Festival programme out now! 

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The PAVE Festival 2018

The 2018 theme for PAVE has been inspired by the ABC series ‘War on Waste’ We asked artists from all disciplines and arts genres to think about how Rejuvenate, Rediscover and Rethink and might relate to their arts practice.

The results were surprising and delightful. Rejuvenating and re-purposing items to make beautiful new creations in clothing, music and utility items. Make a scarecrow, explore an upcycled fashion expo, browse the craft stalls on FunFest day. See how this theme relates to our history and the lives of icons of our stage, screen and stereo. Participate or watch dance and movement inspired by the theme.

The cover artwork was created on commission by local artist, Martha Silver Breninger of Healing Spirit Creations, the creator of enchanting felted gifts and art. We feel it captures this year’s theme perfectly.

Browse the program to see what is in store over eight exciting days across the Emerald township at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges as part of the PAVE – Performing and Visual Arts in Emerald – Festival 2018!

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