Wodonga Council and AlburyCity acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we stand and pay our respects to the Elders past, present and future, for they hold the memories, the tradition and the culture of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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WELCOME.......................................... 4 PROGRAM OVERVIEW................................. 6 LEAD-UP.......................................... 8 GALA OPENING EVENT.............................. 11 NOREUIL PARK MAP................................ 12 NOREUIL EVENTS.................................. 13 EVENTS TO IMMERSE IN............................ 17 BELVOIR PARK MAP................................ 18 MESSY ARTY PARTY................................ 19 ALBURY WODONGA PRECINCTS MAP.................... 20 CHILL-OUT SESSION.............................. 22 UPSTREAM STREET PARTY.......................... 23 JUNCTION PLACE MAP.............................. 24 THE LYNLEY DODD STORY.......................... 28 A NIGHT ON THE ISLAND.......................... 29 NOREUIL PARK MAP................................ 30 SUNDAY OF CURIOUS THINGS........................ 31 CULTURAL TRAIL.................................. 32 PUBLIC ART...................................... 35 FESTIVAL INFORMATION............................ 36 AFTER THE FESTIVAL.............................. 38 GETTING HERE.................................... 40 THANK YOU....................................... 41
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Upstream is the product of both councils working together to host a significant event that spans both cities. This is a festival of regional significance, a collaboration and connection of art and culture with local food and beverage. We are thrilled to host a festival that is unique to the Border and has something for all ages. The festival is family-friendly, has lots of free activities and is accessible to all, creating experiences that people can share across generations. Upstream gives everyone a chance to explore and experience opportunities featuring nationally acclaimed artists as well as putting a spotlight on some of our local talent. With experiences happening across four days, alternating between the two cities, Upstream is a showcase of Albury-Wodonga and the region. We welcome you to Albury-Wodonga and encourage you to explore beyond the festival and immerse yourself in the myriad of arts and culture experiences across our community.
Cr Kevin Mack Albury Mayor
Cr Anna Speedie Wodonga Mayor
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On behalf of our councils, we are delighted to introduce you to the inaugural Upstream â€“ Festival of Art + Culture.
Born under the banner of Two Cities One Community, Upstream embodies the theme of partnership which makes Albury-Wodonga unique. Across four days there will be a host of activities which celebrate our rich art and cultural fabric and place a spotlight on creativity. This inaugural event will feature diverse art forms in prominent central and natural public locations, bringing art to the people in unique settings. Celebration, collaboration, connection. Upstream gives everyone a chance to experience it all across four days, two cities and one amazing festival. Immerse yourself.
March 6 to 9, 2020 â€“ These four days, which includes the Victorian long weekend, denote the main festival days. However, there is plenty to see and do before and after the festival with a range of events and exhibitions in the lead-up as well as a vibrant arts and culture scene in Albury-Wodonga all year round.
The main festival will be held across Albury-Wodonga at the following venues. Choose your own cultural adventure on Monday with the open galleries and cultural trail that spreads across the cities.
All venues will have clearly marked accessible parking.
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Noreuil Park Wodonga Place, Albury
Friday evening and Sunday afternoon will be set on the banks of the Murray River at the Noreuil Park foreshore.
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QEII Square, Dean St, Albury
Dogs of all shapes and sizes plus their families will take over QEII Square to enjoy The Dogs Breakfast.
Belvoir Park, Sumsion Gardens, Huon St, Wodonga
Our family-friendly, Messy Arty Party will take place at the city’s premier open space. Don’t dress to impress, dress to make a mess.
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The Cube Wodonga 118 Hovell St, Wodonga
Enjoy a relaxed Saturday afternoon at The Cube Wodonga. Junction Square and Richardson Park, Elgin Boulevard, Wodonga
Surprises at every turn at the Upstream Street Party on the Saturday night.
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Gateway Village, Gateway Island, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga
Enjoy A Night on the Island with HotHouse Theatre and Acrobat. The Butter Factory Theatre is central to Gateway Village with a natural amphitheatre among the trees just a stone’s throw from the river and situated behind the village. Key
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WALKING WORKSHOP: PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY P17 FLOW STATES WORKSHOP P17 MESSY ARTY PARTY P 18-19
SUNDAY OF CURIOUS THINGS P 30-31 FLOOR TALK
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MASTERCLASS WITH DAME LYNLEY DODD P28
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Wagirra Trail and Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk
The Lynley Dodd Story
Permanent attraction Kremur St, West Albury
Saturday, February 8 to Sunday, April 26 Albury LibraryMuseum
Jump on the Wagirra Trail which runs along the banks of the Murray River. The 15-kilometre return pathway links Wonga Wetlands with the South Albury Trail with places for a picnic or to enjoy spectacular views. The Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk is a five-kilometre section between Kremur St and Wonga Wetlands featuring sculptures by local Aboriginal artists. Interpretative panels and videos available via the AlburyCity website.
