#fringewestside "The True History of the Tragic Life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, the Ugliest Woman in the World", presented by Peel the Limelight OPENS TONIGHT!
This extraordinary production is on at #bluestonechurchartsspace in #Footscray until 23 September - An unprecedented theatrical experience, the audience will be (and must remain) blindfolded to experience the show.
Based on true events, the play tells the story of a poor indigenous Mexican woman, born in the 1830s with a disfiguring genetic condition and sold as a child to be exhibited in freak shows around the globe. Peel the Limelight’s production is a sensory performance based on exploitation, discrimination and perception.
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Invite Me to Play - Children are in the spotlight for this unique exploration of creativity. Melbourne based artist @clare_walton_artist is inviting young people aged 5-16 years to join her on a journey that explores the notion of play in public space. Head on down to #Artsbox to participate in this exciting child-led arts program.
Activities are taking place 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm on Friday 1, Saturday 2, Tuesday 5, Wednesday 6, Friday 8, Saturday 9, Monday 11, Tuesday 12, Friday 15, Saturday 16, Sunday 17, Tuesday 19, Wednesday 20, Saturday 23, Tuesday 26, Wednesday 27 and Friday 29 September.
Image Credit: Clare Walton, Invite Me to Play - Lowesdale Public School 2015
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Art as a Game Changer - Art for a Cause or a Cause for Art?
#artsandculturemcc is producing #artasagamechanger as part of #melbfringe 2017 – an exciting panel discussion on the role of art and social change. We’ll be looking at whether there’s an onus on artists to probe fault lines, social protocols and areas of discomfort. Is there an expectation for artists to ‘make a difference’? What about art for art’s sake?
Registration is essential at artasagamechanger.eventbrite.com.au
Panellists include @sayraphim @jaxjackibrown Jacinda Richards from @l2r_dance @ianmichaelianmichael and the wonderful not-on-instagram Heather Horrocks! Join us at @footscrayarts on 19 September
Day 2 (the final day) of Open Studios is a cracker! Here we are at Footscray Maker Lab, a relatively new creative space with a sustainable and collaborative ethos. Open until 4pm today near corner Robbs Road opposite Hansen Reserve in West Footscray. #openstudios#wefo#openstudiosinthewest#artsandculturemcc
The Maribyrnong City Council Arts & Culture team is now on Instagram! We'll be sharing images of our various projects and creative spaces, but would love to see your experiences too! Tag us #artsandculturemcc when you see some of our StreetWORKS, stop by the Artsbox, visit Open Studios on 29 & 30 Nov, or see a performance at Bluestone Church Arts Space. Or even if you've seen seen something artistically awesome in the West, we'd love to see it too!