PROGRAM
SEPTEMBER 13 - 29 2019

 

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FRI 13 | SAT 14 | SUN 15 | MON 16 | TUES 17 | WED 18 | THU 19 | FRI 20 | SAT 21 | SUN 22 |

MON 23 | TUE 24 |WED 25 | THU 26 | FRI 27 | SAT 28 | SUN 29 | CLOSING PARTY

DETAILED INFORMATION & REGISTRATIONS

OPENING NIGHT

FORMAS DE VIDA

ART GROUP EXHIBITION

Hola Melbourne! opens with art exhibitions. Latin American artists based in Australia will present their visions, perspectives, and experiences relating to the complex theme of ‘global environment’. Topics include the struggles for land by indigenous communities, political and community responses to climate change and their complex issues and solutions.

VENUE: 4Diverse. 118A Carlisle St. St Kilda 3182
TIME: 6 - 10 PM

SATURDAY 14

FORMAS DE VIDA
ART GROUP EXHIBITION

VENUE: 4Diverse. 118A Carlisle St. St Kilda 3182
GALLERY OPENS: 2 - 10 PM

FIESTA OF FEARLESS
Masks in Latin American traditions (Lecture and workshop)

Carnivals involving the tradition of mask making and wearing can be observed throughout Latin America and have become an iconic cultural feature of the region. The cultural origins of masks are diverse. Native cultures wore ritual masks, African people brought to the Americas as slaves brought their own mask traditions, as did the Spanish and Portuguese colonisers. These cultural influences have shaped the faces of colourful and extravagant forms that accompany the festive, religious and liturgical traditions of Latin America.

This workshop explores the historical-social and artistic aspects of these traditions while participants learn to make masks with papier-mâché technique. The event will focus on Carnival Diablos, one of the most popular types of masks in Latin America which contains symbolic elements about life, death, the sacred, the festive and the rich syncretism of our cultures.

Facilitator: Gabriel Gonzalez (Chile)
Assistant: María Peña (Colombia)
Duration: 16 Hours (4 sessions of 4 hours)
Location: 4Diverse Hub
Capacity: Up to 25 participants
Target: +15 y.o
Materials and facilities: Will be provided by 4Diverse Hub
Dates Sessions: Sundays September 1, 8, 15, and 22. 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fee: $ 90 (covers materials)
Registration: From July 14, 2019


SOMOS LA PALABRA / WE ARE THE WORD

Somos la Palabra (We are the word) is a four-activity series aimed at different targets: Pre-school children, primary school students, high school students, youth and adults.

These activities bring the non-Spanish-speaking community closer to literature and the Spanish and Portuguese language.

This segment will also involve public-writing workshops. We will publish the best works in a printed (book) and digital (electronic book) formats.


SPECIAL EDITION BILINGUAL BOOK

Organised by A Voz Limpia, Revarena Ediciones (Mexico), Casa cultura, 4Diverse

On Sunday 15, a special edition bilingual book resulting from a literary competition will be launched. The competition will be open to writers in Spanish, Portuguese and English who have been invited to submit pieces on the theme of “Distance”. The selected submissions (poetry and short story) will have been rewarded with a professional translation into English, making them accessible to a wider audience in Australia.

VENUE: 4Diverse. 118A Carlisle St. St Kilda 3182
TIME: 6 - 9 PM


FORMAS DE VIDA
ART GROUP EXHIBITION

VENUE: 4Diverse. 118A Carlisle St. St Kilda 3182
GALLERY OPENS: 2 - 10 PM

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PEOPLE OF MAIZE
LECTURE AND TASTING OF THE MOST EMBLEMATIC LATIN AMERICAN CUISINE BASED ON MAIZE

VENUE: 4Diverse. 118A Carlisle St. St Kilda 3182
TIME: 6 - 9 PM

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FORMAS DE VIDA
ART GROUP EXHIBITION

Guided tours for community groups
VENUE: 4Diverse. 118A Carlisle St. St Kilda 3182
TIME: 11 - 3 PM (By appointment) Phone: 03 83957924 /Mobile: 0423878168

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FROM THE ACADEMY TO OUR COMMUNITY

Delivered by researchers from RMIT University,School of Global, Urban and Social Studies

HOLA MELBOURNE! is carrying out in collaboration with a group of researchers and lecturers from RMIT UNIVERSITY, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies. The academics will deliver a program of informative public workshops that explore how Australian and Latin American communities might learn from each other’s local approaches to common global issues (including urban planning, environmental care, community building, migration, and the arts.)

