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Emerge in the West

May 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - May 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Emerge in the West

Multicultural Arts Victoria, in partnership with the African Australian Small Business Association, presents the eighth edition of Emerge in the West, a multi-artform festival from 2 – 5 May 2018 across the City of Maribyrnong.

This year the festival kicks off with 3 showcase events that include;

Picture This – a film showcase and conversation with local filmmakers of African Heritage,

Perspective of Ideas – an exhibition by two African artists who have travelled and live outside their birth place trying to find balance,

Hot Topics – an innovative youth-led model that will showcase spoken word, music and food in a harmonious environment.

The program will culminate in the exciting Street Festival on Footscray’s iconic Nicholson Street. The program includes some of the West’s top emerging talent in music, art, film, dance and cultural food.


May 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am
May 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm



In addition to the above Calendar there is a large range of venues with ongoing programs of exhibitions, performances, events, tours, screenings, holiday programs, sports events. These venues include: