Creative City Hobsons Bay is on ‘Fringe’


The Melbourne Fringe Festival is one of Melbourne’s most vibrant arts festivals – and it is coming to Hobsons Bay this September with Fringe Westside events.

Joint Arts, Culture and Tourism portfolio holder Councillor Colleen Gates said Council is delighted to host two shows with a focus on ‘Deadly Fringe’, the Fringe Festival’s artist development program to increase participation by, and representation of, First Nations artists, producers and communities.

“We are very excited to be working with Melbourne Fringe for this year’s festival to provide our local people with unique experiences,” said Cr Gates.

“There are two great opportunities to choose from including, Current, a light projection on the front of The Substation, and a workshop entitled An Assemblage of Memories, at the Woods Street Art Space in Laverton.

“Both events are part of Fringe Westside, an ongoing partnership between Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Brimbank and Wyndham City Councils, proudly bringing the Fringe Festival into Melbourne’s west.”

Cr Gates said Council is committed to supporting local arts, creativity and innovation and that the two shows for Fringe Westside will provide valuable cultural and artistic experiences for audiences.

“The video projection work, Current, is by artist Pierra Van Sparkes, a Pubbulman woman, based on Kulin country, which explores her experience of connection, past and place,” said Cr Gates.

“At the An Assemblage of Memories workshop at the Woods Street Art Space, presented in conjunction with their monthly Studio Time, Gunditjmara artist Hayley Millar-Baker will lead the participants through a photographic assemblage of a childhood story, using imagery collected from newspapers and magazines.

“Make sure you check out one of the great Fringe shows or visit the Council website to find out about the many events and programs coming up as we head into the warmer months.”

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