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Mapping Melbourne 2018

November 30, 2018 - December 16, 2018

Over 16 days and 14 venues the 6th edition of Mapping Melbourne creates new perspectives, new possibilities and new expressions through a series of intercultural, multi-artform events in the heart of Melbourne. Exhibiting and performing at some of our most iconic institutions and public spaces the festival profiles established and emerging artists form across Australia, China, India, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. The series celebrates our unique Asian Australian identity and highlights positive global creative connections.

This series of free and ticketed multi-artform events is from Saturday 1 to Saturday 15 December. The festival will launch at the MPavilion on Friday 30 November, 6 PM – 9 PM with live performances, installations and interactions which will provide the audience a sneak peek into this year’s exciting program. The festival encompasses visual art, live art, music, dance, public programs and new multidisciplinary collaborations.

Mapping Melbourne is a platform for strengthening arts networks between contemporary independent artists across the Australasian region, building connections, seeding new work and establishing collaborative ongoing relationships, and presenting challenging work.

“Mapping Melbourne is a unique platform that places artists at the centre of an important dialogue
about the role of culture in nation building, exploring keys themes of identity, place and belonging.
What are the things that connect us, as humans beings?
Where does culture collide and what are the new intersections that those collisions reveal?
Join us in exploring these and other critical conversations over two exciting weeks.”

– Veronica Pardo, CEO, Multicultural Arts Victoria.


Check out our full program here!

Ma3ka – The Triad Supreme
Ma3ka – The Triad Supreme

Sounding The City In Bronze
Sounding The City In Bronze

Metamorphosis & Beyond The Stillness
Metamorphosis & Beyond The Stillness

The Sound Of Shadows: Sugar Coated
The Sound Of Shadows: Sugar Coated

Mapping Melbourne Calendar

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Presenting Partners: The China Shanghai International Arts Festival, the Beijing Dance Theater, CultureLink Singapore, Regional Arts Victoria, NIDA Melbourne, Chunky Move, Art Centre Melbourne, Space, MPavilion, Black Cat Gallery, the University of Melbourne Testing Grounds, St Martins Youth Arts Centre, The Oasis, SACPA, Wotjobaluk Dancers, Light Works, Little Projector Company, Liminal, Small FRY, Ferdydurke, Australian Art Orchestra No Vacancy Gallery QV, The Coopers Malthouse, SILP Productions, Box Hill Institute, The Chen, Helen Soemardjo Arts Fund The Mission to Seafarers, The Blender Studios, Melbourne Community Gamelan


November 30, 2018
December 16, 2018