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BAZm e Hazaragi

BAZm e Hazaragi

An afternoon of Hazaragi film, language, poetry and music; presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF), BAZm e Hazaragi shines light onto Melbourne’s Hazara community and the beauty and wealth of their culture...more.
Saturday
16 May
2015

City of Melbourne Arts Grants Information Sessions

City of Melbourne Arts Grants Information Sessions

The City of Melbourne and Multicultural Arts Victoria invite you to a special information session with Arts & Culture program managers. Find out about the City of Melbourne's 2016 Arts Grants Program (closing June 2015 for projects Jan-Dec 2016) and hear some grant writing tips from previous assessment panelists and grant recipients...more.
Wednesday
13 May
2015

Emerge in the West Festival 2015

Emerge in the West Festival 2015

Emerge in the West in the City of Maribyrnong reveals emerging African arts, culture and small businesses that have been growing rapidly in Melbourne's West, marking the start of the week long Africa Day Celebrations in Melbourne...more.
Saturday
16 May
2015

Collaborative Radio Project

Collaborative Radio Project

A radio documentary and training program for emerging, refugee and asylum seeker communities to tell their own stories through sound. Stories broadcast on All Our Stories on PBS 106.7FM on Monday May 4 1-3pm...more.
Monday
4 May
2015
PBS 106.7FM

Regional creativity on show at the 2015 Regional Victoria Living Expo

Regional creativity on show at the 2015 Regional Victoria Living Expo

From fabulous festivals and stunning galleries, to busy performing arts centres and unique venues, it's clear that Victorian creativity spreads well beyond Melbourne’s city limits. If you're thinking of making the move to regional Victoria, head along to the 2015 Regional Victoria Living Expo from 1-3 May at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre...more.
1-3 May
2015

Paper Culture II

Paper Culture II

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) is proud to support the presentation of Paper Culture II in China that presents the first survey of works by Australian artist Philip Faulks alongside works by Chinese master paper cut artists Zhou Yunhua and Zhou Bing...more.
18-22 April
2015
China

Vibrant Balaclava

Vibrant Balaclava

Celebrate Balaclava’s rich mix of global cultures with a diverse mix of multicultural performers, exotic food, live music and family entertainment at this one day fiesta on Carlisle St. It's all about celebrating our local cultures which make Balaclava such a diverse and vibrant community...more.
Sunday
19 April
2015

PoP-Up Tearoom by Yumi Umiumare & Riza Manalo

PoP-Up Tearoom by Yumi Umiumare & Riza Manalo

Inspired by the Japanese notion of 'ma' (space) and rituals of tea ceremony, visitors are invited to harness the simple rituals in silence and embrace deeper narratives in an atypical office setting. Performance rituals are every 30min at Multicultural Arts Victoria South Melbourne Town Hall...more.
Saturday
16 May
2015

Viva Victoria

Viva Victoria

This one-day multicultural extravaganza which marks the end of Cultural Diversity Week; Federation Square will come alive with a world of colour and sound as tens of thousands of people flock to enjoy a diverse mix of cultural performances and entertainment...more.
Sunday
22 March
2015

Black Harmony Forum 2015

Be a part of a very special evening of discussion promoting diversity, respect and the elimination of racism. This year's forum will tackle the topic of "cultural stereotypes" and will feature lively discussion by a diverse group of artists and thinkers, special performances with delicious food supplied for local social enterprise Charcoal Lane. At the heart of this forum is to create cross-cultural dialogue about racism in its many forms in an interactive and open space where people can ask questions and learn- hopefully challenging the stereotypes that mainstream media perpetuates...more.
Friday
20 March
2015

Black Harmony Gathering 2015

Kutcha Edwards and Friends, Funkalleros, Dave Arden, Lawrence Austin Jnr, Sounds of Polynesia and more feature in our 2015 edition of Black Harmony Gathering - a day that celebrates Victoria's Cultural Diversity Week and the principals of reconciliation with Australia's First People and newly arrived cultures...more.
Sunday
15 March
2015

Street | Life - Stage Two Melbourne

Multicultural Arts Victoria is thrilled to announce the Australian exhibition for Street | Life from 6-19 March at Space@Collins, part of Stage Two of Street | Life - a three stage international mixed media project comprising robotic/kinetic sculptures, projections and guerrilla presentations in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Melbourne, Australia developed by Multicultural Arts Victoria in collaboration with Australian artists Cake Industries (Jesse Stevens and Dean Petersen) and Indonesian artists Bimo Suryojati and Altiyanto Henryawan RM ...more.
Opening:
Wednesday 11 March
Exhibition:
6-19 March
2015

