye
This exhibition examines 46 years of womanhood through the lens of artists Julie Millowick OAM and Jody Haines. It unpacks the development of social and political untruths of past and contemporary women’s liberation. Through this collaboration, the artists present a visual symbol for what we can learn from the women’s rights movement of the past and how the conversation of gender representation is evolving today. Runs 4th February – 20th March, with an artists talk on 20th February 2021 at 11am.
The second edition of the Footscray Makers’ Market features a curated line up of 20-30 eclectic stalls, to support our local artisans sell their bespoke and high quality items ranging from ceramics to jewellery, African fabrics, planters and coffee beans. Held in conjunction FCAC’s broader artistic program, FCAC Summer, experience Arts in the West. Market stalls overlook the banks of the Maribyrnong River and Melbourne’s majestic skyline.