2018 Program of Events

This is What's Left of the West Gate

Bin Dixon-Ward uses the same tools that are used to design cities and buildings to work on a micro scale designing jewellery. Find out more

Gallery Hours: Tue-Sat 11am-5pm. Sun 12-4pm.
Opening Event: Fri 16 Nov, 6pm.
Free.
The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport.

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C Blunt Boatbuilders Open Day

The ancient industry of shipping and boat building was the cornerstone of Hobsons Bay for generations. As early as the 1860s, Williamstown had 13 slips for boat building and pier accommodation for 40 vessels. Find out more

Sat 17 Nov 2018. 10am-4pm.
Gold coin donation. No bookings required.

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IF: Industrial Fashion

IF: Industrial Fashion features local designers, creators and dancers. Join us for a spectacular night of cabaret, dance and design at Williamstown Town Hall. Find out more

Fri 16 Nov 2016. 8pm.
$30/$20 conc.
Bookings:
www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au
Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown.

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Secret Bars 

There’s nothing like the thrill of discovering a hitherto unknown watering hole, café, club or gallery space in the place you call home, somewhere familiar yet exotic, welcoming but slightly edgy. We’ve been combing the streets of Hobsons Bay for the last several months uncovering these suburban hideaways, places that have previously been a closely-guarded local secret.

Click on a Secret Bar below for more details.

Favor & Grace    • Hopheads Beer    • Two Birds Brewing   • Leroys   • Pirates Tavern @ Seaworks   • Williamstown Italian Social Club

SOLD OUT  O-I Glass Open Day

This is a sold-out event, however, you may like to check out some of the other Open Days on offer such as:
• Links Pumps • Blunts Boats • Williamstown Italian Social Club 
• Fire Services Museum of Victoria in Newport
• Anna Kolusniewski Studio • Two Birds Brewing

The Spotswood glass plant started life in 1872 as the Melbourne Glass Bottle Works Company with glass made from sand mined at Fishermans Bend. As part of the Art & Industry Festival, a limited number of enthusiasts are invited to tour the furnaces of molten glass. Find out more

Sat 19 Nov. 10-4pm.
6 tours with a maximum of 10 per tour.
Free. Bookings essential. Bookings: www.oiglass.eventbrite.com.au

O-I Glass, 40 Booker Street, Spotswood.

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The Bridge Projects

The Bridge Projects are a series of creative experiences inspired by the West Gate Bridge that includes theatre, visual arts, archival material, large-scale projections, talks and music. Find out more

Select from one of The Bridge Projects below:

• The Play  
• The Exhibition  
• The Lighting of the West Gate Bridge  
• The Projection and the Images  
• The Symposium

The Bridge by Vicki Reynolds

A highly-regarded verbatim play by the late Vicki Reynolds, The Bridge is directed by Donna Jackson and performed by an ensemble cast of actors and community members. The Bridge revisits the collapse of a giant span of Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge in 1970 that claimed the lives of thirty-five workers. Find out more

Wed 21 Nov, 8pm. Opening Night, invitation only.
Thu 22 Nov, 8pm.
Fri 23 Nov, 8pm.
Sat 24 Nov, 2pm (matinee) and 8pm.
$28/$23 conc, plus booking fee
Bookings: www.thesubstation.org.au
The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport.

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The West Gate Bridge Exhibition

This exhibition features photographs, newspaper articles and documents about the West Gate Bridge. Find out more

Sat 17-Sun 25 Nov
Gallery Hours:
Tue-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 12-4pm.
Free.
2nd Floor, The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport.

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The Lighting of the West Gate Bridge

For the ten days of the Art & Industry Festival, a section of the West Gate Bridge will be lit at night.  Join us after dark and bring your camera to capture the under belly of the snake-like shape that is the West Gate Bridge. Find out more

Lighting design: Phil Lethlean

Fri 16-Sun 25 Nov, view nightly from dusk to late.
West Gate Bridge, Douglas Parade, Spotswood

Instagram: #artandindustryfestival

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The Projection and the Images
by Bindi Cole Chocka

The Projection and The Images is a powerful creative multimedia installation by Bindi Cole Chocka that lights up Newport across two sites. Find out more 

Artist: Bindi Cole Chocka

THE PROJECTION
Fri 16-Sun 25 Nov, view nightly from dusk to late.
The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport.

THE IMAGES
The Outside Gallery, Paine Reserve, Newport.

LAUNCH
Sat 17 Nov, 9pm.
Sat 17-Sun 25 Nov, view nightly from dusk to late.

Both events: Free.

