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DUE WEST ARTS FESTIVAL–The End/Future of History

November 15, 2019 - November 24, 2019

Footscray Community Arts Centre is producing a community Festival in Melbourne’s West called the Due West Arts Festival from the 15 – 24 November 2019.

It’s a 10 day festival highlighting the Voice, Sound and Music of the communities of the West.

One of them is EVERYTHING THAT EXISTS IN THE CURRENT. It explores the emotional and social implications of moving between different states of being. When the flow of our existence is interrupted and relocated, the context shifts and everything we knew then is no longer.

Expanding the transitional state where the end meets the beginning, where nostalgia morphs into memory, where words become gestures – the exhibition asks: where are the disruptions of time and their residue?

Curated by Nikki Lam, with artists Anindita Banerjee, Shivanjani Lal, Ellen YG Son, Cyrus Tang, and Siying Zhou, EVERYTHING THAT EXISTS IN THE CURRENT will be installed at multiple sites in central Footscray.

Ellen YG Son and Anindita Banerjee at Rudimentary Cafe, 16-20 Leeds St

Siying Zhou at Poon’s Restaurant, 275 Barkly St

Shivanjani Lal at Anh Tuk Restaurant & Pub, 151 Hopkins St

Cyrus Tang at MS.SUE, 100 Hopkins St

Please note: The installation activation hours will align with restaurant opening hours.


Opening and Artist Talk with Ellen YG Son and Anindita Banerjee
WHEN: 2pm, Saturday 16 November
WHERE: Rudimentary Cafe, 16-20 Leeds St Footscray
COST: Free

Fried Dim Sims and Other Traits, with Siying Zhou, Jason Phu and Nikki Lam on Australian-Chinese food and art

From lemon chicken to fried dim sims, Australian-Chinese food has become an integral staple of Australian cuisine. Join artists Siying Zhou, Jason Phu and Nikki Lam in a casual Sunday lunch at one of the oldest Chinese restaurants in Footscray, as they discuss regional food cultures, debate family recipes and share how food both connects their histories and plays an important role in diasporic cultures.

WHEN: 11.30am – 12.30pm, Sunday 24 November
WHERE: Poon’s Restaurant, 275 Barkly Street, Footscray
COST: $15 including lunch. Please email any specific dietary requirements to

Image by Eric Jong. Ellen Yeong Gyeong Son, Between You and I, 2018. Scratched cellophane, aluminium, and double-sided tape. Installation view at KINGS Artist Run Initiative.

Presented by Due West Arts Festival, The SUBSTATION and Hyphenated Projects.


November 15, 2019
November 24, 2019

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