The Lynley Dodd Story is a beautiful exhibition featuring more than 50 original artworks from New Zealand author and illustrator Dame Lynley Dodd. The exhibition charts her early work, the magic behind the development of her artwork and her amazing characters including some of the lesserknown ones. The exhibition features a quiet reading corner and a sketch table for budding illustrators. Books kindly supplied by Penguin Random House. Curated for the AWESOME Festival Perth and first exhibited at the State Library of Western Australia.
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Sunday, March 1, to Monday, March 9 Sesame Ln, Wodonga
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Watch the city’s newest artwork come to life! The artist behind the golden ants in Bennett’s Lane, Wodonga, Kirrily Anderson brings an eclectic meld of visual art, illustration, street art and graphic design. Anderson is drawn to the beauty of the natural environment and the human form. Inspired by sentiment, beauty, childhood and the environment, her work is an exploration of human emotion in its most subtle form. Drop by in the week leading up to and throughout the festival to see this latest work take shape.
Women of the River
The Upstream Small Sculpture Prize
Sunday, March 1, to Thursday, April 30
Monday, March 2 to Monday, March 9 M – F 3pm to 8pm S – S 11am to 8pm M – 11am to 2pm
The Goods Sheds 1/71 Church St, Wodonga Mann Central, 1-13 South St, Wodonga Sustainability Activity Centre, Gateway Island, 1/44 Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga Women of the River is an ephemeral street art photographic portrait exhibition showcasing the stories of local women and their relationship to the Murray River. Curated by local writer Aimee Chan and shot by local photographers, Women of the River documents the lives of women living in the Wodonga region and their relationship to the topographical heart of the area - the Murray River.
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Street art mural by Kirrily Anderson
The Goods Shed, Church St, Wodonga Saturday, March 7 6.30pm Voting closes 7.30pm Winner announced The Upstream Small Sculpture Prize is an exhibition and competition that celebrates the beauty and intricacy of small, threedimensional artworks in any material. The winners of the three prize categories will be decided by a people’s choice vote. Visit the exhibition at The Goods Shed to vote for your favourite sculpture!
Spherophyte at Junction Place, Wodonga From Friday, March 6, Alex Sansonâ€™s colourful, kinetic sculpture will start to take shape. Its giant proportions will be mesmerising and energetic, contemplative and euphoric. Relax on the grass in Junction Square, eat something delicious from the nearby food stalls and experience the sculpture unfurling in a celebratory blossoming of near-constant motion. Spherophyte will be in place across the festivalâ€™s four days and will be a feature of the Saturday night Upstream Street Party. 10
Welcome to Upstream’s gala opening event. Join us on the Noreuil Park foreshore for a night filled with spectacular feats and curious wonder. From music, to dance, acrobat feats and gourmet feasts, there is something for everyone on the first night of the festival. The evening gets under way from 5pm but be sure to immerse yourself in the many artistic displays you can experience in the space all weekend.
EXPERIENCE ALL WEEKEND MAMA’s Girl Melbourne-based artist Pelipe Reynolds is the artist behind MAMA’s Girl, an inflatable sculpture installation commissioned for the opening of Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) in October 2015. The Magical Bila Tree Reflecting, refracting and renewed with reclaimed tinker bits, sit under and look into the magical Bila tree. Handmade and constructed by Chloe Alice of In Colour Creative. 3D Chalk Art Experience Internationally acclaimed pavement artists from Zest Events will create these immersive works. See the artwork taking shape, interact and capture a unique photo to remember the day. Upstream Sculpture Walk Meander from the River Deck Café to Oddies Creek to see multiple forms of sculpture and, as you turn each corner, find something new to engage the senses, mind and emotions. The River Deck Enjoy regional food and beverages in an unparalleled location overlooking the river. The café is partnering with Upstream to create an amazing experience you won’t want to miss! Bookings recommended, see café website for opening hours. 11
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Friday - 06 March GALA OPENING EVENT | 5PM TO 9PM Shirazz Jazz Band 6
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Playing the hottest trad jazz this side of New Orleans, Shirazz is one of Melbourneâ€™s most sought-after jazz bands. Melding raucous, high-energy trad, laidback Louisiana street beats and sleazy and salacious blues, Shirazz will deliver a witty and irreverent live show on stage and roving to kick off the night with a bang.
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Born In A Taxi presents Boat of Faith. Take a dreamily absurd and comically surreal voyage in the Boat of Faith, with Mr Curly at the helm. Ask the directionfinding duck for directions, get caught in Mr Curlyâ€™s net of possibilities or be embraced by an angel. Inspired by the poetry and art of Michael Leunig.
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As we launch Upstream the audience will be welcomed to country by the local Aboriginal community. This event will also feature the James Fallon Wiradjuri Dance Troupe who share their visible expression of traditional Wiradjuri culture.
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The Flying Fruit Fly Circus has called Albury-Wodonga home for more than 40 years. Watch them in this highenergy performance as they fly, twist and tumble through the air on the tramp wall. You’ll never look at a trampoline the same again! Photo credit: Ian Sutherland The Bells – 5 Angry Men
All the performers know is the bells must be rung but they’re not quite sure why. The more confused they are, the harder they try to achieve it. The results are hilarious, tragic, violent and absurd. This is a spectacle of endurance, discipline and ultimately utter exhaustion as they attempt to finish their impossible task. King Marong and Afro Mandinko
7.30PM TO 9.15PM
Featuring tight Afrobeat, cool Afroreggae and a healthy dose of highlife, King Marong and Afro Mandinko will take you on an audio-visual journey across the African diaspora. Experience these high energy grooves and funky Afro moves.