VENUE: 4Diverse. 118A Carlisle St. St Kilda 3182
TIME: 6:30 - 8:30 PM

COORDINATOR: Dr Elizabeth Kath. Senior Lecturer, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies. Program Manager, Bachelor of Arts (International Studies). RMIT University, City Campus.


FORMAS DE VIDA
ART GROUP EXHIBITION

Guided tours for community groups
VENUE: 4Diverse. 118A Carlisle St. St Kilda 3182
TIME: 11 - 3 PM (By appointment) Phone: 03 83957924 /Mobile: 0423878168

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FROM THE ACADEMY TO OUR COMMUNITY

Delivered by researchers from RMIT University,School of Global, Urban and Social Studies

HOLA MELBOURNE! is carrying out in collaboration with a group of researchers and lecturers from RMIT UNIVERSITY, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies. The academics will deliver a program of informative public workshops that explore how Australian and Latin American communities might learn from each other’s local approaches to common global issues (including urban planning, environmental care, community building, migration, and the arts).

VENUE: 4Diverse. 118A Carlisle St. St Kilda 3182
TIME: 6 - 9 PM

COORDINATOR: Dr Elizabeth Kath. Senior Lecturer, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies. Program Manager, Bachelor of Arts (International Studies). RMIT University, City Campus.


FORMAS DE VIDA
ART GROUP EXHIBITION

Guided tours for community groups
VENUE: 4Diverse. 118A Carlisle St. St Kilda 3182
TIME: 11 - 3 PM (By appointment) Phone: 03 83957924 /Mobile: 0423878168

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PÁJAROS DE PAPEL (PAPER BIRDS)

A JOURNEY OF WRITING AND POSTING LETTERS IN THE RETRO STYLE IN SPANISH, PORTUGUESE AND ENGLISH.

LIVE LATIN MUSIC

VENUE: 4Diverse. 118A Carlisle St. St Kilda 3182
TIME: 6:30 - 9:30 PM

COORDINATOR: Dr Elizabeth Kath. Senior Lecturer, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies. Program Manager, Bachelor of Arts (International Studies). RMIT University, City Campus.


FORMAS DE VIDA
ART GROUP EXHIBITION

Guided tours for community groups
VENUE: 4Diverse. 118A Carlisle St. St Kilda 3182
TIME: 11 - 3 PM (By appointment) Phone: 03 83957924 /Mobile: 0423878168

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RITUALISTIC SELF-MOVEMENT DANCE WORKSHOP

This class will be teach you about the benefits of moving as you feel to get active and fit. To help you out into the life skills and personal development through the art of dance, to let go of the stress and enjoy this gathering with all the attendees, followed by warm up and warm down, cardio/strength.

First part “fundamental steps”. This is a foundational workshop that introduces the full spectrum of feeling the rhythm with the body and also to understand how to use the joints and muscles to create stylised, spirited, and vigorous movement.

Second part “small variation or choreography”. Afro-Latin Dance occupies a specific place in cultures throughout the Latin-American continent, embodying energy and a graceful beauty flowing with rhythm. Dance has always been an indispensable element of life in whole societies. During the choreography you will understand and recognise the relation between community, spiritual rituals, cosmos-divine, social ceremonies. Those contributing to a sense of security, continuity, and safety vibes for a personal development.

FACILITATOR: Kathleen Gonzalez
VENUE: 4Diverse. 118A Carlisle St. St Kilda 3182
TIME: 2 - 4:30 PM


"…AND THE WORLD EMERGED, ANYWAY"
STORYTELLING & ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP

AIMED AT Children  (9 to12 years old)

Cultures around the world have their own creation stories, or visions of how the world began. The indigenous people of the Americas have many of these visions and stories.

The workshop "The world emerged, anyway" explores the origins of the world according to three distant peoples of pre-Columbian America, and how they developed.

