This event (September 13th to the 29th) is highly ambitious with regards to the range and scope of programs on offer. 4Diverse will create and source interactive performances and events involving local visual artists, musicians, writers, academics and dancers to actively engage local attendees with the vibrancy of Latin American culture.
The program will feature an unprecedented variety of activities, including academic seminars on Latin American culture and history, traditional mask making and dancing workshops, a contemporary projected gallery of Latin American music history, and the publication of a bilingual anthology of stories and poems by Latin American writers – based in both Australia and Mexico – as a tangible token of the festival.
Last years Latin American art exhibition was inspired by the rapidly expanding Latin American community in Port Phillip. Hola Melbourne! now presents an opportunity for our Latin American diaspora to project genuine representations of their own cultures to those of varying backgrounds. We believe this festival will greatly impact the notions of Latin American life held by Melbournians, helping to dismantle stereotypical assumptions and highlight the subtle ways Latin American culture has pervaded and influenced aspects of day to day Melbourne life.
Any donations will go toward the construction and execution of art exhibitions and events, the renting of venues for those events with a projected high capacity and acquisition of amazingly talented team members to help pull it all together (as well as much of the day to day expenses of planning such a complex program)!