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The Substation is one of Melbourne's few truly multi-arts venues and features a 260-seat performance space, rehearsal studio and the western suburb's largest gallery space.
Applications now open!!
The Substation's new work development and presentation program is back for 2014, and we are currently seeking applications from performance-makers who are looking to create new work as part of this year's Melbourne Fringe Festival.
image: Plastic Pacific, Get it On! 2013
Friday 16 May
The enigmatic and iconic Ed Kuepper comes to Melbourne’s West for the very first time with a very special acoustic ‘Solo and By Request’ show in support of a brand new release Return Of The Mail-Order Bridegroom. Expect to hear acoustic reworkings of earlier Kuepper classics spanning material by The Saints, Laughing Clowns and, of course, Ed’s lengthy solo career.
Friday 28 March
Influenced by some of the Bossa and Samba greats as well as contemporary jazz masters of today, Tatu Rei have performed to great acclaim and thrilled audiences around Australia. The Brazilian-style band offers beautiful compositions that are technically accomplished, emotionally evocative and sung in Portuguese with bridging English, but their beauty and passion are felt truly beyond the boundaries of language.
Support by Ju Tenucci
Doors open at 7.30pm. Show starts at 8pm.
2 May – 8 June 2014
Curated by Kimba Thompson
Opening: Thursday 1 May, 6-8pm
The works in this landmark exhibition are refreshing, challenging and touch on ideas of the ‘other’. The curator provokes with the questions, ‘Have the boxes been ticked? The box of being an Artist and that of being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander?’ As a result, the artists in this exhibition do not align with the ‘western construct’ of what constitutes the ‘Aboriginal Artist’.
‘Imbued with a synthesis of Western art-theory and the deep listening of an Indigenous knowing’.
Kimba Thompson, Curator.
Exhibition hours: Wednesday - Sunday 11am-5pm
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27 – 30 November
Raw performance and an epic text combine to create an extraordinary journey. Set in a brutal world, a lost dog’s adventures expose him to the best and worst of humanity. A heightened work of physical theatre, the play exceeds the boundaries of contemporary spoken word in a bold, moving tale, a profound eulogy to the Innocent.
Wednesday 27 November – Friday 29 November, 7pm
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