Thus, we find the Popol Vuh of the Mayan culture, Amalivaca of the indigenous Tamanacos in Venezuela and the story of Ten Ten and Kai Kai from Mapuche culture of Chile.

The workshop consists of two parts: the first is a reading of these three cosmogonist visions adapted for children; the second is an illustration workshop based on these stories. The results of the illustrations will be published in an electronic book uploaded to HOLA MELBOURNE website.

COORDINATORS: Pedro Holder (Venezuela), Leticia Renteria (Mexico)

FACILITATORS OF THE READINGS: Community story tellers (TBC)

FACILITATORS OF ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOPS María Peña (Colombia) / Susana Rivas (El Salvador) / Volunteers Assistants

PARTICIPANTS: 20-25

VENUE: 4Diverse Hub

DATE: September, Saturday 21
TIME: 11 AM - 1 PM
VENUE: 4Diverse. 118A Carlisle St. St Kilda 3182


FORMAS DE VIDA
ART GROUP EXHIBITION

GALLERY OPENS: 2 - 10 PM

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VIVA BOOK
SPANISH STORYTELLING & PUPPETS AND BOOK MAKING WORKSHOP

AIMED AT Children  (1 to 8)

Storytelling is the social and cultural experience of sharing stories with improvisation, theatrics, and embellishment of the spoken word. Every culture has its own stories or narratives, which are shared for entertainment, education, cultural preservation or instilling moral values. Viva Book focuses on sharing the Latin American culture & literature with children aged 1 to 9 years and their families.

The storytelling of Viva Book will be delivered through "Oso en la Ciudad" (Bear in the city) by Stella Blackstone, a bilingual (Spanish-English), simple and lovely book for children. 

After the Spanish Storytelling, children (1 to 4) will learn to make puppets with recycled materials; children (5 to 9) will learn to make their own books with mostly recycled materials.

These activities are related to the storytelling from "Oso en la Ciudad”

FACILITATOR: Maria Alejandra Valenzuela (Chile) + 3 Assistants
TIME: 11 am - 1 pm
VENUE: 4Diverse. 118A Carlisle St. St Kilda 3182
PARTICIPANTS: 20 - 25


FIESTA OF FEARLESS
Masks in Latin American traditions (Lecture and workshop)
Session 4 of 4

Carnivals involving the tradition of mask making and wearing can be observed throughout Latin America and have become an iconic cultural feature of the region. The cultural origins of masks are diverse. Native cultures wore ritual masks, African people brought to the Americas as slaves brought their own mask traditions, as did the Spanish and Portuguese colonisers. These cultural influences have shaped the faces of colourful and extravagant forms that accompany the festive, religious and liturgical traditions of Latin America.

This workshop explores the historical-social and artistic aspects of these traditions while participants learn to make masks with papier-mâché technique. The event will focus on La Calaca, one of the most popular types of masks in Latin America which contains symbolic elements about life, death, the sacred, the festive and the rich syncretism of our cultures.

Facilitator: Gabriel Gonzalez (Chile)
Assistants: María Peña (Colombia) / Donika De Bloom (Australia)
Duration: 16 Hours (4 sessions of 4 hours)
Location: 4Diverse Hub
Capacity: 20 participants
Target: +15 y.o
Materials and facilities: Will be provided by 4Diverse Hub
Dates Sessions: Sundays September 1, 8, 15, and 22. 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fee: $ 120 (covers materials)
Registration: From July 12, 2019


FORMAS DE VIDA
ART GROUP EXHIBITION

GALLERY OPENS: 2 - 10 PM

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FROM THE ACADEMY TO OUR COMMUNITY

Delivered by researchers from RMIT University,School of Global, Urban and Social Studies

HOLA MELBOURNE! is carrying out in collaboration with a group of researchers and lecturers from RMIT UNIVERSITY, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies. The academics will deliver a program of informative public workshops that explore how Australian and Latin American communities might learn from each other’s local approaches to common global issues (including urban planning, environmental care, community building, migration, and the arts.)

VENUE: 4Diverse. 118A Carlisle St. St Kilda 3182
TIME: 6 - 9 PM

COORDINATOR: Dr Elizabeth Kath. Senior Lecturer, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies. Program Manager, Bachelor of Arts (International Studies). RMIT University, City Campus.

