MAC celebrates five years on Albert Road

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THE birthday celebrations are well underway as the Moonah Arts Centre (MAC) ushers in its fifth anniversary in its Albert Road location.

A once-in-a-lifetime investment in 2015 saw MAC move out of the red brick hall on Hopkins Street and into a brand new, purpose-built venue on Albert Road.

“Having this purpose-built venue has enabled us to program bold and exciting projects, both in the visual and performing arts that just couldn’t have been facilitated through the old venue,” Glenorchy City Council and MAC coordinator of arts and culture Eleanor Downes said.

“Over the past five years, we’ve seen the MAC creative program expand dramatically in this new site.”

To celebrate, MAC is showcasing the enormous talents of the Glenorchy community through three events over three days – the Glenorchy Open Art Exhibition, the Glenorchy Open Mic Night and the Glenorchy Open Market.

All the artists, performers and makers featured in these events live, work and practice in the Glenorchy municipality.

The Glenorchy Open Art Exhibition opens at 6pm on Thursday 5 March.

This exhibition is a much-loved part of MAC’s annual program and features work by established and emerging artists working in media including painting, drawing, print media, sculpture, installation, photography, textiles, digital media and more.

The exhibition will be displayed at MAC from 6-28 March and entry is free.

The Glenorchy Open Mic is a new event presented as part of MAC’s Friday Nights Live concert series.

Performances will include music, comedy, spoken word and more.

Listen as MAC unleashes the enormous talents of the Glenorchy community on Friday 6 March at 6pm.

Tickets are $10 at the door and free for kids under 12 years of age.

The Glenorchy Open Market is a one-off makers market at MAC, to be held on Saturday 7 March from 11am to 3pm.

All the wares on offer in the market are handmade by local practitioners.

Market stalls will be selling all sorts of arts and craft items including handmade cards, small art and prints, ceramics, jewellery, comics and more.

Entry to the market is free, so bring your friends and join the MAC team for a slice of MAC birthday cake.

MAC is owned and operated by Glenorchy City Council.

Caption: The Moonah Arts Centre is celebrating its fifth anniversary on Albert Road. Photo credit: Adam Gibson.

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