The Emerging Writers’ Festival work, learn and play largely on the land of the Kulin nation, and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.

EWF celebrates the history and creativity of the world’s oldest living culture.

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Exhibition & Performance

Same River Twice: Exhibition Launch

If the flow of the water is constant, and the only constant is change, where does that leave memory? What does the river carry, and for how long? Eleven artists reflect on what water, place, memories and inheritances can contain.

Featuring readings from Kelly Bartholomeusz, Gurmeet Kaur, Gabriella Munoz, Monique Nair and Hiếu Phung.

Hosted by Ruby-Rose Pivet-Marsh. 

Same River Twice is an outcome of Footscray Community Arts West Writers program and is presented in partnership with Footscray Community Arts.

The exhibition runs from 15 June to 3 July in the Gabriel Gallery, Footscray Community Arts.

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Same River Twice Exhibition Launch will be held at Footscray Community Arts in the Gabriel Gallery and Riverside Lawn.

Auslan interpretation

Same River Twice Exhibition Launch will be Auslan interpreted.

Wheelchair Accessible

Front entrance is wheelchair accessible via a ramp.  

Accessible Toilet

Accessible bathrooms are available. 


Walking distance from Footscray Station down Bunbury Street. 5 min walk from nearby bus stop.  Enter the venue via Riverside Lawn and Maribyrnong River.  

More information via Footscray Community Arts here 

Tuesday 21 June
7.30pm AEST

Free, RSVPs required

Book tickets

Doors open 7pm

Riverside Lawn & Gabriel Gallery, Footscray Community Arts
45 Moreland Street
Footscray VIC 3011


Freya Alexander

Freya Alexander is a queer writer, multidisciplinary artist and educator living and working in Naarm.

Kelly Bartholomeusz

Kelly Bartholomeusz (she/her) is a writer based in Melbourne on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri people.

Gloria Demillo

Gloria Demillo (they/them) is a poet and multidisciplinary creative.

Sam Elkin

Sam Elkin (he/him) is a writer and radio maker.

Ryan Gustafsson

Ryan Gustafsson is a writer and researcher who lives and works on Wurundjeri land.

Gurmeet Kaur

Gurmeet Kaur is a writer and poet from London, living in Wurundjeri country.

Ferris Knight

Ferris Knight is a queer and disabled writer, producer and advocate from Melbourne, Australia. They mainly write about lived experiences with mental and physical health conditions.

Gabriella Munoz

Gabriella Munoz is a Mexican-Australian writer and editor.

Monique Nair

Monique Nair is Naarm based writer and editor of Indian-Italian-Polish heritage exploring diaspora experiences, language, coming of age narratives and questions of identity and meaning.

Hiếu Phung

Hiếu (he/him) is a patient ocean and a deep listener.

Ruby-Rose Pivet-Marsh

Ruby-Rose Pivet-Marsh is a writer, producer and arts worker living and creating on unceded Wurundjeri land.

Christy Tan

Christy Tan has been published in Cordite Poetry Review, The Suburban Review, Australian Poetry, Runway Journal, Going Down Swinging and Peril Magazine, amongst others