New work Pigeon with post-show Q&A

MAV and the MTC were thrilled to support the development of this new work, funded by the Australia Council. Inspired by three PNG women who fled their country due to domestic violence, each leaving a young son there, Pigeon speaks of navigating safety and solace in their shared stories and on what we all run from, leave behind and take with us in times of danger. RSVP by Friday 20 February to office@multiculturalarts.com.au ...more.
Friday 27
Saturday 28
February
2015

Thai film October 14 to premiere in Melbourne

October 14 the latest documentary film of young Thai director Chartchai Ketnust (Nat); includes Q&A with the visiting international director This new cinematic version is fully subtitled in English...more.
27 February
2015

Urat Jagat (Veins of The Universe) - New Australian Development in Indonesia

Multicultural Arts Victoria is proud to support the development and presentation of a new multidisciplinary performance collaboration entitled Urat Jagat (Veins of the Universe) by Australian and Indonesian artist collective Mainteater. Urat Jagat will be developed and performed in Indonesia across Bandung, Serang, Jakarta and Bali, in February 2015...more.
14-24 February
2015
Indonesia

ReMastered Myths at St Kilda Festival 2015

Cultures, sounds and rhythms intertwine as Multicultural Arts Victoria’s ReMastered Myths Stage brings together artists from Melbourne’s diverse communities with established contemporary musicians to form eclectic new musical genres representative of Melbourne’s unique demographic...more.
Sunday
8 February
2015

Fairfield Amphitheatre - Summer Concert Series 2015

Fairfield Amphitheatre - Summer Concert Series 2015

The 2015 series brings to light the diverse talent in Fairfield and the City of Yarra, celebrating local artists and favourite acts that frequent Melbourne’s live music and performing arts venues. Bring along a picnic rug or cushion and enjoy exotic cuisine served from the Kiosk alongside the non-stop smorgasbord of circus, comedy, music, dance and spoken word!..more.
Every Sunday in February
2015

Radio Documentary Training Program for Emerging, Refugee and Asylum Seeker Communities

Are you interested in telling your story through radio? Multicultural Arts Victoria and PBS 106.7FM are delivering a free training program in radio documentary making for emerging, refugee and asylum seeker communities...more.
Tuesday Evenings
January 27- March 17
2015

Our House - Australia Day at Home

Join us on Australia Day to celebrate the finale of Arts Centre Melbourne’s Home project with artists from around the world who have chosen to make Melbourne their home. We have programmed the day with an expansive program of music, dance and workshops, featuring The Lalibelas, The Cambodian Space Project, Ajak Kwai, Tama Tatau and Dya Singh and hosted by the inimitable Mikelangelo...more.
Monday
26 January
2015

Piers Festival 2015

Piers Festival will be held on Sunday 25th January 2015 (over the Australia Day weekend) at the Port Melbourne piers precinct; a diverse range of music, dance, food, forums and historical exhibitions that celebrate and reflect on the collective migration stories at this significant entry point where almost half of the 180,000 post World War II refugees to Australia arrived; celebrating the pivotal role it played from 1915 to 1969 in Victoria's growth and as a gateway to the diversity of cultures that enrich our community...more.
Sunday
25 January
2015

Taqi Kahn ZiNDAGI Album Launch

Acclaimed Hazara pop sensation Taqi Khan is launching his EP ZiNDAGI, at the Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre in Dandenong on Saturday January 24th. The album shares the silenced stories and histories of the Hazara people interwoven with yearning love songs and hopes for happiness and freedom...more.
Saturday
January 24
2015

New Year's Eve at Fed Square!

Join us at Fed Square on New Year’s Eve for African beats, samba dance, circus acts, neon lights and more! Wear your brightest colours or crystal whites to shine under the UV lights installed exclusively for the celebration...more.
Wednesday
31 December
2014

What Happened at the Pier

The exhibition features significant personal artefacts, artworks and text works, marking the first phase and preview for What Happened at the Pier, a feature curated by Lella Cariddi for Piers Festival 2015; reflecting many previously untold migration stories from Melbourne’s diverse cultural population who came to Australia by ship through Princes Pier...more.
9 December 2014-
13 February 2015

Slipping Away

Slipping Away

Multicultural Arts Victoria will present Slipping Away - a solo exhibition of new works by Polish-Australian artist Dorota Connellan from 14 of November 2014 to 30 January 2015 at Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery. The exhibition will feature paintings capturing moments of transcendence, where the landscape is composed between the actual and spiritual...more.
Opening:
Thursday 13 November 2014
Exhibition
14 November 2014 -
30 January 2014