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How to Build Bridges The Symposium

The day will provide an entertaining and insightful journey into the choppy waters of art making. Join us as we bring together ex West Gate Bridge workers, visual, music and theatre artists, academics and unions in a curated series of conversations, exchanges and performance. Find out more 

Fri 23 Nov, 10am-6pm.
Free.
Registration essential: www.bridgesymposium.eventbrite.com.au

The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport.

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A Night in Laverton

Join us at a Secret Bar for a very special one night only in Laverton as we celebrate the lively shopping strip of Railway Avenue. Find out more

This event is for one night only from dusk to dark.
Fri 23 Nov.

SECRET BAR & MUSIC
Fri 23 Nov, from 6pm. 
Featuring the fabulous Lady Midnight from 8pm.
Favor & Grace, 87 Railway Avenue, Laverton.

Click here for more details on the Secret Bars.

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Skin and Storytelling

Tattoos are an artform which have not been acknowledged in the mainstream art world. This exhibition explores the body as an art gallery and a canvas from which stories can be told.  Find out more

Fri 16-Sun 25 Nov,
Opening hours:
Tue-Fri, 7am-3pm.
Sat-Sun, 8am-3pm.
Free.
Favor & Grace Café, 87 Railway Avenue, Laverton.

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Night Shift

An outdoor large-scale installation of illuminated photographs, Night Shift is a new body of work by artist, Zoya Martin. Find out more

Night Shift is showing after 9pm at:

A Night in Newport
Sat 17 Nov. 
Free.

A Night in Altona
Sat 24 Nov. 
Official launch 9pm.
Free.

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A Night in Altona

From 6pm, Pier Street, Altona will be transformed into a mini-festival for one night only. Stroll down the road, enjoy art installations, live music and family entertainment against the brilliant backdrop provided by the sun setting over the Bay. Find out more

Sat 24 Nov, 6-10pm.
Altona Homestead Exhibition, 6-8pm.
Free.
Featuring: Container Cinemas & Night Shift
Launch: Night Shift by Zoya Martin, 9pm, Pier Street Stage. 
Logan Reserve, Pier Street and surrounds, Altona.

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Link Pumps Open Day

Link Pumps are opening their doors to share their incredible range of pumps and knowledge as part of the Art & Industry Festival. Find out more

Sat 17 Nov, tours at 10am, 12pm and 2pm.
Duration one hour. 
Ages 8+.
Free.
Bookings essential.
Bookings: www.linkpumps.eventbrite.com
Link Pumps, 4 Ponting Street, Williamstown North.

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Container Cinemas

SEE THE FILMS!
Short films featuring great local stories will screen in containers!  Let the films carry you away to the fascinating worlds of glass manufacture, costume making, beer brewing and pumps.  The films have been made by four local filmmakers. Our Container Cinemas will materialise in Newport, Laverton and Altona over the festival. Come on in and bring your popcornFind out more

Container Cinema Screenings
Each short film will be shown multiple times between 6-10pm at:
A Night in Newport: Paine Reserve. Sat 17 Nov.
A Night in Laverton: Railway Avenue, Fri 23 Nov.
A Night in Altona: Logan Reserve, Sat 24 Nov.

MEET THE FIILMAKERS!
Over two nights the filmmakers will introduce their films at screenings in the beautiful Mechanics Institute in Newport. This is an opportunity for you to hear the stories behind the films and about the industries and people that inspired them. Hosted by the project coordinator Heather van Heerwaarden.

Meet the Filmmakers - Special Screenings
Mon 19 Nov, 7-8:30pm.
Thu 22 Nov, 7-8:30pm.
No bookings required.
The Mechanics Institute, 13 Mason Street, Newport.

Select a film title below to find out more:
• Glow   • Moving Parts   • Shimmer   • The Birds and the Beers

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A Night in Newport featuring The Outside Gallery Launch

A NIGHT IN NEWPORT
For one night only from dusk to dark, the Festival will  transform the park next to Leroys Café on Mason Street with artworks that GLOW. Find out more

Sat 17 Nov, 8-10pm.
Free.

Paine Reserve, Newport.

THE OUTSIDE GALLERY

The Outside Gallery is a new permanent fixture of eleven light boxes which will showcase artworks.  Find out more

Artist: Bindi Cole Chocka
Launch: Next to the Newport Bowls Club.
Sat 17 Nov, 9pm.

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Industrial Art Walk

Join us on an adventure exploring the unique industrially-themed art in the Newport area and bring family and friends. Your guide is graphic designer, Megan Slattery, who loves art and loves Newport. Find out more

Sat 17 Nov, 7.15-9.15pm.
Mon 19-Thu 22 Nov, 7.15-9.15pm.
Bookings: www.artwalk.eventbrite.com.au
Meet outside The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport.