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FORMAS DE VIDA
ART GROUP EXHIBITION

Guided tours for community groups
VENUE: 4Diverse. 118A Carlisle St. St Kilda 3182
TIME: 11 - 3 PM (By appointment) Phone: 03 83957924 /Mobile: 0423878168

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MEDITATION WITH LATIN AMERICAN SHAMANIC CHANTS

A one-off special gathering with a Shamanic Ikaros chantings circle, an ancestral Latin American singing meditation. 

Honouring the 4 elements with 4 special guests: 4 Traditional Healers Ikaros singers and Light Workers.

40 limited spaces
TIME: 7 to 9:30 pm
VENUE: 4Diverse. 118A Carlisle St. St Kilda 3182

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READING POETRY AND SHORT STORIES

SPECIAL EDITION BILINGUAL BOOK

Organised by A Voz Limpia, Revarena Ediciones (Mexico), Casa cultura, 4Diverse

On Thursday 26, A Voz Limpia and Revarena Ediciones (Mexico) will hold an evening of reading poems and short stories from the special edition the special edition bilingual book.
VENUE: 4Diverse. 118A Carlisle St. St Kilda 3182
TIME: 6:30 - 8:30 PM


A FEW WORDS MANY MEANINGS
Contemporary Latin America short story

AIMED AT Young people  (14 to 18)

A workshop for young people interested in literature, Latin American culture, and Spanish language learners. The main goal is to connect young people with some of the current cultural and everyday values in Latin American context, through literature. Then create a written piece inspired in what the short story suggests.

Participants: 18
Facilitator: Leticia Renteria
Duration: 2 hours
TIME: 11 am to 1 pm
VENUE: 4Diverse. 118A Carlisle St. St Kilda 3182


FORMAS DE VIDA
ART GROUP EXHIBITION

GALLERY OPENS: 2 - 10 PM

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FROM THE ACADEMY TO OUR COMMUNITY

Delivered by researchers from RMIT University,School of Global, Urban and Social Studies

HOLA MELBOURNE! is carrying out in collaboration with a group of researchers and lecturers from RMIT UNIVERSITY, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies. The academics will deliver a program of informative public workshops that explore how Australian and Latin American communities might learn from each other’s local approaches to common global issues (including urban planning, environmental care, community building, migration, and the arts.)

VENUE: 4Diverse. 118A Carlisle St. St Kilda 3182
TIME: 6:30 - 8:30 PM

COORDINATOR: Dr Elizabeth Kath. Senior Lecturer, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies. Program Manager, Bachelor of Arts (International Studies). RMIT University, City Campus.


FORMAS DE VIDA
ART GROUP EXHIBITION

Guided tours for community groups
VENUE: 4Diverse. 118A Carlisle St. St Kilda 3182
TIME: 11 - 3 PM (By appointment) Phone: 03 83957924 /Mobile: 0423878168

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“LATIN DANCE & MUSIC WORKSHOP”

VENUE: 4Diverse. 118A Carlisle St. St Kilda 3182
TIME: 3 - 7 PM


FORMAS DE VIDA
ART GROUP EXHIBITION

GALLERY OPENS: 11 - 3 PM / 7-10 PM


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FORMAS DE VIDA
ART GROUP EXHIBITION

GALLERY OPENS: 6 -10 PM


MARACATU DRUMS WORKSHOP

VENUE: 4Diverse. 118A Carlisle St. St Kilda 3182
TIME: 2 - 4 PM


THE FINAL FIESTA OF FEARLESS
CARNIVAL PARADE IN CARLISLE STREET
Maracatu, mask, dance

STARTING POINT: 4Diverse. 118A Carlisle St. St Kilda 3182
TIME: 4:30 - 6 PM

CLOSING PARTY

 

SUPPORTED BY

4DIVERSE gratefully acknowledges the support of the City of Port Phillip Local Festivals Fund AND RMIT UNIVERSITY for making HOLA melbourne! 2019 possible

4DIVERSE also acknowledges the support and commitment of partners includinG A voz limpia, revarena ediciones, casa cultura, ETHNODANCEOLOGY, and st kilda art community in the realisation
of HOLA melbourne! 2019