The Substation hosts a free 10-hour extravaganza of music and art

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Open / Station is an all-day explosion of creativity, taking place on November 26 to close the Festival du Quartier.

Those interested in the invigorating world of contemporary and experimental art won’t want to miss this one. The Substation opens November 26 for Open/Station, an exhilarating one-day event featuring performances, concerts and visual arts.

Located in a former industrial building in Newport, The Substation is a center for contemporary and experimental arts that supports the practice of forward-thinking artists from multiple disciplines. The Open/Station gala welcomes spectators inside the historic venue for a curated presentation of works by a selection of their collaborators.

The Sous-station hosts Open/Station, a multi-sensory artistic event

  • The free event, which will take place on November 26, will take place in the historic Newport building of the art center
  • Attendees can expect to experience a fusion of visual arts, performance and music
  • Open/Station is the closing night of the Neighborhood Festival, an 18-day celebration of contemporary arts
  • The audio and animation performance With Water Up To Her Knees will premiere on November 24 and 25

Explore Melbourne’s latest arts and theater events, exhibitions, productions and performances here.

Starting at 2 p.m., the free event will host a performance by dance artist Jo Lloyd, music from the fascinating Australian Arts Orchestra, and more. The visual art exhibits contain everything from beautiful light installations to 3D animations and are sure to leave viewers with plenty to digest.

After dark, the space will transform for the finale of neighborhood partya celebration of contemporary art that runs from November 11-27. The closing night will begin with the last screening of Michaela Gleave Between We, a moving collaborative poem translated into Morse code and projected into the evening sky. DJs organized by Studio Slur will come to link an unforgettable day.

Another highlight of the festival is the world premiere of With water up to your knees, which will take place on November 24 and 25. Lasting only two days, the show blends electroacoustics, surreal animation and performance in an exploration of abandoned infrastructure in modern Naarm. It is a collaboration between artists Lisa Lerkenfeldt and Tristan Jalleh.

With Water Up To Her Knees premieres November 24-25. Get your tickets here. For more information on the Open/Close showcase which will take place on November 26, go to here.

This article was produced in partnership with The Substation.

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