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Be blown away by a 15-minute laser show by Genius Laser Technology along the banks of the Murray River. Using 12 full-colour laser projectors linked to a musical score, this show will have you up and dancing! See the Murray River light up and dance like never before!
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Friday - 06 March GALA OPENING EVENT | 5PM TO 9PM
Eat Street World Cuisine Head to Upstream’s Eat Street where you will find a selection of worldly food trucks, dessert stations, and cool beverages. Families can kick back, relax and enjoy the water views while tasting their way around the best food trucks on offer!
Pygmy Perch 360 Experience The Pygmy Perch is an endangered species of fish from the local environment and found predominately in the Albury region. Pygmy Perch 360 is an immersive five-minute short film experience by Helen Newman, developed by the Murray Science Hub in 2018, to highlight the plight of the threatened local Pygmy Perch.
Upstream Active Arts Hub Five artists will be painting, spraying and creating work, which you can watch in the making and purchase when complete. This collective of talented artists are all local with work represented on walls around the Border and beyond.
Bits ‘N’ Pieces Make a magical sculpture from clean waste destined for landfill and other “Bits ‘N’ Pieces”. With your imagination the potential is limitless. Leave it to show it off to the world, or take it home.
Lantern Workshop Light up the world with lanterns to shine bright the whole night through. Using recyclable materials, this special workshop, co-ordinated by BNG Learning, is suitable for all ages.
Giant Lawn Games The largest range of giant lawn games in the North East will test your skills. Try your hand at chess, checkers, chance games like battleshots and dice or games of skill like cornhole and kubb. Presented by Snichols. 15
Saturday - 07 March SATURDAY EVENTS TO IMMERSE IN 8AM TO 11AM
The Dogs Breakfast
Enjoy a morning of tail-wagging fun with your furry friend celebrating all things Hairy QEII SQUARE Maclary. This pawsitively pooch-friendly & ALBURY morning will feature activities, events and LIBRARYMUSEUM workshops including a book signing with This exhibition Dame Lynley Dodd, renowned author and was curated for the illustrator of the bestselling Hairy Maclary AWESOME Festival series; interfaith pets blessing; training Perth, and first sessions; stalls as well as pawesome exhibited at the State breakfast options. Library of Western Australia.
10AM TO 12.30PM MAMA DEAN ST, ALBURY FREE BOOKINGS REQUIRED
WORKSHOP 1 DROP IN BETWEEN 10AM TO 12.30PM WORKSHOP 2 DROP IN BETWEEN 5PM TO 9PM JUNCTION SQUARE, WODONGA FREE
QEII Square is an on-lead park and event includes an Auslan interpreter.
MAMA Walking Workshop: Phone Photography Enhance your smartphone photographic skills in a walking photography workshop around Albury! Beginning at MAMA, participants will be guided through basic photography techniques and editing apps before taking these newly acquired skills to the streets to capture the local surroundings. Book: mamalbury.com.au/events or (02) 6043 5800
Flow States Inspired by the mighty Murray River, a key topographical feature that divides but unites Albury-Wodonga, everyone is invited to contribute to this growing installation. Working with artists Alex Sanson and Nici Wright, participants will create a river sculpture installation with hundreds of droplets formed from coloured tissue paper. Suspended from the Junction Square gantry in a meandering stream, the installation will allow everyone to immerse themselves and wander among the floating, swirling droplets. 17
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Saturday - 07 March Messy Arty Party Get ready to get messy at Wodonga’s Belvoir Park. From 10am to 1pm on Saturday, immerse yourself in a range of art and music activities sure to delight creatives of all ages. Be entertained by The Kissin’ Cousins, playing bluegrass and old-time favourites like Tennessee Waltz and Turkey in the Straw. Don’t dress to impress, dress to make a mess!
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Clay play Artists of all ages will be encouraged to play in clay and water in a sensory-based experience. Presented by The Art Spot.
Percussion workshops Make an instrument using a variety of materials and make a noise by playing a variety of instruments. Presented by the Murray Conservatorium.
Colour run Become a colourful chalk artwork while meeting the various checkpoint challenges like skipping or walking backwards.
Water works BYO swimmers to venture through the mobile water structure. Suitable for preschool and primary-aged children. Don’t forget to slip, slop, slap.
Messy Play with Maggie Moo Join Farmer Neen and the Maggie Moo crew to explore a range of fun activities such as water play, painting, bubbles, shaving cream art and more.
Bike art in the park Ride to Belvoir Park and decorate your bike in time for Ride to School Day after enjoying the bike paths in and around our two cities.
Dance art Add your mark to a giant canvas using just feet, legs, hands, or your whole body in an immersive, sensory installation. Presented by PROJECTion Dance.
