A community event that celebrates the uniqueness of Fawkner.
The Fawkner Festa is an annual event that celebrates the diverse community of Fawkner, featuring music and performance, interactive art, workshops, activities and demonstrations, delicious local food and much more.
The 2018 program celebrates local artists and community groups in Fawkner with a range of collaborative projects and performances - there's something for everyone at this year's Fawkner Festa!
Music and performances
Music and performances by Bohemian Nights with Rosa Voto and Nela Trifkovic, Afro Occidental and the Culture Keepers, Mesopotamia, Pear and the Awkward Orchestra, Musicland Fawkner Community Choir, Bal Sansar, Help Himalayan Youth Foundation and much more!
Arts activities from recipients of the Fawkner Special Commission (a collaboration between Fawkner Festa and MoreArt):
Journey of 1000 Chia Cups by Varuni Kanagasundaram
After completing a series of clay making workshops with community groups throughout October, Varuni will create an installation of completed chai cups for audiences to fill with a ritual drink of tea at the Festa, then returning them to the ground in a celebration of smashing!
(RE)LUMINESCENCE by Madelena Rehorek and Tito Ambyo
Journalists and artists Madz and Tito have been researching, interviewing and collaborating with Fawkner residents to explore the stories and the journeys of the peoples and places that make Fawkner what it is today.
The resulting work is a series of installations including photographic light boxes, flags and paste-ups that combine art and journalism, to show visitors to Fawkner Festa a glimpse of the richness and diversity of the suburb.
Pop up activities by MoreArt 2018 artists will feature throughout the site.
Youth Services area curated by Amped Up Productions (Moreland Feeza) featuring a skateboarding workshop and demonstration by Shredability accompanied by DJ Jesse I.
Community stalls, markets and food
Plus plenty of sports activities, community stalls and markets and local food and drink!
For further information on the Fawkner Festa, contact the Festivals team on 9240 1111.
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Moreland City Council
Festivals Team, Festivals Engagement Officer
Phone: 9240 1111