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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.

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Image detail: Larissa Kosloff, Kinetic Connect (film still), 2013, digital video with sound 1:13 duration. Comissioned by Artbank. Camera by Meri Blazevski.

Saturday 18 October – Sunday 14 December
Opening Friday 17 October | 6.00pm
8.00pm

Elizabeth Dunn
Lara Thoms
Arlo Mountford
Rowan McNaught
Larisa Kosloff
Jessie Bullivant
Charlie Sofo
Isadora Vaughan
Georgina Lee
Agnes So
Dylan Hammond
Travis Englefield

Curated by Will Foster

Sponsored by Hobsons Bay City Council

(1+1) x 6 = 12. The six artists selected for the exhibition have each invited another artist to participate. This format welcomes dissolution of curatorial control while providing an opportunity for experimentation and exchange. Alongside the exhibition, each artist duo have been asked to create a black and white printed image that can be interpreted in two scales and environments – giant 2.5m2 on a billboard to be encountered by travelling commuters, and miniature 2.5 cm2 in the gallery to be viewed by visitors.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Sunday | 11.00am - 5.00pm
Entry FREE
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IN THE SHADOW OF PROGRESS – A COLLABORATION BETWEEN BRAD RUSBRIDGE AND ROBERT ALEXANDER HOLMES (DECEASED)

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Image: Brad Rusbridge, 2014

Saturday 18 October – Sunday 14 December
Opening Friday 17 October | 6.00pm
8.00pm

Artist: Brad Rusbridge

This exhibition is inhabited by the ghost of the artist’s grandfather who spent part of his working life at the Newport Railway Workshops helping to build the Spirit of Progress, a passenger train that ushered in a new standard of speed, comfort and engineering not previously seen in Australia. The series of paintings and readymades invites the viewer to meditate on the past as a way to sense what may be missing from the present.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Sunday | 11.00am - 5.00pm
Entry FREE

 

HAPPY HALLOWEENIE PARTY

Friday 31 October

Calling all groovy ghosts and scary fairies! Returning to The Substation after the recent success of their Monkey Magic concert, The Mudcakes do it all again in time for Halloween. Dress up for dancing, prizes, music and fun! Featuring live music by The Mudcakes, face painting and refreshment for kids (and adults!).

A family friendly Halloween event for kids eight years and under.

Time: Doors open at 6.30pm | Show starts at 7.00pm (approximate running time: 60 mins) 

Ticket Info: All tickets $15 | Group of four $50 |
Children under 1 FREE

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GRACE BARBÉ'S THE AFRO SOUND OF THE SEYCHELLES

Sunday 28 September

The Substation and Footscray Community Arts Centre present Grace Barbé’s The Afro Sound of the Seychelles – a Kultour touring event.

Seychelles islander Grace Barbé soulful music reflects and celebrates the diverse cultural influences of her Indian Ocean heritage (African, Indian, Asian and European). A fusion of tropical island rhythms with African percussion, pop, jazz, reggae, rock and Latin flavours, Grace’s ‘Afro-Kreol’ sound is original, fresh and energetic.

Blending traditional rhythms with a modern pop sensibility, Grace’s music demonstrates a natural and unforced fusion of cultures. Great things can be expected from Grace Barbé as she brings Afro-Kreol to world stages!

Be sure to join Grace at The Substation for this very special one night only performance.

Time: Doors open at 7.00pm | Show starts at 7.30pm

Ticket Info: Full $35 | Concession $28

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The Australian Government is proud to be associated with this tour through the national performing arts touring program, Playing Australia, which gives Australians across the country the opportunity to see some of our best performing arts.

The Substation and Footscray Community Arts Centre are members of Arts West, a unique alliance of arts organisations who together reflect the exciting, vibrant and ever expanding arts and culture thriving in Melbourne’s west.

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TWO MORTALS

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. 


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THE DARLING DOWNS

Friday 27 June 2014

Made up of the most unlikely of collaborations between longtime members of the fertile Australian rock scene, The Darling Downs comprise of Kim Salmon (Scientists, The Beasts Of Bourbon, The Surrealists) on banjo and acoustic guitar, and Ron Peno (Died Pretty) on vocals, taking Appalachian lullabies, bluegrass and rustic folk in a completely new direction.

Support act: Caroline No (Caroline Kennedy-McCracken, Deadstar)

 

 

 

 

   

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