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Drop in and relax at The Cube Chill-out Session. Grab a drink from the funky pop-up bar and enjoy a range of local performers who will delight and entertain across the afternoon. Including performances by resident company PROJECTion Dance, live music, complimentary nibbles, giant games, comfortable seating and great entertainment. Book: thecubewodonga.com.au or (02) 6022 9311
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Upstream Street Party Festival fever hits Junction Place, Wodonga, for the Upstream Street Party. Get ready to delight in international circus acts, aerial performers and roving entertainment; be amazed by a kinetic art sculpture; enjoy music, food and wine; and, much, much more.
UPSTREAM STREET PARTY | 5PM TO 9PM | JUNCTION PLACE, WODONGA Be mesmerised Don’t miss Alex Sanson’s colourful, kinetic sculpture Spherophyte. Relax on the grass in Junction Square, eat something delicious from the food stalls and experience the sculpture unfurling in a blossoming of near-constant motion.
Drip a droplet into the Flow States installation Everyone is invited to contribute to this installation in Junction Square, inspired by the Murray River. Work with artists Alex Sanson and Nici Wright to create a river sculpture of hundreds of droplets of tissue paper. Suspended in a meandering stream, everyone can immerse themselves in the floating, swirling droplets.
Cast your vote in the Upstream Small Sculpture Prize Stop by The Goods Shed off Church St to see the Upstream Small Sculpture Prize - an exhibition and competition that celebrates the beauty and intricacy of small, three-dimensional artworks. The winners of the three categories will be decided via people’s choice. Voting closes at 6.30pm and the winner announced at 7.30pm.
Catch the Boat of Faith With a poem etched into its sail, Boat of Faith by Born in a Taxi, is a G dedication to the poetry and art of Australian cartoonist Michael Leunig. N I V RO It is a travelling story through image, music, audience interaction and humorous scenarios. See them across the precinct throughout the night.
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The Three Belles - Presented by Strange Fruit Perched atop five-metre sway poles, The Three Belles transcend past, present and future, enchanting with a whirlwind of dance, transporting audiences to a dreamlike world of charm and frivolity. 23
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Tessa Devine Tessa has travelled the globe with her album Pieces but returns with a cache of unreleased music filled with guitar loops, harmonica and emotive vocals. Catfish Voodoo with Julian James Everything about Julian James shouts traditional blues. His style is rooted in the acoustic strummers of a bygone era with an authentic new voice. NEON ACTIVITIES 5PM TO 9PM
The Neon Forest* Enter this immersive space of objects, lighting and sound. Weave a canopy of neon tree tops, explore a forest of bendy glow wires or find hidden objects.
The Neon Workshop* Create accessories using recycled neon materials then enter the neon photo booth where you can pose and play with your creations and see them glow.
Calypso - The Neon Photo Booth* Leave the everyday world behind inside the Neon Photo Booth â€“ a converted vintage horse float where colours burst to life and selfies are transformed. *Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Accessible activity with gentle sound and no bright, flashing lights.
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Tullara Tullara has been making her mark since her debut release Better Hold On in 2016, taking the genre of folk and roots to a new level. Matt Ortiz Originally hailing from Albury, singer-songwriter Matt Ortiz blends folk, indie and alternative vibes through a stripped back emotional performance. 25
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Indie-folk duo Rhys and Esther Duursma debuted with Go Again in 2019 and delight with sweet harmonies and conversing guitars. Zine Fair Calling all writers, illustrators and graphic artists! Wodonga Library presents the Upstream Zine Fair. Drop-in zine workshops and badge making will run throughout the street party. All materials provided. Wagarra Cultural Experiences Delight in three beautiful experiences including making headbands, contributing to a larger weaving sculpture and learning Aboriginal dancing from the Wagarra dancers. JUNCTION SQUARE / CHURCH STREET Meandering the Flow
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Follow three performers in an extraordinary journey with aerials from the Junction Square gantry. Their inspiration comes from the unique site and structure and draws connections to the Murray River and the many small islands and mud channels the meandering river flows around. Flow States A sculpture with hundreds of droplets of coloured tissue paper. Suspended from the gantry, the installation allows everyone to immerse themselves and wander among the swirling droplets. Nightmare Mixing the fun of the side-show with spooky surrealism, Nightmare is an eight-minute puppet and sensory experience performed inside a horse float to an intimate audience of eight. You’ll laugh, you’ll scream, you’ll jump out of your skin!
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Complimentary Caravan Step inside Rose Turtle Ertler’s caravan and immerse in a soundtrack of compliments by real people about real people! This project explores the power of words through a growing collection of compliments. Thistle & Fern Floristry Workshop Make flower crowns, and beard flowers with the Thistle & Fern team or learn how to make a magical daisy wand and other flowery activities for children.
