Working bee at Malak Community Garden this Sunday

Calling all Malak residents and volunteers from neighboring suburbs - come down on Sunday 23 November and help us to prepare Malak Community Garden for the wet season. We start at 8am and you can join us anytime during the morning. Please wear shoes and hat, we’ll provide water and snacks. Give us a call on 8945 7347 or just rock up on Sunday!

End of Year Community Dinner

Everyone is invited to the End of Year Community Dinner on Monday 24 November. Celebrate our 2014 projects and events that you were part of!

When: Monday 24 November, 6pm start - don't be late!
Where: Chambers Crescent Theatre, Cnr Malak & Chambers Crescents, Malak Shopping Centre
Entertainment: Darwin City Brass Band, ARC dancers, Nepalese musicians, Stephanie Spillett, the Malakers and screening of a short movie ‘Under The Emu Sky’
Catering: Sandar, Yaqub, Meri...and maybe you?
Cost: By donation (suggested $5/person & $10/family)

Free Space Studio exhibition

You are warmly invited to an exhibition "In the Studio: An Exhibition of New Works by Artists from the Free Space Studio". The exhibition runs from Tuesday 18 November to Friday 5 December 2014 at City of Darwin's Community Art Space (Civic Centre, above the library), Harry Chan Avenue. Please see the attached PDF exhibition catalogue - this beautiful document featuring the artist's works will be launched at the exhibition opening.

Big plans for My Sisters’ Kitchen

The Monday night My Sisters' Kitchen (MSK) program has become a wonderful place for exchange of all sorts of tactile arts and crafts practices. Over the past few months we've welcomed many friends sharing their crafts. We've learnt how to weave rag rugs, knit with material scraps, bead and sew all sorts of outfits - baby clothes, dresses, skirts, shirts, aprons and even a ball gown have been started. The children have been busy making toys from recycled materials.

Volunteer and give back to your community

Would you like to meet new people and give back to your community? We have lots of volunteering opportunities available! Agnes (pictured right) is our newest volunteer. Agnes is a textile artist and professional hobby photographer and she is willing to share her skills and help Darwin Community Arts' programs.

Underground Arts in Malak every Saturday

Underground Arts wishes to thank our recent visiting artist Caroline Margaret for her participation in our Saturday Morning Program, she shared many skills and donated her fantastic paintings and curious cacti to help us raise money for future art activities. If you are looking for a unique gift for someone special, come and see us in the Underground. During October we also had a local artist Judi Fischer share her watercolour know-how. Thank you lovely ladies for your time and enthusiasm. In November we will be finalising the paver steps in readiness for the garden path.

Performance Skills Workshops for young people with disability

Hot on the heels of their amazing show 'Freezing Hot', CemeNTstars are about to begin workshops for their next project 'Reading The Signs'. If you are an independent young person with disability and interested in learning acting/performance skills please join us.

Asia in Darwin

Asia in Darwin is a DCA project funded by Festivals NT, through Arts NT, that aims to build relations between community-based cultural and artistic practitioners and organisations in order to enhance the basic people-to-people foundation of links between Asia and Darwin. Priority countries for strategic partnerships are Indonesia, Philippines, Timor Leste, and Japan, based on existing links. The Exchanges and Residencies will feature agreed strategic outcomes for all parties and can be integrated with relevant festivals and events in Darwin. 

Monday Malak Jam nights

Calling all musicians, come and join us for a free jamming session every Monday evening in Malak. No matter whether you are an established or an emerging artist, bring your instrument and join like-minded musos. Bookings not required.

Malak Online TV

Malak Online TV will feature stories about Malak and nearby neighbourhoods in the Northern Suburbs of Darwin and Northern Territory. It specifically reports on activities of the Malak Community Arts and Media Centre (MCAMC), based at Malak Shopping Centre. 

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