Welcome to the Art & Industry Festival 2018 - AIF18!

The festival has been developed over two years by artists, trades people and industries to offer ten days of unique experiences that could only happen in the western suburbs of Melbourne. You are cordially invited to participate!

There is the opportunity to experience familiar places as you’ve never seen them before at A Night in Newport, A Night in Laverton and A Night in Altona. We will transform our parks and shopping strips with music and art presented in unexpected ways, in light boxes and in shipping containers. Bring your sense of adventure and a friend and prepare to tingle with local pride.

There is a central body of work for you to consider - The Bridge Projects. Join us as we explore the theme of bridges both real, our own West Gate Bridge, and metaphorical, by looking at bridges across time and between ideas and cultures. You are invited to The Substation in Newport for performances, talks and
installations and to add your contribution.

Our Open Day program invites you to step into the West’s world of industry to see first-hand how and where boats, glass bottles, huge pumps and even costumes are made, built and created.

AIF18 aims to inspire you to examine your local area and get to know it at a deeper level. It presents interesting and engaging ways to reimagine our neighbourhoods by seeing them through the eyes of local artisans.

Donna Jackson
Artistic Director

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