What is the Art & Industry Festival?
Industry is a lens through which we can view and acknowledge the past and generate ideas on how we can build and design the future.
Over 10 days, the Art & Industry Festival celebrates and investigates the ever-changing industrial and manufacturing heartland of Australia based in Melbourne’s western suburbs. This inspiring new festival puts a spotlight on the local industrial creators and resources in the Hobsons Bay area that is home to craft brewers, carmakers, designers, oil tanks and treasured heritage buildings. Culminating in multiple art presentations and activities, the 2016 inaugural festival included custom-made fashion inspired by local industrial heritage; open days at Toyota and Qenos; meeting industrial enthused creators from Spotswood, Newport, Williamstown, Altona and Laverton; and a family night at Seaworks featuring fireworks, sideshows and songs.
The Art & Industry Festival is produced and created by Hubcap Productions with its principal partner Hobsons Bay City Council.