Welcome to Spotswood - Art & Industry Festival 2020

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Spotswood is a small, quirky suburb in Melbourne’s inner-west with a diverse industrial history. It is also an area that is changing.

In acknowledgment of this change and the area’s unique landmarks, local artisan sign writer, Tony Mead, painted a larger-than-life, postcard-style mural ‘Welcome to Spotswood’ on a vintage water tank.

Featuring an image of the Westgate Bridge against a silhouetted Melbourne CBD at sunrise, Tony’s mural design has inspired a collaboration of filmmakers and musicians to create a short film and a song that tell stories of an area that has in recent years become home to cafés, wine bars, art studios and even a boutique brewery.

Tony hand-painted the mural over October and November. Passers-by can catch a glimpse of the mural evolving in the vacant lot across from the glassworks on the corner of Booker Street and Hudsons Road, Spotswood.

You can view the Welcome to Spotswood short film on Saturday 21 November at 7pm.

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About the Art & Industry Festival

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The 2020 Art & Industry Festival, a creative collaboration between Hobsons Bay City Council and Donna Jackson’s Hubcap Productions celebrates local life, art and our ever-changing industrial and manufacturing heartland.

Audiences are encouraged audiences to consider differently, the place they call home, to be a reminded of the authentic history of the area and to support our younger community who are exploring art and design. 

The biennial Festival encourages innovative partnerships between community groups, local government, industries, unions and small businesses and has pioneered a new model of festival in which industrially enthused artists and residents of Hobsons Bay actively participate. 

With some of the best, ‘Online and in the West’, discover places you have never seen through fashion, visual arts, film, music and more with the 2020 Art & Industry Festival.

Find out more at artandindustryfestival.com.au or follow them on Facebook @artandindustryfestival  or Instagram @artandindustryfestival.


  • Friday, 20 November 2020 | 07:00 AM - Sunday, 29 November 2020 | 11:55 PM


1 Hudsons Road, Spotswood 3015  View Map

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