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6 March 2018

Explore some of the creative events and projects we have supported that are happening throughout Victoria and beyond this March.

Flying Fruit Fly Circus, JUNK

Flying Fruit Fly Circus, JUNK

NICOLA GUNN | PIECE FOR PERSON AND GHETTO BLASTER – EUROPEAN TOUR
Supported through VicArts Grants 
Amsterdam, Vienna, Toulouse, Paris
Piece For Person and Ghetto Blaster is the story of a man, a woman and a duck. It dissects the excruciating realms of human behaviour by calling into question our capacity to make moral judgments and relate to others in an ethical way.

CRAFT FORWARD | VIPOO SRIVILASA
Supported through Touring Victoria 
Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, 31 March – 17 June
The dazzling porcelain ceramics of Vipoo Srivilasa are a playful blend of historical figurative and decorative art and contemporary culture.

YOUBI LEE | ASIAN GROCERY
Supported through VicArts Grants 
No Vacancy Gallery QV, March 18 & 24
An installation space created by seven Melbourne-based artists who have unique connections with Asian identity. Inspired by the question ‘What is Asia?’ these emerging artists have created a store full of kitsch items for you to discover and will offer performance and printmaking workshops, so you can contribute to the collective live art space.

THE AUSTRALIAN MUSIC PRIZE
Supported through Music Works 
Award ceremony 9 March
A critically judged award which honours contemporary Australian artists based on their creative excellence. The AMP is an annual cash prize with associated professional development events awarded to the music industry's Album of the Year.

2018 KEIR CHOREOGRAPHIC AWARDS
Supported through the Organisations Investment Program 
Dancehouse, until 10 March
Now in its third incarnation, THE KCA has assumed a significant and dynamic place in the Australian dance landscape. It offers eight artists the time and space to create and present a fully funded new work.

SOFT CORE
Supported through Regional Partnerships 
Shepparton Art Museum, until 18 March
Soft Core presents artistic practices that explore the many facets of ‘softness’ - from large-scale inflatables to forms made from soft materials to materials that simply look soft. These artists are making works that demand attention - forms that are not simply bumped into while looking at paintings.

DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE | USA TOUR
Supported through Music Works 
Various cities in the USA, March
Divide and Dissolve are a heavy two-piece who create music designed to decolonise, dismantle white supremacy and empower people of colour. They will be performing at SXSW and tour the USA with synth-pop band POLICIA.

SOFIE LAGUNA | SALON EVENT
Supported through Touring Victoria 
Eltham Library, 15 March
Sofie Laguna is an award-winning author of over twenty books for children. Join Sofie in conversation with Lisa Dempster, on the art of creating characters.

BON SCOTT SCULPTURE
Supported through Rocking the Laneways 
AC/DC Lane, 6 March onwards
Original AC/DC singer Bon Scott is being honoured with a permanent larger than life sculpture on Melbourne’s AC/DC Lane. Standing approximately three metres high and two metres wide, it protrudes 15 cm from the brick wall of the hard rock club Cherry Bar, and overlooking AC/DC Lane.

OUTCOMES | BOORHAMAN RESIDENCY PROJECT
Supported through VicArts Grants 
Wangaratta Art Gallery, 24 February – 25 March
As part of the Artist in Residence Project. Chaco Kato and Dylan Martorell negotiated site-specific elements through their process and worked with community members in a series of workshops, to uncover a deeper understanding of how art practices can engage with environments and communities.

GRIGORYAN BROTHERS | INTERNATIONAL TOUR
Supported through Music Works
Canada, USA, March – April
Globally renowned for their superlative musicianship, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan will be touring the USA and Canada with Canadian singer-songwriter KD Lang.

SHEPPARTON FESTIVAL
Supported through the Organisations Investment Program 
Shepparton, until 18 March
From culinary, to community cultural celebrations, musical talents for all tastes and activities for the young and young at heart, the festival will connections to the environment, challenges artists, community groups and organisations to engage with local industries to connect through process and practice.

LAKE BOLAC EEL FESTIVAL | MICK THOMAS & BAND
Supported through Small Regional Presenters
Lake Bolac, 23 – 25 March
The Festival is held in the autumn in late March - the timing reflecting the season when the eels traditionally begin their migration to the sea to spawn and when indigenous people from surrounding areas gathered around the lake and along the Salt Creek to harvest the eels, trade and hold ceremonies.

THEATRE WORKS & FESTIVAL OF LIVE ART | UNKNOWN NEIGHBOURS
Supported through the Organisations Investment Program 
Theatre Works, 13 – 18 March
Through personal experiences, reflections and cultural perspectives, five performers from Melbourne and Seoul will create connections to the homes, streets and ambience in the area surrounding Theatre Works, linking the theatre to the social and cultural environment in which it sits.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Supported through Regional Partnerships 
Hamilton Botanic Gardens, 10 March
See the gardens lit up at night, glowing and sparkling beyond your wildest imaginings while you reel with laughter as you witness the comedy that is A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

FLYING FRUIT FLY CIRCUS | JUNK
Supported through Touring Victoria
Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, 29 March
Inspired by childhood stories recorded with elderly residents of regional Australia, the young artists of JUNK will take your breath away with jaw-dropping acrobatics, magical shadow puppetry and world class circus skills.

AFRO FREQUENCY TOUR – LAMINE SONKO AND THE AFRICAN INTELLIGENCE & AJAK KWAI
Supported through Music Works 
VIC, SA, QLD | February – June
Two of Australia’s most celebrated African artists, they’ll be taking audiences on a journey from the raw sounds of sandy Saharan empires to the explosive rhythms of afro-beat, jazz and funk.

RED STITCH | COLDER
Supported through the Organisations Investment Program 
Windsor, 13 March – 8 April
Inspired by a real event, this lyrical and provocative play explores the infinite unknowns surrounding missing persons and the fog which engulfs those left behind.

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