Rawcus is seeking people over the age of 55, to participate in a fashion arts project alongside the Rawcus ensemble, a group of artistis with and without disability. Over a series of 3 workshops led by the arts collective Fast Fashun, participants will create a fashion look from discarded fast fashion waste, and then pose for a fashion shoot with renowned photographer Pia Johnson. The resulting images will be displayed in a laneway in the heart of Footscray.

June 7th 1pm – 5pm
June 8th 1pm – 5pm
June 9th 1pm – 5pm
Where: Yarraville Community Centre – 59 Francis Street, Yarraville
Fee: community participants will be paid a $50 per diem for each workshop to cover the cost of food and transport
Places are limited, so registration is required. 

Expression of Interests are open now and close 10 May
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The building is wheelchair accessible.
There is parking outside the venue, including accessible spaces.
There are wheelchair accessible toilets at the venue.
There is a toilet marked ‘Women’, and a toilet marked ‘Men’ and a toilet marked ‘Accessible’.
Everyone in the room will wear name tags.
Two support workers, Rachel and Josh, will be present to support participation.
Participants can elect to bring their own support. If you would like to do this, please let us know in your application form.
The lighting is a combination of overhead fluorescent and natural light.
Rawcus will not be providing Auslan interpreters at this workshop.
Should you require further accessibility information or support please get in contact to discuss.

The artist you will be working with:
Rawcus is an award-winning, long-term ensemble of artists with diverse minds, bodies, and imaginations. Rawcus devises new performance work that expresses the imaginative world of the Ensemble.

Fast Fashun combines the skills of four multiskilled artists who create art that is a tool for social change. Using processes derived from art therapy, improvisational theatre and visual art making, Fast Fashun creates durational interactive activations where audiences come face-to-face with the waste. The collective seeks to raise awareness of the waste and poor working conditions in the fashion industry and redress the lost skill of hand making and repairing items.

Pia Johnson is a photographer and visual artist, whose practice emerged out of a
concern with issues of cultural identity and difference, stemming from her mixed
background of Chinese and Italian-Australian descent. Her work has been
exhibited across Australia and internationally; and is collected in private and public collections including the National Gallery of Victoria.

This project is supported through the Maribyrnong City Council Community Grants Program.
Rawcus is partnering with Yarraville Community Centre to make this project possible.
Rawcus receives organisational support from the Victorian State Government Creative Victoria Creative Enterprises, The City of Port Phillip’s Key Arts Program and the Shulu Foundation.