ALKAZAR PERFORMANCE TENT IN JUNCTION SQUARE
The Alkazar seats 100 people and boasts a hot pink, Russian skyline-inspired facade. Roll on up for rotating performances that will surprise and delight. 5.15PM TO 5.45PM
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Dane Certificate’s Magic Tricks Different characters and theatre shows, where everything’s an illusion. For the young at heart. PROJECTion Dance A duet and trio in a sensual contemporary movement in the intimate space. Albury Wodonga Victory Women’s Group With a shared love of singing and dancing, the group celebrates strength and diverse backgrounds. Comedian Jade Fitzgerald Laugh along with the creative force behind Off The Rails Comedy and Kiss My Artz Productions. Anni Davey - Truth, Values, Meaning, Essence Enjoy a blend of cabaret, circus and burlesque from the Flying Fruit Fly Circus’ artistic director. Born in a Taxi’s The Twins Enter a world of the surreal with four-legged dance routines and songs on the ukulele. 27
Sunday - 08 March THE LYNLEY DODD STORY - EXHIBITION FLOOR TALK AND MASTERCLASS 12.30PM TO 1PM ALBURY LIBRARYMUSEUM CNR KIEWA AND SWIFT STS, ALBURY FREE BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Exhibition floor talk The Lynley Dodd Story is a beautiful exhibition featuring more than 50 original artworks from New Zealand author and illustrator, Dame Lynley Dodd. The exhibition charts her early work, the magic behind the development of her artwork and her amazing characters including some of the lesser-known ones. Explore this wonderful exhibition with curator Penelope Jackson. Bookings via email email@example.com
Masterclass with Dame Lynley Dodd and Penelope Jackson 1.30PM TO 3.30PM ALBURY LIBRARYMUSEUM CNR KIEWA AND SWIFT STS, ALBURY $25 BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
This masterclass, with renowned children’s author Dame Lynley Dodd, and curator of The Lynley Dodd Story exhibition and published non-fiction writer Penelope Jackson, will commence with a walkthrough of the exhibition, followed by a discussion on the processes involved in writing and illustrating children’s picture books. This is a rare opportunity to hear from a leading children’s author and gain insights into the writer’s journey from planning to publishing. This masterclass is suitable for emerging and established writers and illustrators. Please advise of any dietary requirements.
Book: bit.ly/2ATAXYs or (02) 6023 8333
Sunday - 08 March A Night on the Island Stop by for a Sunday Sundowner on Gateway Island with an indoor and outdoor spectacle of live performance at HotHouse Theatre, culminating in a dusk performance featuring Acrobat’s world premiere of Outsider Science at the Gateway Village amphitheatre.
A NIGHT ON THE ISLAND | 6.30PM TO 8.30PM | GATEWAY VILLAGE GATEWAY VILLAGE LINCOLN CAUSEWAY, WODONGA IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE $25/$20 CONCESSION ACROBAT’S OUTSIDER SCIENCE $15
PRESENTED BY HOTHOUSE THEATRE AND ACROBAT
Humans are experiments - first made by those who conceive them, then the subject of countless more. Through trial and error, calculation and design, two brothers bend their fate. Part myth, part physics demonstration. Leave your assumptions at home. Book: hothousetheatre.com.au
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Sunday - 08 March Sunday of Curious Things Return to Albury’s Noreuil Park for a day of surprise, curiosity and connection with music, markets and food. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon by the river – until the heart-stopping finale.
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The Market of Curious Things If you’re a hobbyist, tinkerer or craft enthusiast - then this is for you! Buy beautiful handmade things and enjoy this pop-up maker space. The March Following on from The Bells, 5 Angry Men are collaborating with the community for this world premiere. Join them for a procession from QEII Square to Noreuil Park. Alejandro - Sin Frontera Band These Mexican and Latin American musicians bring exciting rhythms and the energy of their homeland to life. MRJO (Murray Riverina Jazz Orchestra) This local big band performs to a score by Murray Conservatorium. Feet Off Ground River Crossing Watch these professional slackliners balance their way across the Murray River, bridging the two cities with a piece of material. Tightrope walking but looser and bouncier.
Eat Street World Cuisine
Pygmy Perch 360 Experience
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Bits ‘N Pieces
10AM TO 3PM REFER TO P.15 FOR FULL LISTING
Cultural Trail Our creative organisations from across the Border have opened their doors offering the chance to choose your own arts and cultural adventure for the final day of our festival. Immerse yourself in open galleries, workshops and activities to complete your Upstream experience.
CULTURAL TRAIL | VARIOUS TIMES AND LOCATIONS Art Partners Australia OG
ALL FESTIVAL 10AM TO 5PM
Art Partners Australia presents two coinciding exhibitions of Australian artists. In Gallery One, photographer Stuart Spence shares his humour and whimsy through capturing everyday occurrences. In Gallery Two, painter Juju Roche explores the natural world on large scale canvases.
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Albury’s newest photography studio, Turks Head Gallery and Photography Centre includes space for exhibitions, photography studio for hire, a community darkroom, an education suite and offers a membership program for the photographic community. Visit their site for children’s workshops to be held during the festival.
T’Heart of Dogs - Creators Artspace An exhibition about dogs and their world with a special guest opening the show.
