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Friday 24 October 2014

Perch Creek are a band of five energetic multi-instrumentalists and vocalists, four of whom happen to be siblings. This Melbourne-based band play harmony driven roots music with a creative energy and fearless spirit that sparkles with imagination and individuality.

Perch Creek have been performing and evolving over the best part of ten years, taking their music across the globe and laying the foundations to become one of the most entertaining and innovative original musical acts doing the rounds of Australia and the international stage today.

Perch Creek — who have appeared everywhere from ABC's Spicks & Specks to The Sydney Opera House, as well as extensive tours and major festival appearances across Australia, Europe and the UK (Edinburgh Fringe, WOMAD, The Falls Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Golden Plains) — stand to be counted with their new album Jumping On The Highwire. The band consistently deliver unforgettable, high-energy shows - at moments haunting, but ultimately uplifting.




Thursday 28 August - Saturday 30 August 2014

Following a sell-out season at La Mama in 2013, Two Mortals returns with cheekiness, wit and wisdom for a fresh look at mortality.

Two Mortals was created from interviews with people who work and live with mortality everyday - an undertaker, a minister, a wills and estates lawyer, a cryogenicist, a carer, a palliative care nurse and a counsellor. This multi-character performance uses headphone verbatim technique, including pre-show interviews from the audience, unique to every performance. Come early and be part of the script!

Presented by La Mama Mobile. 



The Substation supports the work of two Companies in Residence: Born in a Taxi and Nat Cursio Co. These companies receive free use of the venue to rehearse, create new work and run their own mentoring and training programs.

In 2013, The Substation presented the premiere of Nat Cursio Co.'s new work 'Blizzard' in a sell out season, and also hosted the much anticipated re-working of Born in a Taxi's 'The Waiting Room' as part of the 2013 Big West Festival.

The Substation also has a relationship with Speak Percussion on a project-by-project basis, and has successfully partnered with Speak to deliver both community engagement and artist development projects.

Nat Cursio Co. Blizzard, 2013



The first Sunday of every month in 2015

Next Markets: Sunday 2nd August


Featuring the best established and emerging makers in the western suburbs of Melbourne, the Substation Artist Market celebrates and highlights the local craft industry and is housed within the unique architecture of the Substation.

The Substation Artist Market will feature over 40 stalls of contemporary crafts, from textiles and homewares to art prints and jewellery. To celebrate Craft Cubed, the market will also feature Beatbox Kitchen, live music from local acts in the morning and a special guest DJ set by Miss Goldie (PBS) in the afternoon.

If you have any questions or would like to apply for a stall, please contact the market coordinator •This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it•


The market is designed to showcase some of the best makers and designers that Melbourne has to offer. Our standard of quality is high and we are keen on uniqueness and originality. If you would like to apply for a stall at one of our markets, please read our terms and conditions, download a Stallholder Application Form here and return it to Markets and Pop-Up Events Producer, Marisa Fiume at •This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it•


Peter Drew - Real Australians Say Welcome

Artist and activist Peter Drew brings his Real Australians Say Welcome project to the Substation billboards. The Substation billboards show to over 10,000 commuters a day as they pass through Newport Station.

See Peter Drew talk about the work here

and help Peter take his work around the country and get involved yourself by supporting his pozible campaign here





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