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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

VACANCY OCTOBER
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POSITION VACANCY: DIRECTOR

Applications close Friday 7 November 5.00pm

The Substation is currently seeking a new Director to take the organisation on the next part of its journey towards being a significant contemporary arts centre for the western suburbs of Melbourne. For a full position description and details on how to apply, follow the link.

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HAPPY HALLOWEENIE PARTY
Friday 31 October | 7.00pm

Calling all groovy ghosts and scary fairies! The Mudcakes are back at The Substation! Dress up for dancing, prizes, music and fun! Featuring live music by The Mudcakes, face painting and refreshment for kids (and adults!). A family friendly Halloween event for kids eight years and under.

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NOVEMBER

TONI CHILDS
Saturday 1 November | 8.00pm

In an exclusive for Melbourne's west, we're proud to announce American singer-songwriter Toni Childs will be joining us. With a string of iconic hits including 
Stop Your Fussin'Don't Walk AwayHouse of HopeMany Rivers to Cross, and the hugely popular I've got to Go Now; be sure to book early for this memorable evening.

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BEN OTTEWELL (GOMEZ)

Monday 3 November | 8.00pm

As a singer and lead guitarist in rock band Gomez, Ben Ottewell is well known for his unmistakable voice and talent for blistering and inspired guitar solos. With a newly-recorded album of songs for his second solo project, Rattlebag, Ottewell is set to return on the road, performing his new music

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BLACKEYED SUSANS
Friday 7 November | 8.00pm

The Blackeyed Susans need little introduction to Melbourne audiences. Their moody songs and op-shop stylings are a beloved part of the firmament of Australian music and every show they play is a memorable event. Their acclaimed shows have been staged in sold-out seasons across Australia and Europe with this concert being no exception.

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CLOCK IT! AN EVENING OF DANCE
Wednesday 19 November | 7.30pm

The style of Clock It! is one of freedom. Artists can do anything they want for two minutes 30 seconds. The time limit encourages the performers to be succinct. This clarity as well as the diversity is captivating. Accompanied by improvised music and sound from Michael Havir, and guided by director and dancer David Wells.

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DECEMBER

RECOVERY
Tuesday 2 December - Tuesday 9 December | 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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SUB12
Closes Sunday 14 December | 5.00pm

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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IN THE SHADOW OF PROGRESS
Closes Sunday 14 December | 5.00pm

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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