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Emerge Gathering #2 – Power of the Arts to Transform Communities

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join us for this year’s second Emerge Gathering hosted by the Filipino Australian Friends Association (FAFA) at Phillipine House in Shepparton on 12 March (Tue), 6PM.

For this gathering we will have a special visit from the new Multicultural Arts Victoria CEO, Veronica Pardo, and we would like to invite all artists, arts workers and cultural leaders from culturally diverse and Aboriginal backgrounds living in the Goulburn Valley, to be part of a conversation about the power of the arts to transform communities.

There will be opportunities to meet like minds from different cultures, share ideas, network and of course, share a delicious dinner of traditional and contemporary Filipino dishes prepared by FAFA.

Please RSVP to anita.larkin@multiculturalarts.com.au.

Key Details:
12 March (Tue), 6 PM – 8 PM

Phillipine House
45 Evergreen Way, North Shepparton Vic 3631


Veronica comes to Multicultural Arts Victoria after having worked for nine years at Arts Access Victoria where she was the Executive Director of the state’s leading arts and disability organisation.
Veronica is an experienced leader and through her work, she has led an ambitious agenda of social and artistic transformation for people with a disability and the communities in which they live. Veronica has a passion for social justice and equity, and she has spearheaded campaigns relating to the inclusion of all people in arts and culture, as audiences and cultural innovators. Veronica says, “I am delighted to be taking on the role of CEO of such an esteemed and important organisation as Multicultural Arts Victoria, and look forward to working with the Board, staff and stakeholders to build on its impressive history to create new platforms for diverse artists. I am particularly focused on engaging partners in social and artistic transformation, opening up the creative industries to initiatives that are led by diverse artists towards equal representation.”

Filipino Australian Friends Association (FAFA) was formed in 1982 to provide support and resources for the Filipino men, women and families that have migrated to Australia, covering areas such as Northern Victoria and the Southern Riverina of New South Wales. FAFA regularly participate in local cultural events and festivals with cultural performances and food stalls and also produce their own events to celebrate and maintain their cultural traditions and heritage. The group manages Phillipine House a complex of two buildings and gardens inspired by traditional Phillipino architecture and living. The complex includes a library and large collection of material from the Philippines, including books, paintings, sculpture, musical instruments, tapestries, textiles, crafts, costumes, photographs and domestic items.


March 12
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Phillipine House
45 Evergreen Way
North Shepparton, Victoria 3631 Australia
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