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Art and Industry Festival 2016

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by M D Kelley (subscribe)
A freelance writer, amateur photographer, foodie, and former ex-pat now living in Melbourne. Always on the look out for the fun, unusual, and affordable. Contact me on Instagram/Twitter: @mdkelleywriter or visit
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Celebrate and explore Melbourne's industrial heartland
Be part of the first ever Art and Industry Festival taking place in various locations throughout the west of Melbourne from Friday, 18 November 2016 - Sunday, 27 November 2016. The Festival is part celebration, exploration, and investigation of the history and importance of the industrial heartland of Melbourne's western suburbs, its decline, and its renewal and redevelopment in more recent times.

Festivals, Fun Things To Do, West Melbourne, Family, Free
Be part of the first ever Art and Industry Festival in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

Over several days, the varied program will highlight the work of local industrial creators and resources, engage and excite with several art presentations and activities, showcase custom-made fashion inspired by local industrial heritage, include open days at Toyota and Qenos, a networking event for local industries and businesses, a walking tour, short film presentation, and a family night extravaganza at Seaworks Maritime Precinct with food, fireworks, and music. Most of the events and presentations are free but check the Festival website for events or presentations requiring a small fee and/or pre-booking.

The Festival is presented by Hubcap Productions with principal partner, Hobsons Bay City Council. Organisers intend to host the Festival as a biennial event with the next one slated for 2018. So, if you are looking forward to a bit of history and inspiration, come and be a part of the first ever Art and Industry Festival.
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Why? Explore, celebrate, and be inspired by the industrial heritage of Melbourne's western suburbs.
When: Friday, 18 November 2016 - Sunday, 27 November 2016.
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Where: Western suburbs of Melbourne.
Cost: Free for most events/presentations but check website for further details/exceptions.
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