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A Strange Space will be held over four days from Thursday 22 April to Sunday 25 April 2021, 6pm to midnight at Collingwood Yards, 35 Johnston St, 30 Perry St, Collingwood. A FREE open-air multi-arts exhibition, you must register to attend. Co-curated by Edwina Bartlem and Jacob Tolo, this is an event by Midsumma Festival and Centre for Projection Art. It's a celebration of all things shared, strange and new.

Held at Melbourne's newest art precinct, the newly opened Collingwood Yard, projection is its backdrop. It celebrates the creativity and diversity of the Yards and all that's within. It acknowledges the artistic connections, moments and human interactions tat are the interstitial spaces where we collectively gather, create and work.


You'll experience site-responsive projection art, performance, music, dance and online works by LGBTQIA artists and allies, exploring the theme A Strange Space and the various forms, ideas and experiences that this concept evokes. You'll find the full list of artists involved on the Event Page. You'll find further information on the program and artists, plus map of exhibition sites here. Be sure to stay in touch via Centre for Projection Art's Facebook page where you'll find updates and further snippets of information about the event and its artists.

The program in a nutshell (full details here) - Thursday is the Launch complete with welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony with events running from 6.30pm to 8pm. After Opening Speeches, you'll find music performances and a DJ Set. Friday kicks off with a Panel Discussion at 6pm and the program runs through till 10pm inclusive of a DJ Set. Saturday events run from 6.30pm to 10pm with Graduates form Yarra Youth Services X Vinyl Vixens DJ Program performing and closing out A Strange Space on Sunday 25 April from 6pm onwards. Each night enjoy Moon Dog Beers and Fizzers through the bar supported by Hope Street Radio Restaurant and local food vans providing delicious eats.


Collingwood Yards is a thriving artistic hub for artists and the community. Resident galleries and current exhibitions include: Arts Project Australia Where the Art Is. It displays intriguing new collections of ten artists: nostalgic ceramic sculptures by Alan Constable and Lisa Reid, a video installation by Chris O'Brien, COVID-19 lockdown drawings and paintings by Cathy Staughton, Adrian Lazzaro, and Samantha Ashdown, text-based work by Boris Cipusev and Mark Smith, archway paintings by Warren O'Brien and iconic pastel drawings by Julian Martin till 1 May 2021. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat & Sun 124pm or by appointment.

West Space is currently showing Big Pharmakon by Steven Rhall. The project is transdisciplinary, exploring the relationship between First Nations artist Rhall and the institution in its many forms, physical, political and bureaucratic. Big Pharmakon employs 'exhibition as form' through multichannel video, performance and installation to shed light on the colonial powers that continually influence how First Nations people share and produce their creative endeavours. Exhibiting till 2 May 2021, Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 12-6pm. Sat & Sun 12-4pm .

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Why? A Strange Space event by Midsumma FEstival 2021
When: Thu 22 to Sun 25 April 2021 - 6pm to 12am
Where: Collingwood Yards, 35 Johnston St, 30 Perry St, Collingwood, VIC
Cost: FREE but MUST REGISTER
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What a vibrant artistic event. Looks amazing
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|2584) 21 days ago
It is intriguing. Unfortunately Im busy with events the first 3 of the 4 day festival. Take care Gillian
by Jen (score: 3|2919) 21 days ago
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