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Working Songs 

You are invited to a night out at the Newport Bowls Club where the Newport Fiddle & Folk Club will present an evening of songs about working life. Find out more

Fri 23 Nov, 7.30pm.
$12/$8 club members.
Meals are available from the bistro, drinks at bar prices.
Newport Bowls Club, 4 Market Street, Newport.

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Two Birds Brewing Open Day

Two Birds offers the beer-curious a tour of the brewery or you can just come on in and sit in the glow of beautiful chrome vats, drink prize-winning beer and dine on delicious tasting plates. Find out more

Sat 17 Nov, 10am-4pm.
To book your Two Birds Brewing Open Day tour, visit
www.twobirdsbrewing.com.au 
Two Birds Brewing will also host the bettybossyboots exhibition
Two Birds Brewing, 136 Hall Street, Spotswood.

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bettybossyboots the art of the industry

Hammering and stitching away in a tiny workshop in Spotswood, Betty Ennis, sole designer and creator of bettybossyboots, creates innovative designs using skilled technical drawing, cement construction and sustainable materials. Find out more

Exhibition Opening Night
Thu 15 Nov, 6:30pm.

Exhibition Opening Times
Fri 16 Nov, 12-11pm.
Sat 17 Nov, 12-11pm.
Sun 18 Nov, 12-9pm.
Thu 22 Nov, 4-9pm.
Fri 23 Nov, 12-11pm.
Sat 24 Nov, 12-11pm.
Sun 25 Nov, 12-9pm.

bettybossyboots
Live Shoemaking Demonstrations
Sun 18 Nov, 12-6pm.
Sun 25 Nov, 12-6pm.

Two Birds Brewing, 136 Hall Street, Spotswood.

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Williamstown Italian Social Club Open Day

Located only 100 metres from Williamstown Beach, the Williamstown Italian Social Club offers social, cultural and recreational activities for its members and their families who will proudly open their doors during the Art & Industry Festival to share stories of industry, food and family. Find out more

Sun 18 Nov, 12-6pm.
Bookings not required.
Suitable for all the family.
Free.
Williamstown Italian Social Club, 30 Garden Street, Williamstown.

TASTES OF ITALY SESSIONS
1pm, 3pm and 5pm.
$20 per person
Bookings essential
Bookings: www.italiansocialclub.eventbrite.com

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A Labour of Love

Featuring a series of images projected onto interior spaces of the Williamstown Italian Social Club, the work explores Italian heritage and family, translating the soft familiarity of the body onto historical architectural space. Alisha weaves the projections into the existing fabric of the building depicting a narrative of labour through the preparation and cooking of food, drawing parallels with the physical labour of industry. Find out more

Artist: Alisha Abate.
Sun 18 Nov, 12-6pm.
Free.
Williamstown Italian Social Club, 30 Garden Street, Williamstown.

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Wear It Share It

SEE THE COSTUMES from the cat walk of  the Art & Industry opening event, IF: Industrial FashionFind out more

Sat 17 Nov, 12-4pm.
Sun 18-Thu 22 Nov, 11am-4pm.


MEET THE DESIGNERS of the costumes. Find out more

Launch and artist talks:
Sat 17 Nov, 12-1pm.
Wed 21 Nov, 11.30am-12.30pm.


LEARN THE SKILLS of Quilling. Find out more

Quilling workshop with Genevieve Murray.
Sun 18 Nov, 12-2pm.
 

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Josie's Home

A celebration of the life of an industrious woman who created a home for her a family with hard work and love. Find out more

View the work at:
Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre, Altona.

Opens:
Sat 17 Nov, 12pm as part of Wear It Share It.

Exhibition:
Sat 17 Nov, 12-4pm.
Sun 18-Thu 22 Nov, 11am-4pm.

Quilling workshop:
Sun 18 Nov, 12-2pm.

You can also view the work in:
IF: Industrial Fashion, Williamstown Town Hall.  
Fri 16th Nov, 8pm.

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Anna Kolusniewski's Studio Open Day

Come and see fabulous costumes, meet the designer and creator. Try your hand at making some art. Unbeknown to many in Melbourne’s West, Vernon Street, South Kingsville boasts one of the most eclectic and admired award-winning costume jewellery designers and art teachers in Australia. Find out more

Sat 17 Nov, 10am-4pm.
To visit Anna’s workshop and studio Open Day, register at:
www.aaisforart.com.au
Anna Kolusniewski’s Studio, 31 Vernon Street, South Kingsville.

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Mesh Mash Woods Street Printing

Join the Mesh Mash crew for an experimental printing day at the Woods Street Arts Space. Led by Mesh Mash artists, you can try your hand at printing a tote bag or fabric samples. Find out more

Sat 24 Nov, 1-3pm.
FREE, Suitable for all ages.
Woods Street Arts Space, 44 Woods Street, Laverton.

