On the 6th of June this year there was amazing support and attendance for the inaugural hillsceneLIVE event. When hillsceneLIVE#2 came along on the 5th of September 2014, it sent audience scurrying all over the main Belgrave strip's unused and unusual spaces to discover quirky and unique art forms that challenged the intellect and emotions. It's now time for hillsceneLIVE#3.
Image courtesy of Mt Burnett Observatory FB page. Image on the left by Robert Letizi
The organisers are extending their passion for the unique and quirky and holding this event at the Mt Burnet Observatory (they also have a Facebook page) at 420 Paternoster Road, Mt Burnett on Friday 5th December 2014 from 6pm to 10pm. Keeping with the tradition that is hillsceneLIVE, this event will activate a number of alternative spaces including an observatory dome, hidden nook, intimate theatrette, pop-up spaces and the outdoors. This final event of 2014 is going to be the most ambitious yet!
Imagine watching films in trees, descending a stairwell into an intimate theatrical encounter, immersing yourself in performance installations, hearing poetry in an observatory dome, or even listening as local astronomy buffs guide you through the solar system. Incredible art, inspiring performances, summer-time food and a licensed bar will be in the mix that features over a dozen local artists and guests from the Melbourne Arts Community. You'll also get a chance to use Mt Burnett's original observatory telescope.
This curated mini-festival of Performance and Live Art that showcases artists from diverse practices performing work that is bold, striking or experimental is also a time when the Hillscene Magazine Summer Issue is launched and your first chance to get your hands on this next edition. Afrofeast mobile food truck (Australia's only African mobile food truck) will be serving delicious pan-African street foods sourced from organic and ethical products wherever possbile and sold at food truck prices. You also have the option to pre-order and pay for dinner at the time of booking your ticket to avoid waiting in a queue if it makes it easier for you.
The various covers of Hillscene Magazine. Image courtesy of HIllscene Magazine website
To keep this event as green as possible, please register (when you book your ticket) for the FREE return shuttle bus service from Belgrave Train Station that will depart at 5.30pm. You could also carpool but on-site parking is very limited. For more information or wheelchair/special needs bookings (advanced booking is essential!) call 9754 8723 or email email@example.com (Burrinja Box Office). CLICK HERE to join the EVENT PAGE for up to date information, program release and logistics.
Please note that a nominal ticket fee has been introduced for this event. Your purchased ticket will allow the provision of a fee to the artists and in turn supports the development of artists and their creative endeavours in the wonderful hills region. Capacity is REALLY limited so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. The cost of the ticket is $20 or you have the option to purchase your meal and admission for $32.50 (meal by Afrofeast). CLICK HEREto purchase your ticket.