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Containers Village

Presented by Next Wave

Containers VillageShed 14 in Melbourne's Docklands will play host to the Containers Village, featuring forty-three artist groups from Commonwealth countries exhibiting in twenty foot shipping containers. The containers will be packed and stacked – filling a huge warehouse and creating a series of trails and laneways and a maze of creativity for audience exploration.

Some of the artist groups include:

24seven (VIC), Allan's Walk (VIC), Artist Running Space (VIC), Blackout Indigenous Collective (AUS), Bus (VIC), Cabin Exchange (Scotland), Clubs (VIC), Cuckoo Collective/Silverclouds (New Zealand), Conical (VIC), Crease (New Zealand), Dala Flat Music (South Africa), Don’t Sweat Shop (VIC), Dudespace (VIC), Dysfunctional Feed (NSW), Enjoy (New Zealand), Firstdraft (NSW), Ganghut (Scotland), High Street Project (New Zealand), Inflight (TAS), Jennie Savage (Wales), Kings ARI (VIC), Les Fermières Obsédées (Canada), Mattblack (South Africa), Meta_Mortal (VIC), NUCA (NSW), Pandarosa (VIC), Phatspace (NSW), Richard Francis and Lawrence English (New Zealand/Australia), rm103 Artist-run-space (New Zealand), Rocketart (NSW), Sideshow (South Africa), Space3 (NSW), Split Reel (VIC), Springhill Institute (England), The Invisible Inc. (NSW), Volume (Scotland), The Discriminating Gentlemen's Club (Canada), The White House (QLD), Warren (NSW).

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The Containers Village is supported by: Arts Council of England, Arts Council Quebec, Arts Tasmania, the Australia Council for the Arts, the British Council, The Canadian Consulate General, CityWide Electrical & Data P/L, Creative Communities NZ, Creative NZ, Elam School of Art, University of Auckland, Glasgow City Council, National Association for the Visual Arts, New South Wales Government – Ministry of the Arts, Room40, The Scottish Arts Council.

Date: 1526 March
Time: 12:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Shed 14, Harbour Esplanade, Docklands (opposite Telstra Dome) Melways Reference: 2E F4

Image: Shed 14, by Chris Guest, 2005
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