June Happenings at Federation Square Melbourne
Daily until 30 June
Indigenous artist Robyne Latham brings recognition to the Stolen Generations in this series of free workshops and a unique temporary exhibition. For a short time this winter you can join Robyne for coolamon making workshops in The Atrium where she will teach you how to create a clay coolamon. These creations along with other copper and wood coolamons will then be on display in The Fracture Gallery.
Where: The Atrium, Fed Square
Workshops: Saturday 26 May – Friday 3 June, 10am – 1pm + 2pm – 5pm
Exhibition: Tuesday 6 June – Friday 30 June, 24 hrs
Saturday 3 June
Celebrate Mabo Day with the Torres Strait Islander community of Victoria to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Mabo Decision. Join us down on the Birrarung (River Terrace) next to Fed Square, bring blankets and a picnic to share, sit and enjoy live music, performances and family activities.
When: 12pm – 3pm
Where: River Terrace, Fed Square
Wednesday 14 June
Join the Emerging Writer’s Festival for their opening night event at Fed Square. Hear from some of tomorrow’s most exciting and important voices, who will weave a manifesto for the future. The night also Includes the announcement of the recipients of the Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing and the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript.
Where: Deakin Edge, Fed Square
When: From 7pm
Presented by Fed Square and Refugee Council of Australia
Saturday 24 June
Join us in Fed Square and welcome the winter solstice with a feast of live music including performances by icon of Australian Sudanese music Ajak Kwai. The night will also feature roving entertainers, interactive light installations and a unique bazaar with arts, craft and delicious food.
Where: The Square, Fed Square
When: 3pm – 8pm