18 days celebrating place, community and humanity in Melbourne’s West. 18 days celebrating place, community and humanity in Melbourne’s West. 18 days celebrating place, community and humanity in Melbourne’s West.


Co-presented by Footscray Community Arts and The Substation, Neighbourhood spans across a number of notable venues including The Bowery Theatre, Incinerator Gallery, West Space, as well as Maddern Square, and Werribee and Williamstown train lines.

This inclusive festival will connect you to contemporary cultural challenges; provide a safe place for conversation; and reveal the beauty of our common humanity found right here in our Neighbourhood.

You’re invited to the Neighbourhood!

This program will provide unique insight into the different traditions, practices and demands experienced by communities historically marginalised by mainstream art and culture.

I Am Carisma

I Am Carisma spotlights the messiness of growing up; embraces the accidental and finds inspiration from the banal episodes of life.

$20 — $30
Footscray Community Arts

Woke in Fright

Woke in Fright brings together artists who challenge a myriad of dystopian functions of our absurdist society.

The Substation


Sub~Lingual is an exhibition of play and subversion through the pluralisms of language and translation.

Incinerator Gallery

Headshot of Kamarra Bell-Wykes

Whose Gonna Love ‘Em?
I am that i AM

A post-traumatic work about grief, love redemption and finding our way home.

$20 — $30
Footscray Community Arts

Body Crysis / 身體災變

Body Crysis is an untethered performance for digital morphologies concerning motion capture, immersive 3D technologies and live performance. 

$25 — $35
The Substation


A Western Edge production; an unapologetic exploration of the immigrant experience in Australia, and how our aiga survive and thrive in between worlds.

$25 Full | $19 Concession | $16 per ticket for groups of 6+
The Bowery

Between Us

Participate in a public art and community engagement project that considers ‘the space between’. Created by visual artist Michaela Gleave, the project is a collaborative love letter to western suburbs of Melbourne - and beyond.

Footscray Community Arts

Open / Station and Closing Party

Open / Station invites you to an afternoon of new music, performance and visual arts culminating in the Neighbourhood festival closing night party.

The Substation


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Footscray Community Arts

Footscray Community Arts is proud to co-present Neighbourhood. We are a 50-year strong independent arts precinct dedicated to sharing stories. Our vision is that all communities are valued as makers of culture.

The Substation

The Substation champions contemporary and experimental arts. Through our ever-evolving program and artist-led initiatives, we support the development of ambitious and inclusive works that defy simple categorisation.