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Mon, 25 April 2016

The SUBSTATION Newport Events

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April Weekender
April 29 – 1 May, 2016
The SUBSTATION continues to celebrate its centenary in 2016 over a weekend of free performance, visual arts and unique audience experiences, which bring new light to the unique building and its place in Newport.

Local artist Tamara Saulwick has been commissioned to make a new work, NEWPORT ARCHIVES, which uses interviews with local people to take audiences on a self guided tour of Newport whilst Lz Dunn, Associate Artist of APHIDS presents the return season of FLYWAY, a guided audio tour through Newport to the nearby water. The first Australian exhibition of Berlin based photographer SVEN MARQUARDT is showing all weekend and mobile video projection artists, PROJECTOR BIKE stage a FREE new work, THE ART OF WORK, on Friday and Saturday night.
Flyway is a performative walk immersing audiences wearing headphones and binoculars in the epic and enchanting journeys of migratory birds. Audiences are enveloped in a sonic landscape and guided through the nearby surrounds to encounter video artworks and a shifting, cinematic environment. Created responsively in each new location by artist Lz Dunn with Lawrence English and dramaturg Lara Thoms, Flyway explores our ecological connections, embedding field research of local birds, people and places into the urban fabric of the performance site.

Season: 29 April - 1 May
Performances: 4.30pm – 6.00pm, departing from and returning to The Substation
Tickets: $25 full / $20 concession

Newport Archives is an audio walk, which contemplates the connections between time, place, event and memory. Equipped with headphones and an mp3 player as their guide, participants walk unaccompanied through Newport’s streets immersed in a sound world that uncannily knits the present with the past, fact with fiction and memory with imagination. Green Room and Helpmann Awards nominee Melbourne based artist Tamara Saulwick premiered her most recent work Endings at the 2015 Sydney Festival and was presented at Melbourne’s Arts House in May to critical acclaim, receiving a 2015 Helpmann Award nomination for ‘Best New Australian Work.’ Tamara is an Artistic Associate with Chamber Made Opera.

Season: 29 April - 1 May
Sessions: 11am – 6:30pm, 15 minute slots (11am – 5pm on Sunday)

Combining archive footage, interviews with resident artists working at the Substation and explorations of the lives of the working people of Newport, The Art of Work guides audiences through the past and present of working life in Newport. The Art of Work is part of a series of Back Story projection walking tours leading to a domesticated outdoor cinema screening.

Season: 29 & 30 April
Performances: 7pm – 9pm
Tickets: FREE

The Substation gallery space is thrilled to be showing the Melbourne premiere of Berlin-based photographer Sven Marquardt’s work, with an exhibition spanning his entire career. Marquardt explores staged and candid scenes of everyday people in the street and club scene in Berlin.

Season: 29 April – 31 May
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am – 5pm Open until 8pm 29 & 30 April
Tickets: FREE

THE SUBSTATION MARKET is an indoor market featuring stalls of artists, designers and makers. With a view to encourage creativity and provide the community with an exclusive handmade shopping outlet, the market fits in perfectly with Newport’s newest arts hub.
Date: Sunday 1 May 10am – 4pm

Thu, 27 August 2015

Melbourne Day 30.8.2015 Free Events

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Melbourne rocks 180
New! Melbourne Our Town will be performed for the first time at the Melbourne Day Concert by Soli Tesema
Big stars announced for our free Docklands family concert
•Aboriginal didgeridoo performances
•Special Sunday Market
•MC Dr Sally Cockburn (”Dr Feelgood”)
•GOLD104.3 FM live broadcast
•Melbourne Regatta
•Open Door Singers / Docklands Community Choir, with Musical Director Shaun Islip
•Free ferry trips
•And more!

Daryl Braithwaite, Pierce Brothers, Russell Morris and Soli Tesema performing at the Melbourne Day Concert on 30 August
Music legends Daryl Braithwaite and Russell Morris headline our FREE Melbourne Day Concert on Sunday August 30 in the Docklands — proudly sponsored by GOLD 104.3 with Brig and Lehmo.

For more information: Contact Bettina @ Upfront Events www.upfront.com.au

The concert also features the Pierce Brothers, Jack and Pat, who return home for their first appearance after a world tour.
And Soli Tesema will perform Halo, her signature cover of Beyonce’s pop ballard that wowed the judges on The Voice Australia.

When: Noon to 5pm. (Pierce Brothers on stage at 1pm; Soli Tesema, 1.25pm; Russell Morris, 1.45pm; Daryl Braithwaite, 2.30pm)
Where: Water Plaza on Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands (Merchant St, near the Library at the Dock).

Hey kids! Learn about your city through the eyes of Gilbert, Melbourne’s first cat — the Tassie tabby who arrived on the Enterprize with the first settlers.

