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Metro Arts acknowledge the Jagera and Turrbal peoples, as the custodians of the land we work on, recognising their connection to land, waters and community. We honour the story-telling and art-making at the heart of First Nation’s cultures,  and the enrichment it gives to the lives of all Australians.

NEW FOR OLD

12 DEC – 23 JAN | EXHIBITION
Bringing together work by Australian and international artists, New for Old reflects on the relationship between technology and memory.

RISING

3 – 13 FEB | THEATRE
From five fabulous emerging female playwrights, this ambitious new work responds to the looming ecological crisis. Out of the chaos, five stories of integrity, idealism, justice, compassion and hope emerge.

M.I.N.D.E.D.

6 + 8 MAY | DANCE
Elements Collective bring their world class break and freestyle dancers to Mad Dance Festival in this genre-bending dance work.

METRO ARTS AT WEST END

Metro Arts at West Village is a comprehensive arts venue in West End.

FERTILE GROUND

25 – 29 MAY | DANCE
With vivid choreography, Fertile Ground manipulates space, sound and a brutalist pile of concrete bricks in this ground-breaking participatory performance.

The freshest talent. The bravest artists.

Metro Arts January – June 2021 Program is here!

JANUARY – JUNE 2021 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

RISING

3 – 13 FEB | THEATRE
From five fabulous emerging female playwrights, this ambitious new work responds to the looming ecological crisis. Out of the chaos, five stories of integrity, idealism, justice, compassion and hope emerge.

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A DROWNING SIM’S CRY FOR HELP

6 – 27 FEB / EXHIBITION
This work humorously tries to make sense of the absurdity of the everyday, taking cues from computer games and children’s entertainment.

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THE LAST BASTION OF LAZINESS

6 – 21 MAR / EXHIBITION
Playing on the infamous laziness of cartoon character Garfield, this exhibition is interested in ideas around work ethic, productivity and aspiration.

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CTRL+ALT+DEL: SHIFT

25 – 28 MAR / EXHIBITION
Ctrl+Alt+Del: Shift continues a series of multidisciplinary group exhibitions formed to reboot and reclaim arts and cultural spaces in a white colonial settler landscape.

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DUNGEON MASTER

10 – 24 APR / EXHIBITION
Featuring drawings created based on the rules of Dungeons and Dragons, Dungeon Master aims to examine the unclear boundary between fantasy and reality in online spaces.

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M.I.N.D.E.D.

6 + 8 MAY | DANCE
Elements Collective bring their world class break and freestyle dancers to Mad Dance Festival in this genre-bending dance work.

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FERTILE GROUND

25 – 29 MAY | DANCE
With vivid choreography, Fertile Ground manipulates space, sound and a brutalist pile of concrete bricks in this ground-breaking participatory performance.

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OLD HAUNTS

5 – 26 JUN / EXHIBITION
ANTHEM ARI aims to provide a dedicated platform to celebrate the practices of First Nations, diasporic, and LGBTQI+ identifying artists of colour in Australia.

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METRO ARTS JANUARY OPENING HOURS

New For Old is currently showing in Gallery One + Gallery Two, with the following opening hours:

12 – 23 January 2021 |Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-2pm

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