From the end of this month, Mapping Melbourne will come alive for 17 days of intercultural, multi-art events in the heart of the city.
Mapping Melbourne is a multicultural event to celebrate and showcase the talents of local visual and musical artists, as well as international artists from China, Japan, India, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.
Organised by Multicultural Arts Victoria, and now in its fifth year, the series celebrates our unique Asian Australian identity and highlights positive global creative connections.
Multicultural Arts Victoria CEO Jill Morgan says, “Mapping Melbourne provides locally based independent artists an opportunity to explore their Asian identity and to experiment with new collaborators to develop and present work that excites and challenges.”
Mapping Melbourne will launch at the MPavilion in Queen Victoria Gardens on Thursday 30 November, from 6pm to 9pm. It will feature live performances, installations and interactions by Yumi Umiumare, the Kaiju Hip Hop Jazz Project featuring Kojoe & Aaron Choulai, and Haiku Hands.
The festival includes visual art, live art, music, dance, public programs and new multidisciplinary collaborations. Most of the events in the series will be free, though some are ticketed.
The full program for the festival can be found at multiculturalarts.com.au.