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The Substation is a dynamic and unique contemporary arts space, offering the latest in art, theatre, music, talks, dance, ideas and cabaret.

WHAT'S ON AT THE SUBSTATION

DECEMBER
recovery

RECOVERY
Tues 2 Dec - Tues 9 Dec | 8.30pm

There are two women.
Natalie and Shannon.
There were others.
They are gone.
This is what remains.

Recovery is dance, ceremony, gathering and living.

By Shannon Bott, Nat Cursio, Simon Ellis and collaborators. 

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oc

OPEN CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS
Currently open. Closes Mon 8 Dec| 5pm

The Substation gallery invites exhibition applications from artists and curators for the proposal-based portion of its 2015 visual arts contemporary program. Exhibitions last for approximately five weeks. For more information, check out the guidelines below.

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SUB12
Currently open. Closes Sun 14 Dec | 5pm

Sponsored by Hobsons Bay City Council, the six artists selected for the exhibition have each invited another artist to participate, welcoming dissolution of curatorial control while providing an opportunity for experimentation and exchange. Curated by Will Foster.

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sub12

IN THE SHADOW OF PROGRESS
Currently open. Closes Sun 14 Dec | 5pm

This exhibition is inhabited by the ghost of the artist's grandfather who spent part of his working life at the Newport Railway Workshops. The series of works invites the viewer to meditate on the past as a way to sense what may be missing from the present.

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brad

carols

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
Sun 14 Dec | 7pm

The Newport Fiddle and Folk Club is proud to present the sixth Substation all-singing, all-playing, all-weather carols. Join local musicians for a good old-fashioned sing-a-long. Relax and listen to beautiful ensembles. Then get ready to grin as your hosts have you moving, swinging and singing in a special night to remember.

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art

THE SUBSTATION CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Sun 21 Dec | 10am-3pm

Come and celebrate Christmas with us this year at The Substation Markets! A great opportunity to purchase all your Christmas goodies. Both the Artists' Market and Farmers' Market will include different stalls from previous markets so more high-quality crafts and designs will be on offer.

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JANUARY FEBRUARY

SISSY BLVD
Opening Thurs 15 Jan | 6pm-8pm | Exhibition Fri 16 Jan-Sun 15 Mar

Lee Lai, Katie Parrish, Merv Heers and Sam Wallman are queer cartoonists based in Melbourne. Their drawings explore gender, sexuality, class, visibility, and the ways these themes overlap, mincing the fine line between subtlety and obviousness.

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sissy

CARAVAN BURLESQUE... WILDER WEST!
Thurs 5 Feb – Sat 7 Feb | Thurs 12 Feb – Sat 14 Feb | Nightly at 8pm | 14 Feb - 7.30pm and 9.30pm

Returning to The Substation in 2015 after a fierce season in 2014, expect wild child circus, smouldering songs, live art exotica, demon dance, jaw-dropping, eye-popping, electrifying acts. Ten international theatre awards. Five stars across five continents. Do not miss out!

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moira
cw

C.W. STONEKING
Fri 27 Feb | 8pm

Following on from his wildly successful national tour and the release of his much-lauded new album Gon’ Boogaloo, C.W. Stoneking is all set to bring his tunes to The Substation this February. Released on October 17 2014, it has been a six year wait for the latest taste of C.W.’s inimitable musical stylings. Don’t miss your chance to catch this enigmatic and charismatic performer live!

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