Sun, 21 September 2014

Sara Thorn and Colin Sheppard Pop Up/exhibition

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Mixed Prints is a collaborative Pop Up/exhibition over 4 days between two Melbourne design icons - Sara Thorn and Colin Sheppard.
Opening Wed 8th - Sunday 12 October at Fort Delta in the Captiol Arcade, 113 Swanston Street, Melbourne. Featuring hand made prints with a eclectic eye for hybrid influences.
Part exhibition, showing screen print & batik processes and a pop up shop offering limited edition clothing/home wares to purchase in an art house context.
Mixed Prints POP Up/Exhibtion will present different print techniques for cloth and fashion exploring screen print, batik and its interface with fashion.
it will feature the processes of print as captured through the screen prints of doitbaby by Colin Sheppard and the Sara Thorn Project.
doitbaby factory label are Colin Sheppard and Brett Gillespie.
Colin has a history of hand painted sign writing and scenic art for both the home and the workplace. He works with Melbourne Theatre Company, painting sets and props in their scenic art dept. Brett has a Masters degree in Fine Arts - Printmaking.

doitbaby Factory is hand designed and hand screen printed. It is not mass produced, and does not threaten the environment, using 100% non toxic inks that are printed onto 100% certified organic cotton.
Every limited edition screen print is a unique wearable piece of art. Every procedure in the making of these garments is carried out locally in Melbourne

Sara Thorn draws influence from her earlier work in the eighties with Galaxy & Abyss. Bold , graphic themes are juxtaposed with hand written spells and drawings of poodles with wings in a eclectic mix of custom tshirts, leggings and easy wear pieces.

Sara will be celebrating the launch of UNIQUE BATIK - hand made batik mens shirts,cushions and silk crinkle scarf…Prepare for the batik Revival c/o textile nomad Sara Thorn!
Find this event on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/events/696417697099070/

Kambarang – South West Aboriginal Gourmet Experience

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Kambarang – South West Aboriginal Gourmet Experience
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Introducing a feast of bush flavours with contemporary international cuisine to tempt your senses with internationally renowned Aboriginal Chef Mark Olive aka ‘The Black Olive’ and Josh Whiteland from award winning local South West business Koomal Dreaming.
Supported by Aboriginal hospitality students from various High Schools as well as the Outback Academy apprentices and students, you’ll have a cultural culinary experience surrounded by the Noongar Art Exhibition as well as the music from Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse who are able to capture the hearts and imagination of an audience through song.

We will be taking you on a journey that you won’t get anywhere else and will leave you with an experience you are not likely to forget.
This event is proudly brought to you by Outback Academy, WA Indigenous Tourism Operators Council, South West Institute of Technology, Black Olive and Koomal Dreaming.
All proceeds will go towards the Outback Academy Hospitality Program – encouraging Aboriginal people to consider a career in hospitality, tourism and events.
Venue: South West Institute of Technology, Margaret River Campus, Lot 272 Bussell Highway, Margaret River WA 6285

Mon, 1 September 2014


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Arts Project Australia in partnership with The University of Melbourne present
Exhibitions running from September 2014 to February 2015
A FREE international conference with associated exhibitions, film screenings, lectures and events across Melbourne from September 2014
Forty years after the term Outsider Art was coined to encompass works by untrained and unschooled artists who work outside the established
art-world, Contemporary Outsider Art asks “Is Out, the new in?”
Artist: Julian Martin
Exhibition: Everyday Imagining: New Perspectives on Outsider Art
1 October - February 2014 at Ian Potter Museum of Art
Outsider Art includes the work of artists who are self-taught and untrained and is often used to describe the work of artists who have had experience of marginalisation, disability or mental illness. However contemporary practices are diverse and challenge definition, including found art, craft, performance, graffiti, street art and much more.


Framed Movements

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Fri 10 Oct – Sun 23 November, 2014
Presented by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in association with Melbourne Festival, Framed Movements
investigates the potential that lies at the shifting boundaries between dance and art.
A series of performances will accompany the exhibition, including the Australian Premier of New York performance artist
Maria Hassabi’s Intermission, an eight hour installation of sculptural movements and physical endurance.

Indigenous Fashion Runway at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

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Indigenous Fashion Runway at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week
Date: Saturday 6th September, 11am 2014
Location: ANZ Pavilion, Arts Centre Melbourne
Tickets: $45 via www.artscentremelbourne.com.au
Global Indigenous Management is proud to present ‘Indigenous Fashion Runway’ as part of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2014.
An amazing collection of Global Indigenous fashion celebrating top Aboriginal, Maori, African and Native American designers, models and talent who will captivate the runway at the Melbourne Arts Centre on Saturday 6th September 2014, with their vibrant colours, tribal patterns and textiles.

After the first sell-out event in 2012, Indigenous Fashion Runway returns to the catwalk after wowing the crowds at the AIDS 2014 Conference as part of the international ‘Positive Runway’ Catwalk show.
About Global Indigenous Management:Established to support emerging Australian Indigenous fashion talent and designers break into the fashion industry, Global Indigenous Management is the first worldwide indigenous modelling agency. Based in Melbourne, Australia, and run by founder and Director Tina Waru, Global Indigenous Management represents new and emerging Indigenous fashion talent, and nurtures confidence and positive self-esteem in Indigenous youth.

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