CultureLink is excited to embark on a new partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV), a dynamic and leading Australian arts organisation that champions the discovery, development and promotion of culturally and linguistically diverse contemporary art, heritage and cultural expression.

In 2018 and 2019, CultureLink will enable the best of Singapore artists to participate in Mapping Melbourne by MAV, an annual cross-cultural and multi-artform festival in the heart of Melbourne. The festival celebrates Australia’s unique Asian identity and its global creative connections.

Mapping Melbourne 2018 – SAtheCollective

Art may be time and culture specific, but sound and sight knows no limits. The artists of SAtheCollective create their own sensescapes, exploring all possibilities not bound by time or culture.

SAtheCollective presents a unique blend of sounds and sonic-inspired visuals that reflects a Southeast Asian sensibility. Growing up in post-colonial Singapore, the artists explore their identities through an inquiry into sound and visuals. They value being in the moment: fleeting, transcendent.

For SAtheCollective, their exploration of sound begins with each instrument and every original composition is a bold experiment that combines traditional elements with modern techniques, such as live looping and video projection light shows. Their music is a culmination of their diasporic roots, innovative process and sonic exploration. Spontaneous at every turn, each performance is a risk that the band takes as they delve into the question of identity.

This will be SAtheCollective’s live debut performance in Melbourne – join them in this multi-sensory experience, immersing in collective time and space.

Supported by the National Arts Council and The Chen

Presented with MPavilion and Box Hill Institute

15 Dec 2018, Sat
MPavilion @ Queen Victoria Gardens
Free admission
More info here.