317 Wodonga Place, Albury 0473 005 899 /TurksHeadGallery /turksheadgallery turksheadgallery.com
Gateway Village, Wodonga 0414 577 566 firstname.lastname@example.org /creatorsartspace creatorsartspace.weebly.com
Monday - 09 March CULTURAL TRAIL | MONDAY 9 MARCH Colour, Shape, Form OG
SAT 7 MAR TO MON 9 MAR 10AM TO 4PM
The studio doors will be open to watch artists at work, surrounded by an exhibition. Be surprised by the variety, be curious to try something yourself and be tempted to purchase something to remember your visit.
Albury Wodonga Artists Society Gateway Village, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga email@example.com awartsoc.org
Earth Canvas Artist on the Farm
Bibbaringa - The Woolshed 1268 Wymah Rd, Albury 0428 696 724 firstname.lastname@example.org /earthcanvasaustralia $100, bookings essential earthcanvas.com.au
Art photographer Tony Nott will host this photographic workshop on the SUN 8 MAR regenerative farm, looking at the TO landscape through the camera with MON 9 MAR 10AM TO 3.30PM an artistic perspective of colour and composition. For all levels. W
9.30AM TO 10.30AM YOGA 10.30AM TO 12PM CONTEMPORARY
PROJECTion Dance Open Studio
PROJECTion Dance is throwing open the studio for a day for the 12PM TO 1PM community to participate in its LUNCH 1PM TO 3.30PM daily activities.
Regional Academy of Performing Arts 155 Melbourne Rd, Wodonga 0431 677 531 email@example.com
CREATIVE TASK 3.30PM TO 4PM WARM DOWN ROLL OUT
GIGS Artist Studios OG
10AM TO 2PM
Meet artists at work in their studios with activities for children to explore their own artist within. Hustle Open Day
9AM TO 5PM
Take a sneak peek into AlburyWodongaâ€™s most unique venue for co-working, events and workshops.
Gateway Village, Wodonga 0412 053 485 firstname.lastname@example.org theartspot.com.au 1/556 Macauley St, Albury 0437 366 365 email@example.com /hustle.albury
Monday - 09 March
CULTURAL TRAIL CONT ... CA
ONE-HOUR SESSIONS 9AM, 10AM 11AM, 2PM OG
Gateway Village, Wodonga (02) 6021 7777 Experience music and movement classes firstname.lastname@example.org for young children with Musiteacher /MusikidsAU Kathryn Pyle in her 20th year. musikids.com.au
Musikids 20 years in 2020
10AM TO 12.30PM
Wodonga Historical Society
19 South St, Wodonga
0412 241 186 Research Wodongaâ€™s history or relive memories in the photographs, scrapbooks email@example.com /Wodonga Historical Society Inc and historic items on display. Gold coin historywodonga.org.au donation. Cottage Gallery Gateway Village, Wodonga Admire artisan works of wood turning, 0428 578 859 carving, scroll sawing and pyrography. Sales, firstname.lastname@example.org demonstrations and come and try sessions. awwinc.com
Albury Wodonga Woodcrafters
10AM TO 1PM
Burraja Gallery Gateway Village, Wodonga Local First Nations weaver Marg Murray (02) 6021 5034 (Barkindji) and co-facilitator Valda Murray email@example.com (Yorta Yorta) will guide a traditional /burrajagallery weaving workshop on the banks of the /burraja_gallery Murray River. All materials and morning tea $60, bookings essential will be provided. burrajagallery.org.au
Connect and Weave W
10AM TO 12PM AGES 12+
Lubek Art Studio 329 Wirraway St, Albury Stephanie has been a local artist for nearly 0402 350 134 CA 40 years. During this two-hour session, she firstname.lastname@example.org /sjakovac1 will guide participants through a drawing 10AM TO /stephaniejakovacbaka 12PM experience using a medium of their choice, $30, bookings essential 2PM TO 4PM even if they have never drawn before. stephaniej.com.au W
30 MINS 10AM 11AM 12PM
You can Draw Better than You Think
Creators Artspace Gateway Village, Wodonga Try block printing at this fully equipped print 0414 577 566 studio. For children and adults, participants email@example.com will carve a block and print a design /creatorsartspace suitable for fabric or paper. BYO fabric item $5, bookings essential to print on or use the paper provided. creatorsartspace.weebly.com
Round the Block
Monday - 09 March
Bonegilla Migrant Experience Guided Tours
Immerse yourself in Australia’s history. Discover the rich history of friends, DAILY family and the life that was Block 19 10AM TO 4PM with the experienced team that have TOURS not only heard the stories but lived 11AM, 2PM them as well. Wrenwood Gallery OG
11AM TO 2PM
DAILY 10AM TO 5PM
Wrenwood Gallery features 15 women arts practitioners. Join Lizabeth Souness in an introduction to the gallery and the artists represented. Tea and coffee available. MAMA – Murray Art Museum Albury Albury’s regional gallery is located in its busy main street. Featuring visiting exhibitions and collections, it is contemporary, curious and inspiring.
