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hillsceneLIVE Festival

hillsceneLIVE Festival 2016: mapping immediacy


Multiple venues in Mt Evelyn
(address given upon booking)

Single day $25
Two day pass $40
On sale THUR 6 NOV


2016 program highlights:

- Rachel Jones: 24 hour durational theatre performance, exploring anxiety

- Jeremy Swan: kinetic sculpture installed within a temporary shipping container

- Dani-Ela Kayler: poetic dance-theatre piece using leaves as a metaphor for the hardship of leaving

- Eliza Philip: installation inside a real boat, exploring migration and refugee issues

- ‘Stonewalled’ – a three part circus piece where the walls literally become the floors

- Rod Price: ‘Everyone Makes Noise’, using social media to generate sound sources, which are remixed live into an undulated sound score

- Deep conversations around Regional Arts Practice, Vulnerability and Socially engaged practice

- Shannan Lim: ‘Salty’ – contemporary theatrical slants on the lurid demons of Singaporean -Malay mythology

- hillsceneLIVE 100, a social inclusion project that serves up a gourmet dinner to 100 people for free, offers free access to festival activities, and featuring an exhibition of local artist Eliza Philip’s most recent work

For one special weekend in October, the Mt Evelyn township will transform into a major experimental art festival, with the return of the much loved hillsceneLIVE.

Featuring 25 events spanning Dance, Theatre, Sound Art, Installations, Live Art, Panel Discussions, Workshops, Interventions and more, hillsceneLIVE is an electric and eclectic festival supporting some of Victoria’s most challenging and talented artists.

The only program of it’s kind in the Dandenong Ranges and beyond, hillsceneLIVE burst onto the cultural calendar in 2014, as a partnership between Burrinja Cultural Centre, hillscene magazine and Gareth Hart.  Since then, the program has continued to excite audiences, develop artists, and showcase experimental artists amongst the hills.

“2016 is by far our biggest and boldest to date, with the festival expanding to a full three day program” says hillsceneLIVE Festival Director Gareth Hart.  “It is a blistering three days of some of the most exciting and exceptional artists I have come across in the past few years”.

“Our 2016 theme, mapping immediacy, asks artists to consider their work and their selves within a contemporary social space.  Every artist has tackled this theme differently, and in wonderful and wild ways! 2016 is a festival not to be missed.”

The full program can be seen at www.hillsceneLIVE.com

Live Art.  Performance.  Abandoned spaces.  Licensed Bar.  Unlike anything else.

For more info about hillsceneLIVE please contact Gareth Hart on: 0421 808 289 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visit and stay up to date online at hillscenelive.com.au  or facebook.com/hillsceneLIVE

hillsceneLIVE is a supportive program for artists to hone and nurture their craft.  Through the three day festival, professional development opportunities, presentation platforms and a leadership committee, the program champions the chartering of new creative territories by artists. 

The 2016 program has been supported by Burrinja Cultural Centre, Yarra Ranges Council and Creative Partnerships Australia, as well as a major crowd funding campaign asking for support from the community.




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