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Art Safari

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ARTBAR July 2017

28 Jul, 7.00pm, MCA


Art Safari

08 Aug, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Unmapping: Charting New Pathways to Creativity

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The Beats Behind Jenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasy

Learn about the music and melodies that have inspired artist Jenny Watson through the decades. more

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– Dogs in Space

For the month of August, the Art + Film program focuses on a film inspired by our latest exhibition Jenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasy.

Exhibition Curator Anna Davis has selected the cult classic film Dogs in Space (1986) highlighting Jenny Watson’s history with the punk and little band scene in Melbourne in the 70s and 80s.

As part of our screening, we will have a special guest speaker to discuss the film and its continued relevance today.
Guest speaker TBC.

This film is a true Australian cult classic, and a great chance to see this underground film on the big screen.

Saturday 19 August, 2–4pm
$10 General
$8 MCA Members & Concessions*
Veolia Lecture Theatre, Level 2


*Concession: Tertiary/TAFE/ESL Students with photo ID, Senior’s Card holders, Unemployed/Concession Card holders, Nava card holders

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About Dogs in Space
Dir Richard Lowenstein, 1986
Rated MA 15+
Starring a pre fame Michael Hutchence, Dogs in Space is set in the backstreets of late 70’s Melbourne. Focusing on the two Dogs in Space band members, Sam (Michael Hutchence) and Tim (Nique Needles) this film follows their day to day lives, as part of the real life Little Band scene.

Inclusive Access
We offer support for anyone with access needs as a free supplement to all MCA programs. For more information and to make a request, please contact
mail@mca.com.au or find information regarding Bella programs exclusively for people with access requirements HERE

Image credit: Dogs in Space film still, 1986.

image for ART + FILM

– When

19 August 2017, 2:00-4:00pm

– Admission

General: $10
Members: $8
Concession: $8

Booking fees apply

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