132 Bonegilla Rd, Bonegilla (02) 6020 6912 bonegilla.org.au firstname.lastname@example.org /bonegillamigrantexperience /bonegillame $25 guided tour with light refreshments, bookings required thecubewodonga.com.au/tickets 3091 Riverina Hwy, Bungowannah 0409 512 081 email@example.com /wrenwood_gallery Bookings required
546 Dean St, Albury (02) 6043 5800 firstname.lastname@example.org mamaalbury.com.au /MAMAAlbury
Albury LibraryMuseum OG
10AM TO 7PM
Opened in 2007, the LibraryMuseum is a community hub bringing together state-of-the-art technology, reading and research facilities, a diverse exhibition schedule, a dynamic program of events and a focus on our region’s heritage.
Cnr Kiewa and Swift streets, Albury (02) 6023 8333 email@example.com alburycity.nsw.gov.au
PUBLIC ART | VARIOUS LOCATIONS At your leisure, take a self-guided tour of Albury-Wodonga’s public art. Delight at the street art across Wodonga’s city centre or immerse yourself in Albury’s Wagirra Trail and Yindymarra Sculpture Walk on the banks of the Murray River. The public art trail spans each city with details on the councils’ websites. alburycity.nsw.gov.au/publicart wod.city/public-art
festival information Ticketing
While many events are free, some activities have limited places and some incur a cost. Please see the detailed descriptions and follow the booking links. Get in early to avoid disappointment.
• Noreuil Park - Meet PAT water station on site
• The Cube Chill-out Session – Bar facilities, free water station available and drinks for sale
• Messy Arty Party – Tap available to fill BYO water bottle, vendors selling drinks
Photography and filming will occur during the course of this event. Please inform a member of staff if you or your child does not wish to be photographed or filmed.
• Upstream Street Party – Bar facilities, water available for purchase, fountains and refill stations in Junction Square, vendors selling drinks
First aid First aid stations will be available at major events. Look for St John Ambulance.
• A Night on the Island - Bar facilities, free water station available, vendors selling drinks
Lost children • Noreuil Park – Go to St John Ambulance
Visitor information Visitor Information Centre Albury, Railway Place, Cnr Smollett and Young streets, Albury 1300 252 879 visitalburywodonga.com
• Messy Arty Party – Look for the council information booth, Belvoir Park • The Cube Chill-out Session – Go to The Cube Wodonga Box Office • Upstream Street Party – Look for the council information booth on Church St
Visitor information points (smart terminals) Junction Square, 34B Elgin Blvd (opposite Woolworths), 7 days, 24 hrs
• A Night on the Island - HotHouse Box Office
Wodonga Plaza, Smythe St, Wodonga
Wodonga Railway Station
• Noreuil Park - See staff at main stage • Messy Arty Party – Look for the council information booth, see Belvoir Park map • The Cube Chill-out Session – Go to The Cube Wodonga Box Office • Upstream Street Party – Look for the council information booth on Church St • A Night on the Island - HotHouse Box Office
Public toilets Albury
• Mulga Car Park, Elgin Boulevard, 58P, 1 Accessible
• QEII Square
• High St
• Botanic Gardens
• Hovell St civic precinct, more than 450
• Myer Centrepoint
• 13 Havelock St, 140
• City Walk Arcade
• Hume St, 130
• Centro Albury
• Woodland St, 40
• Albury Railway Station
• Wodonga Plaza, Watson St
• Noreuil Park
• Belvoir Park (Sumsion Gardens) – Huon St and Bank St, 80
• Hovell Tree Park • Oddies Park
• Aurora Way
Public toilets Wodonga
• Mann Central
• Belvoir Park • Belvoir Park Dog Park
• Long vehicle – Havelock St and Smythe St
• Sumsion Gardens, Church St
• Caravan – Elgin Boulevard
• Hovell St
Albury taxi ranks Ph: 131 008
• Junction Square
• Dean St near Kiewa St intersection
• Acacia Car Park
• Olive St near Dean St intersection
• Gateway Village
Wodonga taxi ranks Ph: 131 008
• High St near Wodonga Post Office
• Surrounding streets, 3500 within three blocks of Noreuil and Hovell Tree parks
• High St north outside Mann Central • Mann Central car park Uber does not service Albury-Wodonga
• Kiewa St, Wilson St, Volt Lane • Street parking within CBD • Long vehicle - Albury Railway Station Parking Wodonga • Oak Car Park, Hovell St, 136 2P, 3 Accessible • Old Coles Car Park, Hovell St, 60 2P • Acacia Car Park – Hume St, 26P, 68 2P, 11 ½ P, 3 Accessible • Banksia Car Park, Hume St, 82P, 44 2P, 6 Accessible • Heath Car Park, 106 Hume St, 77P, 8 2P, 2 Accessible
after the festival Albury-Wodonga is more than a meeting point of two cities and two states on either side of the mighty Murray River. It’s also where a sophisticated urban centre meets untamed countryside. Where Australia’s newest cultural landmarks meet ancient indigenous storytelling traditions. Where fine dining in a reimagined historic train station meets street food in a converted shipping container. Where a rich history of welcoming new people to our land meets an enduring sense of community today. Albury-Wodonga’s rich narrative of culture, heritage and local life is celebrated across the arts, from multiple galleries, performing arts, curated experiences, festivals and events.
