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by Tinamaleela (subscribe)
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Published October 23rd 2020
Fringe artistry finds a home in West End
The Metro Arts relocation from inner-city Edward Street across the river to Boundary Street represents a coup for West End, boosting the area's thriving alternative culture. The move appears to be an appropriate fit for fringe and emerging artists who are nurtured by Metro Arts.

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The new home for Metro Arts is in the West Village complex, Boundary Street, West End

Since the launch in September 2020, Metro Arts has been active in presenting several art installations and exhibitions in its new home in the heritage-listed Peters Ice Cream Factory building. Using its public spaces of two gallery rooms and a window display on Factory Lane, it has a revolving showcase featuring textiles, mirrors, special lighting effects, short movie format, audio, and sculptures. For current and future free exhibitions, please refer to the Metro Arts website.

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Brainbow Magic lighting.

So far, the offerings have been far from boring - from the serious observations of "Indefinite Terrains" (pine plantation in Victoria) to adults-only "Dirty Laundry" (sexual fantasies) and "Sweaty Scales" (Asian-American inter-racial relationships and fetishes).

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Dirty Laundry - an audio-visual exhibition. Adults only.

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Indefinite Terrains - a look at colonialism, capitalism, country.

The venue also has a bar and cafe, an intimate basement theatre, and two rehearsal rooms for performing artists. The Benner Theatre can seat an audience of 110 and will offer comedy, cabaret, music, and theatrical performances. Check the Metro Arts website for the latest shows.

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Night Dancers - window display at Factory Lane, Metro Arts.

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Brainbow Magic window display.

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Phone: 3002 7100
Where: West Village, 111 Boundary Street, West End
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Thanks Tinamaleela - I didn't know it had moved.
by May Cross (score: 3|7389) 31 days ago
Can't wait to check it out. 😊
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