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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Multicultural Arts Victoria Station Pier Activities

We have just been informed of the following Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) activities at Station Pier over the next month:

Fridays until 13 November, 6pm-7.30pm - Friday Night Buskers

Enjoy an evening by the beach and watch the sun set at Beacon Cove to the sublime sounds of Boadz and Amadou Suso. Pull up on a patch of grass as these musical masters fill our exciting Pop Up space with blues guitar and traditional kora music from Senegambia. Amadou Suso: 23 October and 6 November.  Boadz: 30 October and 13 November.

Saturday 24 Oct (this Saturday) 11am-3pm - The Artful Ark

In their Artful Ark Melbourne based artists, Kate Gorringe-Smith and Helen Kocis Edwards display their menagerie of prints. This collection of witty and beautiful images of birds and animals will inspire and entertain. Come and have your photo taken with a person-sized pair of wings (try them on for size!) and tell us where your wings would take you. Or sit down and draw with the artists. A range of prints and cards are for sale.

Saturday 31 Oct, 11am-3pm - Drumming and Pets & Owners Portraits

Asanti Dance Theatre – Drumming Workshops - Asanti Dance Theatre will host a 10-15min drumming workshop by gold coin donation. They will also be selling clothes and items that from their artists in Ghana, West Africa. 

Pets and Owner portraits with Michael Fikaris and Ben Hutchings - Got 20 minutes? Sit for your portrait on archival paper by Michael Fikaris AND have your pet drawn live by Ben Hutchings. $20 each or $30 for both signed and put into plastic slip ready to gift or frame as an A4 illustration. Bookings at office@multiculturalarts.com.au or 9188 3681.

Saturday 7 Nov, 11am-3pm - Pets & Owner Portraits & Fabric-ation of a Body 

Pets and Owner portraits with Michael Fikaris and Ben Hutchings (description as above listing).

Drawing and printings by Katherine Gailer and Maria Peña - see small format drawings and digital prints of Katherine Gailer’s paintings and etching, collage and dry point by Maria Peña. “Fabric-ation of a Body” by Maria Peña will feature sculptural body pieces made on fabric installed against one wall of the container and video projection of moving images onto the pieces. Kids can also get their face painted with a tribal design. 

Saturday 14 Nov, 11am-4pm - Live Readings from “2015-16 What Happened at the Pier #2” 

Join in this special event featuring Helen Said, Sabi Buehler and other memory keepers sharing their stories and migrant histories coming to Australia via ship at Station and Princes Pier. Their stories come from MAV’s “2015-16 What Happened at the Pier” project curated by Lella Cariddi. The live readings will be held in front of MAV’s Painting the Port exhibition on four shipping containers at Station Pier that have been transformed by artists Michael Fikaris and Ero, for ArtContained presented by the City of Port Phillip.