Albury Entertainment Centre is set in the hub of Albury’s cultural precinct, overlooking the picturesque QEII Square and is located within easy walking distance to retail shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Albury’s premier performing arts and function venue brings you the best of Australia’s drama, comedy, dance, opera and music. Albury LibraryMuseum is an award-winning combination of state-of-the art technology, interactive exhibitions and the traditional reading and research spaces found in most libraries! Crossing Place – A story of Albury is a permanent exhibition telling the story from the first contact with the Wiradjuri, the traditional owners of the land, to the city as it stands today. Arts Space Wodonga is undergoing redevelopment as part of Wodonga’s Library Gallery redevelopment. It will provide an accessible and fit-for-purpose facility that provides a program of arts and culture to residents and visitors. Bonegilla Migrant Experience provides a poignant and evocative reflection into what camp life was like for the more than 300,000 migrants who called it home between 1947 and 1971. Only Block 19 stands as a stark reminder of the past with memorabilia and audio recollections by former residents providing a snapshot of life for these early migrants. Burraja Gallery in the Gateway Village arts precinct provides the opportunity to discover the richness and diversity of local contemporary Aboriginal art. Through the gallery buy gifts, jewellery, artworks and artefacts. Burraja Gallery is an Aboriginal Artists Enterprise which supports local Aboriginal artists.
HotHouse Theatre in the Gateway Village arts precinct showcases robust Australian playwriting at the rustic Butter Factory Theatre, a truly inspirational space and memorable venue. Gateway Village is an arts and cultural precinct that brings together a number of smaller galleries and theatre productions along with food and entertainment. GIGS Gateway Island Gallery and Studios - featuring contemporary works by more than 50 regional artists, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, textiles and jewellery. Visit to see the artists at work. Albury Wodonga Woodcrafters The Cottage Gallery - the gallery features items crafted from recycled and salvaged timbers. Watch artists at work. Albury Wodonga Artists Society - formed in 1987, the studio is open to the public six days a week and the society also holds workshops. Creators Art Space - an artist-run community-oriented print studio, workshop and exhibition space, featuring regular exhibitions in their gallery. Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) MAMA is an all-encompassing contemporary art experience, balancing international touring exhibitions with deep connections to the regional surrounds and cultural identity. Every corner of MAMA is bold, vibrant and alive and it features a stunning 24-hour “art skin”, interactive workshops and immersive cultural experiences. The Cube Wodonga is a multipurpose, conference and performance facility in Wodonga’s CBD. The venue hosts touring bands and theatre shows, local performances, film screenings and more. The performance season includes comedy, dance, music, morning melodies and children’s theatre. Wodonga Library is located at 194 High St during Wodonga’s Library Gallery redevelopment. In addition to its collection of books, magazines and newspapers, it offers a range of programs to cater for everyone; from Story Time to tech sessions for seniors and everything in between. A bank of computers for public use is also available. Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk along the Wagirra Trail is 5.3km of interactive indigenous art installations that feature Aboriginal artists telling stories of their living culture. Further information: visitalburywodonga.com
Sydney Albury Wodonga
Positioned in the middle of the Melbourne-Sydney-Canberra triangle, Albury-Wodonga is easily accessible by road, rail or air.
Rail and coach
Albury Airport is conveniently located 5 kilometres from the city centre and offers more than 160 direct flights weekly to and from Sydney and Melbourne. Regional Express, QantasLink and Virgin Australia service the airport.
Located just one block from the Albury city centre, the Railway Precinct acts as the cityâ€™s transport hub.
Charter services for corporate groups and individuals are also available to and from Albury Airport through Forest Air and Smartair.
Coach services (NSW TrainLink, V/Line, Greyhound and Firefly) connect the cities with an abundance of destinations.
NSW TrainLink and V/Line have a number of daily rail services connecting Albury and Wodonga with Melbourne and Sydney.
On arrival, Albury-Wodonga provides a range of transport options to move around the cities, including: taxis, public buses, chauffeured limousines or rental hire (Thrifty, Avis Car and Truck Rentals).
Self-drive Albury-Wodonga is an easy drive from major capital cities along the Hume Freeway (M31). For those outside of the capital cities, the Riverina, Olympic and Murray Valley highways all lead to Albury-Wodonga. 40
Thank you A festival of this magnitude is only possible thanks to the many staff, organisations, partners, groups and volunteers that all play a part in contributing to its success. AlburyCity and Wodonga Council would like to thank all the creative organisations and community groups that put on activities, threw open their doors, ran hands-on workshops and made up the fantastic variety of things to do in the lead-up and as part of this festival. And a big thank you and a collective round of applause for our many volunteers, without whom we would not have been able to ensure that this inaugural festival would run as smoothly as possible. We hope to see you all return and play a part in Upstream 2021.
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Born under the banner of Two Cities One Community, Upstream embodies the theme of partnership which makes Albury-Wodonga unique. Across four...
Published on Oct 29, 2019
Born under the banner of Two Cities One Community, Upstream embodies the theme of partnership which makes Albury-Wodonga unique. Across four...