Week 1: Footscray
The FOLA journey begins at Footscray Community Arts Centre on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 March with events ranging from Eritrean coffee ceremony to pacman-style video game installation. There’s workshops, masterclasses and a symposium – opportunities to explore and discuss how and why artists work in this form. And on Saturday night, head to the Maribyrnong for a great sunset Opening Party with surprise performances!
Week 2: North Melbourne and the CBD
On Tuesday feed your mind at The Wheeler Centre with the Art & the Body forum, before Arts House erupts into a giant four-day experience on Thursday 20 March. Catch Game Show from Thursday and The Miserablites (UK) from Friday, and don’t miss Saturday’s Live Art Dance Party.
At North Melbourne Town Hall from Friday to Sunday, 15 live art events animate every space – durational works, one-off encounters, short performances, works in development and general good times, all FREE! Explore, hang in the bar, grab one or all of the experiences on offer.
At Meat Market the FOLA post show Club kicks off Thursday to Saturday from 9.30pm, and on Sunday is transformed with a plethora of performances including 10-hour event Performprint, culminating in a live human branding!
Week 3: St Kilda and the CBD
Five-star Edinburgh Festival hit Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model takes St Kilda by storm at Theatre Works from Tuesday 25 March. While you’re southside, catch seven intimate works at unusual locations – an enticing bayside experience that may change your sense of self and place.
To top off FOLA, don’t miss The 24 Hour Experience – starting midnight Saturday in the CBD, with 24 performances over 24 hours, it’ll be the live art event of the decade!