Darebin’s north is thriving. Come and discover the creative sides of Reservoir, Thornbury and Preston at True North, a three day arts festival showcasing the expanding creative culture emerging in and around Darebin's north.
This welcoming community festival feature local artists, writers, performers, tricksters, comics, musicians, dreamers, elders and emerging artists. Artists' studios and warehouses will host exhibitions and events providing interesting outposts featuring a vibrant range of exhibitions and events for curious minds to explore. Check out the full range of events at the website.
A special guest performance partnership with the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) will bring this year’s Compass Club venue to life with presentations of emerging theatre works at the Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre. FR!SK is a collection of new work that was created by the 2014 graduating Theatre Practice students from VCA.
More on the vibrant Compass Club program: The Wild About Melbourne Makers Market presents locally made and designed art and handmade goods, transforming the Centre into a buzzing marketplace.
The Living Statue Garden Party (held in adjacent Ray Bramham Gardens) presents a tableau of living statue artists who gradually emerge from their stillness with a delicately choreographed grace - all accompanied by classical music, gourmet ice-cream vendors and bubbles.
True North’s Explorers and Outposts strand sees musicians showcase a broad range of music at local creative spaces, including old blues, jazz, indie-art rock and Balkan. Featured is The Last Juke Joint At The End Of The Line event: including Rattlin Bones Blackwood, Pork Chop Party, Danny Walsh, and DJ sounds from MC Matt Frederick (The Juke Joint PBS 106.7FM).
A feature of the Art Walking strand this year, Ahhhh Space presents local art works on paper, sculpture, video, sound and performance. This project draws together 16 talented Darebin, Melbourne and interstate artists to exhibit in this exciting, interactive collaboration.
True North will again engage the online community with a blogging series facilitated by Melbourne Arts Club. This just one of the exciting digital projects to be found in the 2015 Art Talking strand; engaging with the local community to tell the stories of creative households in the area.
There truly is something for everyone at this cutting edge independent arts festival of the north.