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Western Edge Youth Arts is a not-for-profit arts organisation creating safer spaces for young artists from Melbourne’s west to own and tell their stories, with their own voice.

They work across three key programmatic areas of Schools, Community Theatre and Professional Development to provide opportunities for young artists to explore creativity, learn new artistic practices, gain on-the-job employment, and develop as artistic and cultural leaders.

Their approach to practice is grounded in decolonial theory and celebrating intersectional diversity. Beyond their artistic programs, Western Edge Youth Arts provide learning to corporate, government and community organisations through fee-for-service workshops.

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1 Market Street, Newport,
Victoria 3015, Australia

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Wed–Sat 12–6pm

We acknowledge and recognise the Ancestors, Elders and families of the Yalukit-willam of the Kulin Nation, who are the traditional custodians of the land that The Substation is on. We extend our respects to their ancestors and elders past, present and emerging, and to all First Nations people.

We are committed to continually improving our services to ensure our events can be enjoyed by all. If you have specific access requirements (including seating arrangements for events) please get in touch.

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Melbourne International Jazz Festival/​ Hand to Earth/​ 28–28 October 2023/
Substation Program/​Outdoor Billboard Gallery
Caitlin Franzmann/​ Recompose/​ 22 July–1 October 2023/ Photo of divination cards  artwork Recompose. The image is cropped to show two hands – one holding deck of cards and the other placing a card down on a mossy tree log covered in autumn leaves next to two other cards. The cards have botanical-like illustration artworks on them in greyscale.