This month’s Catch Up Club: Infuse artist’s networking event brings you a rhythmic evening of African Drumming & Dance, food and great conversation! One Love Dance Vision, led by world class performers Omari Oppong and Ekow Crentsil. Omari and Ekow will teach participants basic drum skills along with African dance, hip-hop and freestyle moves and talk about the history of drum and dance and African culture. Drums and light refreshments will be provided.
Join us for Arts West’s September Catch Up Club, where we catch Wit Incorporated’s latest show, How I Met My Dead Husband, followed by a Q&A with the cast and crew, drinks, delicious nibbles and an opportunity to meet your fellow artists in the west.
Arts West and Cinespace Inc. present this short taster workshop for arts organisation professionals or participants and independent artists who want to use video as a tool for promoting or marketing their organisation, artworks or activities.
To think about connection is to draw attention to the spaces between us, between objects, between experience and between thoughts. Multitudinous connections are forming on a continual basis, some tenuous, others established. The form these connections take varies, from loose associations, meaningful relationships, to complex interdependencies. They can be physical or immaterial, defined by clear boundaries or be nebulous and fluid. They exist in the realm of attraction and repulsion, push and pull, tether and bondage.
Join us for a very special Artists networking event as part of CONNECTED, an exhibition by Arts West Creative Members; Francesca De Maria; Linda Fry; Tamirat Gebremarium; Jonathan Goodfellow; and Larissa MacFarlane and curated by Danielle Smelter.
Join us for an afternoon of networking, creating and belonging as part of Melton City Council’s Home Sewn: Makers of Melton project with artist, Anuradha Patel. During this event, you will be given a ‘sneak peek’ of the Home exhibition in CS Gallery, before exploring your own interpretation of 'The Belonging Tree' and creating a small textile wall hanging to take home.
Join our creative community and hear from multimodal artist Ethereal Andy whose work includes performance, visual art and spoken word. Ethereal Andy will be launching his exhibition Dis-connected to coincide with International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia, also known as IDAHOBIT day.
Join our creative community and hear from local artist Georgie Mattingley about the development of her art practice. Georgie works predominantly with photography and painting through social collaboration. Often adopting a playful humour and a quirky use of visual aesthetic, her work aims to beautify confronting spaces or events, as a tool to question people’s limits and values.
Joins us around the Pizza oven for some great conversations and mouthwatering pizzas.
This month’s Catch Up is casual get together where you’ll get to create your own mouth-watering Pizzas in the beautiful Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre garden. Armed with fresh, local ingredients, artists will collaborate with each other to design and bake their pizza’s in the wood fired oven while getting to know one another over delicious food and a beverage.
Joins us for a hilarious night of comedy as part of the 2019 Midsumma Festival.
Our Hostess with the mostest and Arts West Creative Member, Jennifer Piper will welcome you to the Bluestone Church Arts Space where we’ll roll in the aisles watching Mouthy, before heading down to the Night Heron for a drink, some nibbles and an opportunity to chat about the show, get to know one another and make some new artistic friends.
Arts West and Western Edge Youth Arts are pleased to present two workshops on Copyright and Intellectual Property and how it impacts the independent and small to medium Arts Sector. Delivered by Arts Law Australia, this series of workshops will build on our previously presented Arts, Law & You event held in 2017 where we looked briefly at Contracts; Copyright & IP; Artists Collaborations; and Privacy & Data Laws.
Arts West, Big hART, Currency Press and Theatre Network Australia present the launch of award-winning writer, director and cultural activist Scott Rankin’s Platform Paper, Cultural Justice and the Right to Thrive, the quarterly essay on the performing arts, published by Currency House.
Arts West and Western Edge Youth Arts are pleased to present two Cultural Competency and Settlement workshops for Artists.
Delivered by Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) trainer, Linette Harriott, this full day workshop explores the essential skills and knowledge required to effectively work with young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
Arts West has invited candidates for the Victorian state election in November to share their vision for arts and culture in the west. This is an opportunity to meet your local candidates, hear their policies and ask them questions over morning tea about the ways they will support your arts practice and foster cultural participation in Melbourne’s west.
Mental Health First Aid is an award winning 12-hour course, designed to equip people (non-mental health professionals) with the tools to recognise and respond to a person who may have a mental health problem or be experiencing a mental health crisis and guide them toward appropriate support. The training is delivered by accredited trainers in Australia and 23 countries internationally.
If you want to know more about how Arts and the NDIS can work together and considering becoming a NDIS service provider, then you should come along to our next Arts West event. This event follows on from our Arts & the NDIS: Working Together session held in September 2017 with Arts Access.
Find out about the five measurable cultural outcomes for engagement in cultural development activities; learn the difference between an output and an outcome and why it matters; and hear how evaluations can assist in making your activities more meaningful and informative.
Presented in partnership with The Creative Exchange
Arts West and Creative Victoria are pleased to present Arts, Law & You. Join us for 2 days of workshops and lectures with Suzanne Derry, Senior Solicitor at Arts Law of Australia as she unravels some of the legal mysteries artists and arts organisations encounter daily.
Join Arts West organisations and Donna Walker-Kuhne in an intensive three-hour workshop which expands on the Creative Victoria Expert Arts presentation. Walker-Kuhne will focus on specific audience engagement strategies to engage local and diverse audiences and communities.