News & events

Read the latest Footscray University Town news and find out about upcoming events and activities. All events are free or low cost, however some require registration – be sure to check the details.

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Game Changers conversation series

The Game Changers conversation series presents pivotal concepts, personalities and moments in Australia’s evolving story for public discussion and debate. This free series is held at VU at MetroWest in the heart of Footscray, and brought to you by Maribyrnong City Council and Victoria University as part of their Footscray University Town partnership.

Current & upcoming events

Picturing Footscray Exhibition Opening

Picturing Footscray exhibition opening, 2017

Exhibition opening: Thursday 17 May, 6 - 8pm

Exhibition: 18 May - 8 June

You are invited to the opening of Picturing Footscray, a major salon-style exhibition showcasing photographs inspired by Footscray.
Join judge Jesse Marlow, a Melbourne based photographer, to announce the winners of prizes totalling $5,000. 
This is also your chance to choose your favourite photograph to vote for in the People's Choice Award (voting will take place on Facebook), which will be announced at the end of the exhibition after 8 June.

Losing Footscray: Tag your town!

Heather Horrocks installing Losing Footscray

Exhibition: On display until 8 June

Losing Footscray is an interactive art project acknowledging the changing landscape of Footscray.

Drop into VU at MetroWest during business hours to ‘tag your town’ and highlight places where change or loss or joy has made its mark on your heart, or visit the Facebook event page to tell us what you would like to tag. 



Looking, Looking Away by Mohsen Meysami

Iranian artist Mohsen Meysami presents work that draws attention to the destructive impacts of war, asking the question: Do you even care?


The artworks are informed by traditional Persian and Islamic arts and crafts as a means to investigate what could be seen as the global indifference towards the plight of refugees.
Mohsen was the winner of the inaugural Footscray Art Prize Tertiary Award in 2017. 

Other event listings

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