The Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival (CPAF) returns to Footscray Community Arts Centre in April 2015. CPAF is a multidisciplinary showcase of contemporary artists from Pacific diaspora communities in Australia. This year the festival explores Oceania Now: the spiritual, physical, cultural and political dimensions of contemporary Pacific identity today.
Through its diverse program, CPAF shares the unique stories and art of Pacific diaspora communities in Melbourne, and Australia more broadly. The festival currently partners with Footscray Community Arts Centre as a Company in Residency to build on the strengths of the inaugural April 2013 edition, and develop a sustainable and innovative annual festival that serves as a platform for contemporary artists of Pacific heritage.
The Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival program consists of exhibitions, workshops, and performances spanning art, design, film, dance, spoken word and literature – alongside the CPAF Symposium, and the CPAF Community Day. CPAF’s passionate team are committed to engaging artists at all levels of practice from across the region, providing access points for Pacific and wider Australian communities to engage with contemporary Pacific arts practice.
The Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival is made by Pacific artists, arts workers and elders who work together to develop and strengthen the festival as a leader in showcasing and supporting excellence in contemporary Pacific arts in Australia.
9 April – 11 April
Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St, Melbourne, Australia< BACK TO LISTINGS