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The finale of 'Home' will be celebrated on Australia Day (Monday 26 January) with artists from Australia and from around the world who have chosen to make Melbourne their home. Programmed in association with Multicultural Arts Victoria, between the hours of 12noon to 4pm a huge fun filled program of music, dance and workshops will play out before you on the lawns of the Arts Centre, for free. Hosted by the Elvis of the Balkans Mikelangelo, the featured artists are The Lalibelas, The Cambodian Space Project, Ajak Kwai, Alex and Nilusha, Tama Tatau and Dya Singh.

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'Home' is a large scale project by the Arts Centre of Melbourne who filled our streets, parks and favourite city spots with thousands of little house-shaped wooden blocks which were all individually decorated to represent what home means to us. The project unfolded in three stages starting in October when 7,000 little houses were turned into pieces of art decorated to tell a personal story of home through artist-led projects. 'Home' was launched on the Arts Centre Melbourne lawn in January 2015. All the little wood houses were gathered together and displayed in and around a super-sized installation called 'The Big House'. For 16 days celebrations (which are still ongoing till it's culmination on Australia Day so check out the program on the Arts Centre website) followed with free workshops, music and performances. Everyone was encouraged to 'connect' by taking a little house and placing it in a public location, then photographing and sharing it on social media. The little house was then left for the next passer by to discover. Each voyage was tracked and shared online for everyone to enjoy.

This whole exercise was to get community support through donations to ensure the wider community experiences the joy of the arts and to discover their inner creativity. To donate to 'Home' simply download the form or contact Nick Hays by email at homeappeal@artscentremelbourne.com.au or call (03) 9281 8059. Arts Centre Melbourne acknowledges all their donors to the 'Home' appeal. See you at the Lawns on Australia Day!

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Why? Australia Day Celebrations
When: Monday 26 January 2015 from 12noon to 4pm
Phone: (03) 9281 8059
Where: Arts Centre Melbourne Lawn. 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC
Cost: Free entry and entertainment
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