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Fire Services Museum of Victoria in Newport Open Day

In 1890, the first Fire Brigade Act was introduced, leading to the establishment of the Melbourne Fire Brigade (MFB) in 1891. 127 years later, enthusiasts can view  a fleet of rarely seen, immaculately restored firetrucks at the Fire Services Museum of Victoria which houses over 30 vintage fire trucks from the past 100 years, meticulously restored by retired firefighters and volunteers. Find out more

Sat 17 Nov, 10am-4pm.
Bookings not required.
Gold coin donation.
Fire Services Museum of Victoria, Champion Road, Newport (next to the water tower).

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Orbital

Tool Stories features tools and the stories inspired by them as told by members of the Hobsons Bay Men’s Shed.  They are presented at Orbital, which is located outside Aldi in Central Square, Altona Meadows. Presented by Hobsons Bay Men’s Shed, supported by Colin Dyall and curated by Heather van Heerwaarden. Find out more

From Fri 16 Nov 2018 until May 2019, 9am-9pm.
Free.
Orbital, outside Aldi in Central Square Shopping Centre, Altona Meadows.

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Airtime

Highlights the creative talents of young people in Hobsons Bay with artworks that fly high in the sky on flagpoles. Airtime profiles new work by local emerging photographer, Amy Venema whose images capture some of the industrial landmarks in Hobsons Bay, each with their own story. Find out more

Artist: Amy Venema.

From Fri 16 Nov 2018 until Jan 2019.
Free.
Flagpoles at Altona Meadows Skate Park, Queen Street, Altona Meadows.

 

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Here Still

This is an exhibition of mixed media works focussing on nature which is often overlooked in the industrial and maritime landscape of the West. Here, the focus is on shorebirds which live on the coastal and wetland remnant fringes, vegetation that has only survived because its proximity to industry makes it unsuitable for development. Find out more

Artist: Rob Mancini.

misc.’s opening hours during Festival:
Tue & Wed 10am-5pm, Thur & Fri 10am-6pm,
Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 10am-3pm.
No bookings required. Free.
misc. 312 Melbourne Road, Newport.

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Truganina Explosives Walking Tour

Take a walk in an old explosives facility. Truganina Explosives Reserve was established in 1901 for the storage and handling of commercial explosives, including gelignite and dynamite.  Find out more

Sun 25 Nov, 12-3pm.
FREE. No booking required.
Truganina Explosives Reserve, Queen Street, Altona.

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Toyota Altona: A photographic essay

Sponsored by Toyota, this commission honours the commitment and contribution of Toyota employees to the local and wider Australian community over the past 50 years. Find out more

Artists: Jane Brown, Jean-Marc La-Roque, Dave Tacon.
Mon 19-Fri 23 Nov, 9am-5pm.
Foyer exhibition space, Hobsons Bay Civic Centre, 115 Civic Parade, Altona.

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Industry Speed Networking

As part of the 2018 Art & Industry Festival, Hobsons Bay City Council will be delivering an Industry Speed Networking event to bring together leaders from local industry, encourage information sharing and promote collaboration. Find out more

Wed 21 Nov, 8.30-10am.
FREE but registrations are essential and places are limited.
Refreshments and a light breakfast will be provided.
Click here for more information or to register.

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Spotswood Industrial Heritage Walking Tour

This tour takes participants on a journey from Spotswood’s agricultural beginnings to its transformation into an important industrial centre of Melbourne. Find out more

Sun 25 Nov, 9.30am-12pm.
Free.
Bookings essential: visitorinformation@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au or 03 9932 4310 or book in person Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre, Corner Nelson Place and Syme Street, Williamstown.
The duration of the tour is approximately 2.5 hours.
For the tour, meet the guide outside the entrance to Scienceworks at 
2 Booker Street, Spotswood.

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A Newport Project Event:
A talk by Dr Judy Bush

Drop into our secret bar at Leroy’s Café in Newport where you can order a drink and food. Then sit back and listen to one of our favourite academics, Dr Judy Bush, about the place you are sitting in. Find out more

Wed 21 Nov, 8-9pm.
Free. No bookings required.
Leroys, 5 Mason Street, Newport.

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Industria to Suburbia Mural

Local artisan signwriter, Tony Mead’s hand-painted mural ‘Industria to Suburbia’ will be a feature of the Industrial Art Walk. Find out more

Sat 17 Nov, 7.15-9.15pm.
Mon 19-Thu 22 Nov, 7.15-9.15pm.
Bookings: www.artwalk.eventbrite.com.au
Meet outside The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport.

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