Arts Space puts focus on city’s creative artists

September 27, 2017 by  

Artists, thinkers and performers seeking a large area in which to foster ideas, create new work, and develop art practices may be able to take advantage of Footscray, Victoria’s Bluestone Church Arts Space.

Maribyrnong City Council is currently inviting talented individuals to apply for the 2018 Bluestone Church Arts Space Creative Development Programme.

The venue is renowned for hosting an eclectic mix of artistic programmes each year and poster printing highlighting upcoming events featuring everything from musical performances and theatrical seasons to film screenings and dance shows is hotly awaited.

Mayor Catherine Cumming said that using the creative art space for such endeavours is one way Council can illustrate its continuing support for the city’s creative talent, adding:

“The Bluestone Church Arts Space offers a unique opportunity for artists and performers to utilise a versatile space to enhance not only their artistic portfolio, but also build their reputation amongst the local community.”

She said the programme focuses on offering creative individuals an inviting and safe space in which to experiment, explore ideas, and use innovation to create new works.

The iconic venue, built during the mid-1800s and formerly the Wesleyan Church, has hosted many memorable past events, according to the Mayor.

In addition to being featured in the first Due West Festival programme, the Arts Space also hosted the world premiere of the Sherlock Holmes-inspired ‘A Scandal in the Weimar’.