Big West seeks Marketing Manager28.03.13
We are currently looking for a Marketing Manager to design and implement the marketing strategy for the 2013 Festival. Go to Job Opportunities for more information.
Office/Studio at Big West Festival HQ29.05.12
We have a gorgeous, light-filled, large office/studio space available to rent on an ongoing basis. Located in the Footscray CBD this is a great space for an artists studio or a small office for an arts-minded organisation. For more information go to Hiring Spaces on our website.
New street art for Maddern Square29.05.12
Big West Festival is currently collaborating with Kids Off The Kerb to create a brand new artwork in Maddern Square, Footscray. Make sure you get down to Maddern Square to check it out or like us on Facebook for the latest photos.
Announcing Big West Festival Artistic Director16.04.12
We are super excited to announce that the Artistic Director for the 2013 Festival is Marcia Ferguson. Marcia is a director, writer, deviser and curator of contemporary performance with a particular interest in experimental, hybrid and community arts. Marcia was most recently in the role of Artistic Associate at Back to Back Theatre and will formally commence at Big West in late May 2012.
Big West Artistic Director28.03.12
Applications for the Artistic Director of Big West Festival have now closed. We will formally announce our new Artistic Director in May 2012.
Big West seeks General Manager (Maternity Leave Replacement)01.02.12
Big West Festival is a leading community-based contemporary arts festival located in Melbourne's West. We are looking for a General Manager (Maternity Leave Replacement). Go to Job Opportunities for more information.
Applications for Big West's new theatre program, NeWEST, have now closed. We will announce the successful projects as part of our Little Bites program in 2012.
We're excited to announce that parts of our rain cancelled event, Warneet Ngargee, will now be going ahead as part of Footscray Community Arts Centre's Wominjeka Festival on 22 Jan. For more information go to http://footscrayarts.com/access-blog-event/wominjeka-festival/
Applications open for Newest - Big West's New Theatre Program05.12.11
Newest is our new theatre work program showcasing high calibre independent theatre makers working across site-specific, new writing and compelling new contemporary Australian performance that will premiere in the 2013 Big West Festival. If you're interested in being a part of the program check out Get Involved for more information.
3011 in 2011 winner!30.11.11
3011 in 2011 was an exciting photo exhibition where Big West Festival invited people to contribute their interpretation of Footscray.
We hope to see you at the final event for Big West Festival 2011. Join us in Yarraville Gardens from 2pm-9pm for an afternoon of music, dance and fun for all ages. And don't forget to ride your bike and use the Roll Up Bicycle Valet service!
Warneet Ngargee cancelled.26.11.11
Unfortunately due to wet weather Warneet Ngargee has been cancelled.
Silent Auction Fundraiser23.11.11
Before her death, Sarah Watt donated two beautiful photographs to Big West to be auctioned off as a fundraiser for this year's Festival. The two photos are displayed at The Substation until 27 November with a silent auction bidding form. If you are interested in bidding The Substation is open every day until 27 November from 11am-4pm.
Seddon Archives now on Saturday afternoon22.11.11
Due to the extension of Maribyrnong Makers Market this Saturday, Seddon Archives has moved to the afternoon from 5 - 8pm. Book now to see this compelling new work; part audio walk, part installation, and part performance.
Unfortunately this evening's event, Arrived, has been canceled due to inclement weather. Hopefully we'll see some of you at Little West tomorrow!
SOLD OUT & SELLING FAST18.11.11
Make sure you jump online now to snaffle some tickets to Underpass, Boxman & City Jungle before they completely sell out! The season of Taxi has completely sold out - sorry if you missed out.
Up Late with Kate Standing Room Only!18.11.11
Seated tickets for Up Late with Kate have now sold out but come down to The Substation from 7pm to pick up a standing room only ticket (limited capacity).
Benn Bennett postponed17.11.11
Even Big West performers sometimes get sick! Benn Bennett will be back for all his fans at Footscray Mall next Tuesday 22 November at 1 pm. Take your lunch down and enjoy his interpretation of classic Aussie songs plus his great original music.Don't worry though - he'll be fighting fit for Up Late with Kate this Friday!
Big West Takes Off!26.10.11
The 2011 Big West Festival was officially launched yesterday at the Footscray Railway Station to a very excited crowd. All of our events are now online so have a browse, block out your diary and snaffle up some tickets!
Exciting competition news – Flash Fiction results announced!04.10.11
Big West Festival is pleased to announce the winner of our 2011 Flash Fiction Competition.